LL - Tech Academy


The LL-Tech Academy is a Cisco Networking Academy  providing hands-on hardware repair, networking and programming training. 

It offers tailor-made solutions  the following training programs:

Training of  It repair entrepreneurs: This is a nine months Training and business incubation programme which trains unemployed IT-passionate youths from disadvantaged backgrounds  to become IT (computer, cell phones, tablets, printers) technicians, in-kind start-up capital and value-added support to become successful IT repair entrepreneurs.  This  program is 100% free and admission is done through calls for application on our website, facebook page and newspaper.  The next intake will be announced soon. 

Other courses we offer

The following certificate courses are also offered at the Academy at subsidized costs:  

Certificate courses

Cisco courses

CCNA Routing and Switching

 CCNA Security

Networking Essentials

 lT Essentials

 Academy Fundamentals

CompTIA courses

CompTIA A+ Certification

CompTIA Network+ Certification

CompTIA Security+ Certification

CompTIA Server+ Certification

Google courses

Google Analytics Certification



Training of grassroots IT Specialists


The Eastern Cape is the poorest province in South Africa, with 36% of its households surviving on social grants as main source of income (Statistics South Africa, 2017). The disruption in the labour market brought about my Information and communication Technology and automation is causing many jobs to disappear and anchoring the cycle of poverty. Graduate unemployment in South Africa is on the rise, whereas there is a high skill shortage in fields such as Information Technology 

The LL-Tech entrepreneurship program presents a unique opportunity for  South African youths in disadvantaged communities to develop IT skills, create businesses and generate wealth.

This April,  GLLI launched the recruitment of the inaugural batch of the LL-Tech Academy.  Out of hundreds of application from around Mthatha, 15 youths were selected to attend the interviews and tests. 

Six candidates made it into the Academy this year.