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The 2018 Nirox Winter Sculpture Fair returns with a new name

The new partnership between American Express and Artlogic sees the two entities take over the acclaimed Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park in the Cradle of Humankind, from 12 to 13 May...

Issued by OnPoint PR 8 hours ago

Sarb and BoE team up to train African central banks

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) and the Bank of England (BoE) will work together on providing training and technical assistance to central banks in certain African countries...

17 Apr 2018

20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa

With the Seedstars World Summit taking place on Thursday, 12 April 2018, the organisers have announced the final 65 finalists that will get the chance to pitch their ideas on the global stage. 20 out of the 65 finalists are from Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

Five points to ponder for startups looking for funding

Fact: Most startups fail within the first five years of operations...

10 Apr 2018

Explainer: what happens when a bank is put into curatorship

The South African Reserve Bank has placed a small bank - VBS Mutual Bank curatorship

By Jannie Rossouw 6 Apr 2018

Home buyers benefit as banks compete for home loans

BetterBond statistics show that the average approved bond size in South Africa is currently 6.05% higher than it was 12 months ago, even though the average house price has only risen 2.85% in the same period...

6 Apr 2018

African Bank's new chief will be first black woman to lead an SA bank

African Bank has promoted Basani Maluleke from designate CEO to CEO, making her the first black woman to head a bank in SA...

By Robert Laing 3 Apr 2018

Pick n Pay partners with Absa to introduce Grocery Stokvel Account

Pick n Pay and Absa have partnered to launch a new Grocery Stokvel Account to cater for groups saving for groceries or other store-bought essentials.

23 Mar 2018

#ECMA18: Unlocking the potential of data in enhancing CX

Tapping into the potential of data to provide insight into consumers' thinking and behaviour may translate into an enhanced customer experience strategy...

By Maroefah Smith 15 Mar 2018

Your world awaits - How American Express South Africa demonstrates value to enhance the Platinum lifestyle

The American Express Platinum Concierge is just like having your own personal assistant that brings to life a world of experiences where riches are measured in adventure, dreams and special moments...

Issued by OnPoint PR 7 Mar 2018

Guptas: bank refuses to take our money

The Guptas say they have every right to fly their Bombardier jet around the world as the Canadian bank that financed it refuses to take their money...

7 Mar 2018

American Express global solutions go beyond banking for local market

An engine of commerce, American Express has been operating in South Africa for over 40 years, providing payment, travel and expense management solutions for individuals and businesses...

Issued by OnPoint PR 6 Mar 2018

#SeamlessAfrica: Banking is not about the app, but connectivity and content

The bank of the future is not necessarily about apps, but about engaging people where they are spending time...

By Nicci Botha 6 Mar 2018

Barclays Africa to become Absa again

Barclays Africa Group intends to change its name back to Absa, the banking group announced after releasing its results for the year to end-December...

By Robert Laing 2 Mar 2018

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