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The Cape Access programme


With the Cape Access programme, the Western Cape Government makes information and communication technology available and accessible to rural and underprivileged communities in the Western Cape.

Students using Cape Access computers to do their school projectsThe Cape Access programme has established 70 eCentres in rural communities throughout the province over the last 14 years. The people living in these communities now have access to computers and free internet.

They have access to online information for different uses, such as:

  • school projects,
  • job applications,
  • internet banking,
  • SARS efiling,
  • research,
  • creating their CVs, and 
  • accessing social media.


The community using Cape Access computers to access the internet and other servicesMembers of the eCentres get free:

  • use of computers,
  • access to the internet,
  • access to email,
  • printing (a maximum of 10 pages per person per day),
  • basic computer training,
  • access to government information and services,
  • access to jobs, business and research information, and
  • accredited computer training.

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.

Find your nearest eCentre.

The content on this page was last updated on 14 February 2022