According to new reports, social media giants, Facebook Inc. has moved its Johannesburg offices into new premises, creating a new home for the company to work with its partners to boost innovation and provide an African home for the Facebook culture. The new office will continue to provide support to Facebook advertisers, application developers and other key partners across the continent.
Facebook Executives Carolyn Everson, VP Global Marketing Solutions and Nicola Mendelsohn, VP EMEA, attended the launch of the new office together with Nunu Ntshingila; the Regional Director of Facebook in Africa. And the reason behind the moving is Facebook African growth accelerating rapidly.
Facebook established a direct presence in sub-Saharan Africa in 2015 and since then the number of people connected to the social networking platform has grown to 42% to over 170 million monthly active users, with 94% of them are using mobile to access the platform.
“Facebook is deeply committed to Africa, a mobile-first continent where 7 in 10 of all connected people use the platform,” Carolyn Everson said in a press statement.
Facebook says it sees growth of SMEs businesses that are driving economic development, companies that Facebook wants to help grow locally and regionally across the continent.
“Many people in Africa who are coming online for the first time, are unleashing new possibilities for people and SMEs businesses alike,” Carol said.
The Facebook team in Africa has grown alongside the number of people and businesses who use it and its ecosystem of developers, entrepreneurs and business partners, according to a report we attained.