Internet usage in South Africa

Statistics report on internet usage in South Africa

Internet usage in South Africa

This report presents data and charts about internet usage in South Africa. It first provides an overview of the internet in Africa and South Africa. Afterwards, it displays statistics on internet users and their demographics, fixed internet, mobile internet, and internet accessibility and quality. Finally, it dives into the activities conducted online and e-commerce.

Table of contents

Overview

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  • Basic Statistic Africa: number of internet users in selected countries 2023
  • Premium Statistic Africa: distribution of online traffic 2024, by device and country
  • Premium Forecast Percentage of households with internet access in Africa 2001-2029
  • Premium Statistic Mean download speed in Sub-Saharan Africa 2023, by country
  • Basic Statistic South Africa: digital population as of January 2024
  • Premium Statistic South Africa online usage penetration 2020-2029
  • Basic Statistic Digital population of South Africa 2013-2024

Internet user demographics

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  • Basic Statistic Share of internet users 2021, by gender
  • Premium Statistic Distribution of internet users in South Africa in 2021, by age group
  • Premium Statistic Distribution of internet users in South Africa 2021, by population group
  • Premium Statistic Distribution of internet users in South Africa 2021, by province
  • Premium Statistic Distribution of internet users in South Africa 2021, by education level
  • Premium Statistic Distribution of internet users in South Africa 2021, by living standard measure

Fixed internet

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  • Premium Statistic South Africa: number of fixed broadband subscriptions 2002-2022
  • Premium Statistic Fixed broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants in South Africa 2002-2022
  • Premium Statistic Number of fixed internet subscriptions in South Africa 2022, by technology type
  • Premium Statistic Fixed internet and data services revenue in South Africa 2015-2021, by segment

Mobile internet

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  • Basic Statistic South Africa: mobile internet users 2020-2029
  • Basic Statistic South Africa: mobile internet user penetration 2020-2029
  • Premium Forecast Number of mobile broadband connections per 100 inhabitants in South Africa 2014-2029
  • Premium Statistic Internet users using a smartphone in South Africa 2021, by gender
  • Premium Statistic Internet users using a smartphone in South Africa 2021, by age
  • Premium Statistic Internet users using a smartphone in South Africa 2021, by population group
  • Premium Statistic Internet users using a smartphone in South Africa 2021, by living standard measure

Internet accessibility and quality

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  • Basic Statistic Africa: internet freedom in selected countries 2022
  • Premium Forecast Percentage of households with internet access in South Africa 2014-2029
  • Premium Statistic Price for fixed broadband in South Africa 2023
  • Premium Statistic Price for 1GB mobile data in South Africa 2023
  • Premium Statistic Share of web traffic in South Africa 2022, by browser
  • Premium Statistic Search engine market share in South Africa 2022, by engine
  • Premium Statistic Web traffic by device in South Africa 2023

Online activities

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  • Premium Statistic Most popular reasons for using the internet in South Africa 2021
  • Premium Statistic Leading social media usage reasons in South Africa 2022
  • Premium Statistic Most popular online video content in South Africa 2022, by type
  • Premium Statistic Most popular online audio content in South Africa 2022, by type
  • Premium Statistic Video gaming penetration in South Africa 2022, by device
  • Premium Statistic Share of social media users in South Africa 2023, by gender
  • Premium Statistic Types of social media accounts followed in South Africa 2022

E-commerce

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  • Premium Statistic Main e-commerce website categories in South Africa, by traffic volume 2022
  • Basic Statistic South Africa preferred online retail payment methods 2024
  • Premium Forecast Penetration rate of online banking in South Africa 2014-2029
  • Premium Forecast Revenue per user of e-commerce in South Africa 2019-2028
  • Premium Forecast E-commerce penetration rate in selected African countries 2024-2028
  • Premium Statistic Popular shopping apps in Google Play Store in South Africa 2021
  • Premium Statistic Popular shopping apps for iPhone in South Africa 2021

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