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Cheap broadband worth more to South Africa than the agriculture sector

A 2009 World Bank report has analysed the impact of broadband on growth in 120 countries from 1980 to 2006, showing that each 10 percentage points of broadband penetration results in 1.21% increase in per capita GDP growth in developed countries, and 1.38% increase in developing countries.
If South Africa could grow its broadband penetration by [...]

Taking the web to townships

The very real benefits of cheap broadband to ordinary South Africans are highlighted in a recent article on iafrica.com.
The article talks about a new initiative to bringĀ  internet access to disadvantaged communities in and around Johannesburg. As part of the broadband project, multi-service digital centres, or “techno hubs”, will be set up where people [...]

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