South African edtech startup, Snapplify, has acquired Onnie Media / Teacha! – an educator media hub for South African teachers.
The acquisition further diversifies the Snapplify Group’s fast-growing educational portfolio, and highlights the edtech company’s emergence as a serious contender in the global e-learning market.
Onnie Media / Teacha! is South Africa’s largest independent online teacher community. A media hub, resource marketplace, and careers portal – the company specialises in empowering, inspiring, and uplifting South African teachers.
Snapplify is looking to consolidate its position on the vanguard of edtech innovations in Africa through its marketplace for digital education content, related educational services, and devices, which are used by thousands of schools across the continent.
With this acquisition, Snapplify aims to move closer to the goal of developing an offering that is compelling and valuable for teachers.
Quite recently, Snapplify announced the launch of its Teacher Benefits programme, which emphasizes its wide-ranging value-adds for teachers: from promotional offers and discounts on prescribed and supplementary materials, to expanded access to teacher-created resources.
“We believe that successful digital education in classrooms requires more than a simple switch from physical to digital textbooks,” said Snapplify CEO, Wesley Lynch.
“Expanding our offering to include teacher support tools is crucially important to us, and we’re pleased to have Teacha! join the Snapplify Group to further this mission.”