Get connected at the Greyton WCG eCentre | Western Cape Government

Get connected at the Greyton WCG eCentre

Nestled in the picturesque town of Greyton in the Overberg region, the Greyton WCG eCentre stands as a beacon of hope and opportunity for its residents. The land, once home to the Khoikhoi people who had kraals near the Gobos River, now hosts a vibrant community with a rich history dating back to its establishment in 1852. Named in honour of Sir George Grey, the Cape Governor from 1853 to 1861, Greyton faces modern challenges, chief among them being high unemployment rates.

Greyton is a small community with a population of 2 780, and many of these citizens are affected by unemployment and poverty. Most citizens in the community work as farmworkers and domestic workers, highlighting the need for initiatives that provide pathways to better livelihoods.

The Greyton WCG eCentre, located in the local library, was founded in June 2013 and plays a crucial role in meeting these needs. The eCentre has become a hub of activity and learning for the students from Greyton's 3 schools and other community members. Between 100 and 150 people use the eCentre's resources monthly, highlighting its importance.The services are tailor-made to meet the community's needs, providing essential information and communications technology (ICT) support and training.

The impact of the Greyton WCG eCentre is evident in the stories of those it serves. Primary and high school learners, who previously had no access to such resources, now conduct research for school assignments at the eCentre. Staff assists visitors in creating and typing CVs and applying for jobs online, directly addressing the community's unemployment challenge.

Through its wide range of services, the Greyton WCG eCentre is not just a place for accessing the internet but a vital community resource fostering education, skill development, and employment. It embodies the spirit of resilience and progress, helping Greyton's residents build a brighter future.


  • Free Internet Access
  • Email Access and Assistance
  • Online Job Searches and Applications
  • Online University Applications
  • Free Printing
  • Basic Informal Computer Course Training
  • E-learner Online Computer Course Training
  • International Computer Digital Literacy (ICDL) Training

Contact the eCentre

Telephone: 028 254 9674



Greyton Library

Operating Hours:

Monday to Thursday
08:00 – 17:00

08:00 – 15:30



The content on this page was last updated on 30 May 2024