Beware! The frozen corn sourced listeriosis is causing great pain in Europe

By: SATopShops The strain of listeriosis that caused South African retail giant, Woolworths, to recall and withdraw its Frozen Savoury Rice Mix product is causing havoc in Europe claiming nine lives on the back of 47 reported serious cases of infection. This may only be the beginning. The Frozen Savoury Rice Mix withdrawn by Woolworths originate … Read moreBeware! The frozen corn sourced listeriosis is causing great pain in Europe

The Public Service Graduate Recruitment Scheme is launched

Ujuh Reporter The minister of public service administration, Ayanda Dlodlo, launched the Public Service Graduate Recruitment Scheme early today adding into the country’s efforts to address stubbornly high youth unemployment and efforts to beef up public sector skills base The Public Service Graduate Recruitment Scheme comes alongside the ambitious Youth Employment Service (YES) in a country suffering … Read moreThe Public Service Graduate Recruitment Scheme is launched

Vodacom Develops A Smart Citizen App Called My Ekurhuleni App

Tech Financials Vodacom in partnership with the Ekurhuleni Municipality is making use of technology to promote active citizenry communication. Vodacom Business has developed a Smart Citizen App called My Ekurhuleni App. The mobile solution will amongst other matters provide the municipality with a real-time two-way communication engagement platform with citizens to report and resolve service … Read moreVodacom Develops A Smart Citizen App Called My Ekurhuleni App

A bigger social media platform could come out of text book trading app, Quillo

Ujuh Reporter After building Quillo -an app that allows students to trade second hand text books- University of Cape Town (UCT) student Tamir Shklaz is thinking about a broader service platform that provides information based value and support for university students across the globe. Established early this year, Quillo connects buyers and sellers of second-hand … Read moreA bigger social media platform could come out of text book trading app, Quillo

Affordable smartphone player, Nuu Mobile, heads to South Africa

G3 Smartphone from Nuu Mobile

SATopShops Nuu Mobile, the maker of affordable smartphones with a cheeky posture, is coming to South Africa and could shake the merging segments of the country’s market. SATopShops is reliably informed that Nuu Mobile will hit the market in the near future via a local distributor who secured a southern African master license from the Hong Kong based global … Read moreAffordable smartphone player, Nuu Mobile, heads to South Africa

 South Africa’s Drifter Brewing Company makes crowdfunding history

By: Gugu Lourie After a month of asking for individual investors to invest their money through the crowdfunding platform Uprise.Africa, South Africa’s Drifter Brewing Company announced on Wednesday it has made history as the first company to raise R3 Million. The company said it has managed to secure R3 million from 129 local investors. With the campaign still having 30 … Read more South Africa’s Drifter Brewing Company makes crowdfunding history

WhatsApp founder, Jan Kom, leaves operation ‘to collect rare air-cooled Porsches’

SATopShops WhatsApp founder Jan Kom has quit the operation he sold to Facebook for about  $22 billion in 2014 amid reports that he’s clashed with the Facebook board over strategy. The instant messaging platform, WhatsApp, has been a phenomenal success, gathering about 1.5 billion users world wide. Kom established the platform together with his partner Brian … Read moreWhatsApp founder, Jan Kom, leaves operation ‘to collect rare air-cooled Porsches’

Pick n Pay makes a move for Spaza Shops in a fight to the bottom

SATopShops A closer look into Pick n Pay’s strategic business rhythms suggest that the retailing giant is engaged on a serious markdown mission. It is making a concerted effort to capture a larger piece of the low to middle income market share. This goes to an extent of getting involved at Spaza Shop level. Pick … Read morePick n Pay makes a move for Spaza Shops in a fight to the bottom

Uber/Discovery Health partner to deliver Flu Vaccines: How it works?

SATopShops Uber has partnered with Discovery Health to administer a mobile health service in South Africa that delivers Flu Vaccine at the customers’ doorstep. This is part of an initiative called UberWellness from the global ride-hailing giant, Uber. The service was announced in an email to customers that takes advantage of the seasonal change towards … Read moreUber/Discovery Health partner to deliver Flu Vaccines: How it works?

MTN and Ecobank partner to create Africa’s largest digital banking activity

Ujuh Reporter MTN and Ecobank have signed a memorundum of understanding (MoU) which promises to create the largest digitalised banking activity on the African continent. The deal leaves one to wonder about the future relations of the largest mobile telecoms operation on the African continent, MTN, and the biggest digital banking business on the continent, Ecobank. … Read moreMTN and Ecobank partner to create Africa’s largest digital banking activity