The Story of Tshwane Free WiFi

The City of Tshwane believes that access to the Internet is the ultimate empowerment tool for economic development, education and social inclusion.

As such, free WiFi should be a public good, akin to water, electricity and roads, and all citizens should be entitled to a free quota, paid for by the government.

In November 2013, Executive Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa announced the launch of the first phase of the Tshwane Free WiFi project, bringing public space WiFi to citizens of low income and rural communities throughout the municipality.

By December 2015 the network has grown become the biggest municipal public WiFi network in Africa.

Tshwane Free WiFi has been an epic success for our people and our nation, bringing praise from the youth and touching the lives of many hundreds of thousands of South Africans.

This is the story of how Tshwane did it.

1 The Story of Tshwane Free WiFi

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Be a Hero

Bruce Whitfield, 702 The Money Show: Be A Hero is a great book for business and businessmen, even though its a bit cheesy!

Gareth Cliff on Cliff Central: Be Hero has plenty useful tips and lessons for youngsters trying to get ahead, go and buy a copy!”

702 Book Show: Jenny Crwys-Williams recommends everyone buy a copy of Be A Hero:

Nowadays it feels that there’s something wrong with being a hero, acting heroically and celebrating heroes. It seems there are no more noble heroes, no more role models.

But it wasn’t always this way. The ancient Greek philosopher, Plutarch, believed that having heroic role models was the most important means of maintaining civilisation. This book tries to distil the wisdom of many heroes of the past & present in the form of rules, guides, letters and quotes.

Whether you’re looking to get a job, take your career to the next level, start a business, or simply become a better person, perhaps this read can nudge you in the right direction.

So, what are you waiting for? Don’t you want to be a Hero?

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Mxit and Africa’s mobile revolution (2012)

Three revolutions changed the face of South Africa, the economic powerhouse of the African continent, in 1994. The first was democracy; the second was the Internet. But the real signal of change was the arrival of an electronic device that would put undreamed-of power into the hands of the people: the cellular phone.

Mobinomics Chap 1 – The story of how we bought Mxit

Mobinomics Chap 8 – Teaching kids maths using Mxit

Mobinomics Chap 9 – How NGOs use Mxit in the Cape Flats

Mobinomics Mxtionary – The Mxlish dictionary

Don't Panic!

A book for South Africans by South Africans (2009)

Don’t pack for Perth – stay and put your energy into creating the South Africa we all want to live in. Be part of our drive to turn a challenging year into a year of opportunity.

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Moenie Stres Nie!
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