Very few South Africans have Internet at home

Drifter

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There are one or two high level managers at my work who don't have internet at home. Constantly asking IT for 3G dongles so they can work from home for the weekend :/

Simply because they want to milk the company for internet access and not pay for their own. Entitlement and all that you know.
 

AstroTurf

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thing is just about every household has an internet capable device these days.
They just can't afford the data that goes with the device.
 

Craig_

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not surprised by any of these "revelations"

majority cant read, most don't know how to use a computer, and most dont even have electricity to have a PC.

this is the main reason that internet on mobile phones and apps on mobile is such a hot topic and much more could say they have access to the internet via that.

And then you get those that has internet(and thus understand how to use a computer) that can't spell (or even understand basic use of caps) or even just read stats. Weird country this.
 

HashiraMadara

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Not surprised, hard to get Internet when you are illegally occupying land and stealing electricity

Even if you do not include illegal settlements, the number woud barely reach 35% on formal legal houseplans. Internet is SA is shvtty, leave your judging for another thread mane
 

ArtyLoop

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Even if you do not include illegal settlements, the number woud barely reach 35% on formal legal houseplans. Internet is SA is shvtty, leave your judging for another thread mane

Closer to 29% methinks... that's taking the whole country into consideration.
There's towns in the Western Cape, where the Telkom exchange is not provisioned for ADSL, at all!
 

LCBXX

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Very many South Africans have access to the internet using a device they carry around in their pockets. Suggesting that the only way to liberate access to the Internet is via fixed-line infrastructure is handicapping IMO. The cellular carriers are pivotal in enabling the masses to have access to the internet whilst fixed infrastructure catches up but they choose to employ data models that are geared towards profit above everything else (e.g. expiring data, after-hour access, etc).
 

garp

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I suspect that this report completely ignores internet access on phones. Yes, you're obviously not going to have fixed broadband in informal settlements, but in my experience an overwhelming proportion of those ppl use the internet on their phones, even if just for WhatsApp/FB etc.
 

Swa

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Closer to 29% methinks... that's taking the whole country into consideration.
There's towns in the Western Cape, where the Telkom exchange is not provisioned for ADSL, at all!
That doesn't mean they don't have internet. Many people don't have computers and laptops but do access it on mobile devices.
 
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