The Internet Service Providers’ Association of South Africa (ISPA) said that almost 1 000 local websites are zero-rated or are being approved for free access over fixed or mobile data for as long as the country remains in lockdown.
Ispa has committed to maintaining SA’s list of zero-rated websites which is updated every Monday and available on: http://tinyurl.com/zero-rated
This follows consultations with the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT), ISPA members, the educational community and the ICT industry.
Earlier in the lockdown, Ispa called on the industry to support users engaged in online education during the lockdown.
The steps may include zero-rating educational traffic, temporarily increasing bandwidth caps for some customers, or even providing limited free “lifeline” data packages to customers.
Any web-based educational or health resource which helps to meet challenges created by the pandemic may apply to be zero-rated.
The application form is available here: https://tinyurl.com/ycpdsvf4 and each application has to be approved
by various education departments or the Department of Health as each one has its own criteria.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call 010 500 1200 or 087 550 1200 for information.