South African internet habits over the past two years

Daniel Puchert

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What South Africans really do on the Internet

Internet penetration in South Africa has increased substantially over the past three years, according to the Market Research Foundation's MAPS data overview for 2021 to 2023.

Its data shows that the portion of South Africa's population accessing the Internet grew from 56% in the first quarter of 2021 to 78% in the fourth quarter of 2023, with spending most of their time browsing the web or social media.
 
Internet grew from 56% in the first quarter of 2021 to 78% in the fourth quarter of 2023, ...
How on earth? I would seriously doubt my own research if I saw such results. What caused the jump? There were no significant changes in technology, cost or regulations. No explanation given?
 
How on earth? I would seriously doubt my own research if I saw such results. What caused the jump? There were no significant changes in technology, cost or regulations. No explanation given?
Sounds like its more the questionnaire and methodology that's changed.
 
I wonder what online games they are playing, or is this just a euphemism?
 
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