End of the line for Kalahari brand

E-commerce website Kalahari was taken offline on Thursday night as Takealot said the merger between the two companies’ websites is now officially complete. The site’s expected closure

Is local e-commerce growing up?

Although online retail counts for less than 1% of South Africa’s total retail revenue, local e-commerce players are betting on a rapidly maturing market that is moving online with increasing confidence. According to a recent survey released by advisory firm PwC, the

Authorities okay Takealot, Kalahari merger

The competition authorities have approved the merger of two of South Africa’s biggest e-retailers. and said on Tuesday that their merger deal had been given the go-ahead by regulators. The decision was handed down on Monday, the

SA Newsmakers of 2014

Here they are, TechCentral’s South African Newsmakers of 2014. These are the individuals, in ascending order from five to one, who we believe were the most newsworthy in the technology and telecommunications space this year, for good reasons and bad. Also, check out our International Newsmakers

Duncan McLeod
Makro goes online locker, stock and barrel

Makro announced last week that it had entered into a partnership with Sasol to build e-commerce “lockers” on the fuel retailer’s forecourts. The lockers are not a new idea, having been pioneered in the US, UK and elsewhere by retailers such as Amazon and the Walmart-owned Asda, but it is

ZATS: Ep 317 – ‘Shopzilla attacks’

Brett Haggard and Andy Hadfield get together to talk about some big e-commerce deals, some start-up investment, some new gadgets and some leaky cloud services. Topics under discussion include the Kalahari, Takealot merger, First National Bank’s R3m donation to

Duncan McLeod
E-commerce foes click with merger deal

Two of South Africa’s biggest online retailers, and, surprised just about everyone this week when they announced plans to merge their operations. The proposed deal is surprising because, until now

Kalahari, Takealot to merge

Two of South Africa’s largest online retailers – and longstanding adversaries – have agreed to merge., owned by JSE-listed media and e-commerce group Naspers, will be folded into, the e-retailer that recently secured US$100m from investment firm

Gadgets & Reviews
Gobii IVP: Kalahari’s smartphone cheapie reviewed

The gobii IVP smartphone is the latest low-cost handset from Naspers-owned e-retailer The gobii IVP joins the gobii tablet and eReader products, which were launched late last year. The gobii IVP is an unassuming little smartphone and looks very generic by today’s standards. But it offers a range of features that will entice smartphone newcomers

Shoppers rate Kalahari SA’s top online store

Online shoppers are happiest with, a new survey has found. Research and consulting firm Columinate says Kalahari emerged as the clear winner in the survey, five points ahead of second-placed Yuppiechef

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