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No presents, please: how gift cards initiate children into the world of 'credit'
No presents, please: how gift cards initiate children into the world of 'credit'

Faced with a glut of children's toys at home, more and more parents are presenting gift cards in lieu of presents...

By Louise Grimmer and Martin Grimmer 5 Dec 2018

Single R6m transaction recorded on Black Friday 2018
Single R6m transaction recorded on Black Friday 2018

Online sales over the extended Black Friday-Cyber Monday weekend exceeded figures for 2017. This is according to BankservAfrica, which processed a total of 581,189 online transactions...

3 Dec 2018

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

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...

28 Nov 2018

DigiSwipe is a digital wallet that replaces traditional barcoded cards
DigiSwipe is a digital wallet that replaces traditional barcoded cards

DigiSwipe is a digital wallet that replaces all your traditional barcoded cards using a single app...

Issued by DigiSwipe 28 Nov 2018

Black Friday momentum a boon to retail SMEs
Black Friday momentum a boon to retail SMEs

While it's tempting to relegate Black Friday as just another marketing gimmick, the reality is that it signifies the start of a month-long consumer spending frenzy that significantly boosts retail revenues...

27 Nov 2018

Safeguard your hard-earned cash from fraudsters
Safeguard your hard-earned cash from fraudsters

As members of the public, and companies alike, turn increasingly to the virtual marketplace to supply many of their product requirements, so too has there been an increase in the incidence of consumers being defrauded...

Issued by LexisNexis 21 Nov 2018

A Black Friday boost for online retail in SA
A Black Friday boost for online retail in SA

SA's e-commerce will once again get a major boost on Black Friday and Cyber Monday as consumers are becoming aware of the convenience of online shopping to avoid the long queues...

21 Nov 2018

#FLS2018: Downgrade or not?
#FLS2018: Downgrade or not?

South Africa's economy is one that's vulnerable to the global economy, but it is the internal issues the country faces that will determine whether it will face a downgrade or not...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Nov 2018

The hidden customer engagement tool lying dormant at every retailer
The hidden customer engagement tool lying dormant at every retailer

With two prime shopping periods ahead - Black Friday and the Festive Season shopping extravaganza - retailers are preparing for a bumper sales season to mitigate the slow retail sales growth experienced during much of the year...

By Daniel Logan 8 Nov 2018

FNB clients can now sell their homes via the FNB app
FNB clients can now sell their homes via the FNB app

NEWSWATCH: No trick, just a treat for FNB clients - as of Wednesday, 31 October, the bank's clients are able to list and sell their homes to other FNB clients via the mobile app...

1 Nov 2018

Felix Antonysamy, business development manager, financial services at Wipro Limited
Partnering up: The only way forward for banks and fintechs

Local fintech players are carving out a sizeable chunk of the financial space with mobile money, social lending, bitcoin wallets, mobile card acquiring...

By Felix Antonysamy 31 Oct 2018

Momentum launches e-wallet app for cashback rewards
Momentum launches e-wallet app for cashback rewards

Insurance provider Momentum has launched Multiply Money, a new functionality of its Multiply by Momentum platform that enables members to earn cash by doing everyday activities...

26 Oct 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

Using tech to elevate the in-store customer experience
Using tech to elevate the in-store customer experience

In today's competitive market, retailers need to create a compelling reason for customers to enter their stores. Smart use of technology offers one way to differentiate themselves from the competition...

16 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

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Mobile money transfers have taken off in Somalia. But there are risks

A recent World Bank report showed that Somalia has one of the most active mobile money markets in the world, outpacing most other countries in Africa...

By Victor Odundo Owuor 15 Oct 2018

Brace your business for the festive shopping season
Brace your business for the festive shopping season

2018 has been a year of great retail activity and by August we had reached a technical recession. A recession is two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth...

By Eben Esterhuizen 11 Oct 2018

Yoco and Kuba join forces to grow small businesses in SA
Yoco and Kuba join forces to grow small businesses in SA

It is widely known that supporting small businesses is one of the key sources for economic growth and community development...

10 Oct 2018

Shoprite Money now open for payroll and bulk business transactions
Shoprite Money now open for payroll and bulk business transactions

Shoprite has opened its mobile wallet service to businesses, enabling them to send money to multiple receivers. This means that a business of any size can pay staff salaries....

3 Oct 2018

Colin Coleman to join keynote speakers at The National Business Awards 2018
Colin Coleman to join keynote speakers at The National Business Awards 2018

Colin Coleman, a renowned South African banker and public figure will be talking at the Prestigious 16th Annual National Business Awards 2018...

Issued by Topco Media 1 Oct 2018

How to overcome financial planning challenges in retail
How to overcome financial planning challenges in retail

South African retailers face numerous macro-economic, socio-economic, political, and operational challenges. In a world where finance departments are driving to be business partners...

By Allan Saffy 27 Sep 2018

Drop in SA consumer confidence squeezes spending
Drop in SA consumer confidence squeezes spending

South Africans are under financial pressure, as indicated by the latest consumer confidence data...

18 Sep 2018

SA payments startup Yoco raises $16m in funding
SA payments startup Yoco raises $16m in funding

South African-based Point of Sale payments provider, Yoco, has raised $16million in a Series B funding round led by Partech, a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley...

7 Sep 2018

Demand for affordable, cross-border payments drives innovation in Africa
Demand for affordable, cross-border payments drives innovation in Africa

The future of payments ecosystems is taking shape in Africa as the continent paves the way for innovation that brings together retail, banking, financial services and mobile technology...

3 Sep 2018

Pricecheck Tech and E-commerce Awards 2018 winners revealed
Pricecheck Tech and E-commerce Awards 2018 winners revealed

Takealot cleaned up at this year's Pricecheck Tech and E-commerce Awards, bagging four of the 14 awards presented, including the coveted E-commerce Service of the Year...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Aug 2018

As powerful purchasers, women should push back against pink tax
As powerful purchasers, women should push back against pink tax

While Bloomberg figures show that women are the world's most powerful consumers, a recent Sanlam survey reveals that they are not reaping the benefits of such power...

30 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: The woman behind PayU South Africa
#WomensMonth: The woman behind PayU South Africa

Karen Nadasen, CEO of PayU South Africa, is regularly described as one of South Africa's most inspiring women in tech, nominated for IT Personality of the Year 2017...

By Evan-Lee Courie 30 Aug 2018

Finalists announced for 2018 PriceCheck Tech and E-commerce Awards
Finalists announced for 2018 PriceCheck Tech and E-commerce Awards

The 2018 PriceCheck Tech and E-commerce Awards shortlist has been announced...

27 Aug 2018

Image credit: Samsung
Samsung Pay is now available in South Africa

Samsung Pay is now officially available and live in South Africa...

By Andy Walker 22 Aug 2018

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