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Rocket Internet’s Lamudi raises $18 million. How will that trickle down to Zim?

Lamudi, the online property listings company that set up offices in Zimbabwe sometime last year has managed to raise $18 million in funding. This capital will be used for revenue and market share development funding for the global group. According to report on TechCrunch, the capital was raised from Asia Pacific Internet Group. This is […]


Techzim Podcast: POTRAZ Stats, Opera Mini bundles and African e-commerce

In this episode of the Techzim Podcast we discussed the latest stats from POTRAZ on internet penetration, the Opera Mini Bundles from Econet Wireless and what they really mean for the average subscriber, as well as the African e-commerce deals of the week involving Kalahari and Takealot’s merger and the $40 million raised by Konga. […]


Why African e-commerce startups need to be wary of Alibaba

Earlier today it was reported that two of the largest South African e-commerce retailers Kalahari and Takealot, that have been rivals for a long time are going to merge. The value of the deal has not been disclosed. The deal, which is yet to receive approval from the South African Competition Commission, comes after Takealot recently […]


We’ve figured out payments, so what’s next for Zim e-commerce?

Last Saturday Paynow, a local e-payments integration service, hosted a developers’ day at the Hypercube Hub. The event was attended by several developers and designers with some of them eager to integrate Paynow with their online services. Matthew Hood, the technical lead at Paynow, was pleased with the turnout at the Developer day, largely because […]