Browsing: Indra de Lanerolle

Just how free is the Internet in SA?

When most people think or speak about Internet freedom, they are often concerned with the right, for example, to say what you want online without censorship and without being subject to the chilling

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No such thing as a free (data) lunch

The greatest barrier to extending Internet use in South Africa, and indeed in most African countries, is the cost of data. In South Africa, 1GB of data on mobile networks – the only means of accessing the Internet for most – is R149 (prepaid). This means that for millions of people

Parkview goes open access for fibre

Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) has won a tender from the Parkview Residents’ Association to build a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network in Parkview and the neigbouring Greenside East in Johannesburg. The agreement will result in the deployment

Now Parkview jumps on FTTH bandwagon

Residents of another upmarket Johannesburg suburb have kick-started the process of building a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network in their neighbourhood. Parkview has signalled plans to follow the example of nearby Parkhurst, which has taken an early lead in building FTTH. “We have fast fibre-optic

Young, black, poor and online

A majority of South African Internet users are young and black, two-thirds speak an African language at home, and four in 10 live on less than R1 500/month. These are some of the finding in The New Wave report, written by Indra de Lanerolle, a visiting research associate at the