Pan-African smartphone brands give expansion plans

Johannesburg – MARA Phones, the brand behind the first genuinely African-made smartphone, has opened plans to open more than 50 Experience Stores locally (South Africa) before the end of 2022.

It opened its first facility in South Africa, located in the Maponya Mall in Soweto

South Africa’s first Mara Experience Store has opened its doors exactly one year since the opening of the country’s first smartphone factory.

Chante Jantjies owns the franchise in Soweto.

Sylvester Taku, head of growth at Mara Phones South Africa, said the launch of the first Mara Experience Store confirms their commitment to expanding their retail footprint in South Africa and making it easier for customers to experience and buy smartphones.

“We are delighted that the first store is being opened by Ms Jantjies, a smart and well-known South African businesswoman and broadcaster,” said taku.

The new store enables customers to experience the look and feel of Mara Phones devices while communicating with technical specialists in their own community.

“As a young South African businesswoman, I can best contribute to our economic upliftment here by providing the technology that could usher in the fourth industrial revolution,” Jantjies said.

Mara Phones is a subsidiary of Mara Corporation, the Dubai-based multi-sector business services company.

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