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Africa is experiencing thefastest growthininternetpenetration3 000%in the world.at the start of 2012
Cell phone penetration inSouth Africa is around 100%.There are more cell phone subscribers in S.A. than there are inhabitants!
39% of urban SouthAfricans and 27% of rural usersnow browse the internet on their phones.
More than25% of bankcustomers inSouth Africa use cell phones for banking.
November 2010:“Africans are among the mostprogressive in the world when it comesto mobile advertising, and clearly aheadof consumers in Europe and the USwhen it comes to adoption.”James Lamberti, InMobi(world’s largest & fastest growing mobile ad network)
MXIT statistics:November 2011 750 million messages per day... 50 000 new subscribers every day.
In South Africa, smartphone saleswill soon overtake the sales ofordinary cellphones.44% of these are BlackBerry phones.(March 2012).
In 2011 Blackberry sales in Africa increased by741%
Stock market rose more than all G7 in 2010Debt to GDP ratio is one third of U.K. or U.S.Lowest interest rates for 30 yearsLargest correspondence universityOnly country to voluntarily dismantle nuclear weaponsHighest no. of houses built for the poorRated top holiday destination in the world