Google scouts for tech talent in Africa to support continent’s first product development centre

Resource forms part of the company’s US$1bn investment in Africa’s digital transformation.
Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2022

Togo first in Africa to host Google's undersea cable Equiano

Cable is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2022.
Feb 22, 2022

Google to train 100 000 African software developers this year

emand for African developers peaked in 2021 against the backdrop of the global economic crisis and impact of the pandemic, says Google.
Feb 10, 2022

SA non-profits, SMEs get share of Google’s US$1bn fund

The multimillion-dollar investment enables local SMEs and non-profits to contribute to SA's digital economy.
Jan 26, 2022

Zimbabwean James Manyika to head up Google’s tech dept

Manyika spent nearly 30 years with global business and corporate advisory firm Mckinsey.
Dec 16, 2021

Google taps into Africa fund to back SafeBoda start-up

Represents first investment from the Africa Investment Fund.
Oct 18, 2021

Seacom bumps up IP network to 100Gbps

The upgrade comes as more submarine cables are expected to land on the African continent to boost connectivity.
Oct 8, 2021

Google earmarks US$3m to boost black-owned African start-ups

Fifty fledgling businesses selected from nine countries have access to the non-equity fund.
Oct 6, 2021

Google backs digital interest in Africa with US$1bn investment

Investment focuses on enabling fast, affordable internet access, supporting start-ups.
Jun 7, 2021

Google to offer SME growth programmes in Africa

The tech giant prepares to introduce a series of initiatives this month, to help boost the recovery of SMEs in Africa’s post-COVID-19 economy.
Apr 30, 2021

Developers, start-ups invited to apply for free Google programmes

Google opens applications for two annual initiatives: the Google for Start-ups Accelerator programme and Africa Developer Scholarship 2021.
Apr 6, 2021

After court defeat, Oracle maintains Google ‘stole’ Java

The Supreme Court rules Google did not commit copyright infringement against Oracle when it copied snippets of Java to build its Android OS.