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Do South Africans Know How Facebook Collects Their Data?

South Africa is one of 10 countries that have no idea how their data is collected by Facebook, says security provider NordVPN. In April of 2018, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that the social network collects data from people online...

How Facebook is Intervening in the Upcoming Elections in South Africa

COVID-19 has shown us the power of technology to help people and solve problems. We’ve also seen people using our apps more than ever, to stay connected with family and friends fostering communities even during challenging times. This is how...

6 Ways Facebook is Helping Protect Zambia’s 2021 Elections

Today, Facebook outlined the steps it is taking to help protect the integrity of Zambia’s general elections on its platforms. The southern African country is expected to go to the polls on Thursday 12 August 2021 for general elections...

Facebook Increases Transparency for Political Ads in South Africa and Zambia

Starting June 29 2021, Facebook will launch enforcement on ads about elections or politics in Zambia and South Africa. As a result, anyone running ads about political figures, political parties, the election or “Get out the vote” campaigns must go...

14.3 Million South African Facebook Users Implicated by Data Breach

On April 3, Business Insider uncovered how more than 530 million Facebook users personal information had been made publicly available in an unsecured database – this included names, email addresses, and phone numbers. And now, VPN provider Surfshark has revealed that...

Facebook Launches Climate Science Information Centre in sub–Saharan Africa

Facebook has launched its Climate Science Information Centre to sub–Saharan Africa, beginning with South Africa and Nigeria. This is expected to be part of the social platform's "commitment to connecting people to accurate, expert advice and information about global developments...

Facebook Launches JoziPlug – a Community City Guide

Facebook has officially launched JoziPlug - its first Community City Guide on the African continent. The Johannesburg edition of the initiative has been compiled and co-created by local Facebook Groups featuring unique and inspiring content about the city. The JoziPlug...

Facebook Opens New HQ in Nigeria

Facebook has officially opened its new HQ in Nigeria - marking the platforms second office on the African continent. Aimed at supporting the entire Sub-Saharan Africa region, the office is expected to become operational in H2 2021 and will be...

Only 44% of South Africans are Optimistic about the Future of their Business

To lay bare the scale of challenges small businesses are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to understand their ongoing challenges and areas for further support, Facebook published the Global State of Small Business Report. Compiled in partnership with the...

Facebook Selects 12 Africans to Join its Community Accelerator Programme

Facebook has announced that 12 African community leaders have been selected to join the Community Accelerator, a six-month programme that aims to equip communities with the training, mentorship and funding they need to grow. As part of the global Facebook...
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How is technology revolutionizing payment reconciliation for retailers?

As retailers expand into mid-market and beyond, the manual reconciliation of payments becomes increasingly complex and costly. With hundreds...
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