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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

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Shoppers rate Kalahari SA’s top online store

Online shoppers are happiest with Kalahari.com, 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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Big money in hunt for SA e-retail riches

Big companies are splashing unprecedented amounts of cash into e-retail in South Africa, with the likes of online merchandiser Takealot.com recently raising R1bn of investment for expansion in the country and sub-Saharan Africa, and Naspers ploughing R5,6bn into e-commerce around the globe

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SA e-commerce on cusp of boom?

Takealot made headlines last month when it secured about R1bn in funding from shareholder Tiger Global Management, an international investment firm. CEO Kim Reid told TechCentral when the deal was announced that Takealot is on an aggressive growth path in an effort to tap into what he called

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In R1bn deal, Takealot seeks e-dominance

US$100m, or over R1bn. That’s the amount South African e-commerce site Takealot has raised from Tiger Global Management, an international investment company, according to a report on US website TechCrunch. Takealot CEO Kim Reid CEO says Tiger Global has been a shareholder in Takealot since its inception

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Security crucial to SA’s online shoppers

MasterCard’s annual Online Behaviour Study, presented by World Wide Worx, has revealed that the availability of secure payment facilities is most critical to South Africans when they shop online. The study revealed that 90% of respondents cite the availability