Tuition Support

Digital Access Centres

The Directorate provides students with widened opportunities for accessing ICTs through contracting establishments within communities that have adequately functioning ICT infrastructures, such as computer facilities – these are referred to as Digital Access Centres. These facilities should have stable internet facilities, and include, but are not limited to printers, photocopiers, etc. The target group for such Digital Access Centres are students who reside in very remote rural areas, which are not at easy reach of Unisa’s regional centres.

Marketing and awareness

  • Students receive sms notifying them about the available Digital Access Centres in their immediate communities.
  • A list of available Digital Access Centres 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 Digital Access Centres in their regions.

Student access at the Digital Access Centres

An electronic student login system has been deployed at the Digital Access Centres to enable students to register their access (visits) when using the Digital Access Centres.  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 Digital Access Centres

  • 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 positive identification i.e. student card and/or ID Card or Passport to the Digital Access Centre Manager/Administrator on arrival at the Digital Access Centres.
  • The students must register their attendance online using the Digital Access Centres tool on MyUnisa to log their visits to the Digital Access Centre. 
  • This is to ensure efficient and verifiable information about each Digital Access Centre and the visits by each student.
  • The Digital Access Centres Manager/Administrator will assist students during the login process.
  • Each Digital Access Centres has its own private centre code to enable the student login.
  • The duration of a session is 2 hours per day. 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.
  • 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 Digital Access Centre. 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 Digital Access Centre.
  • The Digital Access Centres is an independent Contractor and operates for own risk and benefit and is not a UNISA owned Digital Access Centres. 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 Digital Access Centre:

  • 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

Digital Access Centres list

CENTER NAME

CONTACT PERSON

CONTACT DETAILS

PHYSICAL ADDRESS

Ndabendu Trading

Mr. Ndumiso Memela

ndabendu@gmail.com
073 887 7826

Shop-S 181,
Umlazi Mega City Mall,
Griffith mgxenge 50,
Umlazi

FSM Source of Success Youth Development

Mr. Matome Ramokati
Mr. Monyepao Chris

chrismthoka@yahoo.com
076 896 0161

Stand 0A29 Phelendaba Section,
Mokomene,
Ga-Ramokgopa

Siyafunda community Technology

Themba Itumi

smiley@siyafundactc.org.za
082 552 5946

72 Celtis Street,
Palm Ridge

Mamelodi Digital Center

Mr. Phuti Segoba
Ms. Maria Leduka

Phutisegoba0427@gmail.com
079 996 2738

18874 Tsamaya Avenue,
Mamelodi

Molomo wa Tau

Ms. Maryjane Raoano

maryjaneraoano@gmail.com
082 582 3825

Stand No 5,
Nobody,
Ga-Mothiba

Ntamunde Investments

Mr. Masango Ronald
Mr. Arnold Maluleke

ronald@nihs.co.za
081 871 9496

Phunda Maria road,
Nkuna shopping complex Saselamani,
Limpopo

Izipho zomphakathi

Mr. Siphiwe Blos
Mr. Zakhele Dladla

iziphozomphakathi@gmail.com
079 171 0328

1378 Ingwayuma Street Senaoane, Soweto

Equity point

Mr. Stephen Nkwana

equitypointsolution@gmail.com
065 994 2669

39 Cornelius Str Erasmus,
Bronkhorstspruit

Kwanzimakwe ICT Center

Mr. Themba Nkosi
Ms. Thabisile Jaca

ajaca3785@gmail.com

073 411 7755 / 082 444 0739

Kwanzimakwe Tribal Authority,
Izingolweni Harding

Tie Academy

Ms. Sindisiwe Mtsha

tieacademy@workmail.co.za
079 343 3346

21 Ayliff Street,
King Williams Town

SJ Smith Hostel Center

Ms. Thabisile Jaca
Mr. Nkosi Mkhize

ajaca3785@gmail.com
082 444 0739

Shop No: 01 Swinton Road,
Mobeni

Estcourt ICT Center

Ms. Thabisile Jaca
Mr. Nkosi Mkhize

ajaca3785@gmail.com

082 2041568 / 082 444 0739

Shop 14 Slades,
Arcade, 127 Albert Street,
Estcourt

Umnini ICT Center

Ms. Thabisile Jaca
Mr. Nkosi Mkhize

ajaca3785@gmail.com
073 845 6084

25 Pine Street

Thuso Service Center,
Ashley

Skylight Enterprise

Mr. Mali Mashinini

skylightcentre@gmail.com
082 354 7554

796 Lubisi Street,
Duduza

Kwahlwa Kwasa

Ms. Lusanda Twetwe

KwahlwaKwasa@yahoo.com
043 744 1688 / 078 503 5574

Braelyn Library Bengal road,
Braelyn Ext 10,
East London

SPK Development

Mr. Smanga Sanga

Sanelesamuel19@gmail.com
078 846 4113

34 corner King Shaka & Lindley Street
Kwa-Dukuza

Malope IT Solution

Mr. George Sefala

Malopeit@live.com
082 535 1782

No 7 Lepelle Crossing Mall,
Lebowakgomo

FAM Computers Internet

Mr. Fortune Maphapho

rammidit@gmail.com
072 687 5997

805 Rufus Seakamela Street,
Mokopane

Evolution Print and Founders

Mr. Stock Andries

Efb.register@gmail.com
078 664 6742

361 Joseph Street,
Thabanchu

WAFE Internet Services

Malibongwe Kase

info@wafeinternetservise.co.za
078 435 042
041 581 0442

Gqebera Enterprise Village, Cnr Heugh Road & Fountain Ave
Walmer
Port Elizabeth 6070

Bulamahlo Telecentre

Moipone Lesego

bulamahlo@tzaneen.co.za / comanelee@gmail.com

083 342 4505
082 752 6779

Stand no 30- 32
Makhubidung Village

Lesedi community learning centre

Stephen Nkwana

stephennkwana@yahoo.co.za

072 935 2737

41 Madiba Drive
Rethabiseng
1026

Last modified: 2022/08/03