CAPE TOWN - Office automation company, Nashua Mpumalanga has announced that it will be rolling out free WiFi to residents in Mpumalanga on May 1, 2018.
This comes after Nashua identified the increasing need for residents to be connected via the internet. Currently, the Mpumalanga region experiences severe unemployment levels. As a means of assisting Mpumalanga residents, Nashua Mpumalanga Managing Director, Junior van Niekerk said that access to WiFi can significantly solve this problem.
"We hope that through this initiative, it will provide job opportunities as this is a big concern for us. Tenders are advertised online and it is a problem when people don't have access to it. At Nashua Mpumalanga, we are offering 250 megabytes per person per month, said van Niekerk.
The free 250 megabytes per month will be accessible to everyone in all 6 municipalities in the Nkangala District Municipality.
Van Niekerk said that individuals who utilise any mobile network will be able to access the free WiFi. All they have to do is access the WiFi hotspot on their device and connect to Nashua Free.
In the event that individuals run out of data, they can then purchase 1G of data from Nashua Mpumalanga for just R90.
When asked how it is possible for Nashua to roll out free WiFi on such a large scale, van Niekerk said, "we were able to roll out free WiFi because of our earnings and push back and also because this is brand awareness".
"Individuals who also don't have access to facilities to apply for jobs can now do so with the free WiFi. We acknowledge how extremely expensive data prices are", concluded van Niekerk.
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