oa South African Journal of Information Management - Preliminaries into problems to access information - the digital divide and rural communities

Volume 7 Number 3
  • ISSN : 2078-1865
  • E-ISSN: 1560-683X



Closing the digital divide is a problem that is not so easy for developing countries to solve. The lack of infrastructure and other factors, such as the rate of unemployment and low educational level, prevent the eradication of the gap. Community intervention is needed and one recommendation the study makes is that people in rural areas, affected by the lack of information, should develop a strategy to manage their own resources properly.

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