S.Africa behind other African states in Internet access

According to the study commissioned by Google South Africa, the country had 8.5 million internet users in 2011, compared to 6.8 million people in 2010.

“This growth brings internet penetration in South Africa to approximately 17 percent,” said the report.

“Despite rapid growth, however, it lags significantly behind the biggest internet user bases in Africa”.

Oil-rich Nigeria, which is also Africa’s most populous nation, has the highest internet penetration at 29 percent, followed by Egypt, Morocco and Kenya… Read more

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