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Spoek Mathambo Tapped For Vodafone's 'Firsts Initiative'

Tapped to participate in Vodafone's 'Firsts Initiative,' Spoek Mathambo recorded with musicians in three communities around SA.


Expect a new first on the horizon from the always incredible Spoek Mathambo. As a part of Vodafone's's inaugural "Firsts Initiative," Spoek is involved in a project that saw him collaborating with musicians from three communities around South Africa. In keeping with Vodafone's "firsts" theme, the SA-wide collaborative endeavor turns out to be unexplored musical territory for the afro-futurist renaissance man known for playing a mean game of musical chairs. Using cloud mobile technology from Vodacom to upload the recordings, Spoek was able to share the series with a studio team back in Cape Town who were then tapped to turn the "field recordings" into a unified song. Watch Spoek discuss the project below.

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Twitter Set to Build New Africa Headquarters in Ghana

According to Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO and co-founder, their new Africa headquarters will be in Ghana — beating strong contenders such as South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.

Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO and co-founder, has reportedly announced that the social networking service will be basing its new Africa headquarters in Ghana. The announcement was shared, earlier today, on Twitter's own blog and via Dorsey's personal account. Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo quickly confirmed the news, stating that Ghana welcomed the announcement and the confidence reflected by the giant social media company's choice of country.

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