Monday, 13 July 2015

Facebook opens its first African Office in South Africa

Just before the Facebook internet.org was established in southern Africa, Facebook has opened its first African Office which will focus on the African continent.

Facebook with having over 120 million users in the African continent has opened it first office in Johannesburg which is the countries biggest city well know as "EGoli ,the city of Gold" which is well known for its mining. The purpose of Facebook building its first office in the African continent was to focus much more on the emerging markets of Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa.

According to Facebook 20% of the African population has internet access which is believed to reach 50% by the year 2020 as big companies and other network operators are working together to bring developments in the African continent which will boost the levels of internet access in the continent.

Facebook has also joined hands with Cell C which is the leading telecom company in bringing developments which will boost the project of improving the levels of internet access in the continent.

By certain calculation it has been estimated that 80% of South Africans access the internet through a mobile phone while the remaining use Personal Computers.

Facebook has seen Africa as the biggest investment opportunity which they believe as having the potential of reaching over 1 billion users because currently the African continent has over 100 million users out of a remaining 1 Billion potential users who hardly have internet access. The new Facebook of will be lead by Nunu Ntshingila-Njeke who will overseer the success of the development.

This is a big development plan by facebook in the African region and believed to bring a huge global impact to the African continent and will it work as they have planned.

Sifiso Nkwanyana

Author & Editor

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