Sundar Pichai

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
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 6, 2021

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

Investment focuses on enabling fast, affordable internet access, supporting start-ups.
Jan 29, 2021

Google commits US$10m to support Kenya’s economic recovery

Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai references company’s plan to establish fibre link along Africa’s West Coast to usher in more broadband.
Jul 27, 2018

Nigerians get free WiFi hotspots thanks to Google

As part of its effort to increase its presence in Africa's most populous nation, Google launches free WiFi hotspots in Nigeria.
Nov 3, 2017

Little time for Google Africa to reminisce

Company reflects on a decade of operation in Africa, but emphasises its progressive role in training people to compete in the digital economy.
Aug 2, 2017

Google to launch affordable smartphone for Nigeria market

Google hopes the smartphone will count towards its efforts to empower Africans through the internet.
Jul 28, 2017

Google announces Lagos on Street View, Launchpad Space

CEO Sundar Pichai makes one of several surprise announcements at 'Google for Nigeria' event.