The South African government is planning on supplying disadvantaged matric learners with HD TVs.
The Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA) posted a tender seeking suppliers for 100,000 locally made 32-inch TVs for matric learners who receive social grants.
In the tender statement, USAASA said the purpose of these TVs is to assist with assisting poor learners in accessing virtual classrooms and SABC learner content so they can keep up with their work.
“It is in this context that USAASA is proposing to intervene through the rollout of IDTVs to the approved indigent households with Grade 12 learners first. This is to ensure that the agency fulfills its mandate whilst also providing a solution for the most vulnerable Grade 12 learners,” it said.
UASSA explained that the TVs will be distributed to learners who meet the qualification criteria and apply through the Post Office.
The TVs are required to be 32-inch in size, HD LED panel, built-in digital tuner, built-in speakers, and a remote control including sealed batteries.
The tender outlined that 111,004 learners are already in line to receive free TVs.