Region: Africa | Country : South Africa

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Begun in 2010, Soweto Wireless User Group (SOWUG), is a nonprofit organization based in Johannesburg, South Africa, that is working to erode the digital divide in Africa. Their initiatives include digital literacy training as well as the deployment of wireless hotspots. As of 2017, more than 1,000 people, including 50 youth, and 10 businesses have received digital literacy training. The SOWUG has also deployed upwards of 20 free, public hotspots. SOWUG is an example of a solution for accessibility and ICT familiarity in underserviced communities that is constrained by funding.

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