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2018 Deconstructing the paradoxes of South Africa's emerging discourse and framework on ICTs and internet governance

This chapter examines the development of the White Paper, setting this within a historical framework of ICT policies in South Africa, before...

2014 Heavy internet use and its associations with health risk and health-promoting behaviours among Thai university students

The Internet provides significant benefits for learning about the world, but excessive Internet use can lead to negative outcomes. The aim o...

2013 Home truth: post-school institutions need to expand internet access for students

Regular and easy access to the Internet is an increasingly important tool to assist students to seek information and learn to write and do r...

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2012 Digital inequalities and implications for social inequalities: a study of internet penetration amongst university students in South Africa

International and national data sources confirm the limited access to the Internet in South Africa. However, there is a need to study how th...