TikTok has partnered up with South African public WiFi company ThinkWiFi to pilot 50 free Wi-Fi hotspots across the country.
According to a statement seen by TechCabal, the move is expected , by the entertainment platform to drive awareness of digital literacy inclusion and advocacy for bridging the digital divide.
Speaking on the initiative, CEO of ThinkWiFi Janine Rebelo stated that the company is delighted to contribute towards promoting internet accessibility and reducing digital inequalities in South Africa.
We understand that as an entertainment platform accessible on mobile devices, TikTok plays an important role in the digital world. With this pilot, we hope to encourage more people to join digital spaces such as ours, to not only create content but to learn new skills and educate fellow community members about their passion and interests.”Fortune Mgwili-Sibanda, director of government relations and public policy for sub-Saharan Africa