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  • Naspers has appointed Phuthi Mahanyele-Dabengwa as CEO, South Africa.

    Naspers appoints new CEO

    July 3, 2019 • People, Southern AfricaComments Off on Naspers appoints new CEO

    On 3 July 2019 Naspers, a global internet group, announced the appointment of Phuthi Mahanyele-Dabengwa to the global Naspers management team in the position of CEO, South Africa. Mahanyele-Dabengwa will report directly to Bob van Dijk, Group CEO of Naspers....

  • Naspers invests in South African tech start-up, SweepSouth

    June 20, 2019 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Naspers invests in South African tech start-up, SweepSouth

    On Thursday, 20 June 2019, Naspers Foundry announced its first deal, with a $2.4 million investment in South African tech startup, SweepSouth. The startup is an online cleaning services platform that connects clients to trusted and reliable domestic cleaners....

  • OLX shuts down offices in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya

    OLX shuts down offices in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya

    February 7, 2018 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on OLX shuts down offices in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya

    On 6 February 2018, it emerged that OLX, an African e-commerce platform, has shut down all its offices in Africa except the one in South Africa. The company, which is owned by Multinational media group and investor Naspers, has thus shutdown operations in...

  • DHL and MallforAfrica partnership to sell goods to US customers

    R960 million investment by Naspers into Takealot Online.

    April 11, 2017 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on R960 million investment by Naspers into Takealot Online.

    In 2015 Tiger Global and Naspers originally  invested into Takealot for the first time. Now after the second investments the potential that the South Africa e-commerce market has is clear according to Takealot who have used the initial invest to grow into a...

  • Print is dead – not according to Jeff Bezos

    August 7, 2013 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Print is dead – not according to Jeff Bezos

    US technology entrepreneur and founder and CEO of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos, has reportedly purchased iconic American newspaper, the Washington Post, for $250 million. Reports claim the offer has been accepted by the 135-year-old newspaper’s long-time owners,...

  • Naspers Internet head dies

    June 25, 2012 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Naspers Internet head dies

    Antonie Roux, the head of MIH and Naspers’ Internet operations, has died. A Media24 report said Roux passed away on Sunday in Germany following cancer surgery. His career at Naspers spanned twenty years. At the time of his passing, Roux had established...

  • Former Google exec to preside over Tech Demo Africa

    April 12, 2012 • Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Former Google exec to preside over Tech Demo Africa

    Former head of Google South Africa and current CEO Ecommerce Platforms South Africa at MIH Internet, Stephen Newton, will chair the forthcoming Tech Demo Africa(TDA), hosted by IT News Africa and its partners on 17 April at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in...

  • Knott-Craig Jnr buys MXit

    September 22, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    Alan Knott-Craig Jnr, former head of iBurst and son of former Vodacom CEO Alan Knott-Craig Snr, has purchased popular social messaging platform MXit through his start-up investment firm World of Avatar. The value of the acquisition has not been disclosed. As...