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  • Google Invests $12 million in Northern Cape Solar Project

    May 31, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Google Invests $12 million in Northern Cape Solar Project

    Google announced today its first renewable energy investment in Africa: $12 million USD (103 million Rand) investment in the Jasper Power Project, a 96 megawatt solar photovoltaic plant in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.  Upon completion, Jasper...

  • South Africa: Google part of country’s first TVWS trial

    March 26, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Google part of country’s first TVWS trial

    Carlson Wireless has announced the launch of the first TV White Space (TVWS) trial in South Africa. Led by Google, the trial will test TVWS wireless broadband in ten schools across the Cape Town area. Carlson, the project’s equipment vendor, Google and...

  • 8ta launches free internet in South Africa

    November 13, 2012 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    Google and 8ta today at G-South Africa in Cape Town announced Free Zone powered by Google, which gives people access to mobile web search and feature-phone-friendly versions of Gmail and Google+ with zero data charges. The first page of a website linked from...

  • Luke Mckend: Seeing the potential in Africa

    February 11, 2011 • People, Top StoriesComments (2)

    Returning to South Africa after 12 years in the UK has been a genuinely positive experience for Luke Mckend, newly appointed Google SA Country Manager. Having officially taken up his position at the beginning of January, Mckend is excited about working with...

  • New head for Google South Africa

    October 1, 2010 • Top StoriesComments (2)

    Luke Mckend will join Google South Africa as Country Manager on 1 November 2010. Originally from South Africa, Luke has been with Google since 2006, working as an Industry Head in Google’s London office. In the UK he was responsible for managing a wide...