Building Websites that Work in Africa

It is interesting that sometimes it’s not the most robust and well designed solutions that get picked up by consumers. Great design of course is something of great importance when designing a piece of software, an app or a website. And clients will gravitate to well designed (graphically, not in terms of user experience), well […]

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Two recently launched web startups from South Africa

More and more tech startups are coming up across Africa, fuelled by growing interest in tech, innovation and startups in Africa from all over the world, and an increasing realisation of major opportunities online, Africans are finding new grounds to conquer online, on mobile and other tech business areas. Today, let’s take a look at […]

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A Nigerian, Kenyan & South African Web Comic

Digital online publishing presents some great opportunities for African content creators and creatives. The digital/online medium presents a way around the all too often lengthy and costly publishing process associated with publishing a print version of the work. And so without much ad0 here’s a pick of three web comics we found interesting from Nigeria, Kenya […]

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3 Stylish Online Stores in Kenya… and 1 from Nigeria

Umba Umba aims to provide affordable, modern housewares and accessories for living spaces in Kenya. Umba seeks modern home designs that are clever and in the moment. Our designs are spare and simple with great attention to detail as well as being smartly priced so that we can all have them. The only attitude you’ll […]

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A Case for e-learning & Virtual Learning in Africa

This is a guest article by Gossy Ukanwoke, founder of Student Circle Network, an online learning startup. With the explosion of web 2.0 tools and platforms, e-learning came to the stage where teachers, students and institutions could collaborate over the web, manage learning, admissions, teaching and testing amongst other things through a single web portal. […]

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5 Cool African eCommerce Websites

1. Kalahari Naspers owned Kalahari.com is the market leader in South African e-commerce. Established in 1999, kalahari.com is SA’s largest online retailer of millions of books, eBooks, eReaders, music, DVDs, games, cameras & electronics! A pioneer in the South African e-commerce industry, the company offers unequalled customer choice and service. With the emergence of the marketplace, […]

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Buy Africa on TrueBranches

We continue our feature on the e-commerce startup started by a Nigerian in the USA, TrueBranches. This time we focus on the Buy Africa unit of TrueBranches. The Buy Africa unit at TrueBranches is dedicated to showcasing Africa’s abilities to the world apart from our natural resources by  facilitating trade of non-oil exports. This is in […]

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Africa: Opportunity Awaits

(by Muchiri Nyaggah & Niti Bhan from Semacraft. Semacraft is a research and consulting company that focuses on Africa and things digital in Africa) I looked up a Nairobi-based digital strategist Mark Kaigwa last month, smart and insightful, he’s become a voice to listen to on East African social media and internet marketing affairs. Mobile […]

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BrandsEye takes Gold at National Services Seta Competition

BrandsEye, the Online Reputation Management (ORM) service, has been awarded Marketing Organisation of the Year (in the small business category). On Thursday 24, February, a team from BrandsEye attended an elaborate awards ceremony at Gallagher Estate, hosted by the Services Seta, and sponsored by Business Day, MTN Business and eTV News. At the event, BrandsEye […]

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Learn how to make any African food online

Africa is rich in culture.And part of that culture is great food. Africa Food TV is a website where you can learn how to make African delicacies from different cultures around Africa. The site not only provides recipes for the foods but you can learn visually from their neat videos that give you step by […]

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