CIECT has been in communication with the Information Communication Services (ICS) Department, who have confirmed that iKamva is zero-rated.
The South African Government has negotiated with the four (4) leading Mobile Network Operators (namely Vodacom; MTN; CellC; and Telkom) in order to zero-rate all institutional Learning Management Systems (including iKamva) for as long as the national lockdown is in place.
NB: However, please note if you link/embed YouTube videos and other external websites from your iKamva module, students will require data (incur data costs). The zero-rate only applies to content and media that resides on the iKamva servers (e.g content uploaded to iKamva).
How can I embed a Youtube video within iKamva and avoid data costs?
If lecturers download a Youtube video OR create their own videos; Upload it into the ‘Course Resources’ section (iKamva); and insert (embed) video in the ‘Lessons eTool’, the students will not incur data costs.