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E-Commerce Sub-Sector Assessment Report for Kenya (Mwencha (2016) 2016 E-Commerce Sub-Sector Assessment Report for Kenya)

ICC Africa Statement (20180412 ICC Africa Statement_v7)

Ecommerce News In Africa

News From Africa

By Alastair Tempest | Jul 11, 2021 |

Robberies Of and From Delivery Vehicles Increasing in SA ITWeb has carried a story on the worsening spate of robberies targeting delivery courier vans and scooters. The article (https://www.itweb.co.za/content/GxwQDq1Z6d9vlPVo) points…

Help needed: e-Shops

By Alastair Tempest | Aug 20, 2020 |

Help needed if you are an e-shop please complete this questionnaire https://ee.kobotoolbox.org/x/F7Tc93BJ  from the UN Economic Commission for Africa? This will greatly help them get an idea of ecommerce activity in Africa.…

Insaka – eCommerce Next Level Membership

By Shahrain Coovadia | Jul 27, 2020 |

A membership perfectly suited to South Africans which are already selling online and want to improve their site, increase their traffic, grow their sales and streamline their business. Entrepreneurs and…

eCommerce Webinar for SMEs, June 25th, 2020 @ 3 pm EAT

By Shahrain Coovadia | Jun 22, 2020 |

Theme: Creating value in the digital economy by enabling Sub-Sahara Africa SME’s to deploy eCommerce sites as part of Covid-19 interventions Background: The Covid-19 pandemic is a health crisis that…

To All Ecommerce Shops Doing Business or Thinking of Doing Business Online Across-Borders into Africa

By Shahrain Coovadia | Jun 17, 2020 |

This is a short survey which would help the government identify barriers to cross-border trade, and therefore tackle the problems in negotiations. Even an indication of interest will assist policymakers…

Interview with Alastair Tempest of Ecommerce Forum South Africa

By Shahrain Coovadia | Jun 17, 2020 |

We had the opportunity to get in contact with our new strategic partner to SAITEX, Alastair Tempest of Ecommerce Forum South Africa. During these times of uncertainty come about times…

African Infrastructure gets a boost from Facebook and other news from around Africa

By Shahrain Coovadia | Apr 15, 2019 | Comments Off on African Infrastructure gets a boost from Facebook and other news from around Africa

Facebook is in talks to develop an underwater data cable that would cover the African continent, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. The project has been called…

Selling into Africa

By Shahrain Coovadia | Apr 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Selling into Africa

DHL has unveiled an ecommerce app designed to enable global retailers sell goods to African buyers. Called DHL Africa eShop, the logistics giant says the platform “provides convenience, speed, and…

Investing in African Start-ups

By Shahrain Coovadia | Apr 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Investing in African Start-ups

Partech Africa’s 2018 annual report says African tech startups raised US$1.163bn in 2018. The report’s data, from 146 African startups covering equity deals in 164 rounds shows a +108% growth…

Annual UNCTAD Ecommerce Week

By Shahrain Coovadia | Apr 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Annual UNCTAD Ecommerce Week

The UN Committee for Trade and Development held its annual Ecommerce Week from 1-5 April in Geneva. This coincided with the 22nd ratification of the African Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), which…