FACEBOOK TO SET UP HEADQUARTERS IN SOUTH AFRICA.

FACEBOOK  HAS OPENED IT”S  FIRST OFFICE IN JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA.

WITH 1 BILLION PEOPLE LIVING IN AFRICA.THE GOAL IS TO CAPITALIZE ON AFRICA’S 200 MILLION USES OF WHICH 60  PERCENT IS ALREADY FACEBOOK USERS.

51 YEARS OLD NUNU NTSHINGILA WILL LEAD FACEBOOK’S HEAD OFFICE IN JOHANNESBURG,SOUTH AFRICA.

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The South African Office will work with countries across Africa .FACEBOOK has 120 million users in Africa ,with 80  percent of those   connecting via mobile.
Africa is a mobile first continent with  many accessing the internet  through cellphone features. Cheaper handsets,data plans and  improved internet connections means that Facebook Twitter and other services can reach  both the growing number of middle class users as well as remote villagers.

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“Mobile is not a trend.  It is the fastest development in communication we’ve ever seen. This couldn’t be more true in Africa where so many people are mobile – only,” said Nicola Mendelsohn Vise president for FACEBOOK in Europe,  the Middle East and Africa.

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IF YOU HAVE FAMILY MEMBERS LIVING ACROSS THE DIASPORA. THEN YOU MOST LIKELY USE FACEBOOK TO STAY IN TOUCH.
“Africa is important to FACEBOOK  because small and medium size businesses are a huge driving force for economic growth and it is easy to set up a business page because of ALREADY personal use.

By  Isabelle Doll Ngcobo
International Correspondent

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