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n. Informal
Variant of techie.


or tek•kie

(ˈtɛk i)

n. Informal.
1. a technical expert, student, or enthusiast, esp. in the field of electronics.
2. a technician, as for a stage crew.
[1965–70; by shortening; see -ie]
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Stephen Arden with Tekkie Monster Picture: JASON ROBERTS
The firm's African investment activities last year included $65m into Tekkie Town, South Africa's leading independent trainer retailer; a substantial exit from Alexander Forbes, in one of the largest listings in sub-Saharan Africa ever; a two-stage IPO of Umeme; a $202m investment into Cameroon's national integrated utility; an exit of its stake in Commercial International Bank (CIB), the leading private bank in Egypt; an exit from its stake in Diamond Bank, one of Nigeria's leading banks; a $100m commitment to establish Credit Services Holdings (CSH), a buy-and-build in credit services; an exit from RTT Holdings, Africa's largest privately-owned parcel distribution company and an investment in IDH, the largest Egyptian private diagnostics business.
The writer is Solution Architect/IT Consultant at Tekkie Tech.
South Africa: Investment holding company Growthpoint Properties, low-cost retail bank Capitec, law firm Webber Wentzel, fuel reseller KZN Oils, technology firm Net1 UEPS Technologies and shoe retailer Tekkie Town.