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#YouthMonth: Ukheshe helping empower SA's youth through financial freedom
#YouthMonth: Ukheshe helping empower SA's youth through financial freedom

We chatted to Clayton Hayward, co-founder and MD of UKheshe, to find out more about the Ukheshe platform, what some of the barriers are for financial inclusion among SA's youth...

By Sindy Peters 6 hours ago

#StartupStory: EquityMaven understands the true value of your business
#StartupStory: EquityMaven understands the true value of your business

EquityMaven, a local fintech startup, plans to disrupt traditional business valuation services by offering highly detailed, investment banking-style valuations online...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 day ago

#StartupStory: FinYou helps add value to SMEs
#StartupStory: FinYou helps add value to SMEs

FinYou is a purposed-based lending solution that links merchants with funding from financial institutions...

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 days ago

Richard Rattue, MD, Compli-Serve
#LockdownLessons: Regulation has made financial services resilient to crisis, says Richard Rattue

Richard Rattue of Compli-Serve says the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the fintech and working from revolution. It has created a new normal that is going to be around for a long time..

By Nicci Botha 8 May 2020

Llewellyn Allen, head of marketing, Metropolitan
#LockdownLessons: People are realising the importance of saving for a rainy day, says Llewellyn Allen

Llewellyn Allen, Metropolitan's head of marketing, explains how the financial services giant is navigating the rapidly changing world we find ourselves in...

By Nicci Botha 6 May 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: The 'quest' for realism
#OrchidsandOnions: The 'quest' for realism

You might as well be Nostradamus, Siener van Rensburg or the auntie who puts together the astrology column in the newspaper for all anyone can predict the future, AC (After Coronavirus)...

By Brendan Seery 14 Apr 2020

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The printer market will suffer for two years but will recover

Chris de Beer, Africa regional manager at infoSource comments on how the print industry, like every other industry around the world, is going to be hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic...

By Chris de Beer 2 Apr 2020

#StartupStory: Disrupting short-term insurance in SA
#StartupStory: Disrupting short-term insurance in SA

Solvency, a black-owned insurance solution, launched in January 2020 and is set to disrupt the short-term insurance industry in South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 6 Feb 2020

#AfricaCom: Smartphone costs the biggest barrier to a digitally inclusive Africa
#AfricaCom: Smartphone costs the biggest barrier to a digitally inclusive Africa

The next technological evolution is advancing at an exponential rate and by leaving out some on this journey, we allow the current societal divides and inequalities to deepen...

By Sindy Peters 15 Nov 2019

#StartupStory: Investmint connects business owners with investors
#StartupStory: Investmint connects business owners with investors

Run by two young entrepreneurs, Investmint is an online platform that connects businesses in need of loans with investors looking to invest by means of a loan...

By Evan-Lee Courie 17 Oct 2019

#StartupStory: HouseAfrica is changing the housing market in Africa
#StartupStory: HouseAfrica is changing the housing market in Africa

HouseAfrica is a Nigerian-based startup on a mission to make real estate investment accessible to everyone through technology...

By Evan-Lee Courie 9 Oct 2019

Michael Jordaan. Photo: Stellenbosch University
A conversation with Michael Jordaan

You just have to track Michael Jordaan's various projects to see he has never shied from the exploiting the potential of technology, particularly in the financial space...

By Nicci Botha 16 Sep 2019

Sarah Browning-de Villiers on authentic, relevant content marketing that resonates
Sarah Browning-de Villiers on authentic, relevant content marketing that resonates

Publicis Machine recently received three honourable mentions at the global Pearl Impact Awards for their work on the Sanlam Reality account. We asked chief content officer Sarah Browning-de Villiers what it takes to succeed in the content marketing space...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Jun 2019

Interoperability and financial inclusion in Africa
Interoperability and financial inclusion in Africa

There is still $400m unbanked in Africa, and the goal is to work with the private and financial sector to connect the poor with adequate financial systems...

By Nicci Botha 20 Mar 2019

Gen Z requires new thinking, fresh approach
Gen Z requires new thinking, fresh approach

Are financial services providers able to cater to the demands of the next generation?...

By Walter van der Merwe 7 Mar 2019

#BizTrends2019: The digitalisation of payment providers in 2019
#BizTrends2019: The digitalisation of payment providers in 2019

Corrie Bakker, head of strategy and business development for Africa at PayU talks about what we can expect in the payment provider front in 2019...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 Jan 2019

Standardbank team announced as the country’s most valuable brand at the inaugural BrandZ Top 30 Most Valuable South African Brands.
Local banks shine at inaugural BrandZ Top 30 Awards

Standard Bank was crowned the country's most valuable brand at the inaugural BrandZ Top 30 Most Valuable South African Brands when it launched at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on Wednesday morning...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 Nov 2018

#TopBrands2018: Celebrating iconic brands
#TopBrands2018: Celebrating iconic brands

The 20th Sunday Times Top Brands Awards saw iconic South African brand, Koo, awarded the Consumer Overall Favourite Brand Grand Prix. In the business category, another local brand, Discovery Health, was awarded the Business Overall Favourite Brand Grand Prix...

By Danette Breitenbach 25 Oct 2018

Regulations keep IFAs awake at night
Regulations keep IFAs awake at night

Independent financial advisers (IFAs) believe one of their greatest challenges now and over the next five years is regulations related to the industry...

By Nicci Botha 15 Oct 2018

2018 Q2 data shows new mortgage lending growth fading
2018 Q2 data shows new mortgage lending growth fading

Second quarter 2018 SARB New Mortgage Lending data showed slower year-on-year growth in the value of new mortgage loans granted compared to the previous quarter...

By John Loos 28 Sep 2018

Joe Public founders named 2018 Medium Business Entrepreneur of the Year
Joe Public founders named 2018 Medium Business Entrepreneur of the Year

Joe Public founders Pepe Marais and Gareth Leck were announced as 2018 Medium Business Entrepreneur of the Year at this year's Entrepreneur of the Year competition sponsored by Sanlam and Business/Partners. This just off the back of being announced Loeries 2018 Agency of the Year...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Sep 2018

Policy specialist, Theo Venter
Amid the chaos, Vuca is the new normal in SA

Vuca - the acronym for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity - is the new normal within the South African political context, said policy specialist, Theo Venter...

By Nicci Botha 12 Sep 2018

Dr Roelof Botha
Recession? What recession? Now let's talk land reform

Economist, Dr Roelof Botha is quite adamant that South Africa is not in a recession despite what Stats SA said...

By Nicci Botha 10 Sep 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

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Akon's building a Senegalese 'smart city' with his cryptocurrency 'Akoin'

An announcement you may have missed from Cannes Lions: There's a new cryptocurrency soon to be launched, but it won't be taking its name from any memes or computer jargon. Instead, it'll be launched by Senegalese musician Akon...

By Andy Walker 28 Jun 2018

Social media for financial services: all the good and none of the bad
Social media for financial services: all the good and none of the bad

Social media is an excellent marketing tool, but in the wrong hands, it can also be severely damaging...

By linda graham 20 Jun 2018

CompareGuru team return with SA price comparison startup MoneyPanda
CompareGuru team return with SA price comparison startup MoneyPanda

Ryan Marx, Jax du Plessis and Duane du Plessis know all about price comparison, having been the team behind pan-African platform CompareGuru...

By Tom Jackson 18 Jun 2018

Elize Botha, managing director, Old Mutual Unit Trusts
#YouthMonth: The curious case of millennials and their money

To the older generations, millennials are an enigma. They are the first true digital natives, and in South Africa they are also the first generation to bear the fruits of democracy and empowerment...

By Nicci Botha 4 Jun 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: What Malta learned from Marilyn; the wages of sun
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: What Malta learned from Marilyn; the wages of sun

If there was a theme song for public relations in general and reputation management in particular, it should be the Marilyn Monroe and Frankie Vaughn duet Specialisation from her under-appreciated 1960 movie Let's make love...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 25 May 2018

#BizTrends2018: Cross border trade set to grow e-commerce in SA
#BizTrends2018: Cross border trade set to grow e-commerce in SA

More and more, consumers in sub-Saharan Africa are looking beyond their borders to get the products and services they need...

By Efi Dahan 12 Jan 2018

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