digiTAAL is a six-phased programme designed by ARC. The name digiTAAL is a conjunction of two words namely; Digital and Taal. The word Taal finds its origins from Dutch/Afrikaans word to mean ‘language’. In the mid-90s, the slang word ‘Taal’ was introduced and used in Gauteng Townships such as Soweto, Soshanguve, Mamelodi, Alexandra, etc. It is for this reason that we strive to redefine a new digital media language that is tailored for a South African audience.
The primary aim of the programme is the capacitate rural SMMEs and NGOs with ICT skills and propel them to access business opportunities within both public and private sector.