Bandwidth Barn Khayelitsha

A community space that enhances tech entrepreneurship and innovation within the Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain communities.

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About

The Khayelitsha Bandwidth Barn is situated at Lookout Hill, which is the heart of the Khayelitsha/Mitchells Plain Development Corridor, and is CiTi’s second location. This facility was developed in order to drive inclusive innovation.

The programmes at the Khayelitsha Bandwidth Barn focus on people and small businesses that don’t easily have access to financial assistance or social capital, supporting them in developing tech and business skills. It encourages the local community to take part in a creative and social space, while processing ideas into innovative technology products and services that will impact that improve the daily lives of those around them.

Fezeka Mavuso

Business Development Manager  –

The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative

Email: fezeka@citi.org.za,

Office: +27 21 361 0145

32 dedicated desks for tenants

Light, bright eventing space

20mbps MetroLAN

40-computer lab for training

Secure venue, on MyCiTi transport route

Physical and virtual tenants supported

People trained in 2016

Attendees at events in 2016

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Black-owned businesses: a large proportion youth – and/or women-owned.

Blog

TechWomen at Community Incubator: Barn Khayelitsha

Barn Khayelitsha recently hosted TechWomen, an international delegation of 40 of the world’s top women in tech. TechWomen’s purpose it is to develop and mentor aspiring young women from the community by providing them with opportunities and skills that they would not...

School Holiday Programme

This week (07 April 2015 – 11 April 2015) we ran the School Holiday program at The Barn Khayelitsha. We had lots of kids come through, and from Monday to Friday we taught them how to code. We taught them basic HTML and CSS, and the importance behind it. We showed them...

Unlocking Innovation and Technology Development in Khayelitsha

As seen on Business Day Live – 19 March 2015, City Vision – 19 March 2015, Cape Argus – 20 March 2015 and heard on air on Cape Talk Radio – 23 March 2015 18 March 2015 marked a breakthrough moment for the Western Cape and its entrepreneurs when the Premier cut the...

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