Sokowatch lands $14M to reinvent Africa’s informal retail

Sokowatch, a Kenya based B2B e-commerce startup has raised $14 million in Series A funding toward its mission of revamping supply-chain markets for Africa’s informal retailers. From Nairobi, the company has created a platform that connects merchants directly to local and multinational suppliers — such as Unilever  and Proctor and Gamble — and...

Pallaso accosted and stabbed in Johannesburg

Songwriter, producer, and videographer Pius Mayanja, brother of Jose Chameleone, better known as Pallaso, is recovering from injuries sustained from a stabbing in South Africa. According to a video shared by the Team Good Music singer, goons accosted him in Johannesburg as he was travelling with a friend on Wednesday,...

FW De Klerk denies apartheid was a crime against humanity

FW De Klerk, South Africa’s last apartheid-era president, has learned the hard way that 'whatabout-ism' is no longer acceptable in modern politics. He recently gave an interview to mark his historic 1990 speech when he publicly freed Nelson Mandela and unbanned political organisations. During the interview on the national TV broadcaster he was...

Coronavirus could hit South Africa’s tourism hard

A new estimate from PricewaterhouseCoopers warns South Africa could lose R200 million in foreign spending and 1,000 tourism jobs due to China's coronavirus outbreak. And that's not counting the impact of tourists from other countries staying at home, as fears of the virus see the cancellation of events and trips...

Springboks mull 2023 move to Six Nations

Rumours are swirling of South Africa's ambitions to play in an expanded Six Nations tournament after the 2023 World Cup, despite their existing commitment to Sanzaar until 2025 – but perhaps the Springboks can have the best of both worlds. South Africa is uniquely placed as a southern hemisphere superpower...