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Project Isizwe: Latest News
Tom Jackson, 11:52 am AFKI Original
In most of the developed world, reliable internet costs less than 1% of average monthly income. In Africa, it’s 18%. Governments are vital to drive down internet prices in Africa, stakeholders say. When connectivity costs drop to 2% of monthly income, reaserch shows the internet becomes accessible to all. Just five of 27 African countries surveyed have achieved the 2% affordability target. Free internet access is the simplest way to tackle economic inequality, a stakeholder said. “It allows people to find and apply for jobs, start online businesses, and generally engage with the economy around them.”
Tom Jackson, 9:51 am AFKI Original
In 2017, expect more African reverse innovations that address local challenges and have global applications. Expect more drones. More Africans connected to the internet. Expect the calls for faster, cheaper internet to grow louder in 2017. Four key players in the African tech space talked to AFKInsider about what they know for sure and what they’re looking forward to in 2017: BRCK co-founder Erik Hersman, project Isizwe founder Alan Knott-Craig, Jumia co-CEO Jeremy Hodara and Ovum analyst Danson Njue.
Staff, 10:49 pm
Free Wi-Fi is being rolled out at taxi ranks in Western Cape as an expansion of a project to grow Internet access throughout South Africa. Project Isizwe today announced that commuters at Gugulethu and Khayelitsha taxi ranks would be given access to free Wi-Fi, as the organisation forges ahead with its program to connect mainly disadvantaged areas with the Internet.
Dana Sanchez, 11:23 am AFKI Original
Alan Knott-Craig Jr. believes everyone should have the right to free Internet access and he managed to convince local South African governments that he is right. Project Isizwe rolled out six weeks ago in the some of the poorest parts of Pretoria, such as Mamelody and Atridgeville townships.
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