Technology in Africa is constantly evolving and the continent’s dependence on it is increasing. Both business and personal users of technology are on the rise with the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) and Echo Consultancy’s All Media Products Survey showing that South Africa’s Internet population has increased by 2 million users in the last year. This means that an estimated 39% of South African adults are now online.
Not only is our Internet usage increasing, but mobile is on the move too. Cell C recently reported that they connected more than 1 million customers in the month of July. This is a new record for the operator. Interestingly, the number of South African online shoppers has also increased. Woolworths has released a new online shopping portal to meet the needs and demands of its increasing number online shoppers. The retailer has said that these numbers have doubled year-on-year, and that 2000 customers were interviewed to guide the redesign of the website.
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— Nomad Tours (@NomadTours) August 19, 2013
On another note, the Cape Town Company’s Garden Park and heritage site now offers free WiFi to all visitors, increasing city residents’ access to the Internet. The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town has also just announced its intention to offer the most advanced high-speed broadband access to increase its attractiveness as both a business and tourist base.
It would seem that all forms of technological advancements are being made rapidly and regularly, in order to meet the increasing demands of personal and business users in South Africa.