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Shoprite K'nect to focus on services like money transfers, ticketing

The Shoprite Group has launched K'nect stores across South Africa, which are dedicated to providing access to services like global money transfers, cellphone purchases, bill payments, tickets and insurance.

Following the successful launch of the first Shoprite K'nect at the Delft Mall in Cape Town on 27 May 2019, the Group is opening another six stores between end July and mid-August 2019. The new K'nect stores will be located in Hatfield, Rosebank, Riverside Mall, Mmabatho, Watergate Mall and Illanga Mall. Several more K'nect stores are scheduled to open by December 2019.

Each store includes specialist tills for those transactions that take a little longer, including money transfers (local and international), tickets (travel and events), insurance and cellular (devices and accessories). Express tills cater for quick transactions, including bill payments (accounts and bills), airtime and data (top-up and recharge) as well as buying electricity and Lotto tickets.

Money transfers to 100 countries

Global money transfers to 100 different countries, from rates as low as 3%, can now also be made at selected Shoprite K'nect stores or at the Money Market counter in selected Usave, Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper stores across South Africa.

Customers can register for this service:
- By visiting one of the new K'nect stores or the Money Market counter in selected Usave, Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper stores that currently offer this service;
- Via USSD by dialling *134*562#;
- Via telephone by calling phone 021 300 3838;
- Or by visiting

Customers can pay in-store or transfer funds by EFT or cash deposit at specified banks, and recipients can receive funds via bank transfer, cash pick-up or mobile money, country dependent. The global money transfer service is available to South Africans and foreign nationals who have proof of ID.
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