Trade & industry minister Ebrahim Patel has effectively shot down requests by online traders to allow unfettered e-commerce in South Africa, saying doing so would be seen to be “unfair competition”.
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The continued ban on unfettered e-commerce, and a possible extension of this ban beyond next Friday, is “incomprehensible”, according to Takealot.com CEO Kim Reid.
E-commerce players hoping for an immediate lifting of restrictions preventing the online sale and delivery of non-essential products to consumers have been dealt a harsh blow by trade & industry minister Ebrahim Patel.
Kim Reid, CEO of South Africa’s largest online retailer, Takealot.com, has made an impassioned plea to government to allow unfettered e-commerce and food delivery as soon as possible.
Picture essay | Takealot.com, the online retailer controlled by Naspers, has officially launched its flagship customer collections point on the New Road Bridge in Johannesburg.
The late Monday afternoon announcement that online fashion retailers Spree and Superbalist would merge ought not to have caught anyone unawares. Both e-commerce players are already majority owned by Naspers: it owns