Naspers eCommerce websites shut down uncertainty

Industry speculation suggests that Naspers may have pulled the plug on four of its eCommerce websites – SACamera, 5rooms, Kinderelo and Style36

By - February 21, 2014
Naspers websites

Four of Naspers’ eCommerce websites – SACamera, 5rooms, Kinderelo and Style36 – were taken down on Thursday 20 February 2014.

All the websites currently carry a maintenance message, but according to industry speculation Naspers may have pulled the plug on these ventures.

MyBroadband received information that staff members involved with these websites have been informed about potential retrenchments last week.

There is no official word from the four websites yet, and Naspers (and MIH) could not immediately comment on the issue.

MyBroadband tried to contact the websites, but only Kinderelo answered the phone. According to the helpdesk agent they have not been informed about a future decision on the website.

Remo Giovanni Abbondandolo from Africa Internet Accelerator, who is behind Style36, 5Rooms and Kinderelo, said that they cannot comment on whether the websites have been shut down.

Abbondandolo said that all they can say at this stage is that the websites are currently down for maintenance. He could not say whether the websites will come back up and open for business again.

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