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The City of Tshwane, in Pretoria, South Africa, has partnered with the Project Isizwe to provide free Wi-Fi to residents.
During the last two years, the city has connected 100 sites to Wi-Fi, including offices, libraries and customer care centres.
In a statement, the city said: “The benefits to the local community are numerous, including access to information, education; employment opportunities. There is no administrative burden for the City and the solution is easy to use.”
The launch follows a similar, but smaller, project in Company Gardens, Cape Town, where free Wi-Fi is being provided in a partnership between the City of Cape Town, the Cape Town Partnership, Connected Space, Iziko Museum’s Company’s Garden and City Parks.
Project Isizwe was founded by former Mxit chief executive officer (CEO) Alan Knott-Craig Jr and is a not for-profit-organisation aiming to provide free internet access in Africa.