Khayelitsha Bandwidth Barn
As South Africa’s only township-based tech hub, the Khayelitsha Bandwidth Barn is a key enabler of inclusive innovation, supporting entrepreneurs and organisations creating products and services for township economies.
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.
32 desks for member
entrepreneurs and hot desks.
Event space for workshops, talks, networking events.
40-computer lab for training + gaming centre
Secure venue, on MyCiTi transport route
CiTi launched the I-CAN Play Centre in July 2018 at the Khayelitsha Bandwidth Barn, an initiative of the Western Cape Government, in partnership with Lenovo and VS Gaming. The Centre is open Tuesday to Saturday for gaming, with regular tournaments organised for youth in Khayelitsha, with support available for new gamers to improve their digital skills. Come game at the Khayelitsha Barn!