South Africa

Micro-jobbing takes off in South Africa

Money for Jam (M4JAM) has taken off in South Africa, and according to co-founder and CEO Andre Hugo, the company has been signing up about 1,200 users a day. The platform, which launched in August 2014 (our report here), already has more than 50,000 active “jobbers”, who together have earned more than R845,000 ($78,000 U.S.), he said. M4JAM is a way for South Africans to get...

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Auto dealers need to wake up to online – Gumtree SA

blackjack games Jeff Osborne, head of automotive at general classifieds giant Gumtree in South Africa, said local auto dealers should switch from a “feet-through-the-door” mentality to an “eyes-to-the-site” mentality. “I realized early on that these platforms were great for the average consumer. For them the sites opened up a world of choice, a way to compare prices easily, and a way to...

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Gumtree SA teams up with non-profit to grow Internet use

General classifieds giant Gumtree South Africa teamed up with non-profit organization Project Isizwe to provide free wi-fi to low-income communities in South Africa. Gumtree is owned by the EBay Classifieds Group. The roll-out of the project will start in the Tshwane (South Africa’s capital city) townships of Soshanguve, Mamelodi and Atteridgeville. At the end of the first phase (end-August...

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Junk Mail adds SMS search

Published February 8, 2011 SMS search added to Junk Mail Simplifying searches on Junk Mail, the service has added a SMS search functionality to its mobile classifieds service, without users’ phones being WAP-enabled. It will be introduced to other titles in the group later. As an example, an SMS with the words ‘SEARCH SUBJECT to the short code 33795, will receive a list of ads for...

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Junk Mail adds SMS search

SMS search added to Junk Mail Simplifying searches on Junk Mail, the service has added a SMS search functionality to its mobile classifieds service, without users’ phones being WAP-enabled. It will be introduced to other titles in the group later. As an example, an SMS with the words ‘SEARCH SUBJECT to the short code 33795, will receive a list of ads for ‘bicycles’ almost instantaneously....

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