Archive for the ‘South Africa’ category

Internet retailing increases by 25% in South Africa

Internet retailing continues to see growth in value terms across South Africa, according to a research by Euromonitor International.

How Alan Knott-Craig Jr is providing free Wi-Fi to townships

Alan Knott-Craig, of Project Isizwe, is partnering with governments to provide free public Wi-Fi, at a cost of only $0.09 per GB.

Start-up snapshot: Breaking down language barriers with translation app

How we made it in Africa poses five questions to the 25-year-old entrepreneur behind Aweza.

Why South Africa’s eTV founder is going mobile with TV streaming app

“If you want a pan-African mass medium, the only thing that is going to work is mobile.”

Why a South African law firm is accepting Bitcoin as a payment option

Thomson Wilks is now accepting the crypto-currency Bitcoin as a form of payment from its clients.

SABMiller and Coca-Cola Africa: Diversifying their fast-moving goods basket

SABMiller and Coca-Cola merger will create South and East Africa’s largest soft drinks bottling operation.

Two steps to kick-start South Africa’s economy

Adrian Saville, CIO of Cannon Asset Managers, looks at ways to boost the South African economy

VIDEO: Introducing coffee culture in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha township

The plan for a coffee shop was born from the desire to do something no-one else was doing.

South African financing firm sees opportunity in private education

Business Partners recently launched a dedicated education fund.

Meet the hard-working founder of South African footwear retailer Tekkie Town

Even though he is the majority shareholder of one of South Africa’s largest unlisted retailers, Braam van Huyssteen still works long hours.

TV white space broadband about to be commercialised in Africa, hints Microsoft

New white space technology could be a game-changer for internet access on the continent.

Why M-Pesa’s Kenya business model had to be altered for South Africa

Herman Singh explains why M-Pesa’s Kenyan model failed in South Africa in 2010, and why the revamped version will succeed.

South Africans need to ponder what ‘going to Africa’ means

Do South Africans truly believe theirs is just another African country?

Meet the Boss: Herman Singh, head of m-commerce, Vodacom

“We will look back at this time as the golden age for Africa; the time to have started businesses. The time to have been born and to be young.”

Everyone’s private driver: Uber discusses its business in Africa

Uber has launched its taxi app in South Africa and Nigeria.