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Lack of internet is killing us

28 February 2012, 13:45
When I say 'education', I don't mean 50 kids in one class being taught at the same pace with almost zero personal attention (unless academically proficient).

I am talking about personalized, effective training and preparation for a future that is 100% internet based.

I am also talking about relational education to help us understand and work with people and financial education to help us work with our personal finances.

Education as we know it needs a total revamp.
This is the 1900's anymore, we have arrived in information age and any form of information restriction is a violation of human rights.

I'm looking at you Telkom.

Information access to the masses is the only hope for our future and Telkom is the bottleneck.

Facebook is the thermometer of national internet activity and currently there are 4.8 million South Africans registered. (Even though most just register and don't use it much thereafter). 
In a nation of 50 million people it is a clear sign that less than 10% of our nation has access to online social networking, on demand self education and up to the minute news coverage.

How do we build a healthy nation when 90% are kept in the dark?

With the current school drop out/fail rate in South Africa, we can expect another 10 million uneducated and unemployable people without access to self education tools in the next 10 years.

Something needs to change drastically and the answer is not in racial dissension, land reform or any other surface level strategy.

The answer starts with a mass roll out of information access and internet literacy training.

Did you know that the UK internet economy is about 1 trillion rand a year? People can contribute to our economy just by SURFING the net. (besides all the access to forums, work groups, Wikipedia, Google etc.).

Seriously Telkom.
Are you blatantly evil, lacking in vision or just plain ignorant?
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