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International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology
This paper reports on a pilot study, which surveyed two grade 11 classes (N = 66) at a secondary school located in a very low-income area in Cape Town, South Africa. Detailed activity-based questions indicate that virtually all respondents (97%) were found to have used a cell phone on the previous day for at least one of the measured activities. This study suggests the possibility that the majority of urban South Africans in this age group can and do access the Internet via their phones sincefatcat:b7h7rqgpdnetpbwrhhs3b4l2ji