oa Communicare : Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa - Communication technology and democracy in the development of South Africa

Volume 13, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0259-0069



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 Africa�s, 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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