Spreading the news: the use of ICT to raise rural living standards

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2013
TITLE AUTHOR(S): K.Ramoroka, P.Jacobs
KEYWORDS: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY, POVERTY, RURAL COMMUNITIES, SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROFILE
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-may-2013/spreading-the-news-the-use-of-ict-to-raise-rural-living-standards
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Abstract

Twenty-first century technologies are rapidly spreading into rural Africa, Asia and Latin America. What prospects for broad-based socioeconomic and human development do these innovations open up in rural communities with poor socioeconomic prospects? Kgabo Ramoroka and Peter Jacobs look at how local communities benefit from the spread of state-of-the art information and communication technologies (ICT).