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6 April 2016

 
Free public Wi-Fi arrives in Gelvandale
 
The first free public Wi-Fi Internet access in Nelson Mandela Bay was unveiled in Port Elizabeth's Northern Areas on Wednesday. 
 
Gelvandale residents will now be able to access the internet at their local community centre for free in two computer laboratories that were set up by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in 2015 to assist the local youth, but it were not connected to the Internet.
 
The project is actually a joint initiative driven by the NMMU's Centre for Community Technologies (CCT) and the office of the Deputy Minister of Telecommunications, Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize. The project is also part of government’s national broadband roll-out initiative.
 
 
 
The Deputy Minister of Telecommunications, Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize addresses delegates during the launch of free Wi-Fi in Gelvandale,  Port Elizabeth. 
 
Prof. Darelle van Greunen, Director of the CCT, has been invited to speak about the project at Unesco’s Tech4Dev 2016 international conference in Geneva, Switzerland in early May. 
 
Read the full article in R News of 7 April 2016 following the link below:

www.rnews.co.za/article/8506/nelson-mandela-bays-first-free-public-wi-fi-arrives-in-gelvandale