Nice guys, shoot down a project based on your assumption that no QoS/shaping type rules would be implemented. Do you really think they are just going to stick a few Mikrotiks on poles and pray for the best? Really?
Knowing they have actually been speaking to wireless specialists to manage the network I would suspect the tender went out and was awarded to a company that is at least semi-competent. For those of you who are not aware this ties in to the CoCT fibre project and I understand they will also use DFA fibre for backhaul to main nodes.
There is actually a pricelist on the CoCT website for their various fibre and wireless offerings and if memory servers me correctly the schools can get a 20Mbps business grade link for something like R8k per month. That is synchronous and has a full service component with SLAs AFAIK. I suspect there are also subsidies linked to this as well, so I doubt public schools would even pay that amount if anything, probably just the private schools if they wanted to use this service.
I know http://sent.org.za/ submitted to the RFP, but as I said I am not sure if and to whom it was awarded.
The idea is to use schools and municipal points as nodes for further breakout, eg free wifi hotspots - MANAGED free wifi hotspots.