Share of Population Using Internet rose to 54.0% in South Africa in 2016

Share of Population Using Internet (%)
Telcos & Hi-Tech | South Africa | December 31, 2018
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Share of population using internet reached 54.0 % in 2016 in South Africa, according to World Bank. This is 4.01 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, share of population using internet in South Africa reached an all time high of 54.0 % in 2016 and an all time low of 5.35 % in 2000. When compared to South Africa's main peers, share of population using internet in Botswana amounted to 39.4 %, 27.4 % in Lesotho and 31.0 % in Namibia in 2016.

South Africa has been ranked 88th within the group of 177 countries we follow in terms of share of population using internet, 13 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

The percentage of individuals using the internet in the developed world had reached 70% by the end of 2011, according to ITU.

Share of Population Using Internet Unit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Angola % 2.80% 3.10% 6.50% 8.90% 10.2%
Botswana % 6.00% 9.00% 16.0% 30.0% 36.7%
Lesotho % 3.86% 7.00% 10.0% 15.0% 22.0%
Mozambique % 4.17% 4.30% 6.00% 7.29% 9.24%
Namibia % 11.6% 12.0% 12.9% 13.9% 14.8%
South Africa % 24.0% 34.0% 41.0% 46.5% 49.0%
Swaziland % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Zambia % 10.0% 11.5% 13.5% 15.4% 19.0%
Zimbabwe % 6.40% 8.40% 12.0% 15.5% 16.4%