Umuntu Media started as a dream, a dream about connections, people and information. A dream to fill the gap and change the way six African countries will communicate, transact, find information and keep informed online.
Umuntu Media aims to become the largest internet portal in Sub Saharan Africa. The name Umuntu means “person / people” in the Ndebele African language. Ndebele is part of the Bantu group of languages in Africa– by one estimate there are 522 languages in the Bantu family.
In 2011 and 2012 Umuntu Media will be launching 19 internet portals across Africa. Each portal will be branched out into loads of brand extensions, mobile apps, WAP sites and online communities. This gives Umuntu Media a market of 96 933 300 internet users to play in.
Umuntu is yet to be launched, but watching from their site, they look very interesting. Their eyes are fixed on East Africa.