Western Cape Provides Free Capped WIFI Hotspots

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We all know that education in South Africa is a big problem, coupled with hard to access libraries in certain areas of South Africa the solution seems simple, provide internet to the masses. Often it unsafe for people to attend libraries and other institutes after work/study hours at night. The initiative is also powered by how small businesses in rural areas rely on internet to conduct business, so this project will help small business with growth, expansion and retention. Internet has also become a privilege only to South Africans that can afford it, this will help even the playing ground so to speak.

The Neotel WIFI internet access project plans to provide for 348 wards. A user gets 300mb of data to use on their first month and 250mb of data from then on per month. Users also get unlimited access to .gov.za sites which is full of publications and services people can access when they normally couldn’t without this project.

This will provide people with access to jobs, becoming internet savvy which is increasingly necessary in the competitive work environment. Anyone has access to this service provided they have a device equipped with internet access and wifi enabled.

Phase 1 has been implemented (2015/2016) that provided 50 hotspots. In 2016/2017 they plan to launch another 50 hotspots and the other 234 hotspots will be installed during the 2017/2018 period.

The wifi spots will be mounted on the external walls of building and will point towards the nearby community. The hotspots have a reach of 200m. If a user has reached their cap for the month, topping up data has never been as affordable, a user could top up in the following means:

R5 for a day of internet access (limited to 700MB per day).

R15 for a week of internet access (limited to 2GB for 7 days).

R45 for a month of internet access (limited to 5GB for 30 days).

 Find a current hotspot near you:

Site Name

Physical Address

1.    148 Long Street

148 Long Street, Cape Town

2.    Aristea Primary

Brighton Road, Kraaifontein

3.    Bellville High Technical School

20 College Road, Bellville

4.    Bonteheuwel Secondary

54 Dissel Road, Cape Town

5.    Bosmansdam High School

Adam Tas Avenue, Bothasig

6.    Brackenfell High School

Rogland Street, Brackenfell

7.    Bridgetown Secondary

15 Denne Street, Cape Town

8.    Dr. Van Der Ross Primary

26 Koeberg Avenue, Belhar

9.    Durbanville High School

Langenhoven Street, Durbanville

10.    Education District Office East (Kuilsriver)

Nooiensfontein Road, Kuils River

11.    Education District Office North (Parow)

Timmerman Street, Parow

12.    Elswood Secondary

Epping Avenue, Leonsdale

13.    Gene Louw Traffic College

Brackenfell Boulevard, Brackenfell

14.    Goulburn Centre

18 Goulburn Street, Goodwood

15.    Grassdale High School

Fourth Avenue, Grassy Park

16.    Grassy Park Secondary

c/o Sixth Avenue and Victoria Rd, Grassy Park

17.    No. 2 Portswood Road

Block B, Old City Hospital Complex, Portswood Road

18.    Groote Schuur High School

76 Palmyra Road, Newlands

19.    Heideveld Secondary

Waterberg Road, Heideveld

20.    Ikamvalethu Secondary

Zone 27 Off Washington Street, Temba Nqose Street, Langa

21.    Isilimela Secondary

Washington Road, Langa

22.    Kenridge Primary

Van Riebeeck Avenue, Kenridge, Durbanville

23.    Kuils River Technical Secondary School

22-40 Driebergen Road, Highbury, Kuils River

24.    Langa Social Development

2 Rubusana Avenue, Langa

25.    Rosendaal Secondary

101 Main Road, Delft

26.    Livingstone High School

100 Imam Haron Road, Claremont

27.    Maitland Secondary

Station Road, Maitland

28.    Manenberg Secondary

Tugela Road, Mannenberg

29.    Masibambisane Secondary

669 Main Road, Delft South

30.    Modderdam Secondary

281 Bonteheuwel Road, Bonteheuwel

31.    Phoenix Secondary

Silverstream Road, Manenberg

32.    Plumstead High School

Basil Road, Plumstead

33.    Range Secondary

Lower Balvenie Avenue, The Range

34.    Rentzburghof (DSD)

42 Courtenay Street, George

35.    Salt River Secondary

Rochester Road, Salt River

36.    Scottsville Secondary

Petunia Street, Scottsville

37.    Southfield Primary

37 Dirkie Uys Street, Wynberg

38.    St. Agnes Primary

13 Dublin Street, Woodstock

39.    Stellenbosch Library

Plein Street, Stellenbosch

40.    Soeteweide Road (outside the Provincial Hospital)

Soeteweide Road, Stellenbosch

41.    Sunbell Building

245 Voortrekker Road, Bellville

42.    Symphony Secondary

Symphony Way, Belhar

43.    Tygerberg Hospital (field outside)

Fransie Van Zyl Avenue, Parow

44.    Voorbrug Secondary

Voorbrug Road, Delft

45.    Westcott Primary

Myburgh Road, Diep River

46.    Windsor High School

1 Smuts Road, Rondebosch East

47.    York Park Building

93 York Street, George

48.    Zwaanswyk High School

370 Main Road, Tokai

49.    Uitsig Primary

Uitsig Avenue, Uitsig

50.    Thembalethu Secondary

Qhawa Street, George

51.    Thembalethu CDC

Ngcakani Street, Thembalethu, George

52.    Conville CDC

Pienaar Street, Conville, George

53.    Scottsdene CDC

Eoan Ave, Scottsdene, Kraaifontein, Cape Town

54.    Kraaifontein CHC

303, 6th Avenue, Kraaifontein, Cape Town

55.    Bellville South Secondary

14 Mimosa Street, Bellville, Cape Town

56.    Eerste River Social Development

42 Strand Street, Eerste River, Cape Town

57.   Manzomthombo Secondary

Nkohla Street, Mfuleni, Blackheath, Cape Town

58.    Forest Heights High School

Bloekomlaan, Forest Heights, Cape Town

59.    Marian RC Secondary

1 St Dominic's Street, Matroosfontein, Cape Town

60.    Sophumelela Secondary

Cnr Oliver Tambo & Vanguard Drive,  Cape Town

61.    Sinethemba Secondary

Sagwityi Street, Phillipi, Cape Town

62.    Dr. Nelson R Mandela High School

Cnr Lansdowne & Eisleben Roads, Crossroads, Cape Town

63.    Hanover Park CHC

Cnr Surran & Hanover Park Avenue, Hanover Park, Cape Town

64.    Tenterden House    

60 Durban Road, Wynberg, Cape Town

65.    Ferndale Primary

Ottery Road, Ottery, Cape Town

66.    Zeekoevlei Secondary

370 Seventh Avenue, Lotus River, Cape Town

67.    Oscar Mpetha High School

8 Emms Drive, Nyanga, Cape Town

68.    Alexander Sinton Secondary

154 Thornton Road, Wynberg, Cape Town

69.    Zisukhanyo Secondary

Oliver Tambo Drive, Weltevreden Valley, Cape Town

70.   Intsebenziswano Secondary

Tywaka Road, Phillipi, Cape Town

71.   Phillipi Secondary

Heinz Road, Phillipi, Cape Town

72.    Mfuleni Secondary

T. Tokwana Street, Extension 6, Mfuleni, Cape Town


CAPE TOWN ‚Äď About 72 public access¬†WiFi hotspots have gone live across the Cape¬†this week. This initiative have reached over 180,000 citizens so far.

Source: https://www.westerncape.gov.za/general-publication/limited-free-public-wi-fi-western-cape

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