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2:40
18 Nov

Jack Ma Foundation dishes out cash to African ‘netpreneurs’

Alibaba founder Jack Ma awards R15 million in prize money to 10 entrepreneurs from across the continent.

6:00
Sep 11, 2019

Jack Ma provides valuable lessons for Africa’s ICT leaders

Jack Ma retired yesterday, leaving the Alibaba building after two decades. Analysts say African entrepreneurs and ICT leaders should emulate his career and vision.

2:50
Sep 10, 2019

Jack Ma steps down as Alibaba chairman

After two decades building Alibaba into a $460 billion business, the Chinese businessman is now pivoting full time to philanthropy.

2:00
Nov 12, 2018

Singles' Day rakes in $30bn for Alibaba

The Chinese e-commerce site reveals it made more than R400 billion yesterday, during its annual Singles' Day sale.

4:10

Jack Ma's business tips for South Africa

The billionaire tech entrepreneur outlines the areas of importance to develop a country, saying education, entrepreneurship and a clean government must be at the forefront.

3:40
Sep 11, 2018

Spotlight on low-profile Alibaba CEO Zhang

Low-key Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang will have to step out of the shadows as chairman Jack Ma hands him the reins of his $420 billion tech giant.

4:40
Sep 10, 2018

Alibaba's Jack Ma to step down next year

Jack Ma, co-founder of China's largest e-commerce firm Alibaba, will step down as chairman in one year to concentrate on philanthropy and education.

4:00
Aug 8, 2018

$10m Jack Ma prize will support African digital start-ups

The Alibaba executive chairman announces a prize for African entrepreneurs, to support exemplary young Internet leaders.

3:40
Mar 23, 2018

Tech hubs power funding to Africa's start-ups

The number of active hubs across Africa has grown by over 50% since 2016, with dozens more expected to launch this year, says GSMA.

2:40

Alibaba to 'seriously consider' Hong Kong listing

Founder Jack Ma's consideration comes after Hong Kong decided recently to move towards allowing dual-class share listings.

2:00
Dec 6, 2017

US court revives lawsuit against Alibaba

The appeals court revives a lawsuit accusing Alibaba of defrauding shareholders by concealing a regulatory warning about counterfeiters.

2:10
Nov 7, 2017

Pargo scores SA first at Alibaba e-commerce initiative

The high-tech logistics company is selected as the first South African delegate to join the Alibaba eFounders programme.

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