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n Communicatio : South African Journal of Communication Theory and Research - Development at any cost : ICTs and people's participation in South Africa : conference / seminar paper

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Extracted from text ... Development at any cost : ICTs and people's participation in South Africa Simon Burton 1 INTRODUCTION In the South African context, the greatest challenge to a participatory communication approach lies in the rapid elevation of new communications and informa- tion technologies (ICTs) to a status well beyond their demonstrable effectiveness. There is no denying the significance of these new technologies in the eco- nomic infrastructure of the country, and their un- doubted contribution to economic development, but they have installed themselves in a society which has the following characteristics: . High levels of poverty for the majority of the ..

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2002-01-01
2016-12-02
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