Khayelitsha Bandwidth Barn empowers surrounding communities through SmartTech Training programme

Since 2016, Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative and the Khayelitsha Bandwidth Barn have empowered more than 400 informal traders with the basic tech skills to run their businesses.

The Ward 31 Business Network Workshop focused on creating sustainable jobs, opportunities, and support for the businesses operating in the Informal Economy in Bonteheuwel and surrounding communities. The workshop hosted local entrepreneurs looking for support and funding, including artists interested in learning how to profit from their skills.

General Manager of the Khayelitsha Bandwidth Barn, Fezeka Mavuso, addressed and engaged with individuals from Bonteheuwel, Valhalla Park and Nooitgedaght about the SmartTech Informal trader programme. The purpose of the programme is to equip informal traders with digital skills to take their business online.

The Khayelitsha Bandwidth barn has impacted the township economy by educating, upscaling, and supporting our entrepreneurs. We want to help other communities with resources made possible by our relationship with Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative and the City of Cape Town.

To contact The Khayelitsha Bandwidth Barn you can email or phone at (021) 409 7099.

Fiona Tabraham

Fiona Tabraham is a strategic workforce development expert with a career founded on a resolute commitment to inclusivity, talent nurturing, and societal impact. Chief Executive of CAPACITI Digital Career Accelerator, Fiona’s passion for equity has charted pathways across numerous organisations, guiding bespoke Talent Initiatives, Future Leadership Development Programs, and transformative Career Pathway Development. Her tenure at Network Rail bore inclusive talent strategies, STEM advocacy, and innovative Graduate, Apprentice, and Internship initiatives. A trusted partner to a number of governmental, corporate and impact driven entities, Fiona empowers individuals and organisations, fostering diverse recruitment practices and innovative talent strategies. Fiona’s impact transcends the tech sector, positioning her as a leading voice for inclusive digital career initiatives.