Ecommerce is exploding: Understanding its potential growth in SA

About The Webinar

Join Business Maverick Associate Editor Sasha Planting in conversation with Lungisa Matshoba and Justin Drennan as they look at how the lockdown and Covid-19 pandemic has propelled the online industry in SA forward, how companies are coping, the pros and cons of E-Commerce and the challenges that online businesses in SA and Africa are faced with.

  • Sasha Planting is a business-focused journalist with an interest in the economy, financial flows, companies, and importantly the people that drive them, and how these are all inter-connected.

  • Lungisa Matshoba is the Co-Founder and CTO of Yoco, an African technology company that builds tools and services to help small businesses get paid, run their business better and grow. Yoco offers card payment acceptance, software-driven business tools and working capital.  Lungisa was born to a parental duo of medical doctors in the Eastern Cape city of Umtata and grew up in equal parts between the Eastern and Western Cape. 

  • Justin Drennan, is the CEO and co-founder of Parcelninja and co-founded Originallyhe is a programmer who moved away from IT into merchant banking. Being involved in the internet from the days of Archie/Gopher, and running a BBS, his true passion is IT and business. He has worked at BoE Merchant Bank, TransUnion ITC, RMB bank, as well as in the online casino industry. He has consulted with a variety of the largest e-commerce players in SA, and is widely regarded as one of the most knowledgeable individuals in e-commerce.

    ​​​​​​​Justin has been selected as one of the 200 young South Africans to take to lunch by the Mail &Guardian in 2009, has won the EO Entrepreneur of the year award in 2010, is a mentor at the Brandson School of entrepreneurship, and is involved in a variety of social responsibility initiatives.

  • Sasha Planting

    Webinar Host & Presenter

  • Lungisa Matshoba

    Webinar Guest

  • Justin Drennan

    Webinar Guest

  • Daily Maverick

    Webinar Moderator

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