What Amazon’s entry means for South Africa
/ 19 May 2024

What Amazon’s entry means for South Africa

The e-commerce giant will shake up the online retail sector – but it might take some time

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Interview: Takealot Group CEO on the Amazon invasion
/ 21 October 2023

Interview: Takealot Group CEO on the Amazon invasion

The chief executive of South Africa’s leading e-commerce company has called for an even playing field

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Online sales drive illegal trade in endangered African grey parrots
/ 26 July 2023

Online sales drive illegal trade in endangered African grey parrots

The birds, which are native to equatorial Africa, have been decimated by the international pet trade

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Amazon to eat Woolworths, Shoprite and Takealot lunch?
/ 27 February 2023

Amazon to eat Woolworths, Shoprite and Takealot lunch?

The pandemic may have disrupted the analogue business models of South African retailers to the online world. Amazon, unlike Walmart, is possibly an even bigger disruptor lying in wait

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Amazon may threaten SA retailers
/ 12 August 2022

Amazon may threaten SA retailers

Amazon plans to move into South Africa in 2023 and the world’s biggest online marketplace might give local companies a run for their money

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Digital financial services could fast-track UN SDGs
/ 27 May 2020

Digital financial services could fast-track UN SDGs

COMMENT The world is going through unprecedented challenges caused by a novel, rapidly transmitted coronavirus. Experts predict difficult times ahead with shrinking economies, loss of life and livelihoods and some structural changes — a new normal.  Change is afoot in Africa as governments work tirelessly to identify their most vulnerable citizens for emergency disbursements. Banks, […]