Laptops and Internet connectivity for rural youth in South Africa

South African Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams revealed a programme to empower rural youths with laptops and Internet connectivity. The ministry has partnered with mobile operator MTN, municipalities, and community youth centres to ensure the success of the project.

Ndabeni-Abrahams said she hopes the partnership will increase access to ICTs in rural areas, build capacity around the skills of the future, and contribute to the digital economy. She added that broadband has the potential to transform rural communities, and that very soon online courses will be available to improve skills and livelihoods.