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Data Access for 2020

The University has partnered with Vodacom to provide data access through its network.

Staff and students who provided valid Vodacom numbers to the University are receiving 10Gb daytime and 20Gb night-owl data-bundles per month for use on selected URLs accessed through the Wits networkThis will cease at the end of December 2020, however students with extended academic programmes and deferred/supplementary examinations in January 2021 will be able to formally re-apply for data in January by contacting use the data, staff and students must have provided the University with a valid Vodacom mobile number and installed the CISCO AnyConnect Mobile Client VPN app on their device. (Please consult the device specific how-to guides below.)

Any queries or requests for assistance for existing staff and students should be directed to

Data can then be used to access approved URLs. Click on the tabs below to download the list of approved URLs/sites, and a comprehensive set of FAQs that explains how you can access the data:

How-to guides

Download and install the CISCO AnyConnect Mobile Client VPN app on your device.

When to connect to the VPN?

Remember that you will have to connect to VPN to access the Vodacom specific approved URL's listed on this page. You should disconnect from the VPN to access zero rated sites. Click here for a list of the zero rated sites.

New to Wits?

Newly registered students and newly employed staff will be contacted when they join Wits to provide their Vodacom telephone number in order to receive the data.

Students who do not reside within the borders of South Africa

The University is working on an alternative solution for students not residing in South Africa. Such students are requested to confirm their residence details by completing this form: in order to assist the University in finding the best solution.

Still experiencing problems?

Any queries or requests for assistance should be emailed to