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CashlessAfrica 2017 awards to honor innovation in Africa's digital financial services ecosystem

The CashlessAfrica 2017 awards honor the best across all sectors and segments covering financial technology providers, mobile network operators, financial institutions, mobile money providers...

14 Feb 2017

Africa's SMMEs explore trading opportunities globally

Smart Procurement World (SPW) and Commonwealth Investment Corporation (CIC) will host the Africa Trade Summit and Expo, 7-8 March 2017…

13 Feb 2017

#WSF2017: Six key investment areas for Africa to achieve the SDGs - Jeffrey Sachs

Professor Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute, addressed attendees at the sixth World Sustainability Forum, recently held in Cape Town, providing six key investment areas that he believes need to be a priority for Africa in order for the continent to meet the targets of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

By Sindy Peters 30 Jan 2017

What's worrying businesses most in 2017?

Companies increasingly fear the unpredictable business environment, where markets are volatile and political perils are on the rise...

16 Jan 2017

Samsung launches $150m early-stage startups fund

Samsung has launched its Samsung NEXT Fund, a $150 million venture capital investment fund aimed at supporting early-stage startups globally...

By Tom Jackson 11 Jan 2017

Applications open for 2nd Barclays Techstars Accelerator in Africa

Applications have opened for the Barclays Accelerator programme, powered by Techstars, an initiative aimed at uncovering the next M-Pesa or Paypal...

30 Dec 2016

Deep analytics bump up sales and marketing for banks

The new hype is the ability to analyse various types of information that are not based at the same location - termed deep analytics...

30 Dec 2016

CashlessAfrica Expo 2017 to be held in Lagos

"The future of finance" will be addressed at CashlessAfrica 2017 taking place at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Nigeria from 22 - 23 March...

29 Dec 2016

Digitalisation: do or die

Doing business in the digital age will become more about enhancing the customer experience than the product or price...

By Deon van Heerden 22 Dec 2016

Nigerian fintech startup Paystack closes on $1.3m seed funding

Nigerian fintech startup Paystack has closed on seed investment of $1.3 million from international investors Tencent, Comcast Ventures and Singularity Investments...

19 Dec 2016

What 2017 holds for African business

As we step into 2017, business across Africa are focused on a range of domestic and external risks to economic stability....

By Michael Armstrong 19 Dec 2016

Social media sentiment shows why customer expectations matter

Brands that fail to meet customers' high expectations may see their market share slide. Marketing is a multi-billion rand exercise in setting expectations...

By JP Kloppers 8 Dec 2016

Africa must do what its good at

Countries can decide their development path, says development economic Ha-Joon Chang.

7 Dec 2016

#EntrepreneurMonth: 10 lessons startups can teach corporates

Roger Norton believes Big Business can learn a lot from how startups think...

30 Nov 2016

Global framework to speed up spread of mobile

The imminent release of a global framework on digital financial services is expected to accelerate the adoption of mobile money transfer and payments...

By Thabiso Mochiko 28 Nov 2016

Cactus Capital invests in African fintech startups

Cape Town-based Cactus Capital, the investment arm of Cactus Advisors, has invested in African fintech startups Flutterwave and e-Factor...

18 Nov 2016

Making complaints work for your business

No matter how brilliant your business is, at some stage someone is going to complain. It's how you deal with it that counts...

16 Nov 2016

#AfricaCom: Africa's tech startup funding landscape in numbers

Disrupt Africa, an independent news portal with a keen eye on the African tech startup scene, released its first industry funding report...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Nov 2016

The rise and rise of blockchain

Blockchain is probably one of the most impactful breakthrough disruptions in recent years...

By Peter Alkema 15 Nov 2016

Mobile payment security for a globetrotting generation

Thanks to advances in technology, the travel experience - compared to only a few years ago - is faster, simpler and more convenient. We book airline tickets, hotel stays, and call an Uber quickly and easily with a simple click on websites or in apps, paying with credit or debit cards. And, once on the road, we use our mobiles to check-in, access boarding passes, and receive updates on any changes to our plans...

By Ajay Bhalla 9 Nov 2016

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