By Ndaba Dlamini
Johannesburg - As part of its ambitious broadband project, the City of Johannesburg plans to set up techno hubs where people can access the internet and boost their technology skills.
According to Vumani Mangali, the assistant director of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Joburg's Economic Development Department, the project will be a vital tool to transport citizens to digital fluency.
Besides transforming the way the city delivers its services, broadband will also offer beneficiary programmes to its residents, reports Joburg.org.
"These programmes linked to broadband are meant to empower citizens. They will provide access to ICT infrastructure, ICT skills, business advice and job advisory support for disadvantaged communities," he said.
The main focus of the broadband beneficiary programme will be multi-service digital centres - techno hubs - that will house existing and future programmes aimed at helping people develop, among others, computer, entrepreneurial and job-seeking skills.