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Everything announced at the first Google for South Africa event

Google held the first Google for South Africa event on 7 November 2019 after previously holding 3 Google for Nigeria events. Here is everything announced at the event.

Google announced a free Wi-Fi service for the Cape Flats

Google South Africa has announced the launch of Google Station in the Cape Flats. This means community members will have access to free, high-quality wifi at over 109 sites in the Cape Flats.

We should data-proof our children

We street-proof our kids. Why aren’t we data-proofing them? The growing presence in classrooms of computers, devices and the Internet raises concerns about children’s privacy and data collection by large corporations like Google.

Google clamps down on predatory personal loan apps

Google has published new guidelines for personal loan apps that want to be available via its Play Store. Among some of the notable terms is that apps that require full repayment within 60 days or less will be banned.

Google to teach South African learners computer science fundamentals

Google has announced the launch of its CS First programme in South Africa. It is a programme aimed at equipping 30,000 South African learners with the fundamentals of computer science.

Regulating Big Tech is hard

Governments are attempting to regulate tech giants, but the digital disruption genie is already out of the bottle. Regulating Facebook, Google and Amazon is hard given their bewildering complexity.

Gaming is transforming entertainment

As Internet connectivity has improved and hardware becomes faster, the gaming industry has not only kept pace but truly transformed entertainment and commerce with immersive experiences that have millions around the world hooked and paying up.