Africa could be the next frontier for cryptocurrency
Africa could be the next frontier for cryptocurrency

Interest in cryptocurrency, a form of digital currency, is growing steadily in Africa. Some economists say it is a disruptive innovation that will blossom on the continent.

By Pavithra Rao 2 days ago

Harnessing blockchain technology to transform global cybersecurity
Harnessing blockchain technology to transform global cybersecurity

In a digitally driven world, cybersecurity has become a highly lucrative sphere of modern business.

By Colin Thornton 3 days ago

Nathen Pillay, sales director for applications at Oracle South Africa
Where is the bank employee in the digital experience?

Banks are already shaping what their future will look like in a world of digital disruption, by evolving as the technology becomes more readily available to end users. One of the key questions they are asking themselves today, is what needs to be done inhouse to meet this digital transformation requirement?

By Nathen Pillay 3 days ago

Moroccan e-commerce platform Hmizate expands into fintech
Moroccan e-commerce platform Hmizate expands into fintech

Moroccan company Hmizate, which since 2011 has provided an e-commerce platform offering users access to goods, food, travel services and deals, has expanded into fintech with the launch of HmizatePay, an all-in-one mobile commerce and payment platform.

By Tom Jackson 16 May 2018

Ron McLaren, long-term insurance ombudsman
OLTI collected R193.3m for insurance claim complainants in 2017

The Ombudsman for Long-term Insurance (OLTI) collected R193.3m for complainants amid the strain of staff losses, says Ombudsman, Ron McLaren, ahead of the release of the body's 2017 Annual Report.

16 May 2018

People of Japan invest in upliftment of South African youth
People of Japan invest in upliftment of South African youth

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed over 100 Japanese business executives at the Japan Africa Public Private Economic Forum at the Sandton Convention Centre last week. The Forum was intended to enable sustainable engagement between Japanese and African business communities and to accelerate private-sector-led economic growth.

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 15 May 2018

Natural catastrophes a top risk for engineering, construction, real estate businesses
Natural catastrophes a top risk for engineering, construction, real estate businesses

Risks of storms, earthquakes and floods are a top concern for businesses operating in the engineering, construction and real estate industries, according to the Allianz Risk Barometer 2018.

15 May 2018

Nations in new push to boost intra-Africa trade
Nations in new push to boost intra-Africa trade

The African Continental Free Trade Area's (AfCFTA) potential as a tool for driving industrialisation, economic diversification and development was highlighted at the start of the UN Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) Conference of Ministers in Addis Ababa.

By Benjamin Ouma 15 May 2018

Shocking levels of credit card fraud in SA
Shocking levels of credit card fraud in SA

Credit card fraud is on the rise in South Africa. We look at the most common tricks criminals use, and what you can do to avoid them.

By Jason Snyman 15 May 2018

Image credit: Zapper
Mastercard to announce new collaboration with Zapper

Zapper will soon be compatible with Mastercard's Masterpass payments system, after the companies on Monday announced a new possible collaboration.

By Andy Walker 14 May 2018

The difficulty of insuring a drone in South Africa
The difficulty of insuring a drone in South Africa

Your drone probably cost quite a bit of money and you want to insure it. But, insurers are making it impossible for you to do so. Why?

By Jason Snyman 14 May 2018

Trade and Industry to launch 10th iteration of IPAP
Trade and Industry to launch 10th iteration of IPAP

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies will this afternoon launch the tenth iteration of the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) which places emphasis on stronger interventions to support transformation in the South African economy.

14 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Growthpoint Investec African Properties launched
#AfricaMonth: Growthpoint Investec African Properties launched

First announced in 2015, Growthpoint Investec African Properties (GIAP) is finally off the mark, commencing operations in the pan-African real estate market.

By Sindy Peters 14 May 2018