South Africa's Western Cape launches free Wi-Fi pilot

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South Africa's Western Cape government has launched a free Wi-Fi pilot project at The Hague Primary School, in Delft, and plans to extend it to Atlantis, Robertson and the Garden Route soon.

The pilot project aimed to test what models work best and replicate these across the Western Cape. The project. managed by Home of Compassion Ministries, would see 22 local schools connected, acting as central connection points to reach about 43 000 people in the region.

The projects at local schools in Atlantis and Robertson, which were undertaken by Project Isizwe, were expected to go live in July, connecting 19,380 and 9,350 people in each respective region. Digital Village Communication planned to give 20,000 people access to free Wi-Fi along the Garden Route, Engineering News reported.