Projects

Broadband is seen as a strategic enabler for all sectors of the economy. It enables the transmission of data across the globe, improved communication and the ability to transact almost instantaneously. Unfortunately, this kind of infrastructure is not widely available in South Africa and where it exists, it is often unreliable and very costly. This has been recognised and acted upon by National Government who, through the Department of Communications, have hastened to bring the National Broadband Policy to completion…
One of the key challenges hampering broadband services in South Africa (and Africa) is the lack of an effective last mile connectivity solution (i.e. how to connect the home to the backbone broadband networks). This is even more of a challenge in the rural context.
This project was conducted on behalf of the Lejweleputswa Development Agency (LDA) in the Lejweleputswa District of the Free State province of South Africa. The contract related to the conducting of a feasibility study for the establishment of a Technology Innovation Hub in the District. This project is in partnership with the Lejweleputswa District Municipality (LDM) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). The Lejweleputswa District Municipality (LDM) is one of five District municipalities in the Free State Province. It comprises…
African Ideas has been very active in creating and driving the e-education strategy and approach taken by the Western Cape Government (WCG). African Ideas drove the concept of a schools wide area network (WAN) as an anchor of the provincial wide broadband. This fundamentally changes the way that schools can use technology to teach and learn, ultimately leading to improved education outcomes. African Ideas CEO, Mr. Nirvesh Sooful, facilitated the first session with Education officials and other stakeholders, introducing concepts…

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