I am a 26 year old lawyer from South Africa. I have been following developments regarding your Project for some time and would like to volunteer as Outernet’s representative in South Africa. South Africa has made numerous strides in educating large parts of the population through various mean including the internet. However, there still remains a large number of South Africans who continue not to have access to the internet. According to various sources, the number of people who do not have access to the internet in South Africa is estimated at over 70% of the South African population.
As South Africa continues to develop and endeavour to integrate South Africans who were victims of Apartheid (and those who inherited the ills of Apartheid) in to the economy, the internet will soon play a crucial role in educating and providing the necessary skills to eradicate poverty, unemployment and inequality in South Africa.
I sincerely hope to hear from Outernet in the future.