Apartheid. ANC government, gold mining, corruption, AIDS and TB epidemics. Rape. Capital- it's complicated. Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Population - 53 million (79% Black, 8.9% White, 8.9% Coloured, 2.5% Indian/Asian, 0.5% other) Currency- South African Rand (ZAR, R). 1NIS =+- R2.77
Since the ANC has been in power, many in South Africa have taken an anti-Israel position that has lead to events like this: israeli pianist performance disrupted
Cellphone Networks - prepaidEdit
MyBroadband.co.za published a comparison of the rates network pricing shootout
The following table provides an overview of how the operator’s pre-paid mobile prices compare.
|Prepaid plan||On-net||Off-net (other networks)||Data (per MB)||SMS|
|Telkom Mobile SIM-Sonke||R0.29||R0.75||R0.29||R0.29|
|Cell C 99c for Real||R0.99||R0.99||R0.99||R0.50|
|Vodacom Anytime per second||R1.20||R1.20||R2.00||R0.50|
|MTN One Rate||R1.20||R1.20||R2.00||R0.50|
Cellphone Networks- technological capabilitiesEdit
What speeds are available in what places
Mobile phone penetration statistics Edit
Place penetration stats here. No links- no trust. If you've done an observation study, awesome.... Just remember to say location, date, time with the stats.
We want to know what platform gives us the best chance of a hit product.
- SA is ranked 5th in World for mobile data usage (1st is Russia, 7th is USA!)
- 30% of mobile users in SA are active on facebook via their phones (200 million globally)
- 50% of SA facebook users access it via mobile
- In 2009 there were 2.8 billion please call me’s (USSD)
- There are more mobile phones in SA than Taxis+TV’s+Radios combined
- More active sim cards than citizens (Different operators sim cards are used at different times of the day depending on call/text/data cost)
- Mxit gets 40,000 new users per day globally
- 3 tiers of mobile internet access locally (approx figures): 3 mill have full web access, 11 mill through apps (Mxit, email etc), 13 mill through WAP