Learner Support & Regions

Telecentre Community Outreach

In line with UNISA's Open Distance eLearning (ODeL) principles, the Tuition Support division of Directorate of Instructional Support and Services is responsible for establishing collaborative agreements with Telecentres throughout the country. (Telecentres are private facilities situated in various provinces across South Africa and are equipped with computers connected to the Internet, printers, photocopiers, scanners, etc.)

The purpose of this initiative is to reach out to the rural and remote students nationally by providing them with access to internet/computer facilities, for academic purposes.To ensure effective and efficient service, Telecentres have onsite administrators to assist students.

Marketing and awareness

  • Students receive sms notifying them about the available telecentres in their immediate communities.
  • A list of available telecentres is also published on the myUnisa website (following Learner Support  and Directorate: Instructional Support and Services (DISS) links).
  • Students may contact the regional service centres to enquire about the available telecentres in their regions.

Student access at the telecentres

An electronic student login system has been deployed at the telecentres to enable students to register their access (visits) when using the telecentre facilities.  All student access (visits) are registered electronically to ensure efficient and verifiable information about each telecentre and the access by each student.

Conditions for students using the Telecentre facilities

  • This benefit is only for registered Unisa students; no other person may use this benefit on behalf of any Unisa student.
  • Students should display a student card to the Telecentre Manager/Administrator on arrival at the Telecentre.
  • The students must register their attendance online using Telecentres tools on MyUnisa to log their visits to the Telecentres. 
  • This is to ensure efficient and verifiable information about each Telecentre and the visits by each student.
  • The Telecentre Manager/Administrator will assist students during the login process.
  • Each Telecentre have its own private centre code to enable the student login.
  • The duration of a session is 2 hours at a time whereafter the student needs to login in again. When leaving the centre students must ensure that they end their access session by clicking “End Session” button on the system.
  • Each student is allowed to spend a maximum of six hours per week.  The hours allocated per week per student must be used within a particular month, and will not accumulate nor carried over to another month.
  • Students should allow other students a chance to also access the internet on the same computers. For this reason, you will not be allowed to browse the internet/use the computer at any Telecentre without making prior bookings/arrangements.
  • If students browse the internet/use the computer for more than a maximum of six hours per week, students will be required to pay for the extra usage at a cost determined by the Telecentre. Should the student need more hours beyond what it has been allocated, she/he should write a motivation to the following email: CommTelecentre@unisa.ac.za to request for extended hours.
  • Students may visit Unisa's website to register online, and to access information on myUnisa, the library and any other information related to student’s studies at Unisa. A postgraduate Unisa student, however, will also be allowed to access information in relation to the research topic of his or her studies.
  • This benefit extends to internet access and general computer usage for academic purposes only; it is not applicable to the use of other services, such as telephone and fax usage, photocopying or any other service a student may require from the Telecentre.
  • The Telecentre is an independent Contractor and operates for own risk and benefit and is not a UNISA Telecentre. Students are therefore bound by the rules and regulations of the Service Provider, and students are expected not to contravene any of the rules and regulations given to students by the Service Provider.

Services

The following services may be accessed by the students at the telecentres:

  • typing of assignments
  • accessing myUnisa, including
    • downloading study material, including tutorial letters and study guides
    • submitting and tracking assignments and receiving assignment results
    • joining discussion forums
    • contacting lecturers
    • reading material posted by the lecturers
    • checking financial status at Unisa and paying fees using the credit card payment method
    • updating personal details
    • registering for additional modules during the registration period'
    • finding e-resources
    • checking examination timetable, changing exam venue and getting examination results
  • accessing myLife student e-mail account
  • accessing the online library
  • accessing Unisa’s Facebook page and Twitter feeds
  • searching for academic material (journals or articles) on the internet
  • accessing career and academic counselling services, using the link http://www.unisa.ac.za/counselling

Gauteng

Telecentre

Contact Details

Location

Rhirandzo Multi-Purpose Primary Cooperative

Kate Chipa

071 463 3554 / 012 711 3455

342 Austin Street
Renstown

Hammanskraal

Adelaide Tambo Development Centre

Norman Mnisi

072 372 4401

Corner Lesabe & Naheng Street
Wattville

Benoni

Tholulwazwi Skills and Development Centre

Thabiso Motaung

016 343 7635

Corner Makwe and Tshungu Street
Ratanda

Heidelberg

1st Ground Events Management & PR Solutions 122

Sinqobile Jele

073 687 5336

493 Mosiliki Section

Katlehong

MSAT cc

Peter Molekoa

011 068 9400

256 Kent Avenue
next to Brightwater Commons mall

Randburg

Siyafunda Community Knowledge Centre

Themba Itimu

011 904 2720

72 Celtis Street

Palmridge

Mamelodi Digital Centre

Ezrom Segoba

081 438 4795 / 012 801 6705

Spar Shopping Complex
Shop 14, Tsakane, Tsamaya RD

Mamelodi

Zishap ICT centre

Victus Ngobese

011 909 3705

Msomi Street
Maphanga Section

Katlehong

Equity Point NPC

Tshego Masego

072 935 2737

Equity Point NPC
25 Church street,

Opposite FNB

Bronkhorstspruit

Izipho Zomphakhathi Multi-skills

Zakhele Dladla

011 984 8817

1378 Ingwayuma Street
Senaoane

Soweto

Katlehong Resource Centre

Lehlohonolo Makgetha

011 860 5731

 824 Ramokonopi West

Katlehong

Lesedi Community Learning Centre

Mpho Mtsweni

071 694 0744 / 013 935 1241

305 SSB Complex
Section A, next to Baweze Primary School 

Ekangala

Riendzo Development NPC

Tyson Mathebula

078 469 8656

12169 Ivory Park, EXT 10,

Midrand

Skylight Enterprise PTY (LTD)

Mali Mashinini

082 354 7554

796 Lubisi Street

Duduza

Mpumalanga

Telecentre

Contact Details

Location

Klarineties ICT Centre

Eunice Nhlumayo

073 847 3919

1506 Klarinet, Ext 2

Klarinet

Mashishing ICT Centre

Malusi Ndlovu

082 844 4805

Jocklaan Street

Mashishing

Ogies ICT Centre

Sthembiso Sabela

060 407 1441

697 Vulindlela Street
Phola Location

Ogies

Sakhile Technology Centre

Bonisiwe Ntuli

072 275 0970

1209 CNR Hlongwane and Palmer Street
Sakhile

Standerton

Limpopo

Telecentre

Contact Details

Location

Bulamahlo Learning Project

Joyce Komana

082 752 6779 / 015 355 4610

Stand No 30 Makhubidung Village
Next to Doctor CN Phatudi Hospital
Shiluvana

Tzaneen

FAM Computer Internet Bar cc

Fortune Maphapho

072 687 5997 / 015 483 2506

805 Rufus Seakamela Street
Mahwelereng

Mokopane

Tiro Development Solutions

Matome Maponya

015 483 1117 / 072 239 2768

2184 Dudu Madisha Drive
Zone 1, Mahwelereng

Mokopane

Makwarela Primary School

Suzan Tshilidzi

071 540 2420

512 Block C Miluwani
Thohoyandou

Sibasa

Mohodi Telecentre

Piet Kobe

015 505 2345

Stand No: 646 Mohodi
Next to Mohodi Radio Station
Ga-Manthata

Manthata

Botlokwa Youth Telecentre

Confidence / Mosibudi

078 408 2497 / 063 739 3658

Stand No: 1154
Machaka Traditional Council Offices
Mphakane

Botlokwa

Motlhasedi Primary School

PA Komape

079 321 5828

Motlhasedi Primary School

Ga-Seleka

Molomo wa Tau Telecommunications

Mary-Jane Raoano

079 799 6198

Shop No: 05
Ramonyai Complex
Nobody

Ga-Mothiba

FSM Source of Success Youth Development

Thoka Monyepao

084 852 9357

Stand No: 1
Multipurpose Community Centre
Ramokgopa

Mokomene

KwaZulu-Natal

Telecentre

Contact Details

Location

Umzimkhulu ICT Centre

Yoliswa Mtshayelo

076 659 9326

3297 Cashbuild
Erf 729

Umzimkhulu

Loskop ICT Centre

Nqobile Mazibuko

082 626 7297

61422 Maqedandaba
Mangweni

Loskop

Kwamkhulu ICT Centre

Mancane Mkhabela

076 783 1265

Kwamncane Secondary School
Main Road
Mncane

Elandskop

Sakhisiwe Community Project

Lungisani Ndlovu

065 959 7591 / 031 829 9115

1106 Zazi Road
Clermont Clinic

Clermont

Bergville ICT Centre

Ncami Khumalo

082 366 6199

Bergville CBD ICT Centre
New Street

Bergville

Kwanzimakhwe ICT Centre

Nkosi Mkhize

073 411 7755

Kwanzimakwe Tribal Authority
Izingolweni, Harding

Kwanzimakwe

SJ Smith Hostel ICT Centre

Philani

071 766 3255

Shop 1, 20 Swinton Rd, Mobeni

Lamontville

Lindelani Technology Centre

Slindile Mdletshe

076 893 0483

Lindelani Complex, Dukuza Street

Ntuzuma

Estcourt Access Centre

Themba Nkosi

082 204 1568

Shop 14, Slades Arcade, 127 Albert Street

Estcourt

Kwadabeka Technology Centre

Dumisani Mkhize

084 708 7943

Shop 3, D Section, KK Hostel

Kwadabeka

Donnybrook ICT Centre

Samkelisiwe Ndlovu

073 994 7833

Newlands Centre, Main Road

Donnybrook

Dududu Technology Centre

Thobekile Ngcobo

083 542 9908

P77 Main road

Dududu

Bulwer ICT Centre

Muzi Phoswa

072 320 5021

Stavcon Centre, Main Road & Cecil Street

Bulwer

ISO Le Adams child welfare Society

Nobuhle Nxumalo

076 893 4355 / 031 900 5011

D995 Sheleni Road, Adams Mission

Amanzimtoti

Kwamashu  ICT Centre

Mduduzi Mbuyazi

082 531 9225

1357 Magwaza Rd

Kwamashu

Umnini ICT Centre

Sihle Cele

073 845 6084

Thusong Service Centre, 25 Pine Street, Ashley

Umnini

SPK Development Institute

Senele Sanga

073 877 0146

34 corner King Shaka and Lendley Streets, Old Candlelight Nursery College, Next NYD Centre

Kwadukuza (Stanger)

Senzokuhle ICT Centre

 

 

Eastern Cape

Telecentre

Contact Details

Location

Kwahlwa Kwasa Multimedia Centre

Lusanda Twetwa

078 503 5574

Braelyn Library Extension 10, Bengal Road

East London

TIE Academy

Sandisiwe Mtsha

079 343 3346

21 Ayliff Street, next to Hyundai Motors

King Williams Town

Wafe Internet Services

Malibongwe Kase

078 435 0421

9th Avenue, Cnr Heugh Road & Fountain Avenue, Walmer Enterprise Village, Shop 15, Walmer

Port Elizabeth

FREE STATE

Telecentre

Contact Details

Location

Ntataise Trust

Dikeledi Tshela

056 343 0034

Ntataise Trust, Erf 1617, Rammulutsi

Viljoenskroon

Evolution Print & Internet

Stok Andries

078 664 6742

1060 Ratau Extension

Thaba-Nchu

New Lovelife Trust

Mokone Mokoena

011 523 1000 ext. 1266 / 082 426 1977

146 Hospital street

Botshabelo

Lesedi Telecentre

Elias Mofokeng

076 461 8602

2264 Makoko Hlahane Street
Phiritona

Heilbron

Western Cape

Northern Cape

Telecentre

Contact Details

Location

Lobster Communications

Morena Mohale

078 397 5522 / 053 872 2644

776 Cnr Letsholo & Mathanzima str, Tlhokomelo

Galeshewe

Harvitex

Tshepo Moitse

053 874 7022

SMME Village, Unit5, Corner Hulana & Tyala Street

Galeshewe

Last modified: 2018/05/09