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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.
South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is providing multimedia tablets and training to 160 teachers at 11 schools in the Eastern Cape as part of a project that aims to develop a mobile teaching model that can be applied countrywide.
With tablet devices growing in popularity in South Africa, First National Bank has become the first of the country's retail banks to release a banking app customised for tablet devices.
Research In Motion, the maker of BlackBerry smartphones and tablets, is to open a second BlackBerry apps lab in South Africa as the company moves to help grow the country's next wave of mobile app developers.
More than 70 percent of South African tablet owners are using the devices to shop online, helping to fuel the growth of mobile shopping in the country, according to a survey by online retailer kalahari.com.