Alibaba reaches $1tn five-year goal despite COVID-19
The Chinese-based e-commerce giant attains its target of reaching $1 trillion in gross merchandise value.
Jack Ma Foundation seeks more of Africa’s Business Heroes
The Jack Ma Foundation kick-starts its second annual search for “Africa’s Business Heroes”, with a prize pool of $1.5 million.
Naspers pledges R1.5bn for coronavirus fight
The company commits R1.5 billion in emergency aid to government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
$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.