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Nic Haralambous’s empire of the sock

NicSocks started as a unique and highly niche e-commerce business that focused on making and selling designer socks for men. But the business, started by Nic Haralambous, is now turning into a broader men’s fashion play as demand for clothing accessories catches up with global trends. Johannesburg-raised

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Maher quits Mxit for Kagiso Media

Mxit chief product officer Vincent Maher has left the social network, where he spearheaded the transition from feature phones to smartphones, and has been named as chief innovation officer at Kagiso Media. Maher, who co-founded Motribe with Nic Haralambous – the business was later sold to Mxit – will look after the development

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4Di Capital, Convergence in VC tie-up

Convergence Partners is the newest investor in 4Di Capital’s venture capital (VC) fund. The technology investment management firm, founded and controlled by businessman Andile Ngcaba, will be an equal limited partner in the fund alongside Reinet (the Rupert family) and E Oppenheimer & Son

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Imperial Holdings in mobile buy

JSE-listed Imperial Holdings has bought mobile technology start-up ForeFront Africa in a bid to enter the mobile telecommunications space. The company will form part of Imperial’s recently launched Resolve brand, whose name will change to Resolve Mobile

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SA online shopping comes of age

If I told you online shopping is the next big thing to hit South Africa, you might think I was living in 1995. So-called experts will tell you big brands like Amazon and Kalahari have the market sewn up. They have the scale, the supply chains and the deep pockets to dominate the market completely

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Motribe flipped to Mxit

Mobile messaging platform and social network Mxit has acquired Cape Town-based start-up Motribe for an undisclosed amount of money. Motribe was founded two years ago by Nic Haralambous and Vincent Maher and is 30% owned by local start-up investment firm 4Di Capital. Motribe, which employs eight

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Social discovery app explodes onto MXit

Since 4 March, a new social discovery app on SA social networking service MXit has attracted more than 400 000 users. And it’s already generating enough revenue to cover its costs. The app, called JudgeME, helps people meet each other by uploading photos and answering a handful of questions. Other users can guess

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