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dc.contributor.authorReece, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorGlenn, Ian
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-18T06:28:24Z
dc.date.available2017-10-18T06:28:24Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationReece, C., & Glenn, I. (2009). The digital divide and the knowledge gap in South African internet usage. Communitas, 14(1), 17-26.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1023-0556 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0525 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/7288
dc.description.abstractFew theorists of the digital divide internationally have used figures from the developing world. This article examines recent trends in South African online usage, examining whether they support any current theories of the digital divide. It concludes that the most apt description of trends here is in Bonfadelli’s “knowledge gap” model (2002) in his study of Swiss Internet usage. In pointing out how frequent users have outpaced more sporadic or infrequent users, the study confirms Bonfadelli’s findings, while problematising current models of the digital divide in the developing world.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherDepartment of Communication Science, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectSouth African online usageen_ZA
dc.subjectInternet usageen_ZA
dc.subjectDigital divideen_ZA
dc.titleThe digital divide and the knowledge gap in South African internet usageen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderDepartment of Communication Science, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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