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

Are you looking for lucrative business opportunity: Try the fuel retail sector

Ujuh Reporter The fuel retail sector might not be immune to economic headwinds but it is by far one of the industries that still offer growth potential for entrepreneurs that are looking for a lucrative business model, says Ronél Fester, FNB Franchise Industry Specialist. Fester shares five key insights about the fuel retail sector which is … Read moreAre you looking for lucrative business opportunity: Try the fuel retail sector

Sandton CBD continues to thrive: A positive bet on the economy

Ujuh Reporter South Africa’s financial capital, Sandton Central, continues to rake in massive property development investments, in what tells an intriguing story of confidence on the new central business district (CBD) and by default a positive bet on the future of the South African economy. A new report shows Sandton remains the epicentre of office development … Read moreSandton CBD continues to thrive: A positive bet on the economy

Clover gets a boost from strong 2017 Black Friday sales

Ujuh Reporter A bumper 2017 Black Friday contributed into the making of better financial performance for branded consumer products and beverages business, Clover Industries, but now an increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) on an already pressured consumer environment stands to disturb the performance. Clove’s financial results for the half year ended 31 December 2017 … Read moreClover gets a boost from strong 2017 Black Friday sales

Racial incident at Spur restaurant continues to haunt the business

SATopShops Spur Corporation continues to suffer a hangover from a racial incident that took place in one of its Johannesburg restaurants. The incident caught on video went viral on social media causing boycott calls against the Spur Steak Ranches brand. As a measure to recover from a dramatic decline in sales and profitability Spur Steak … Read moreRacial incident at Spur restaurant continues to haunt the business