Free Wi-Fi for the City of Tshwane

2014-03-19 10:34

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Cape Town – Yep, you read right, it’s not a dream. It’s a mission set out by the City of Tshwane in South Africa, that aims to provide free Wi-Fi for all in public spaces by 2016.

Project Isizwe aims to provide free internet access that requires no passwords or login details for access. If successful, Tshwane will be the first city on the African continent to have achieved this.

This initiative roots itself in the slogan “Free Wi-Fi for Africa”, as it is now said that internet is the key to further advance education and economic upliftment in Africa, so that it reaches global standards.

The project has already been rolled out in some public spaces, with libraries, police stations and universities being priorities. The project will eventually expand across other parts of Tshwane.

Project Isizwe stands in line with the South African government’s plan to have the whole country connected to the internet  by the year 2030, thus bridging the gaping digital divide.

For updates visit the Project Isizwepage and follow them on Twitter.

What are your thoughts? Which countries have you visited that you think SA could use as an example for this project? Share your thoughts in the comments section below, or send us an email to

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