The Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille in partnership with Neotel launched the roll out of 50 WiFi hotspots as the start of a project to widen Internet access in the province.
According to Zille, the project will see all parts of the province, including metros and rural areas, having access to free WiFi (at schools, clinics and social services venues)
Listen to the full conversation on The John Maytham Show:
We will have one WiFi hotspots per ward … the idea is to give people small amount of free WiFi access— Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape
We want people to use it to study, to start businesses, to download and access to all government portal it will be absolutely free— Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape
She says that people will be able to buy extra affordable WiFi. For 700 megabites the user will pay R5 and 1gig can be bought for R10.
Premier Zille says that by the end of three years (2019) this initiative will be in every single ward across the Western Cape.