oa Communicare : Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa - Communication technology and democracy in the development of South Africa
|Article Title||Communication technology and democracy in the development of South Africa|
|© Publisher:||University of Johannesburg|
|Journal||Communicare : Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Communications, Rand Afrikaans University|
|Publication Date||Jan 1994|
|Pages||86 - 102|
|Keyword(s)||Communication technology, Democracy, Democratic cuture, Development and South Africa|
Many countries in the developed world are currently being restructured into Post-Fordist economies or 'Information societies'. Communication technology, computers and satelites are now at the cutting edge of socio-economic development. South African decision makers ignore these developments at their own peril. This country sits at a cross-road. Will we see socio-economic and communication policies which facilitate South Africaï¿½s, development into a post-Fordist economy or will the country be trapped into a Fordist backwater? This article argues in favour of South African's taking the plunge into an 'Information society'.
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