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Vodacom m-pesa: ‘Mobilising’ Cash in a Challenging Market

Vodacom m-pesa: ‘Mobilising’ Cash in a Challenging Market

By / 1 Nov, 2017 /

CASE STUDY. In March 2012, Mark Taylor, managing executive for Online and Vodacom m-pesa, reflected on the 19 months since the launch in South Africa of m-pesa, Vodacom’s mobile payment platform.

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Kalahari.com: Going Places with the Marketplace

Kalahari.com: Going Places with the Marketplace

By / 1 Nov, 2017 /

CASE STUDY. In February 2010, online retail company kalahari.com, launched the Marketplace, a trading platform aimed at allowing third parties to use the kalahari.com site to sell their goods.

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eThekwini MetroConnect: Broadband for the Community

By / 1 Jun, 2017 /

CASE STUDY. In the early 2000s, the eThekwini Municipality, which included the large city of Durban in the province of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa embarked on a strategy to turn Durban into a ‘Smart City’.

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Bidorbuy: Bidding for First Place

Bidorbuy: Bidding for First Place

By / 5 Apr, 2017 /

CASE STUDY. In November 2009, bidorbuy was the largest South African online marketplace. Following a failed attempt earlier in the year to purchase bidorbuy, kalahari.net – a subsidiary of Naspers and a highly successful online retailer – indicated that it was going to compete directly with bidorbuy as an online marketplace.

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