Our South Africa office is located in Johannesburg and is helping to expand the work already done in South Africa by Computer Aid International.
Less than a third of low-income South Africans have access to the internet, according to research by World Wide Worx, and this figure is even worse for the actual hardware required to connect to the internet. In light of the need to prepare the country for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, not to mention improving the employment rate, this situation is not only unsustainable but one of the main hindrances to growth
Premie Naicker, Executive Director, Computer Aid South Africa.
South Africa has its own unique challenges and needs, so we established a local entity to help us better serve our communities. To date, Computer Aid International has provided 10 942 computers to South Africa. In addition to projects which focus on providing computers to areas where they will have the biggest impact, Computer Aid International also run Solar Learning Lab projects in areas where infrastructure is an issue. Solar Learning Labs are shipping containers converted into solar-powered internet classrooms. They can accommodate up to 25 people at a time, and are built in Cape Town.
Computer Aid International has already engaged a number of local organisations as partners, including Dell Technologies and is now launching a crowdsourcing strategy actively working on growing relationships with donor organisations, building on existing connections with multi-nationals while developing new relationships with South African corporates with the aim of impacting more schools and communities in the country.
Did you know?
Whether you're a South African individual or a business, your donation to our Solar Learning Lab project, as a registered non-profit organisation, qualifies you to receive an 18A tax deductible certificate that you can submit together with your annual returns to SARS. In addition, businesses can receive B-BBEE points for their donations as 100% of our beneficiaries are Black (as per the Codes of Good Practice).
If you're a corporate in South Africa looking to give back to your local community while taking advantage of the18A tax deductible certificate, you can contact our South Africa team here: