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- Market research firm World Wide Worx predicts that SA Internet access will get a "kick-start" next year, after a dramatic slowdown in the past three years. According to "The Goldstuck Report: Internet Access in SA 2004", 3.1 million South Africans had access to the Internet at the end of 2002. Growth in 2002 was around 7%, the slowest since the Internet became available to the public in 1993, and the first time it had been below 20%. Growth in 2003 was set to be only 6%, with 3.28 million South Africans expected to have access to the Internet by the end of 2003. This amounts to one in every 13 South Africans, marginally up from one in 15 at the end of 2001.