Established in 1996, Ananzi.co.za was launched as South Africa's first Internet search engine and has evolved to become the country's premier search portal. Brabys, the sub-Saharan leader in business directories and part of Brabys Holdings, acquired Ananzi.co.za from Johnnic e Ventures during 2002.With its recent rebranding exercise to include the tagline "More than just search", Ananzi.co.za provides South African users with the best of the local web through its search engine, directory service, internet services, shopping and content zones.

Users are savvy, high-end, educated South African individuals who understand the importance and value of the Internet and the potential to gain valued information at the click of a button, whether for personal or business use.

Now in its tenth year, Ananzi has cemented itself as a strong local brand in the minds of South African users and is the gateway for the South African Internet consumer and business market. Being one of the most recognised South African web brands with over 12-million page impressions (page views) and 660,000 unique users per month, it is considered one of the largest sites in the country.

The days of Ananzi being seen as just a search engine are over as nowadays South African web users are more demanding and look for all-encompassing product solutions at the click of a button. For this reason Ananzi has strategic alliances with more than 35 partners to provide a wide range of content and product offerings.