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© 2012, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. All rights reserved.

Author Indra de Lanerolle, Visiting Research Associate, University of Witwatersrand. The author asserts his moral right to be identified as the author of this work.

Designed by Garage East

Published by Wits Journalism, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Photographs © and credits
Pages 2 & 3, © CC-BY 2011, Indra de Lanerolle
Page 15, Phone store, Langa © CC-BY-SA 2006, Eric Lin,
Page 19, © CC-BY, Barry Maitland-Stuart
Page 20, © CC-BY, Barry Maitland-Stuart
Page 23, © CC-BY, Barry Maitland-Stuart
Page 24 © CC-BY, Barry Maitland-Stuart
Page 24 Survey fieldworker with map, © CC-BY 2011, Indra de Lanerolle Page 24 Survey interviewer, © CC-BY 2011, Indra de Lanerolle

The South African Network Society Survey on which this report is based, was conducted in collaboration with Research ICT Africa.

This publication was supported by a grant from the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA) This report is available online at

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