In The Press

Following the launch of the Kayamandi Fibre Project on 07 November 2022 Isizwe
has been featured multiple times in the press. Find links to various articles below.

Featured Press

Could Kayamandi lead the continent? Tim Cohen on Daily Maverick
"What Isizwe, the company involved, has done is launch an uncapped fibre-to-home project in the Kayamandi township outside Stellenbosch, which will cost residents R5 per day and runs at 100Mbps. That sounds nuts. But, you know, wonderfully nuts."
How Isizwe is going to give fast, affordable fibre to townships, Biznews
"The internet is a tool which has equalised opportunities for many. More information is accessible to everyone than was even allowed to those who were highly privileged and educated before the internet. It opens doors to the entire world and connects people on opposite ends of the globe."
Afternoon Drive with John Maytham, Cape Talk
"Access to data has always been struggle for the underprivileged. Former iBurst and Mxit CEO Alan Knott-Craig Jnr joins John to explain a project that intends to bring cheap and uncapped fibre to SA townships."
Township gets uncapped 100Mbps fibre for R5 per day, MyBroadband
"The company aims to connect 180 million homes and serve one billion customers with uncapped pay-as-you-go fibre-to-the-home Internet in the coming years, starting with a minimum of 10Mbps speeds."
SA's Isizwe launches Kayamandi low-cost prepaid fibre project
"A prepaid and low-cost fiber project went live in South African township Kayamandi in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape on Monday, with ambitions to roll out connectivity to tens of thousands of previously unconnected residents and spread similar projects across Africa."
Nokia, Liquid Technologies and PayGoZo to provide affordable internet
"Nokia today announced its partner Liquid Intelligent Technologies will provide innovative Nokia fiber technologies to PayGoZo for offering economical, uncapped and ultra-fast internet as part of The Kayamandi Township Fiber Project. "
This township fibre project has connected 3,000 homes to uncapped internet – for R5 a day - Business Insider
"South Africa must be a more technologically driven country," said President Cyril Ramaphosa upon receiving a report about the country's readiness for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in 2020. This drive relies on forward-thinking education, connectivity, and access to information."
‘Digitale apartheid’ in township gekelder - Netwerk 24
"The project is the brainchild of Alan Knott-Craig, founder of Isizwe, an organisation that provides low-cost internet to low-income residential areas. Companies such as Liquid Intelligent Technologies, EasyEquities and Nokia are also involved."

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