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Elim e-Centre

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Elim e-Centre outside

By providing free access to e-mail and the internet, the Elim e-Centre centre gives poorer communities better access to government services and products, important information and news, improved business opportunities, more effective communication and easy online transactions.

These isolated communities can now connect with other communities throughout the province, the country and even the world through the use of information and communications technology (ICT). Through the Elim e-Centre, poor local communities are empowered to manage the challenges of poverty more effectively than ever before.

One of the strategic intents of Elim e-Centre is to impart crucial information and skills to our local residents. We also assist the government in communicating effectively with local communities. We do this by hosting projects and events designed to effectively share valuable information and provide computer-based training.

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About Elim

Elim is a village on the Agulhas Plain in the Western Cape of South Africa. It was established in 1824 by German missionaries as a Moravian mission station. When selecting the location, the missionaries placed a high priority on the proximity of water and on terrain that was suitable for planting vines so that wine for communion could be produced. As well as preaching the Gospel, the missionaries taught the villagers a variety of trades and skills. Elim's thatchers continue to be renowned for their craftsmanship.

The village is picturesque and has changed little over the years. It is filled with whitewashed cottages, fruit trees and fynbos. All the roads in the village lead to the thatch roofed church. The community, still mainly Moravian, consists of farmers, farm workers and artisans.

Elim is becoming known for the export of fynbos, and as an emerging area in the production of wine.