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Network International to acquire DPO in landmark pan-African payments deal
Network International to acquire DPO in landmark pan-African payments dealArticle

DPO Group will support the expansion of Network International's presence across Africa, one of the most under-penetrated and fast-growing payments markets in the world...

29 Jul 2020

Covid-19 shifts online sales from desirable to essential
Covid-19 shifts online sales from desirable to essentialArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the precariousness of a solely bricks and mortar model...

23 Jul 2020

Vodacom Financial Services partners Alipay as technology provider
Vodacom Financial Services partners Alipay as technology providerArticle

Vodacom Financial Services has announced a technology partnership with Alipay...

20 Jul 2020

Fintechs could be the lifeline to SA's SMMEs
Fintechs could be the lifeline to SA's SMMEsArticle

South Africa's rapidly-growing fintech sector could play a key role in helping the country's SMMEs recover from the impact of Covid-19, while bringing millions of 'credit invisible' consumers into the formal economy at the same time.

Dalene Deale 14 Jul 2020

Pick n Pay enables cash deposits at tills
Pick n Pay enables cash deposits at tillsArticle

Customers can now make cash deposits directly into their own bank account at any Pick n Pay till point, anywhere in South Africa.

8 Jul 2020

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Is a cashless informal market possible?Article

The desire for cashless transactions - driven by the ongoing fear of Covid-19 infection - is as prevalent in the informal sector as anywhere else. What is needed is a way to make these a reality...

Craig Duggan 19 Jun 2020

Payments innovation in the face of adversity
Payments innovation in the face of adversityArticle

The more extreme the situation, the more likely it is to fast-track new developments, says Craig Duggan...

12 Jun 2020

Mastercard partners with Netcash on QR code billing service
Mastercard partners with Netcash on QR code billing serviceArticle

Consumers will be able to pay for services from thousands of small businesses, schools and non-profit organisations by scanning a QR code with their mobile phone...

9 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Ukheshe helping empower SA's youth through financial freedom
#YouthMonth: Ukheshe helping empower SA's youth through financial freedomArticle

We chatted to Clayton Hayward, co-founder and MD of UKheshe, to find out more about the Ukheshe platform, what some of the barriers are for financial inclusion among SA's youth...

Sindy Peters 4 Jun 2020

6DOT50 launches Digital Rands to pay for essential goods
6DOT50 launches Digital Rands to pay for essential goodsArticle

6DOT50 is stepping in with a new way to pay for essential goods, as Covid-19 takes its toll on the South African economy...

Evan-Lee Courie 26 May 2020

Covid-19 a shot in the arm for e-commerce
Covid-19 a shot in the arm for e-commerceArticle

Online retail may account for under 2% of total retail sales in South Africa, but the Covid-19 pandemic is encouraging consumers to switch to digital shopping and payment alternatives...

Lauren Hartzenberg 25 May 2020

The future of media is connection, the future of connection is virtual
The future of media is connection, the future of connection is virtualArticle

A recent GWI survey uncovered that over 70% of South Africans are spending more time on their mobile devices...

Clare Trafankowska, Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 13 May 2020

Free platform equips small, informal retailers to sell essentials online
Free platform equips small, informal retailers to sell essentials onlineArticle

The Redshift Store Connector was created during the South African lockdown to allow small local retailers like spaza shops to easily set up an online presence and sell directly to their surrounding communities...

21 Apr 2020

Covid-19 will fast-track growth in contactless payments
Covid-19 will fast-track growth in contactless paymentsArticle

South Africa can expect significant growth in contactless payments on the back of Covid-19. It is also likely that the public's newfound aversion to contact will spur additional innovation...

7 Apr 2020

GSMA reveals 'State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money'
GSMA reveals 'State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money'Article

The GSMA has unveiled the annual 'State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money', offering a view of the mobile money landscape...

30 Mar 2020

Global e-retail transaction values to exceed $4tn by 2024
Global e-retail transaction values to exceed $4tn by 2024Article

E-retail transaction values will reach $4.8tn by 2024, up from $3.3 trillion in 2020, according to a new report from Juniper Research...

24 Mar 2020

Your entrepreneurial "CAB" to success
Your entrepreneurial "CAB" to successArticle

John Lombela, managing director of Cryptovecs Capital, unpacks how the technology behind bitcoin is changing money, business, and the world...

John Lombela 13 Mar 2020

Selabe Kute
4IR in the banking sector and payments marketArticle

The financial services industry finds itself in the proverbial eye of a storm, precipitated by the fourth industrial revolution (4IR)...

Selabe Kute 3 Mar 2020

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Financial fraud has gone mobileArticle

Rapid expansion of digital channels, exploding growth in the number and types of devices, and reduced customer face time are making mainstream financial service providers and newer fintech companies vulnerable to online fraudulent activities...

11 Feb 2020

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Understanding the evolving payments landscapeArticle

Digital and mobile technology is continually evolving and advancing, creating new ways to pay; from mobile wallets to peer-to-peer to digital currency, the modern payments landscape has evolved past simply cards and cash...

Bevan Smith 4 Feb 2020

Peter Harvey
The future of payments in SA and Africa will be based on pragmatismArticle

African merchants should support payment methods that suit their customers, rather than following global trends just for the sake of it...

Peter Harvey 21 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Disrupting legacy African payments - going digital
#BizTrends2020: Disrupting legacy African payments - going digitalArticle

A country's payments system is probably not the first thing we think of when we think about the challenge of economic development. But payments are key to the bottom-up economic growth urgently needed...

Murray Gardiner 17 Jan 2020

An African thunderstorm¹
An African thunderstorm¹Article

'Africa is changing fast' is a euphemism. The nature of the continent's change is not just fast, it has been deep, at times totally unforeseen and always multi-dimensional...

Issued by Kantar 8 Jan 2020

Rutendo Hlatshwayo, chief legal officer, Ozow
#BizTrends2020: SA's year for digital payments?Article

Could 2020 be the year in which South Africans finally dethrone cash as king and trust in the ease of electronic payments in the local payments market?

Rutendo Hlatshwayo 8 Jan 2020

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Rethink refunds for increased sales and loyaltyArticle

Just as much as consumers want the easiest shopping experience and getting their goods quickly, they want their money back fast for returns...

Thomas Pays 30 Dec 2019

What SA's FMCG space can learn from Kenya
What SA's FMCG space can learn from KenyaArticle

The simplest way of optimising route to market is through pre-sales, which then creates a predictable order and allows for the best delivery routes to be calculated...

Andrew Dawson 25 Nov 2019

Ozow implements 0% processing fees for NGOs
Ozow implements 0% processing fees for NGOsArticle

South Africa has an estimated 120,000 registered non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and anywhere between 50,000 and 70,000 unregistered bodies. The constant battle for financial survival...

25 Nov 2019

Lee Naik, CEO of TransUnion Africa
Driving the fintech and regulation success storyArticle

Tell me if you've heard this one before. Somewhere in Africa, some savvy entrepreneurs come up with a potentially disruptive solution to a longstanding infrastructural challenge...

Lee Naik 8 Nov 2019

SA mobile industry is winning war against fraudsters
SA mobile industry is winning war against fraudstersArticle

South Africa's mobile content and applications industry is steadily winning the war against fraudsters attempting to target local cellular users with unauthorised micro-billing...

4 Nov 2019

Cargill, IFC renew partnership in strengthening cocoa producing cooperatives
Cargill, IFC renew partnership in strengthening cocoa producing cooperativesArticle

Cargill and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have announced the renewal of their partnership which will facilitate the introduction of new initiatives to strengthen cocoa producing cooperatives...

3 Oct 2019

Raghav Prasad.
New study highlights opportunities to optimise digital evolution in AfricaArticle

Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Africa, are examples of how digital inclusion can be accelerated across the continent for economic benefit to all...

16 Sep 2019

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Partnerships are key to the future of inclusive payments in SAArticle

The private and public sectors must collaborate to reduce the reliance on cash and encourage the use of digital payment methods and financial services to achieve more inclusive and sustainable economic growth...

5 Sep 2019

Gender diversity, female entrepreneurship highlighted at WEF in Africa
Gender diversity, female entrepreneurship highlighted at WEF in AfricaArticle

Mastercard's 'Together We Lead' event focused on challenges faced by women entrepreneurs in Africa, and the role of technology in helping drive inclusive growth...

5 Sep 2019

ITC and Visa partner to empower women-led businesses globally
ITC and Visa partner to empower women-led businesses globallyArticle

The International Trade Centre (ITC) and Visa launched a partnership to increase the participation of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and women-led businesses in international trade...

5 Sep 2019

How user experience drives payment innovation
How user experience drives payment innovationArticle

The payments industry is facing considerable change largely because of factors such as digitalisation...

Chipo Mushwana 26 Aug 2019

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New mobile-to-mobile digital payment service launched in AfricaArticle

WorldRemit users can now make instant, low-cost international mobile money transfers to 15 million accounts in Guinea, Malawi, Madagascar, Mozambique, and Niger...

25 Jul 2019

Vodacom, Mastercard launches VodaPay Masterpass digital payments app
Vodacom, Mastercard launches VodaPay Masterpass digital payments appArticle

South African telecoms giant Vodacom and global payments firm Mastercard on Thursday announced a new secure digital wallet and payments app called VodaPay Masterpass...

Andy Walker 16 Jul 2019

Rwandan startup Ared expands micro-franchising model to Uganda
Rwandan startup Ared expands micro-franchising model to UgandaArticle

Rwandan PaaS (platform as a service) startup Ared has marked its first international expansion by setting up 10 women-run 'smart business in a box' solar-powered kiosks in Uganda...

13 May 2019

How payments have impacted the growth of forecourt retail
How payments have impacted the growth of forecourt retailArticle

Advancements made within the card payment technology space have allowed for more seamless card transactions, which in turn has driven the successful expansion of the forecourt retail sector...

Hymie Marnewick 29 Mar 2019

Global study identifies success factors to improve daily travel
Global study identifies success factors to improve daily travelArticle

Visa, in collaboration with Stanford University, launched one of the largest global studies examining the growing demand for public and private transportation...

22 Mar 2019

#SeamlessSA: Strategic partnerships key to seamless payment ecosystem
#SeamlessSA: Strategic partnerships key to seamless payment ecosystemArticle

Strategic partnerships between payment services are crucial in ensuring that the payment ecosystem is seamless...

Maroefah Smith 15 Mar 2019

Mastercard: South Africans buy into Valentine's Day experiences
Mastercard: South Africans buy into Valentine's Day experiencesArticle

For Valentine's Day, South Africans spend more on romantic experiences like travel and dining out rather than traditional gifts. This is according to the latest Mastercard Love Index...

14 Feb 2019

Adesh Kisten, head of sales i-Pay.
Is the African retail market ready for the digital boom?Article

More and more African consumers are coming online and their commercial habits are evolving faster than any other demographic in the world...

25 Jan 2019

FNB enables QR code payments on its banking app
FNB enables QR code payments on its banking appArticle

FNB has introduced QR code payments for consumers and sole proprietor businesses via the FNB Banking App...

23 Jan 2019

Virgin Money enables merchant payments on money transfer app
Virgin Money enables merchant payments on money transfer appArticle

Virgin Money customers can now use its digital peer-to-peer (P2P) payment app, Virgin Money Spot, to pay for goods and services from a growing list of South African retailers...

8 Jan 2019

Task force on digital financing of UN SDGs launched
Task force on digital financing of UN SDGs launchedArticle

UN secretary-general António Guterres late last month announced the launch of a global task force charged with recommending strategies to harness the potential of financial technology to advance the Sustainable Development Goals...

31 Dec 2018

Lisa MacLeod, head of digital, Tiso Blackstar Group.
#BizTrends2019: Alexa, what are your predictions for 2019?Article

Part of our job [as publishers] is to connect readers and advertisers successfully, in a brand safe environment and to the benefit of both - and while we've been a bit slow thus far, the door is now open. Watch this space...

Lisa Macleod 18 Dec 2018

#BizTrends2019: 10 tech predictions for 2019 and beyond
#BizTrends2019: 10 tech predictions for 2019 and beyondArticle

2018 has been an exciting year of tech advances, and here are my top 10 predictions for what is up head...

Ryan Martyn 3 Dec 2018

Visa and Vivo Energy partner to enhance digital payments
Visa and Vivo Energy partner to enhance digital paymentsArticle

Visa and Vivo Energy have announced a pan-African agreement to provide digital payment services to consumers across 15 African countries, where both companies operate...

27 Nov 2018

#FLS2018: The big business opportunity of franchising
#FLS2018: The big business opportunity of franchisingArticle

Over three-quarters of franchisee owners are optimistic about the future. This optimism is translated into the growth of franchises' contribution to the GDP of South Africa - growing from 9% in 2014 to 15% today...

Danette Breitenbach 13 Nov 2018

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