n South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science - Getting information to disadvantaged rural communities : the centre approach : research article
|Article Title||Getting information to disadvantaged rural communities : the centre approach : research article|
|© Publisher:||Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science|
|Author||Maritha Snyman and Retha (M.M.M.) Snyman|
|Publication Date||Jan 2003|
|Pages||95 - 107|
|Keyword(s)||Citizen's community centres, Information and communications technology, Multi-Purpose community centres and Telecentres|
The South African Constitution entrenches the right of every citizen to receive or impart information or ideas. Information and communications technology (ICT) can play an important role in facilitating the upgrading of education, health care, recreation and other services, by improving the quality of information available and by providing communities throughout the country with access to expertise and usable information. One of the objectives of the article is to indicate how the government envisaged and implemented its resolve to improve the communications technology infrastructure for the dissemination of usable information to rural disadvantaged communities by focusing on the centre approach. A second objective is to report on the present status - successes and failures - of the most important of these initiatives.
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