oa Alternation - The Digital divide and access to information communication technologies an investigation into some problems in rural local communities in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Volume 12, Issue 1a
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



This contribution profiles one local community in KwaZulu-Natal with regard to the digital divide. It reviews several approaches that were followed worldwide to solve the problem of the digital divide and shows which ones succeeded. For the empirical part of this article the authors collected data by means of questionnaires and subsequently conducted interviews with some of the respondents to clarify some comments they made while completing questionnaires. The conclusion for the study is that the Government needs to pay attention to issues that could help reduce the gap. It will, however, take a couple of years to show a real reduction.

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