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Alan Knott-Craig Jnr Chats About Project Isizwe and its Plans to Roll out Free Wi-Fi in SA

Really, Don't Panic!Moenie stres nie!At Africa Com recently, Alan Knott-Craig Jnr chatted about his non-profit organisation called Project Isizwe, which is working with government to roll out free Wi-Fi around South Africa.

Knott-Craig, the author of Really, Don’t Panic!, a book that focuses on the positives that come with living in South Africa, says Project Isizwe focuses on lower income communities, adding that over 50 percent of households in South African townships have access to Wi-Fi enabled smartphones:

“We considered the four factors you need to consider when you’re building a telco: capex, sites, labour and bandwidth. We asked ourselves how we were going to drop those costs until we got to a point where a cost per gig was something that could be paid for by the government on behalf of consumers.”

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