Published On: Wed, May 18th, 2016

Wi-Fi Forum advocates for more access

Andile NgcabaJOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – WITH a majority of locals without internet access, the Wi-Fi Forum South Africa (WFFSA) says it will redouble its advocacy for public access Wi-Fi across the country.

Newly re-elected president of the organization, Andile Ngcaba, said the Management Committee for 2016/2017, would promote the utilisation of Wi-Fi in the delivery of seamless connectivity in South Africa.

“Much of what people talk about today is centered on what they saw on the web. For 35 million South Africans who might be visiting friends, waiting for transport or taking their lunch breaks, those conversations are meaningless,” he said.

“The WFFSA is working towards the kind of inclusive society that universal Wi-Fi access can create. We’ve already made progress in getting diverse network operators to buy into the long-term goal of a heterogenous network offering seamless nationwide access to the web. We’ll continue the push for greater Wi-Fi access into 2017.”

Meanwhile, management committee members elected at the WFFSA’s second Annual General Meeting (AGM) held last month in Johannesburg include Ngcaba, Bruce Pitso, Gareth Mortimer, Kervin Pillay, Mpho Mokete, Raj Wanniappa and Zanele Monnakgotla.

Envir Fraser and William Stucke will assist the committee as co-opted members.

“A formidable team is on board and South Africa will reap the benefits as it gets down to work playing an active role in the country’s Wi-Fi policy development process,” concluded Ngcaba.

CAJ News

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