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South Africa: Western Cape MEC of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism Alan Winde to Launch Free Wi-Fi Pilot Project
Source: Issued by: Western Cape Economic Development and Tourism
Source Date: Friday, March 14, 2014
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Country: South Africa
Created: Mar 14, 2014

As the internet celebrates its 25th birthday today (12 March 2014), MEC Winde said broadband was a key tool in job creation. The World Bank estimates that every 10% increase in high-speed broadband penetration in developing countries results in a 1.3% increase in economic growth.

“South African has 20 million internet users and the Western Cape has one of the highest rates of internet access in the country. Through our plan, we are ensuring that this access is available for all. We want every resident to benefit from the economic possibilities of being connected,” said MEC Winde.


Date: Tuesday, 18 March 2014
Time: 10h30 to 11h30
Venue: The Hague Primary School, Delft

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For queries contact:
Bronwynne Jooste
Spokesperson for MEC Alan Winde
Cell: 082 454 4365
Tel: 021 483 3550
Email: bronwynne.jooste@westerncape.gov.za
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