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Digital Divide South Africa

Online Shopping Surges in SA, but Not All Shoppers are Equal

The retail industry in South Africa remains a major contributor to the economy, employing more than a million people, which makes it the second largest employer after the government. It is also the third biggest industry sector and contributes some...

Could Fintech Ignite South Africa’s “Kasi Economy”?

With the majority of South Africa's urban population residing in townships, according to the World Bank, and with an 18 percent contribution to South Africa’s GDP, the informal sector is one of the most important parts of the entire...

How Wits University’s New “Light Beam” Tech Can Bring Fibre to Informal Settlements

A team of students and lecturers from South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) is developing new technology at the Optical Communications Laboratory (OC Lab) in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering. The team hopes the new low-cost innovation can...

This Startup Puts Tech in Teachers’ Hands to Change Student Lives

There is a persistent issue when it comes to the lack of education and how it contributes to the cycle of poverty, especially in underdeveloped areas of the world. According to UNESCO, more than 617-million children worldwide are lacking knowledge...

How Close Are We to an Inclusive Internet in South Africa?

The Internet has changed our lives, transforming the way we work, learn and have fun. During the pandemic, network traffic increased between 25% and 45%: 100 countries adopted confinement plans, 1.2 billion students switched to online learning and 60% of...
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R500 Million to Expand Broadband in Townships & Rural Areas

This financial year, Vodacom Eastern Cape plans to invest R500 million as part of its larger digital inclusion strategy...
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