13 Oct

MTN, MultiChoice helping to ‘change the world’

The SA multinationals are recognised in the Fortune Change the World list for integrating socially impactful initiatives into their overall business.

Sep 22, 2021

Airbnb SA commits to empower hard-hit tourism entrepreneurs

The hospitality booking site introduces initiatives to address barriers to becoming a tourism entrepreneur in SA, and empower those hardest hit by the pandemic.

Sep 16, 2021

Airbnb guests contributed billions to SA economy in 2020

Travel activity on the hospitality booking site added over R8 billion to the economy and supported around 22 000 jobs, says Genesis Analytics.


CompCom goes after foreign-based online players in SA

The commission centres its probe on five online categories: e-commerce, delivery platforms, travel and accommodation, online classifieds and app stores.

Jul 13, 2021

SA’s Airbnb partner Alimama Spaces withstands COVID-19 pressure

The start-up company says the COVID-19 challenges brought many opportunities when it comes to real estate, and it has acquired a number of properties.

Jul 5, 2021

Airbnb awards $10m in grants to NGOs worldwide

Over 150 organisations around the world receive Airbnb Community Fund grants, as part of the hospitality booking site’s community upliftment investment.


CompCom to fight merger creep, cartel conduct in digital economy

The competition watchdog believes the digital economy threatens to further marginalise vulnerable businesses and therefore regulation is necessary.

Nov 3, 2020

Airbnb introduces host endowment, edges closer to IPO

The Airbnb Host Endowment will provide financial support for its host community across the globe, as the home-sharing start-up prepares for an initial public offering.

Sep 1, 2020

Airbnb partners Ubuntu Beds on free medical staff accommodation

Airbnb and Ubuntu Beds support SA’s frontline medics fighting the COVID-19 pandemic by providing them with free accommodation.

Aug 20, 2020

Airbnb readies to go public

The company confidentially files for an initial public offering of its common stock, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll.

Jul 16, 2020

Airbnb teams up with SweepSouth, Propaclean

The new partnerships with SweepSouth and Propaclean will see Airbnb hosts and domestic workers trained in the latest safety and cleaning standards.

Jul 13, 2020

Hosts on Airbnb receive R1m COVID-19 financial aid

Airbnb channels funds to Airbnb Africa Academy hosts, to help see them through the coronavirus crisis.

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