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No such thing as a free (data) lunch

No such thing as a free (data) lunch

The greatest barrier to extending Internet use in South Africa, and indeed in most African countries, is the cost of data. In South Africa, 1GB of data on mobile networks – the only means of accessing the Internet for most – is R149 (prepaid). This means that for millions of people

Time for SA to debate online censorship

Time for SA to debate online censorship

Over the last century, as mass media expanded across the world and entered into most homes, many countries have used laws and regulation to limit children’s exposure to, for example, violence or sex. South Africa has

Mobile the pathway to Internet in Africa

Mobile the pathway to Internet in Africa

There is abundant evidence that poorer people in Africa are now using the Internet. In South Africa, most new users come from low-income households, many of them living below the poverty line. The