Do you know that Africa is continually increasing its use of the Social Media, not only to connect to friends and relatives but also to engage in business relationships worldwide? According to a census conducted back 2011, 90% of the population has a mobile phone which has access to the Internet.
This enables its population to overcome the physical barriers which in the past, limits engagement in political and busin
One of the few politicians who keep an active Twitter account is Malusi Gigaba, who tweets on new developments and directly speaks to the people. The Facebook account of the presidency actively posts new information to its citizens as well. The availability of social media opened a unique opportunity to the post-1994 generation who are less motivated by the liberation struggles but are more driven by the current socioeconomic realities. This gave them a unique position to join in the global economy with the world as their market for products and services.
Now, here comes an African social media network for Africans. The FunAfrique speaks your language, understands your culture and appreciates your uniqueness. FunAfrique is a place where South Africans from all over the globe meet to create an online community where we are free to share exchange and create information for mutual edification. This is your place as well as mine because here, we create user-generated environment that is founded upon mutual respect.
Furthermore, FunAfrique makes use of cutting edge technology like web based and mobile technology to generate highly interactive platform where individuals as well as communities, corporations as well as small businesses can all share, discuss and co-create contents that will serve each one’s purposes.
Join FunAfrique today and meet your people, speak your language and feel right at home.
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