South Africa has become the seventh country to launch the Nepad e-Schools Demonstration project, with six schools gaining access to IT. 

President Thabo Mbeki launches the initiative today at Maripe Secondary School in the Mpumalanga town of Bushbuckridge.
South Africa follows Uganda, Kenya, Lesotho, Kenya, Rwanda and Egypt in launching the project.
Locally, the initiative is a joint venture between government, the Nepad e-Africa Commission and consortiums formed by HP, Oracle and Cisco.