Google to help African SMEs get back on their feet

The company sets aside millions of rands for a COVID-19 response grant focusing on education, small businesses and jobseekers.


Digital skills programme seeks innovative marketers

Digify Africa is looking for South Africa’s next great digital marketers who will participate in its three-month Digify Pro digital skills programme.


Facebook creates multimillion-rand grant for SA small business

The social media giant says the grant will assist local companies with cashflow in an effort to stimulate the COVID-hit economy.

Aug 13, 2020

Facebook ramps up artificial intelligence to detect hate speech

The latest data from the social media company shows AI helped it detect 95% of the hate speech it removed between April and June.

Jul 15, 2020

African leaders selected for Facebook community accelerator

The social media giant welcomes 12 community leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa to its first community accelerator, with six of them from SA.

Jul 14, 2020

Over 3.4bn people to use social networks by 2023

By 2023, 44% of the global population will use social networks, with the evolution of smartphone tech driving new iterations on old ideas of social media.

Jul 3, 2020

Facebook admits to another damning data flaw

The company fixes a flaw that allowed third-party app developers to collect users’ personal information after authorised access to the data had expired.

Jun 17, 2020

Opportunities are in digital space, SA youths advised

To survive in this rapidly-changing landscape, the strategy for youth should be innovation and digital transformation, say two senior execs.

Jun 17, 2020

Facebook consolidates digital literacy programmes in Africa

The social media company launches “My Digital World”, an initiative designed to equip the youth with digital skills needed to navigate their safety and privacy online.

Jun 11, 2020

TikTok changes the social media rules in South Africa

Despite warnings that it is a breeding ground for predators, new kid on the block TikTok takes South Africa’s social media space by storm.


Facebook to review content policy after Trump backlash

The social media giant looks to review potential options for handling violating or partially-violating content.

Jun 4, 2020

‘We no longer recognise Facebook,’ say early employees

The employees write an open letter addressing Facebook’s leadership about the decision not to act on US president Donald Trump’s inflammatory posts.

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