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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

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Authorities okay Takealot, Kalahari merger

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

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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

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David Frankel backs HelloPeter deal

Consumer advocacy website HelloPeter.com has been sold for an undisclosed amount, it announced on Wednesday. “The website has been acquired by a consortium of South African and global entrepreneurs, all with a highly proven track record in the global

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

Podcasts
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

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TalkCentral: Ep 113 – ‘Kalahot.com’

In this week’s episode of TalkCentral, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg talk about the merger of Takealot.com and Kalahari.com and what it means for South Africa’s e-commerce market. Also in this week’s podcast

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ParcelNinja tackles e-commerce logistics

A Johannesburg start-up has been launched to take charge of the storage and distribution needs of e-commerce companies in South Africa. ParcelNinja was formed when online shopping website Wantitall decided to take charge of its logistics infrastructure to improve its own service and delivery

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Kalahari, Takealot to merge

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