Case study: The right to education and the internet in South Africa

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By Andrew Rens (APC)
, May 2016

The right to education and the internet. Case study on the role of the internet in provision and accessibility of educational resources in South Africa

This case study has been produced as part of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) research project Connecting your rights: Economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) and the internet. This is a three-year project funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

South Africa is considered an example of a developing country with both a strong right to education and significant challenges in realising the right to education. While, in a number of provinces, the government is moving towards digitising classrooms and using the internet as the primary way of providing educational resources, it faces challenges in extending internet access to all South Africans.

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