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The legacy of apartheid in South Africa left people in urban townships and rural areas without access to basic communication technology that defines the digital age. Today, the latest mobile phone technology has changed everything. To reach the poorest communities, the government has had to adapt the technology and build new commercial partnerships. The six video tracks in this album introduce the size of the challenge, government policy and initiatives and the businesses that benefit. This material forms part of the course T324, Keeping Ahead in ICT.

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The legacy of apartheid in South Africa left people in urban townships and rural areas without access to basic communication technology that defines the digital age. Today, the latest mobile phone technology has changed everything. To reach the poorest communities, the government has had to adapt the technology and build new commercial partnerships. The six video tracks in this album introduce the size of the challenge, government policy and initiatives and the businesses that benefit. This material forms part of the course T324, Keeping Ahead in ICT.

    Keeping ahead in ICT

    Keeping ahead in ICT

    A short introduction to this album.

    • 56 sec
    Transcript -- Keeping ahead in ICT

    Transcript -- Keeping ahead in ICT

    A short introduction to this album.

    • video
    Breaking down Barriers

    Breaking down Barriers

    A technological revolution inside every home - the dream of a communications literate population is becoming a reality.

    • 3 min
    Transcript -- Breaking down Barriers

    Transcript -- Breaking down Barriers

    A technological revolution inside every home - the dream of a communications literate population is becoming a reality.

    • video
    Affordable technology

    Affordable technology

    Privatising the National Telephone Company leads to commercial partnerships and huge growth in access for townships and rural areas.

    • 3 min
    Transcript -- Affordable technology

    Transcript -- Affordable technology

    Privatising the National Telephone Company leads to commercial partnerships and huge growth in access for townships and rural areas.

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