In Africa some are more committed than others

17 Feb 2012

By Christo Volschenk
Some do it on a shoestring. Some put their lines in the water, then sit back to see whether anything bites. Others go in fully committed. That’s how different the big classified players are applying themselves today to the challenge of Africa.

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Christo Volschenk

Christo Volschenk is managing editor of the news on and our senior analyst covering Naspers. He brings more than 31 years of experience in business journalism to the team - the last 18 years focused on classifieds and e-commerce. Apart from working closely with the AIM Group, Christo is a freelance journalist, content manager, and copy editor. Before branching out on his own, he spent 15 years with Naspers in South Africa as journalist, economics editor and online project manager. He now spends most his day editing the news reported by 23 colleagues in 23 countries from his base in Stuttgart, Germany.