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n. Informal
Variant of techie.
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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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There are also profiles of Eddels Shoes, which forms part of Celrose, which was sold by Edcon, Bata, which holds an estimated 45% of the leather school-shoe market, and Pepkor, the owner of Shoe City and Tekkie Town, with the latter involved in a number of legal battles.
E-commerce platform Argomall has premiered its pilot episode for Tekkie Talks to tackle the do's and don'ts of fatherhood in the digital age.
It owns well-known household brands such as Pep, Ackermans, Bradlows, Hifi Corp, Tekkie Town and Timbercity, allowing the group to provide key products and services across essential consumer offerings such as clothing, DIY, footwear and furniture.
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.
The selected companies were: Nation Media Group (Kenya); Bidco Oil Refineries Ltd (Kenya); GML (Mauritius); Nagode Group (Nigeria); UAC of Nigeria Plc (Nigeria); Computer Warehouse Group (Nigeria); Interswitch Limited (Nigeria); Notore Chemical Industries Ltd (Nigeria); Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (Nigeria); Growthpoint Properties (South Africa); Capitec Bank Holdings Ltd (South Africa); Webber Wentzel (South Africa); KZN Oils (South Africa); Net1 UEPS Technologies, Inc (South Africa); Tekkie Town (South Africa); and Simba Group (Uganda).