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South Africa is in­creas­ingly on the radar of ma­jor US tech com­pa­nies, with Face­book open­ing its Africa of­fice in Johannesburg in June and ac­com­mo­da­tion book­ing plat­form Airbnb’s CEO, Brian Ch­esky, of­fi­cially launch­ing the ser­vice in SA on 27 July. Over the last 12 months, the num­ber of peo­ple stay­ing in ac­com­mo­da­tion booked though Airbnb in SA has in­creased by 257%. Ch­esky is bullish on the growth po­ten­tial for Airbnb in SA – let’s hope the new visa rules play along.

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