Aug 29 2012
South Africa is losing the internet race on the continent of Africa, thanks to the SA government’s inability to get fast internet to the masses at reasonable prices.
As I’ve said before, this is not an insignificant failure. The internet can generate lots of growth and jobs for the country. Look for instance at this research by the World Bank. Also read this article of mine on the topic.
In the latest issue of The Economist, probably the best magazine in the world, they wrote about the positive influence of the internet on the Kenyan economy. This is a story worth reading. If only to be reminded again of what South Africa and its people are missing out on.
I placed the complete article in a PDF. Please click here: The Economist. (If you get an error, which is likely, then click again, on repeat, that is.)