DURBANITES COME OUT ON TOP OF INTERNET USE SURVEY

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The preliminary results of a UUNet survey on Internet usage by the small, micro and medium enterprise (SMME) sector in Cape Town, Durban and Gauteng show that Durbanites are the most well versed in Internet usage.

Only 44.3% of Durban respondents spent less than 30 minutes connected to the Internet when they first began using it, while 53.9% of respondents in Gauteng and 54.4% in Cape Town spent less than 30 minutes connected to the Internet.At the other end of the scale, 12.3% of Durbanites spent more than 120 minutes connected to the Internet compared with only 5.3% in Cape Town and 4.5% in Gauteng.

Another finding is that almost three quarters (71.2%) of Durban SMMEs have their own Web sites compared with 64.4% in Gauteng and only 54.4% in Cape Town. Durban SMME dependency on the Internet for revenue generation is also far higher than in the other two centres.

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