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Tseng ICT Lab installed, NW

@ Friday 18th May 2018 @ 11:43am

Recent installations.
Tseng ICT Lab was installed in the North West province in March 2018


Vredesvallei Solar Installation

@ Monday 4th Dec 2017 @ 11:59am

Vredesvallei Solar Installation, Northern Cape


A further nine new Solar Container DDs being rolled out

@ Friday 26th May 2017 @ 12:57pm

The latest version of the solar-powered container DD is being deployed to nine sites around South Africa. The design includes solar powered fixed terminals and Wifi access to local content.


8 New DDs Deployed

@ Monday 26th Sep 2016 @ 4:28pm

8 new solar-powered Container Digital Doorways were deployed in needy communities around the country recently.


Agincourt ICT Lab Installed

@ Monday 4th Apr 2016 @ 1:42pm

The recently installed CSIR-designed DRDLR lab in Agincourt (near Bushbuckridge) includes 12 secure fixed terminals, content server and local Wifi connectivity. CSIR was assisted by Ingwapele Technology for the installation.

Installation completed:


Thaba 'Nchu ICT Lab Installed

@ Monday 4th Apr 2016 @ 11:11am

The CSIR-designed DRDLR training facility lab includes 24 secure fixed terminals and 16 laptops, as well as a content server and data projection equipment. CSIR was assisted by Redline Telecommunications to do the installation.

Installation underway:

Installation completed:


Recently completed ICT Lab in Beaufort West

@ Wednesday 1st Jul 2015 @ 10:20am


ICT lab prototype

@ Tuesday 5th May 2015 @ 2:16pm

Console and training tables make up a multi-terminal computer workstation configuration for indoor lab environments.


Mafarafara 3-terminal upgrade

@ Tuesday 21st Apr 2015 @ 9:21am

The unique solar-powered 3-terminal standalone Digital Doorway in the remote Mafarafara village in Limpopo, received upgrades to both hardware and software. Pictured below is the community building containing the Digital Doorway, with the solar-power structure to the left.

Mafarafara Digital Doorway 1

Mafarafara Digital Doorway 1


DD Solar Containers installed in various provinces

@ Friday 24th Oct 2014 @ 1:47pm

The photo below shows the Matyeni Solar Container Digital Doorway that was recently installed in the Eastern Cape as part of the latest roll-out of 15 units.



Latest DD solar container arrives

@ Monday 29th Sep 2014 @ 11:02am

The first container Digital Doorway (version 5) has arrived on site, and is being prepared for equipment fitting. All going well, a total of 5 such containers should be installed within a few weeks.

DD Container V5


More solar-powered DD containers being deployed

@ Monday 5th May 2014 @ 9:14am

Further solar-powered Digital Doorway containers are in the process of being installed in needy communities around South Africa. CSIR Meraka and DRDLR continue to work towards the goal of basic computer literacy, the provision of ICT services, and access to information in rural areas.

Pictured below are four systems, ready for deployment.


New Solar Containers Installed

@ Friday 1st Nov 2013 @ 9:37am

Recently, six new solar containers were installed around the country, with 5 more to be deployed shortly. Pictured below are some of the happy recipients in the Sediba community, Freestate province.



Container DDs flat-packed and ready to roll out

@ Friday 4th Oct 2013 @ 2:54pm

The next bunch of 'Phase 4' solar-powered container Digital Doorways have been flat-packed, ready for installation at various locations around the country.


New batch of container DDs under construction

@ Monday 9th Sep 2013 @ 2:41pm


Students visit the DD during CSIR Science Day

@ Friday 17th Aug 2012 @ 2:00pm

The CSIR Pretoria Campus was a hive of activity when 150 learners came for the CSIR Science Day on 31 July 2012. The event was part of the organisation's celebrations to commemorate the Department of Science and Technology's National Science Week, which took place from 30 July to 4 August.