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Type Conference Paper - 2016 Annual for Think Tanks of Emerging Economies/ Economic transformation and deepening structural reforms 28 – 30 October 2016
Title Development of the digital economy as a driver for economic transformation/ upgrading and structural reform
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2016
City Cape Town
Country/State South Africa
Information and communication technologies (ICT) offer innovative new solutions that could empower the poor. Although, these advances have emerged in South Africa over the past decade, various challenges remain that prevent these technologies from being used fully. Poverty and inequality in the country continues to deny digital inclusion to the masses of the South African population, hence participating in the productive aspects of the knowledge economy remains elusive to many as much of
the population remains in a survivalist mode.

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