Project Isizwe, in partnership with SES, a satellite operator, has launched a free Wi-Fi project in Lusikisiki and Mount Frere in the Eastern Cape.
The aim of Project Isizwe is to bring free WiFi to public spaces in low-income communities in South Africa and connect people for education, economic development and social inclusion.
The Eastern Cape launch follows on the success of the Tshwane network that was launched in November 2013 and has since grown to over 660,000 users at over 575 sites.
“Youth unemployment figures are very high in South Africa and specifically in the rural areas, due to lack of education and training. The best and quickest way to find information about education and training is the Internet,” said Zahir Khan, COO of Project Isizwe.
The free WiFi at the Ingwe TVET College’s Mount Frere and Lusikisiki campuses makes it possible for the Department of Education to deliver internet access on campus and surrounding areas.