Mpumalanga Mesh:Dissemination

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During the course of the project there have been a number of opportunities to present the events of Peebles to others. While some could be considered accidental if you examine these in line with the outcomes mapping you will see that many could be considered the 'love to sees'.

Print & Web


  • Associated Press Television News (APTN) - the first filming session that created the famous cantenna story and picture
  • BBC's Click technology program flighted the Tin cantenna story that created many opportunities locally for media exposure.
  • SABC - as a result of the BBC documentary, SABC3 flighted a news story about the cantenna


WSIS (Tunis) - Dwayne and Ajay presented on the IDRC stand about wifi and cantennas. The Meraka Institute was present on the South African stand presenting in part about FMFI.


Node being installed by community member
  • Lassy and the Can
    • Most widely used picture!
    • Appeared on the South African WSIS stand

Research Papers

Case study of mesh networking in a rural area in South Africa (Peebles Valley)