Thursday, October 22, 2015

American tech learning centre opens in Cape Town

Mkhuseli khusi Veto
22 October 2015


The U.S Government and the City of Cape Town today have launched a Learning Centre called American Corner at the Central Library, Cape Town.

The first American Corner in Central Library was launched in 2008, The New American Corner is filled with state of the Art digital tools like iPad’s, Chrome Books, Mac Books, Digital Camera Video production equipment and High Speed Wi – Fi.

The U.S Consul General, Teddy Taylor said The U.S Consulate in Cape Town first established an American Corner in Central Library in 2008 under the name US@infoCentral.

In early 2015, the office of International Information Programs (IIP) at the U.S Department of State designated it as a Tier One American Space and invested over R3.5 million rand.

Meanwhile the Executive Mayor of Cape Town Patricia De Lille Acknowledged the American Corner as an Initiative that will equip Cape Town Residents with skills and Knowledge.

The City also set the goal of becoming the Digital Capital of Africa through internet and WiFi Services.



Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille Explained that It is indeed a pleasure for me to be here today as we launch this wonderful innovative space which will provide library users with a range of hi – tech tools and resources.


“As part of our undertaking to build opportunity city, we have committed to providing our residents in Cape Town to services to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills to enter the job market.” De Lile said.

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