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Google is scaling up investment in Africa by laying fibre-optic cable, easing access to cheaper Android phones and training a workforce in digital skills as the US technology giant seeks to expand on the continent. “We laid about 1 000km of fibre in Uganda and we are busy

Google and partner Livity Africa have revealed a programme to train a million young Africans in digital skills in the next 12 months. The companies intend to provide training to

Google South Africa has launched virtual field trips, a campaign to help schools explore South Africa’s history without pupils having to leave the classroom. Classrooms can either join these field trips via a Google+ Hangout or watch a stream on YouTube

Search giant Google is to invest US$12m (R120m) in the Jasper Power Project, a 96MW solar photovoltaic plant in South Africa’s arid Northern Cape province. When completed, Jasper will generate enough electricity to power 30 000 homes and will be one of the largest solar installations in Africa. Google has committed

Internet penetration in SA, the continent’s economic powerhouse, is low compared to other leading economies in Africa due to high broadband cost and a lack of infrastructure, a study said Tuesday. According to the study, commissioned by Google SA, the country had 8,5m Internet users

If there is one company that does not have to throw alms from the gilded corporate carriage to the unwashed masses of small businesses out there, it is Google. Its very existence is already a potent form of small-business support. Yet the Internet juggernaut has recently stepped up its outreach to SA small businesses. Woza Online

Google has launched a new initiative to get SA small and medium-sized businesses online. Called Woza Online , it wants to allow businesses to create an online presence by building a website with minimal effort. Google launched the initiative in Pretoria on Thursday in conjunction

Google’s popular YouTube video service is now available in Zulu and Afrikaans. The SA version of the site, at, was launched in May 2010 and was the first localised YouTube edition in Africa. The Internet giant took the wraps off the Zulu and Afrikaans