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Research reveals how South Africans are embracing digital paymentsArticle

95% of consumers in South Africa are considering emerging payments such as biometrics, digital currencies and QR codes, in addition to contactless...

6 May 2021

Cash to card: the next frontier for SA's micro-SME sector
Cash to card: the next frontier for SA's micro-SME sectorArticle

South Africa's informal economy, made up of thousands of small businesses in city centres and townships across the country, represents a massive opportunity for job creation and economic growth...

Mandla Khupe 3 May 2021

Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchants
Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchantsArticle

Afrikrea has partnered with DHL and Visa to launch Anka, a platform that provides African micro retailers and small businesses with e-commerce, payments and global shipping services...

30 Apr 2021

SA debt burden catalyses consumer demand for alternative payment solutions
SA debt burden catalyses consumer demand for alternative payment solutionsArticle

South African consumers are under immense pressure amid record unemployment rates and rising cost of living as the cost of coronavirus pandemic to the economy becomes clearer...

Issued by Payflex 29 Apr 2021

How to get paid faster by making bill payments easier for customers
How to get paid faster by making bill payments easier for customersArticle

As South Africa's payment system sunsets cheques and accelerates its move away from cash, consumers and businesses are looking for convenient and simple instruments for bill payments...

Paul Adant 22 Apr 2021

The 10 most imitated brands for phishing attempts in 2021 so far
The 10 most imitated brands for phishing attempts in 2021 so farArticle

Check Point Research has released its Q1 Brand Phishing Report, revealing the top 10 brands that hackers imitated in attempts to lure people into giving up data...

19 Apr 2021

#StartupFunding101: Raising capital to grow in the African payment space
#StartupFunding101: Raising capital to grow in the African payment spaceArticle

Dare Okoudjou, CEO and founder of MFS Africa and Endeavor Entrepreneur, unpacks the payment space in Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Apr 2021

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Kenyan startup Tanda set for regional expansion after funding boostArticle

Tanda enables shops in Kenya to be access points for financial services including banking, insurance, and utility payments...

12 Apr 2021

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Challenging 6 informal sector mythsArticle

Technology liberates. To understand if the informal sector is ready to adopt tech innovation, certain myths need to shattered, says Kim Furman from Synthesis...

Kim Furman 7 Apr 2021

Mastercard and Uber extend partnership to boost payment digitisation and advance financial inclusion
Mastercard and Uber extend partnership to boost payment digitisation and advance financial inclusionArticle

Uber's long-term partnership with Mastercard continues to grow with a new strategic initiative focusing on digital payments and advancing financial inclusions which will be facilitated by Mastercard across the Middle East and Africa (MEA)...

Issued by Uber 7 Apr 2021

How a year of lockdown reshaped online retail
How a year of lockdown reshaped online retailArticle

Derek Cikes, commercial director at part-payment platform Payflex, outlines some of the key pandemic-led changes to the retail landscape over the past 365 days...

Issued by Payflex 26 Mar 2021

PayFast records 412% growth in QR code payments
PayFast records 412% growth in QR code paymentsArticle

One year since the country entered level five of the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown on 26 March, digital payments have become the norm for convenient and safe transactions...

17 Mar 2021

Domestic payment scheme a potential game-changer, with the right tech embedded
Domestic payment scheme a potential game-changer, with the right tech embeddedArticle

According to Murray Gardiner of Bluecode Africa, implemented correctly, a domestic payment scheme could be a game-changer for South Africa...

11 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Paving the way for growth beyond Covid-19
#EcommerceDay2021: Paving the way for growth beyond Covid-19Article

Digitalmall.com's Yaron Assabi weighs in on the encouraging growth of e-commerce in SA and what's needed to take it to the next level...

Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Mar 2021

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High-value vs low-value payments - making checkouts countArticle

Getting customer insight and loyalty from each and every transaction...

11 Feb 2021

Rising importance of proptech in a new world
Rising importance of proptech in a new worldArticle

For many rental agencies in South Africa that still relied on outdated processes to manage their portfolio payments, Covid-19 brought on...

Johette Smuts 10 Feb 2021

iKhokha makes business easier for SMEs
iKhokha makes business easier for SMEsArticle

After a challenging year, digital payment provider iKhokha has taken a decisive step towards making business easier for SMEs in 2021...

Issued by iKhokha 28 Jan 2021

Dominique Collett, senior investment executive, Rand Merchant Investments and head of AlphaCode
#BizTrends2021: 10 predictions around fintechArticle

This time last year, none of us had any idea of the whole new world that was on its way. One that would include global lockdowns, Zoombombing, covidiots, closed borders and quarantining...

Dominique Collett 25 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Acceleration of digital payments
#BizTrends2021: Acceleration of digital paymentsArticle

2020 blurred conventional lines of e-commerce, with sectors that historically had low digital payment penetration experiencing higher demand, as more people shopped online...

Jonathan Smit 12 Jan 2021

Can digital partnerships enable business development?
Can digital partnerships enable business development?Article

Gone are the days when small businesses need to sell their products to just the people who live or work in the immediate vicinity. Digital platforms and partnerships are now empowering micro-companies to extend their offerings, opening new doors for business growth and development...

Kevin South 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Subdued rental growth and new ways of working - during and after Covid-19
#BizTrends2021: Subdued rental growth and new ways of working - during and after Covid-19Article

Amplified by the pressures of a global pandemic, 2020 saw the continuation of a challenging economic climate for both consumers and rental agencies...

Johette Smuts 7 Jan 2021

Why spending will be the most important thing to watch in 2021
Why spending will be the most important thing to watch in 2021Article

Here are a few tips that will help businesses properly track and control their spending in the new year...

Issued by SAP Concur 6 Jan 2021

Tap, tap, tap and grow
Tap, tap, tap and growArticle

It has been a year of reckoning: a year that lit a fire beneath online payments in South Africa, transforming e-commerce while creating immense economic pressure...

Karen Nadasen 22 Dec 2020

QR codes gain banks' favour as South Africans embrace the payment option
QR codes gain banks' favour as South Africans embrace the payment optionArticle

Jonathan van der Merwe, Entersekt payments product manager, takes a look at the growth of the humble QR code and how it's popularity amongst merchants and shoppers alike is forcing banks and regulators to pay it more attention...

Issued by Entersekt 8 Dec 2020

#BizTrends2021: 6 key trends for small businesses in 2021 and beyond
#BizTrends2021: 6 key trends for small businesses in 2021 and beyondArticle

For many small business owners 2020 may go down as one of the most challenging years since starting their business. But with the challenges also come some interesting, exciting and innovative changes...

Mike Anderson 7 Dec 2020

Digital communication trends that will boost your business in 2021
Digital communication trends that will boost your business in 2021Article

With more people and businesses moving online, what will 2021 hold when it comes to digital communication? And what can companies do to prepare for what is coming?

James Bayhack 30 Nov 2020

SMEs should encourage customers to shop and ship early this peak season
SMEs should encourage customers to shop and ship early this peak seasonArticle

This year's holiday season is going to be far from ordinary. Since e-commerce will play a larger role in holiday shopping than ever before, companies are rethinking their online shopping experience in anticipation of significant peak sales...

Taarek Hinedi 30 Nov 2020

68% of SA consumers shopping more online since start of pandemic
68% of SA consumers shopping more online since start of pandemicArticle

As the global Covid-19 pandemic continues to spur e-commerce, a Mastercard study has revealed the rapid growth of online shopping, with 68% of South African consumers shopping more online...

26 Nov 2020

How small business teams can communicate with clients around the world
How small business teams can communicate with clients around the worldArticle

On the eve of 2021, even if you're a small business team that's based in one spot, it's probable that you rely on services from and provide value to clients based all around the world...

Sadie Williamson 26 Nov 2020

25 African tech startups advance in Seedstars World Competition 2020
25 African tech startups advance in Seedstars World Competition 2020Article

The local winners of the Seedstars World Competition (SSW) 2020 have been announced with 25 startups from Africa included in the batch...

24 Nov 2020

Cellulant, Entersekt partner to strengthen security on mobile banking platform
Cellulant, Entersekt partner to strengthen security on mobile banking platformArticle

The partnership will further enhance Cellulant's cybersecurity by proactively securing its digital banking channels and guarding against digital banking and payment frauds...

24 Nov 2020

#FluxTrendsMasterclass: Moving to a cashless economy could be good for the economy and entrepreneurs
#FluxTrendsMasterclass: Moving to a cashless economy could be good for the economy and entrepreneursArticle

Bronwyn Williams, partner at Flux Trends, interviewed Carl Wazen at the Alinea Retail Master Class to find out about future retail trends...

13 Nov 2020

BCX Digital Innovation Awards 2020: All the winners!
BCX Digital Innovation Awards 2020: All the winners!Article

The winners of the BCX Digital Innovation Awards 2020 were announced on 12 November. The announcement formed part of the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards that streamed online this year...

13 Nov 2020

Local e-commerce community shares preferred service providers
Local e-commerce community shares preferred service providersArticle

The Insaka eCommerce Playbook offers insights into how South African e-commerce companies set up and run their businesses, and lists the software and service providers they prefer...

9 Nov 2020

Standard Bank records surge in digital payments adoption
Standard Bank records surge in digital payments adoptionArticle

Consumers shied away from cash and gravitated towards digital payment solutions during the national lockdown, according to statistics from Standard Bank's card division...

4 Nov 2020

PayFast reveals first Ecommerce Performance Index
PayFast reveals first Ecommerce Performance IndexArticle

To better understand the boom in the e-commerce market, online payment gateway PayFast has launched its first Ecommerce Performance Index - the PEP Index...

3 Nov 2020

From East to West: What the new Covid-19 consumer behaviour across Kenya and Nigeria means for brands on the continent
From East to West: What the new Covid-19 consumer behaviour across Kenya and Nigeria means for brands on the continentArticle

Kantar's Covid-19 tribes, an offshoot from wave six of the global Barometer study into how the pandemic affected consumer behaviour, attitudes and expectations across 60+ markets including Kenya and Nigeria, reveals what marketers need to consider to better reach consumers in these sub-Saharan markets...

Issued by Kantar 28 Oct 2020

Standard Bank, Mastercard and Google collaborate to help SMEs
Standard Bank, Mastercard and Google collaborate to help SMEsArticle

Standard Bank, Mastercard and Google announced a collaboration to help SMEs move their businesses online, accept digital payments and attract more customers...

22 Oct 2020

Digital payments holds the power to Africa's development
Digital payments holds the power to Africa's developmentArticle

The statistics that hover uncertainly around Africa are not ones that should make the continent proud. However, a young population, a growing consumption market, and the rapid movement towards mobile inclusion and connectivity are shifting the conversation...

Murray Gardiner 21 Oct 2020

Cashless parking payments solution poised for growth
Cashless parking payments solution poised for growthArticle

Zapper has completed its integration with three of SA's largest parking management systems...

19 Oct 2020

How small businesses are utilising P2P lending to scale faster
How small businesses are utilising P2P lending to scale fasterArticle

It can be hard for small businesses and startups to get ahead, with fluctuating project cycles, seasonal slumps and late payments causing cash flow strain...

Sadie Williamson 16 Oct 2020

AfricArena and Ozow launch hackathon challenge
AfricArena and Ozow launch hackathon challengeArticle

Digital payment specialist Ozow and AfricArena are challenging tech talent across the nation to help deliver a new wave of fintech innovation leveraging the new Ozow API...

13 Oct 2020

All FNB POS devices now process QR code payments
All FNB POS devices now process QR code paymentsArticle

FNB now supports QR code payments on all its standalone point-of-sale terminals (Speedpoint devices) across the country...

1 Oct 2020

#DoBizZA: How UBU International can give local businesses a leg up
#DoBizZA: How UBU International can give local businesses a leg upArticle

UBU International aims to help local businesses boost their sales by leveraging a combination of mobile discovery, marketing, rewards and mobile payments...

Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Sep 2020

Fintech-focused startup accelerator seeks applicants for 2021 programme
Fintech-focused startup accelerator seeks applicants for 2021 programmeArticle

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), the global accounting organisation formed by CIMA and the AICPA, and CPA.com are seeking applicants for their 2021 startup accelerator programme, which specialises in accounting, finance and regulatory technology...

Issued by CIMA 17 Sep 2020

Social compact needed to restore SA's restaurant, fast food industries
Social compact needed to restore SA's restaurant, fast food industriesArticle

The old saying used to be - "get bums in seats" but with regulations, sensitivity of customers to infection and concerns for employee safety, this is not part of the "new normal"...

Craig Schwabe 3 Sep 2020

Serving up zero: Covid hits the food and beverage industry hard
Serving up zero: Covid hits the food and beverage industry hardArticle

The current coronavirus pandemic and ensuing lockdown period continue to leave the food and beverage industry teetering on the brink...

Issued by UBU International 28 Aug 2020

The magic of mobile wallet marketing
The magic of mobile wallet marketingArticle

Mobile wallets are rapidly gaining momentum as effective and convenient payment solutions. The chances are you're one of many users who currently make use of at least one mobile wallet application...

Issued by UBU International 27 Aug 2020

Local eateries going digital now at risk of cybercrime
Local eateries going digital now at risk of cybercrimeArticle

With many restaurants having implemented online ordering and new digital payment systems in a bid to survive the lockdown, they also face new cyber risks...

Doros Hadjizenonos 24 Aug 2020

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