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Launch of, an Ecommerce Platform for African Creatives

Ananse Africa, a startup ecommerce platform, has launched in Johannesburg and Lagos, connecting African designers with local and international consumers. The platform showcases the rich and diverse tapestry of Africa's creative talent and simplifies international ecommerce payments and logistics for creative entrepreneurs on the continent. Ananse has partnered with the Mastercard Foundation and logistics market leader DHL, to roll out the 'most comprehensive, pan-African ecommerce platform' to support creative entrepreneurs like fashion designers and artists to enable them to grow their businesses. Read more

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Timepiece' by Themba Shabalala (Simuka Art Gallery), on of the many artists available of the marketplace for African creatives

Afro soul singer wearing an outfit from KISUA, one of the African fashion brands available on the marketplace for African creatives


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