Nearly 60% of South Africans Now Have Access to The Internet
JOHANNESBURG – The number of internet users as a percentage of the total population in South Africa is nearing 60%. This is according to the Digital in 2018 report by global digital agency, We Are Social and social media management platform, HootSuite.
In January 2018, internet penetration was recorded at 54% (30.8 million South Africans), up 2% from 52% in January 2017. A total of 29.2 million of the population (51%) access the internet on their mobiles.
“Well over half of the world’s population is now online, with the latest data showing that nearly a quarter of a billion new users came online for the first time in 2017. Africa has seen the fastest growth rates, with the number of internet users across the continent increasing by more than 20% year-on-year,” says We Are Social.
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