Kalahari.com and Takealot.com in merger deal

Takealot CEO Kim Reid who will manage the merged Takealot-Kalahari entity under the Takealot brand

South African e-commerce giants, Kalahari.com and Takealot.com, have announced that they are merging their operations.

The move, according to both firms, was driven by the fact that, without scale, SA e-tailers cannot compete successfully against the local brick and mortar retailers and foreign companies such as Amazon and Alibaba.

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