#Datamustfall: Poor locked out of the digital economy

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In South Africa, income, education and location determine if you’re going to become a part of the digital economy, writes Alan Cameron.

Income, education and location either open or shut the door to the Internet in South Africa today, and this matters because the digital divide is just getting deeper.

In the last 12 months, 21 million South Africans (38%) accessed the internet at least once, and 8.4 million (40%) did this for less than 5 hours a week, according to the July report: Internet Access in South Africa 2017.

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