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Local telecoms operator Vodacom has donated a fully equipped computer centre and internet access to learners from Wingen Heights Secondary School in Shallcross, KwaZulu Natal.
Vodacom has partnered with the Film and Publication Board to donate a computer centre and free data connectivity for a year to Nqweba Secondary School in Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape, as part of efforts to bridge the digital divide in disadvantaged communities.
A previously disadvanaged school in Mthatha now has a mobile computer centre equipped with a server, 21 workstations, a multimedia projector and access to the internet, thanks to a partnership between Vodacom and the Department of Communications.