Cape Access is a Western Cape Government initiative that makes information and communication technology (ICT) more accessible to communities throughout Western Cape.


These communities are often marginalised and economically excluded, due to their limited access to information sources and modes of communication. What’s more, the resources available to them are often out of date. Cape Access aims to create opportunities for social change and economic growth by making state-of-the-art ICT more widely available.

The Cape Access Project has established e-centres across the Western Cape. Some of these e-centres are managed by e-community forums. The e-Centres provide each local community with access to computers and the internet, which they can use for a wide variety of purposes. School projects, job applications, internet banking, SARS e-filing and CV creation are just a few examples.

 As of October 2018 there are 70 e-Centres in each municipality of the Western Cape which provides access to opportunities, skills and information.  With over 1 000 students who’ve completed the accredited e-skills programmes.

Through improved ICT availability, Cape Access is opening doors to better education, employment and business opportunities, fuelling socio-economic development in communities where it is most needed.

Useful Links

Western Cape Government

Information on Western Cape Government tenders, jobs, important links and documents.

Thusong Centres

Community development centres providing access to information, services and resources from government, NGOs and business.

ICDL (International Computer Driving Licence)

A non-profit organisation established by the Computer Society of South Africa to promote and administer the ICDL.

Microsoft South Africa

Worldwide leader in software, services and solutions.