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#IABSummit19: Dudu Mkhwanazi to speak on the connected city
More specifically, the NPO advocates for free internet access within walking distance of every citizen in low-income communities and has facilitated the deployment of the largest free public Wi-Fi network in Africa in the Tshwane Municipality of Gauteng.
The vast majority of Tshwi-Fi users use prepaid airtime for their mobile phones. Without free Wi-Fi, users would be paying 25c/MB...
23 Jul 2017
To date, with Mkhwanazi’s support, the organisation has partnered with Glencore Mine in Emalahleni to connect the mining communities to free Wi-Fi. It also partnered with Aware.org.za using free internet access as an enabler for an anti-underage drinking intervention program for the community of Botshabelo in the Free State and in Maviljan in Bushbuckridge. And it continues to advocate for internet access for all South Africans as well as discovering the sustainability model for all subsidised free Wi-Fi projects in the country.
Project Isizwe has appointed Dudu Mkhwanazi as its new CEO. Mkhwanazi is deeply committed to enabling social justice and empowering South Africans through free access to the internet...
1 Aug 2017
The theme is exciting, ‘the new now’. I am looking forward to learning from the various talks that will be given at the Summit.
I plan to draw attention to the importance of bridging the digital divide and how it impacts our socio-economic growth as a country.
That digital inclusion goes beyond the quantifiable investment, that the real investment is the impact it has on the lives of those connected for the first time.
The industry has evolved quite rapidly in the past six years, there are innovative technologies geared towards better and faster connectivity and this is exciting for the industry.
It means adapting, being innovative and scaling sustainably in this amazing new digital industry.
Book your ticket click here or to learn more about Dudu Mkhwanazi, the programme, event sponsors and the lineup of the day, visit the event website and remember, IAB members get a discount! The 5th Annual IAB Summit19 is brought to you by DStv Media, Accenture Interactive and partners: Newsclip, G-Star, Media 24, Tiso Black Star, Business Live, The South African, Spark Media, Adjoin, Social Lab and Bizcommunity.