We’re tackling this problem because we’re uniquely positioned to do so. With decades of experience in connecting emerging markets, Isizwe understands how to roll out fast, uncapped, affordable, and ubiquitously available internet.
Slow internet is more frustrating than no internet. We're delivering speeds of 100 MB/second to users in our pilot project.
Capped and uncapped internet access are different products. Our service is uncapped, reducing the need to think about data consumption.
We charge R5 ($0.34) per day on a Pay-as-you-Go basis. No contracts, no obligations. Connect only when you want to and can afford to.
The goal is to connect everyone to the internet on a meaningful basis. Connecting to a public hotspot is not the same as connecting from the comfort of your home. That's why we provide fibre and a home router to the homes we connect.
Passionate about Africa’s potential and bridging the digital divide in Africa by bringing equitable internet to poor communities, Alan is the Founder of Project Isizwe. Alan is a qualified Chartered Accountant and an entrepreneur who has 20+ years of experience in the telecommunications, media & technology sectors. He has founded 7 companies, including Herotel, a wireless & fibre internet service provider operating across 500 towns in South Africa. He was named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2009. He was included in “100 Choiseul Africa", a list of top 100 young African business leaders in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and nominated as the 2015 ICT Personality of the Year by ITWeb. He has been nominated by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top eleven entrepreneurs changing the African landscape. Alan has published nine books and is the author of several viral articles, including Don’t Panic(2008), Mobinomics: Mxit and Africa’s mobile revolution (2012), Reasons for Optimism (2019), Connected: A Brief History of Global Telecommunications (2020), South Africa Might Get Lucky, arguing that the future of South Africa is bright and that entrepreneurs will save the world.
Steve has 20+ years of experience in Telecoms, Banking & Digital Payments. He is the former Chief Operating Officer at iBurst, a national wireless internet service provider. Additionally, he has held the positions of managing executive at Vodacom SA, founder and CEO of ARC Telecoms, and senior executive at Standard Bank, Africa’s largest bank.
Chris is a qualified CA(SA) and CFA with 20+ years of experience in investment banking and private equity. Chris previously co-founded GemCap, a technology-focused private equity fund.
Marna is a qualified Chartered Accountant with 18 years of experience in various commercial enterprises. Her expertise and commercial intuition enable her to identify and manage financial and other success drivers while ensuring that the books balance.
Cornelius leads Isizwe from a technology perspective and is the founder of VulaCoin, our blockchain-based micropayment solution. He has gained extensive experience building software solutions for real-world problems and is skilled in bridging the gap between business needs and software. Cornelius has 7+ years of experience leading teams tackling problems across the globe.
Keagan previously worked as a software engineer building AI & ML systems for global water utilities. In recent years, he has worked with multiple organisations to deliver technology-driven educational solutions to urban townships, where internet access was always a problem. Keagan is passionate about using novel solutions to make internet more accessible and unlock the near-infinite potential that comes with it.
Cobus is a senior economist and research manager at the Bureau for Economic Research at Stellenbosch University. He is a previous executive director of Econex and a consulting macroeconomist to most South African telecommunications companies, a seed investor in Herotel, and has 20+ years of industry experience. Cobus has invaluable knowledge in creating a trusted platform.