Africa.com seeks to inspire South African entrepreneurs, bloggers, artists, and small non-profit companies to join the global digital community.
Africa.com is proud to announce the Top Emerging Websites of South Africa. In recognizing emerging websites, rather than those managed by large companies, Africa.com seeks to inspire South African entrepreneurs, bloggers, artists, and small non-profit companies to join the global digital community.
Africa.com seeks to help everyone with a dream to realize that it is possible to achieve those dreams online. You don't have to have a lot of money, or a lot of technical skills to have a website in this day. "Anyone with access to a computer and the internet can create a website to fulfill their dreams of starting a business, publishing their own writing, showcasing their art, finding customers from around the world, creating a community of like- minded people, or pretty much any dream imaginable," says Laura Joseph, Director of the South Africa region for Africa.com.
Fostering small enterprise development will play a large role in stimulating the South African economy, and in turn, create jobs for South Africa. Recognizing emerging websites and showcasing their success is a way to encourage and motivate others to follow suit, and to take a leap into the global digital marketplace. "We wish to congratulate all of the Top Emerging Websites for their accomplishment in achieving this recognition," says Teresa Clarke, Chairman and CEO of Africa.com, and the former international judge for the South African Bookmarks Awards (The Bookmarks Awards are given by the DMMA to South Africa's largest digital publishers).
The Top Ten Emerging Websites for 2014 are:
To learn more about the emerging websites in South Africa, read the full article announcement at Africa.com.
Africa.com is the leading Africa-related website with 5 million pageviews monthly from visitors in over 200 countries around the world. The company's signature product is the Africa.com Top 10, a daily and weekly newsletter that curates the best stories from around the web on African current events, business, arts & culture, and travel. Free subscription available at Africa.com.
In evaluating the thousands of South African emerging websites, we chose the Top Emerging Websites based on five primary criteria: 1) Content; 2) Structure and Navigation; 3) Aesthetic Design; 4) Functionality; and 5) Overall User Experience.