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The city of Cape Town plans to have free wifi for commuters on its MyCiti buses. A tender has been issued for a service provider to install and operate the internet access. The city hopes to have the process completed by the end of the year, and then to run a six-month pilot project.
Project Isizwe is rolling out wi-fi in deeply rural Eastern Cape. In its pilot project, it will bring wi- fi to Ingwe College's Mount Frere and Lusikisiki campuses. The plan is to offer free connectivity on campus and for surrounding communities. Deployment begins in mid-June.
By June 2015, the City of Cape Town plans to have connected 61 public buildings and public access hot spots with free Wi-Fi as part of its R1.3-billion seven-year broadband network strategy.
City residents and commuters boarding trains and taxis at Pretoria Station will now have access to free breast cancer screening at the newly opened Hello Clinic, a joint initiative of the government, Metropolitan Health, Pink Drive, Bidvest and Motion Pathology.
Follow South Africa's journey to freedom with a selection of the best of the country's writing. Here we present the winners of the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award for nonfiction since 1994, which includes two Nelson Mandela biographies, The Long Walk to Freedom and Anthony Sampson's authorised portrait.
Gauteng's 2 200 public schools will have access to uncapped wi-fi and 3G connectivity and 88 000 Huawei tablets will be distributed to students from next year as part of the province's e-Learning Solution.
Football fans with tickets for 2013 Africa Cup of Nations matches in Johannesburg and Durban will be able to get free train rides from surrounding areas to the stadium and back, thanks to an agreement between the tournament organisers and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa.
Africa will target the establishment of a continental free trade area by 2017, according to a document issued at the closing of the 18th African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
An important process that started three years ago will begin to move forward this week as the first round of negotiations to establish a free trade area covering 27 countries in east and southern Africa kicks off in Nairobi, Kenya.
The South African government will take steps towards providing free tertiary education to financially strapped students, the ruling African National Congress announced in its annual statement on 8 January 2011.