Bob van Dijk on the future of Naspers

2016-10-20 13:28

Naspers has grown phenomenally since it was founded just over a century ago. The CEO of Africa’s biggest company talks about where this behemoth is headed.

Naspers to merge Indian travel business with rival

2016-10-19 07:04

Naspers will combine Indian travel operation Ibibo with US competitor MakeMyTrip to help boost its unprofitable e-commerce business and ease a reliance on Tencent.

Herbst: Déjà vu at state broadcaster – fear and loathing in SABC

2016-09-19 19:58

The abuse of staff is systemic in media institutions captured by the ANC, writes Ed Herbst.

Ted Black: Pricking the Naspers bubble? Declining Cash ROAM

2016-09-12 10:09

An analyst who specialises in cash return on assets managed takes a stab at Naspers, and asks if Koos Bekker and his team are still producing the goods.

Rand retreats on US rate hike prospects

2016-08-22 19:03

The rand has continued its retreat against a strengthening dollar as rekindled expectations of a near-term rate rise kept investors cautious.

Andreij Horn named as new head

2016-07-28 15:37

Media24 has announced that Andreij Horn is the new head of South Africa’s largest digital media company Digital Media.

Naspers increases CEO's pay to R24m

2016-07-24 11:20

Naspers increased the compensation of its chief executive officer Bob van Dijk by 5% as the company prepares to further boost its international internet business in the face of falling pay TV customers in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Naspers CEO looks at internet business as PayTV declines

2016-06-26 10:50

Naspers is seeking to further boost its international internet business as it grapples with falling PayTV subscription numbers in sub Saharan Africa.

Naspers - game on

2016-06-16 11:00

Gaming should remain a key driver of Naspers' continued growth over the medium term, says a portfolio manager.

ShowMax lands on DStv Explora decoders

2016-06-14 14:30

DStv subscribers now have the option to watch ShowMax internet TV on decoders.


Africa’s most valuable business worth less than what it owns

2016-10-19 09:36

Naspers' stake in Chinese internet developer is worth $88bn, more than the $72bn the whole company is worth.

Naspers to sell Allegro for $3.25bn

2016-10-14 17:30

Cinven Group has agreed to buy Naspers' Polish online auction site Allegro for $3.25bnn, taking on rivals such as EBay in the eastern European country.

Analysis: Big 5 prop up JSE Top40 – otherwise bear showing its head

2016-09-16 18:02

An analyst looks at the causes and warns of the dangers of selective divergence on the JSE, resulting in a diminishing pool of large cap rand hedges propping up the JSE.

New ShowMax tool promises 75% data savings

2016-08-24 12:24

Local internet television streaming service ShowMax has launched a bandwidth capping tool that promises to cut data consumption by as much as 75%.

ShowMax turns one

2016-08-19 08:42

As ShowMax marks its first anniversary it has clocked up 10 million views, equivalent to 700 years' worth of TV shows and movies.

China's WeChat takes on WhatsApp in Africa

2016-07-24 13:07

Late to the party, WeChat, China's biggest Internet-based mobile messaging platform, is scrambling to get a piece of the action in the booming African market.

Naspers names former HBO exec as Showmax CFO

2016-07-05 13:54

Naspers has named Akash Bhatia chief financial officer of its Showmax video streaming business as Africa’s biggest company by market value expands the service.

Naspers profit climbs on Tencent, e-commerce boost

2016-06-24 18:44

Chinese internet giant Tencent and e-commerce businesses have helped lift Naspers’ revenues by 6% to $12.2bn for the financial year ended March 31 2016.

Naspers expects rise in core headline earnings

2016-06-15 16:02

Internet and media giant Naspers says it expects higher core headline earnings but that its full-year earnings could be up to 25% lower than the prior period.

Naspers to sell Polish auction website - source

2016-06-10 08:30

Naspers, Africa’s biggest company by market value, is planning to sell its Polish online auction website Allegro, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

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