n Africa Insight - Deconstructing the South African government's information and communication technologies for development discourse

Volume 35, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-2804


This paper questions the South African government's assumption that ICTs are 'revolutionary' and that an 'information society' is being forged from new techno-economic paradigm comprised of ICTs. In much of government's technicist rhetoric we find an implicit belief in an unproblematic causal progression from ICT innovations to social change.

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