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What is a Western Cape Government's eCentre? 

The Western Cape Government's eCentre programme, makes information and communication technology (ICT) freely available and accessible to communities in the Province, with a special focus on rural areas where access is most needed.

Western Cape Government is committed to opening doors to enable better self-development, education, employment and business opportunities, and help fuel socio-economic development in all communities within the Western Cape.   

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eCentres provide a range of services including:

  • Access to the internet
  • Access to email
  • Printing of up to 10 pages per person per day
  • Access to government information and services

Find out about our other free services.

teaching eskills

We provide accredited e-skills training at all our eCentres.

  • e-Learner Course
  • International Computer Driving License (ICDL) Course

Find out more about these free programmes and how you can join.

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Basic Computer Literate Course

The eCentres provide a basic computer course for citizens who do not have any experience in using computers. The course covers basic information in terms of computer fundamentals, files and folders basic introduction to word, spreadsheets, presentation and the ICT communication.

e-Learner Course

Free e-learner online course is presented at the eCentres.  E-Learner is a European  Computer Driving License (ECDL) endorsed product which equips candidates with a  solid foundation for progressing on to the ECDL / ICDL qualification. It is a certified, modular course of progressive ICT skills utilizing courseware from e-Learner. Using a unique and integrated approach, e-Learner provides the means to acquire essential ICT skills across a spectrum of 7 units. The e-learner course covers the following training opportunities:

  • IT Basics
  • Files and Folders
  • Drawings
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Presentations
  • Web Browsing and Emails

International Computer Driving License (ICDL) Course

Free ICDL training is provided at the eCentres. ICDL (International Computer Driving License) is the international standard in end-user computer skills. It is a certification in the practical use of computers and computer applications. The following formal training opportunities is available:

  • Computer Essentials
  • Online Essentials
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Presentations
  • IT Security


Let us help you with important educational material:

  • Study tips
  • Applying to universities
  • Scholarships and Bursaries
  • UNISA  

Looking for information on how to get your small business started? We have information to help you on your way. Find out more.

  • Registering your business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business funding

Let us help you find a job today:

  • Create a CV
  • Western Cape Government jobs
  • Indeed jobs
  • Interview tips