Free and Affordable WiFi for residents and commuters in Kwadabeka
In a partnership project between SEACOM and Project Isizwe, we are provisioning Free and Affordable WiFi to residents and taxi commuters in the Kwadabeka community.
Empowering Africans with reliable and affordable internet access has always been a top priority for network service provider, SEACOM. After it closed its wireless division in 2018, SEACOM was left with a significant amount of Access Point stock that was still perfectly serviceable and could be put to good use. As such, the ICT company decided to donate this equipment to Project Isizwe to add to the organisation’s impactful work.
As part of its BEE initiative socio-economic development programme, SEACOM’s donation has enabled Project Isizwe to deploy a WiFi hotspot in a high-density community at a taxi rank on Khululeka Drive, offering hundreds of low-income residents and commuters Free and Affordable WiFi.
“Connectivity is essential for local citizens and businesses to advance in an increasingly digital economy,” explains Tim Genders, Chief Operating Officer at Project Isizwe.
“Collaborating with SEACOM has made a big difference in the work we do. Most of our sponsors are either mines or independent power producers, so it’s great to have a sponsor in the ICT industry that can also advise on technical aspects and developments. SEACOM is helping us address a critical concern in South Africa – data inequality – to prevent an economic rift from forming in our next generation,” Genders adds.