How do I get involved?

Regardless of whether you are an ordinary citizen or you represent a company or government department, you can play a part in connecting South Africa. Here are some ways you can get...

How do communities benefit?

The benefits to the local communities are numerous, including access to information, informal learning to support existing education systems and employment. Aside from the widely publicised socio-economic benefits of access to the internet, the on-net content provided...

How do we do work?

Project Isizwe has partnered with telecommunications company HeroTel to provide the hardware, installation, support and maintenance for all FIZ sites at costs that would not be possible in a regular commercial agreement.

What is the user service?

The user service is governed by a fair usage policy for internet access, limited to a data cap of 500MB per device per day at an average speed of 15Mbps download and 1Mbps upload. On-net content, which does not require breakout to the internet, is provided with...

What is a FIZ?

A Free WiFi network node at a public access point is known as a Free Internet Zone (FIZ), where any user can get free and immediate access without passwords or logins. The user can access the network within ±100m from the physical Access Point, which and can handle...

Why use WiFi?

Due to the proliferation of WiFi-compatible devices throughout South Africa, WiFi has become the most commonplace form of connectivity after 3G. Coupled with the prohibitive costs of 3G in rural areas, WiFi is the most appropriate access medium for rolling out...