SoLoMo: the glorious intersection of social, location and mobile that was going to superpower hyperlocal search and prove to be the holy grail, allowing retailers and other businesses to attract an army of smartphone-wielding customers. Pretty exciting stuff, especially during an economic downturn, right? In my opinion, quite the contrary.
By Vanessa Clark 23 Jan 2013 11:54
More than half of Africa's one billion population has a mobile phone - and not just for talking. The power of telephony is forging a new enterprise culture, from banking to agriculture to healthcare. Africa has experienced an incredible boom in mobile phone use.
By Richard Firth 18 Mar 2013 11:14
According to a report on Bulawayo 24, Shoprite has quit trading in Zimbabwe after the retail outlet was closed down on Monday.
19 Sep 2013 08:03
Turnover at Pick n Pay's Zimbabwean joint venture TM Supermarkets grew by 5% during the quarter period to the end of June as the supermarket chain continues to boost its presence in the country by adding more outlets.
By Tawanda Karombo 16 Aug 2013 12:56
African markets to the northern parts of SA are proving lucrative for local fruit and vegetable retailers, with business accounting for at least 10% of turnover for the sector.
By Shannon Sherry 16 Aug 2013 11:15
Some people seem to think that South Africa is the king of oddities and curiosities, particularly when it comes to the many schemes aimed at fleecing unsuspecting and gullible consumers of their money. But there are oddities all over Africa and there just as many crooks, thieves and scammers in other parts of Africa as there are in South Africa.
By Paddy Hartdegen 4 Jul 2013 12:25
Spark ATM Systems, South Africa's independent Automated Teller Machine (ATM) deployer, has expanded into Africa through the establishment of Spark ATM Systems in Zimbabwe, in partnership with CBZ Bank Limited, Zimbabwe's largest retail bank.
21 May 2013 16:23
Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, a telecommunications company listed in Zimbabwe, is to extend its footprint into South Africa, with plans to open a new shop in Johannesburg to serve its Zimbabwean clients.
7 Mar 2013 12:56
Microsoft has announced the opening of 21 web stores for apps and games across several African countries.
18 Dec 2012 12:19
Zimbabweans in South Africa can now enjoy reduced call rates to their country thanks to a new initiative by Econet Wireless and Econet Wireless South Africa.
By Marcus Mushonga 8 Nov 2012 12:33
HARARE, ZIMBABWE: Other powerhouse commercial beer industry players such as Brandhouse are likely to follow in the footsteps of global brewer‚ SABMiller‚ which has expanded its Chibuku brand into the rest of Africa.
16 Oct 2012 15:46
SABMiller has taken its traditional African beer brand‚ Chibuku - which is manufactured using either maize or sorghum - into ten other continental countries‚ a move the company says is motivated by its "affordability" and "product innovation" strategies.
By Billy Tawanda Karombo 11 Oct 2012 10:35
Telecel Zimbabwe, a mobile network operator, has outlined plans to cover upto 85% of the population by the end of 2012.
By Marcus Mushonga 19 Sep 2012 09:53
Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has reportedly become the first cell phone operator to offer its customers a free service to recharge their cell phones.
By Tapiwa Gurajena 12 Sep 2012 12:17
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