Facebook Usage in South Africa

Check the latest statistics for Facebook. In South Africa there are currently 3,38 million users online and share their thougts, images and videos with friends, colleagues and peers.

Facebook users South Africa

3,38 million total Facebook users in South Africa (source: checkfacebook.com)

This number is much more impressive if you compare it with the number of people who have an internet connection in South Africa at all. In early 2010, there was published a study by World Wide Worx showing that 5,3 million South Africans were online. This means that 64 % of the online population in South Africa use Facebook. The website www.checkfacebook.com even speaks of 73,63 percent…

Facebook users South Africa

South Africa: 73,63 % of Online Population uses Facebook (source: checkfacebook.com)

This means that a much higher percentage of people with internet connection use Facebook than in other countries such as Germany, where only 23,07 % have a profile on Facebook.

Facebook Usage in Germany

Germany: 23,07 % of Online Population uses Facebook (source: checkfacebook.com)

The utilization of Facebook is only limited by the general internet penetration rate for the country which adds up to 10,8 percent of the South African population (49,1 million people live in SA). With a higher availability of broadband internet as well as new and cheaper internet providers, the fast growth in internet and Facebook penetration will continue also in 2011.

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2 Responses to Facebook Usage in South Africa
  1. Andile Duka
    October 3, 2011 | 10:12 am

    i would like to know when facebook was launched in South Africa. the year in which it was launched?

  2. wiredsurge
    September 17, 2012 | 10:35 am

    i think the market is still strong so it can grow more and more. everyone is using internet this days.