6 Entrepreneurs have been chosen to go to ITALY to represent South Africa at the U-START BLOOM Global Business Showcase Event!

15 April — 6 Entrepreneurs have been chosen to go to ITALY to represent SOUTH AFRICA at the U-START BLOOM Global Business Showcase Event! U-Start is a revolutionary global online platform that puts dynamic entrepreneurs worldwide in touch with international investors most focused on innovative, high growth, and impact-driven projects. Over 250 enterprises entered. 19 finalists were short lists and 6 winners emerged at a pitching session held at the Bandwidth Barn on the 11th of April, 2013.

March 2013

  1. Mar 13

    Umuntu Media expands to 16 African countries

    Nyasa Times is the latest online publisher to make use of Mimiboard, the noticeboard technology brought to you by Umuntu Media. With this established partnership, Umuntu Media has expanded their presence to 16 African countries.

November 2012

  1. Nov 05

    A sign of the times: Mimiboards . For meaningful messaging

    Mimiboards are rapidly spreading across the continent and media owners from South Africa, Namibia, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya and Nigeria are the first adopters and are loving it. The proof of Mimiboards success is the uptake: even though it's still in the Beta stage and with almost no marketing, the Mimiboard network is attracting a million visits per month - and that is expected to reach five million visitors a month by February 2013.

June 2012

  1. Jun 07

    iNamibia becomes biggest local site in Namibia

    iNamibia (www.inambia.co.na) today announced that they have become the biggest local website in Namibia! They also own the largest Facebook page in the country. https://www.facebook.com/inamibiafans

May 2012

  1. May 31

    Mimiboard steals the show at Open Innovation Africa Summit

    At the recent ‘Open Innovation Africa Summit' held in Nairobi, Kenya, technology companies from across Africa came together to show case what this beautiful continent has to offer. Umuntu Media, an African based media company, launched the Mimiboard which left many with mouths open and eyes popped out! The Mimiboard creates hyper-local content that serves everyday needs, be they business or personal.

March 2012

  1. Mar 02

    Umuntu Media launches iRwanda and iUganda, and moves into East Africa

    Umuntu Media launched new lifestyle portals for Rwanda and Uganda. www.irwanda.rw and www.iuganda.ug are world class online portals containing up to the minute information about entertainment, property, jobs, accommodation and news specifically relevant to people across these great countries.

February 2012

  1. Feb 27

    Mimiboard to 'boost' African trade on hyper-local level

    We use technology within Africa to build world class platforms that deliver relevant local content across Africa. Mimiboard means "i" in Swahili. A Mimiboard is like a traditional / analogue noticeboard. This is just the virtual 3.0 version. Anyone can create one, peg it in the ground at a location, add categories to it, and enable a community on hyper-local level to communicate, trade and add notes on the board via SMS, Android, Web and J2ME.
  2. Feb 13

    365 Digital expands African footprint in new key partnership with Umuntu Media

    Under the agreement, 365 Digital’s sales team, Dash of Lime will be responsible for all of the media sales for all Umuntu iportals across Africa. Through the partnership, Umuntu will be able to draw on the considerable resources of an established sales base. In turn, 365 Digital can expand their base beyond South Africa’s borders to the rest of Africa.
  3. Feb 01

    Umuntu Media launches iAngola - Lançamento do iAngola

    Umuntu Media launched a new lifestyle portal for Angola. iAngola.co.ao is a world class online portal containing up to the minute information about entertainment, property, jobs, accommodation and news specifically relevant to people across Angola.

January 2012

  1. Jan 27

    Two giants team up to bring powerful, multi-platform listings offer to southern African hospitality industry

    Owners of hotels, lodges, camp sites as well as restaurants and other local businesses in the countries where Umuntu Media operates, can now reach potential clients locally and internationally on all the essential marketing platforms. This includes premium online listings, social networking services, mobile phone applications, a guide book and various geo-location based trip navigation and trip planning services.

December 2011

  1. Dec 15

    Umuntu Media and Kata Kata in content partnership

    Umuntu Media and Kata Kata Online Cartoon Magazine today announced a content partnership to supply online audiences in Africa with humorous digital cartoon content.
  2. Dec 14

    Umuntu Media, The Zimbabwean sign content deal

    Cape Town, South Africa – Umuntu Media and The Zimbabwean have today announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement whereby the two news media companies will develop and share content across their platforms.

November 2011

  1. Nov 30

    Primedia Online partners with Umuntu Media in pan-African content syndication deal

    Primedia Online is providing a comprehensive content solution to Umuntu Media’s African portals across the technology, lifestyle and entertainment news areas. Umuntu Media, based in Cape Town, has recently added two new portals to its stable: iZimbabwe.co.zw and iBotswana.co.bw were launched in November.
  2. Nov 30

    Umuntu Media launches iZimbabwe

    Umuntu Media launched a new lifestyle portal for Zimbabwe. iZimbabwe.co.zw is a world class online portal containing up to the minute information about entertainment, property, jobs, accommodation and news specifically relevant to people across Zimbabwe.
  3. Nov 30

    Umuntu Media launches iBotswana

    Umuntu Media launched a new lifestyle portal for Botswana. iBotswana.co.bw is a world class online portal containing up to the minute information about entertainment, property, jobs, accommodation and news specifically relevant to people across Botswana.
  4. Nov 29

    Umuntu Media relaunches the next version of iNamibia.co.na

    Umuntu Media relaunched the next version of the iNamibia lifestyle portal, in the next step to deliver up to the minute local content that is immediately relevant to the needs of Namibians. iNamibia.co.na was launched in January 2011 and quickly became the largest and most comprehensive news portal in the country.
  5. Nov 18

    Umuntu Media relaunches the next version of iZambia.co.zm

    Umuntu Media relaunched the next version of the iZambia lifestyle portal, in the next step to deliver up to the minute local content that is immediately relevant to the needs of Zambians. iZambia.co.zm was launched in January 2011 and quickly grew to attract a significant following in the country.
  6. Nov 14

    Umuntu Media launches iZimbabwe and iBotswana local lifestyle portals for Africa

    With a $1m injection from eVentures Africa Fund, online publisher Umuntu Media is adding two new portals to its stable. iZimbabwe.co.zw and iBotswana.co.bw was launched on 16 November 2011. This brings to four the number of online portals created within Africa for Africa. iNamibia and iZambia will be relaunched at the same time.

September 2011

  1. Sep 19

    Umuntu Media receives additional $1 million funding from eVA Fund

    Umuntu Media raised $1 million series A funding from Netherlands based eVentures Africa Fund (eVA Fund) as a first step to take the successful local information portals www.iNamibia.co.na and www.iZambia.co.zm to ultimately an additional nine African countries. The funds will also be partly used to build a mobile communications platform that caters for Africa’s needs. This platform will be launched in Alpha version before Jan 2012.