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Meet the Cape Town woman who's changing lives by bringing low-cost internet access to some of South Africa's poorest areas 

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Lorna Mlonzi (29) saw an opportunity to help low income households access the internet. (PHOTO: Supplied)
Lorna Mlonzi (29) saw an opportunity to help low income households access the internet. (PHOTO: Supplied)

If there’s anyone who knows what a difference internet access can make in someone’s life, it’s this dynamic young entrepreneur.

Lorna Mlonzi has been using the web to find information and opportunities for most of her life – and she knows the limits a lack of connectivity can mean to people who are hampered by their circumstances.

She also knows that nearly 80% of the South African population is online, but mostly on their cellphones, buying costly data on a near-daily basis.

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