oa Alternation - Perceptions of members in a South African rural community about the prospects of becoming a digital village

Volume 12, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



This article addresses the need for a Telecentre in the community of Bayview, a rural community in KwaZulu-Natal on the eastern seaboard of South Africa. The researchers reviewed various refereed sources from which was concluded that in order to access information prospective beneficiaries first need to know what information is, what information is available digitally and how the information that they require can be accessed via a Telecentre. A questionnaire was distributed in the community, the data was collated and analysed. The major findings are that the community would benefit if a central information accessing facility were created, provided that people are being taught how to use such a facility and what they need to do to ensure that the facility remains viable and to ensure that inequalities in access are removed.

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