Facebook Opens First Office in Africa

Social Media giant, Facebook, has opened its first office in Africa to further the company’s commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally. According to the company the branch will be based in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, Facebook’s newest business office will be headed by Ogilvy veteran, Nunu Ntshingila, the company’s new Head of Africa.

Demand for online video soars in SA

South Africans are racing to adopt video and are watching more and longer rich media clips on smartphones, new research shows. According to research from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), locals recorded the second highest year-on-year increase in video consumption. The report, which is entitled ‘Mobile Video Usage: A Global Perspective’, says that SA increased…