Accolades and Recognition

WWD

Honoured to be named, in collaboration with the City of Tshwane, MOST INNOVATIVE CITY PROGRAM TO BRIDGE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE in the 2016 World Wi-Fi Day Awards, showcasing TshWi-Fi as a comprehensive WiFi solution to innovatively overcome the challenges and complexities associated with large-scale city-wide deployments. View more here.

Africom

Proud Winner of the BEST CONNECTIVITY SOLUTION FOR AFRICA Award for the Tshwane Free WiFi Project, and the BEST APP FOR AFRICA Award for the WiFi Voice Mobile App at AfricaCom Awards 2015. The awards recognise the organisation’s innovation and achievement in enabling world-class connectivity for South Africa’s Capital City.

Wired

We fly to Polokwane, a city in the impoverished northeast. There we meet James Devine, who works for Project Isizwe, a local nonprofit that makes free Wi-Fi available.Devine and Wallace have forged a partnership in which Facebook finances hot spots in several villages and Isizwe monitors their upkeep. View more here.

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National Footprint

Unique Users
2000000
Sites
906
Speed (Mbps)
15
Connections Made
97000000

Great overview of @ProjectIsizwe,the government funded free Wi-Fi in low income communities of South Africa http://projectisizwe.org/project-isizwe-on-cnbc-africa/ …

seed
Seedstars World https://twitter.com/SeedstarsWorld

Your cell phone + @projectisizwe free WiFi = access to information, expression and opportunity.

OSFSA
OSF SA https://twitter.com/osfsa

#Tshwane upgrades and doubles free Wi-Fi speeds > http://bit.ly/1DOtOS1 @ngozoa @CityTshwane #WiFi

Rekord
Pretoria Rekord https://twitter.com/RekordNewspaper

Another great cross-the-divide initiative from @ProjectIsizwe:

Aurther
Arthur Goldstuck https://twitter.com/art2gee

@MayorOfTshwane: remarkable chapter of how public& pvt sectors are working together 2 break new ground @ProjectIsizwe

Lebo
Lebogang Matji https://twitter.com/LebogangMatji

Free WiFi should be in the Constitution, and be free for all South Africans.

Lindiwe
Lindiwe Cain https://twitter.com/LindzyM

@TshwaneFreeWifi has recorded more than 1 million user sessions to date, I just cant think of anything cooler! @CityTshwane @MayorOfTshwane

LordBaelish
Lord Baelish https://twitter.com/Ndinike

Important milestone for @startups and education in South Africa. @wisehubsa @jgrush2 @ProjectIsizwe @alanknottcraig http://projectisizwe.org/tshwane-and-isizwe-take-home-africacom-awards-2015/ …

MUbuntu
M-Ubuntu/Theo https://twitter.com/EMubuntu

Well done @alanknottcraig @ProjectIsizwe @TshwaneFreeWifi on changing lives with access to internet #stbdigital

Stellies
Stellenbosch Digital https://twitter.com/StelliesDigital

#Africacom 2015: Other winners http://goo.gl/pm2qSH @ProjectIsizwe wins Best Connectivity Solution for Africa & Best App for Africa Award

WatsupAfrica
WatsupAfrica ICT [email protected] https://twitter.com/WatsupAfricaICT

@ProjectIsizwe @TshwaneFreeWifi really is changing the tech landscape. Listen to @HashtagRadio on @tobetsadotcom

JoubertBotha
Joubert Botha https://twitter.com/JoubertBotha

Great milestones being achieved by @CityTshwane and @projectIsizwe @ThesocialCollective. Makin Free WiFi possible #WiredTshwane #WifiChamp

DJ JO_MO https://twitter.com/JO_MODJ

Free Wi-Fi connection around Denlyn Mall is brilliant. Shop and surf, thanks @TshwaneFreeWifi @ProjectIsizwe #freewifi4all #TshWi-Fier

BishopBabes https://twitter.com/BishopBabes

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What we do

NPO Reg No: 133-371 NPO
Project Isizwe is an award winning, non-profit organisation which aims to bring the internet to people across South Africa, by facilitating the roll-out of Free WiFi for public spaces in low income communities, with a core focus on connectedness for the purpose of education. We work closely with the public sector in deploying high-quality Free WiFi networks at the lowest possible cost. Project Isizwe believes that the best means of addressing inequality is the deployment of government-funded Free WiFi throughout public spaces in low-income communities. Each citizen should be within walking distance of Free WiFi.

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