e-commerce

Amazon’s launch in South Africa reinforces the country’s position as an investor-friendly destination

The recent launch of Amazon.co.za in South Africa goes far beyond providing customers in the country with a new online experience. While retail and...

SOUTH AFRICA’S ROAD TO RECOVERY GETS A BOOST AS AMAZON INVESTS IN CAPE TOWN

While the city of Cape Town makes progress to rebuild damage to property and many UCT students returning back to the university following displacement...

Support Local Business During Lockdown

It is back to business for some as the nationwide lockdown gradually moves down a level with strict restrictions still in place. As the...

Google Africa sets up mentorship programmes for tech designers, entrepreneurs

Google Launchpad and Google Play South Africa were launched in November 2017 to boost African technology start-ups and develop a unique African design aesthetic. CD...

Shopping online in South Africa

South Africans love to shop, and more and more are doing it online, logging on to buy everything from books to wine to electronic equipment. Here's a roundup of the most popular SA shopping websites - and links for those who want to hunt down the lesser known ones.

Africa has huge growth potential for e-commerce

South Africa is the fourth fastest growing digital economy in the world, according to the Digital Evolution Index. And significantly, all four of the African countries measured – South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and Egypt – are fast moving towards digital evolution. This spells good news for e-commerce.

How Africa tweets

Johannesburg and Cairo are the most active on Twitter, according to new research by Portland Communications. English, French and Arabic are the most common languages, accounting for over 75% of all tweets on the continent. But African languages, notably isiZulu, Swahili, Afrikaans and isiXhosa, are making an increasingly strong showing.

Internet economy ‘2% of SA GDP’

South Africa's internet economy contributes 2 percent to the country's gross domestic product, according to a new study. Moreover, this contribution is rising by around 0.1 percent a year, meaning it should reach 2.5 percent by 2016.

MasterCard Mobile comes to South Africa

MasterCard has partnered with local mobile-centric financial services company Oltio to bring MasterCard Mobile to the South African market, expanding the platform for online shopping in the country.

Gap sets up shop in South Africa

Gap Inc. opened two stores in South Africa this week as the global retailer set up a base for expansion into the continent - and said it expected more retailers to enter the country in the next few years as the local retail sector matured.