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[LISTEN] DotAfro: A safe space for black people online

| 'DotAfro' is the first pro-black social networking site, which aims to embrace diversity.

CAPE TOWN - Mandisa Khanyile and Tumelo Baloyi have founded a social network for the black community with no censorship, and it's called DotAfro.

Baloyi says pro-black does not mean anti-white, adding that the platform allows individuals that have been blocked from Facebook for apparent hate speech to voice their opinions without being censored.

Khanyile explains what DotAfrica is all about: "We are closest to Facebook. We are specific to the African market, not just South Africa. Our founders are all South Africans. What we are trying to create is a platform that specifically speaks to people of colour. None of the other platforms speak to us correctly. Yes, our users are there, but the content on some of those sites are very anti-black. We decided to create a safe space for black people online."

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