TshWi-Fi shortlisted for prestigious international award

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wi-fi-now-awardsEvery citizen within walking distance of Wi-Fi’ is the vision that started Project Isizwe, and the goal is drawing closer every day.

Now, the City of Tshwane’s innovative Free Wi-Fi project, in collaboration with Project Isizwe – TshWi-Fi – has been shortlisted for a prestigious Wi-Fi NOW Award in the Affordable Connectivity category.

The Wi-Fi NOW awards showcase and honour the innovators and thought-leaders in the global Wi-Fi industry, including nominees such as Google and Ignition Design Labs.

The City of Tshwane and Project Isizwe are proud to have TshWi-Fi included in this exceptional group, and are eager to use the opportunity to continue to share the inspirational story of the project with the rest of the world.

Delivering free Wi-Fi to more than 2 million citizens in South Africa’s capital city, TshWi-Fi is the biggest deployment of its kind on the African continent with 989 Wi-Fi hotspots – known as TshWi-Fi Free Internet Zones – already deployed and another 61 planned before the end of 2016.

This is a giant step toward building a culture of technology-based learning and innovation in South African cities. From helping local entrepreneurs to build their businesses, to encouraging graduates to jump-start their careers; the project empowers South Africans to harness the capabilities of the internet to make their lives better.

This international recognition serves to further shine the light on the work that the City of Tshwane is doing to bridge the technology gap in South Africa.

The awards ceremony will take place in London, October 25-27.

Good luck Tshwane!