Information Access for Development: A Case Study at a Rural Community Centre in South Africa

SJ Jacobs, Marlien Herselman
InSITE 2006  •  Volume 6  •  2006
This paper examines the theoretical linkage between ICT and advances within a business in a rural community in the North West Province of South Africa. Various aspects are addressed like services and service delivery mechanism, locally adapted content and context, realistic approach to technologies and financial sustainability. A rural community centre in Itsoseng was investigated regarding the above aspects and the results are provided. It became apparent that if these above aspects are not seen as integrated activities within a rural community, success is difficult to achieve. Success in providing human and institutional capacities that harness information and knowledge is imperative.
. digital divide, CT hub model, rural areas, South Africa
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