As technology development is advancing almost exponentially, it has since touched
almost every aspect in our lives, from work to recreation. Therefore, in view of the
extent to which technology is integrated in modern socio-economic settings, this
study undertook to investigate South African schools readiness to integrate ICT. The
following research questions were investigated: What is the relationship between the
importance of ICT use for 21st Century Skill Development and obstructions hindering
ICT goals in the light of currently available Infrastructure in South African schools?
What is the relationship between the importance of ICT use for 21st Century Skill
Development and obstructions hindering ICT goals in the light of currently available
Human Resources in South African schools? A Spearman’s rho correlation was
calculated, using SITES 2006 data obtained from the Principal Questionnaire (Brese
& Carstens, 2009). It was found that all of the influencing factors, pertaining to both
Infrastructure and Human Resources, showed a weak, to very weak negative
correlation with the ICT goals under question. This means that, though the
relationship is not strong, the influencing factors are hindering schools from reaching
ICT goals for 21st Century Skills Development.