Orange Botswana, one of the country’s leading mobile network companies, has reaffirmed its commitment to empowering the less privileged and closing the digital gap that women and girls face.
A few weeks ago, the Tanzanian government approved the Electronic and Postal Communications (Online Content) law. This law simply meant bloggers and online media portals in Zimbabwe had to register and pay annual fees to keep running their websites. Another African country seems to be on the same train with Zimbabwe. The Ugandan government has declared a tax on Social Media, which is expected to begin in July 2018.
The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative is making enormous strides in Africa when it comes to helping the youth of the continent gain the relevant skills and requirements that are needed in the African job market. Ian Merrington, CEO of CiTi said: “South Africa faces an enormous unemployment problem while at the same time the economy is being constrained from growing at its full potential because of a shortage of appropriate skills. This is further exacerbated by a rapid change to our old economic model as the new digital economy becomes pervasive.”