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#StartupFunding101: Zachariah George talks early-stage funding in SA
#StartupFunding101: Zachariah George talks early-stage funding in SAArticle

Zachariah George, co-founder and chief investment officer of Startupbootcamp AfriTech and Endeavor mentor, walks us through the stages of early-stage funding and how to approach it in South Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 6 May 2021

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SA consumers express willingness to help combat sustainability issuesArticle

As Earth Day is observed around the world on 22 April, new research on sustainability commissioned by Mastercard reveals a marked increase in consumer passion for the environment...

22 Apr 2021

Credit: Tanda
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

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

Banks as custodians of cryptocurrencies
Banks as custodians of cryptocurrenciesArticle

As cryptocurrencies becomes a mainstream asset class and blockchain technology gains adoption across industries, banking groups will increasingly take on the role of custodians for this growing segment of the market...

Masha Maharaj, 18 Mar 2021

Post-Covid-19: A chance to leapfrog Africa's development through digitalisation
Post-Covid-19: A chance to leapfrog Africa's development through digitalisationArticle

Africa recorded remarkable economic growth in the first 15 years of the 21st century, largely because of positive trends in the export of primary commodities...

Cristina Duarte 16 Mar 2021

Inoxico enables sustainable business growth
Inoxico enables sustainable business growthArticle

The Vumela Fund is excited to announce an equity investment into Inoxico, enabling the company to continue establishing itself as a commercial credit risk tech provider...

Issued by Edge Growth 23 Feb 2021

Defy to host Hack The Normal online hackathon
Defy to host Hack The Normal online hackathonArticle

Defy, the home appliances' manufacturer, will be hosting the Hack The Normal online hackathon from 5-7 March 2021 with the aim of exploring how technology can be leveraged for sustainable living and economic development in Africa...

23 Feb 2021

How to forge an inclusive economic recovery in Africa
How to forge an inclusive economic recovery in AfricaArticle

The spread of Covid-19 in many African countries has been more contained and the death toll slightly reduced than some had expected in 2020. Experts have predicted that the economic fallout of the pandemic for Africans will be different...

Tolu Oyekan 12 Feb 2021

10th Annual Social Innovation Awards winners announced
10th Annual Social Innovation Awards winners announcedArticle

Meat Naturally and Agricool Finance were awarded joint first place in the 10th Annual Social Innovation Awards, while Leafline Washable Sanitary Wear scooped first place in the Disability Empowerment Awards...

10 Feb 2021

Sowing the seeds of industrial farming in Mozambique
Sowing the seeds of industrial farming in MozambiqueArticle

Commercial farming is one of the highest-growth sectors in Mozambique, yet only 16% of land suitable for agriculture is being cultivated...

Grace Goodrich 3 Feb 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

ProfitShare Partners' Andrew Maren talks financial inclusivity as a business imperative
ProfitShare Partners' Andrew Maren talks financial inclusivity as a business imperativeArticle

Andrew Maren, founder and CEO, ProfitShare Partners, says supporting SMEs' economic inclusion as a business imperative is critical, and should be a priority to help avoid job losses as we head into 2021...

Andrew Maren, Issued by ProfitShare Partners 19 Jan 2021

Marius Botha, group CEO, aYo Holdings
#BizTrends2021: Microinsurance ready to reach new heightsArticle

Africa is one of the most under-insured continents in the world. Over half of the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have an insurance penetration rate of less than 1% and the picture isn't much different across the rest of the continent...

Marius Botha 8 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

Andy Jury, CEO, Mukuru
3 contributors to dynamic banking partnershipsArticle

Many of the new, dynamic and nimble digital ecosystem, which have touched very sphere of banking and financial services, are the result of an alliance between fintech players and more established, traditional banking partners...

Andy Jury 11 Dec 2020

The role of digital transformation in kick-starting African economies
The role of digital transformation in kick-starting African economiesArticle

The digital revolution has officially engaged a higher gear, raising a great deal of curiosity and speculation on technological innovation, adoption, AI and the future of the digital economy...

Tau Mashigo 4 Dec 2020

Pan African Fintech Accelerator open to growth-stage tech startups
Pan African Fintech Accelerator open to growth-stage tech startupsArticle

A six-month Financial Technology Accelerator program designed for high-potential technology businesses looking to scale their business, create partnerships and explore North African markets is calling for applications...

2 Dec 2020

#StartupStory: iTorho Technologies is making it easier to do formal business online
#StartupStory: iTorho Technologies is making it easier to do formal business onlineArticle

iTorho Technologies is a free platform that enables entrepreneurs to list their offerings, manage bookings and client information, as well as receive payments was created with the mission of catalysing broader economic inclusion for SMMEs...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Nov 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

A man makes a payment from his mobile phone for basic food items including bread at a local tuck shop in Epworth, on the outskirts of Harare. Photo by Jekesai Njikizana/AFP via Getty Images
Zimbabwe's restrictions on mobile money transfers are a blow to financial inclusionArticle

Mobile financial services are, in most African countries, born out of crises. In 2011, Zimbabwe had gone through a volatile decade of economic crises - hyperinflation, currency instability and a collapse of the formal financial system...

Marcia Kwaramba 14 Oct 2020

Technology & TCF in uncertain times. Top 5 trends during the Covid-19 pandemic
Technology & TCF in uncertain times. Top 5 trends during the Covid-19 pandemicArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has had far-reaching and irrevocable consequences for countless industries in South Africa. The financial services sector - and the way it is regulated - is no exception...

Caroline da Silva, Brandon Topham & Lyndwill Clarke 1 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

Professor Njuguna Ndung’u
Business as usual in post-pandemic recovery will only reinforce economic hardshipArticle

Africa's low level of economic diversification is a leading factor in the continent's economic fragility. Further, the Covid-19 pandemic has magnified the risks of countries' over-dependence on a single natural resource such as oil...

Njuguna Ndung'u 28 Sep 2020

SAIBPP launches Women's Forum, webinar addresses equity, access, assets
SAIBPP launches Women's Forum, webinar addresses equity, access, assetsArticle

Earlier this month, the South African Institute for Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP) launched its Women's Forum with a live virtual event...

28 Sep 2020

Accelerating Africa's digital future
Accelerating Africa's digital futureArticle

As a continent with very high potential for growing economies, how can African countries accelerate their digital adoption and leapfrog into a new era of socio-economic prosperity?

Fadi Pharaon 31 Aug 2020

Africa's emerging entrepreneurs to showcase solutions
Africa's emerging entrepreneurs to showcase solutionsArticle

Emerging startups from around Africa will be showcasing their solutions to a panel of investors at the Startup Circles.ai Demo Day...

27 Aug 2020

#WorldEntrepreneursDay: Pezesha, Kenya's digital financial enabler platform and marketplace
#WorldEntrepreneursDay: Pezesha, Kenya's digital financial enabler platform and marketplaceArticle

Every year, 21 August marks World Entrepreneurs' Day. The purpose of this day is to create awareness of entrepreneurs and innovation throughout the world...

Evan-Lee Courie 20 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Tugba Abadan, head of Africa at Paxful, finds success in the crypto space
#WomensMonth: Tugba Abadan, head of Africa at Paxful, finds success in the crypto spaceArticle

As one of Paxful's brightest young leaders, Tugba Abadan is helping the global next-generation peer-to-peer (P2P) Bitcoin marketplace bring financial inclusion to the underbanked and unbanked...

Evan-Lee Courie 20 Aug 2020

Ukheshe launches prepaid payments programme in SA
Ukheshe launches prepaid payments programme in SAArticle

Through an extended partnership with Mastercard and Nedbank, Ukheshe Technologies has launched its Third-Party Processing Services (TPP) in South Africa...

19 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Suzanne Morel shares how Mastercard SA is powering up women in SA
#WomensMonth: Suzanne Morel shares how Mastercard SA is powering up women in SAArticle

Suzanne Morel, country manager for Mastercard SA, shares some insights into how Mastercard is giving power to women...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Takalani Netshitenzhe of Vodacom SA highlights how women can shine in the tech industry
#WomensMonth: Takalani Netshitenzhe of Vodacom SA highlights how women can shine in the tech industryArticle

As Vodacom's chief officer of Corporate Affairs, an executive director at Vodacom South Africa and chairperson of the Vodacom Foundation, Takalani Netshitenzhe, believes toxic masculinity is one of the biggest challenges in the work place for women...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Aug 2020

Now is the time to start that 'side hustle'
Now is the time to start that 'side hustle'Article

The explosion of unemployment, loss of income and jobs, the collapse of organisations and the shaking foundations of the economy have placed South Africans and their savings under immense and unexpected pressure.

23 Jul 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Nthabiseng Matshekga, executive head: Group Marketing at Nedbank
#BehindtheSelfie with... Nthabiseng Matshekga, executive head: Group Marketing at NedbankArticle

We go behind the selfie with Nthabiseng Matshekga, executive head: Group Marketing at Nedbank and #NedbankIMC2020 speaker...

Jessica Tennant 22 Jul 2020

Vodacom Financial Services partners Alipay as technology provider
Vodacom Financial Services partners Alipay as technology providerArticle

Vodacom Financial Services has announced a technology partnership with Alipay...

20 Jul 2020

How an African startup grew into a global fintech powerhouse
How an African startup grew into a global fintech powerhouseArticle

From humble beginnings in a London flat in 2005, to an African fintech giant in 2020, Mukuru's journey has been one of turning challenges into opportunities for innovation...

Sandy Rheeder 9 Jul 2020

Pick n Pay enables cash deposits at tills
Pick n Pay enables cash deposits at tillsArticle

Customers can now make cash deposits directly into their own bank account at any Pick n Pay till point, anywhere in South Africa.

8 Jul 2020

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South African banks need to do more to ensure financial inclusionArticle

An analysis of financial inclusion in South Africa shows that affordability limits poor households' access to formal financial services...

Velenkosini Matsebula & Derek Yu 3 Jul 2020

Kedibone Dikokwe, divisional executive responsible for conduct of Business supervision, FSCA
Unpacking the FSCA's mandate as a conduct regulatorArticle

South Africa is known globally for having an efficiently run, well-regulated and stable financial services industry. And the enterprise tasked with regulating this robust sector, the FSB, was largely successful - which begs the question: why change this regulator to the FSCA in 2018?

Kedibone Dikokwe 2 Jul 2020

SmartWage bags R6m to expand its payday solution
SmartWage bags R6m to expand its payday solutionArticle

SmartWage, a South African startup, recently raised R6m to power the growth and expansion of its novel payday solution across South Africa...

26 Jun 2020

A warning sign advising users to be aware of their surroundings while playing a video game. Stefan Heunis/AFP via Getty Images
Electronic banking fraud in Nigeria: how it's done, and what can be done to stop itArticle

Six years ago, a cashless policy became fully operational in Nigeria. The aim was to encourage electronic transactions with a view to reducing the amount of physical cash in the economy...

Oludayo Tade 24 Jun 2020

Paymenow to join Catalyst Fund accelerator program
Paymenow to join Catalyst Fund accelerator programArticle

Paymenow, a fintech startup based in Cape Town has been accepted into Catalyst Fund, a global inclusive fintech accelerator...

23 Jun 2020

Local youth leads Paxful's Peer Program
Local youth leads Paxful's Peer ProgramArticle

With the African continent already becoming one of the world's leading markets for the crypto-economy, Paxful is shining the spotlight on the opportunities the fast-growing bitcoin economy has to offer the youth...

18 Jun 2020

The rise of contactless technologies
The rise of contactless technologiesArticle

Considering that Covid-19 is primarily spread through contact transmission, it is not surprising that we are seeing a sharp rise in the adoption of contactless technologies...

Ulrich Stark 17 Jun 2020

Emmanuel DeGroote, regional head of compliance, Africa and Middle East for Standard Chartered
A robust fintech regulatory framework is crucial to Africa's financial prospectsArticle

Over the last decade, Africa has witnessed a sweeping transformation in the financial sector. Millions of formerly unbanked Africans today use banking facilities with the touch of their fingers through mobile applications...

Emmanuel DeGroote 17 Jun 2020

Dr Tijsbert Creemers-Chaturvedi, managing director and partner at BCG, Johannesburg
How banks can turn risks into opportunities during a crisis like Covid-19Article

The South African banking sector has a global reputation for being robust, well-regulated and resilient. These characteristics have stood the industry in good stead during times of crisis in the past...

Tijsbert Creemers-Chaturvedi 10 Jun 2020

#StartupStory: Putting a Sparkle in Nigeria's digital ecosystem
#StartupStory: Putting a Sparkle in Nigeria's digital ecosystemArticle

Sparkle, a digital ecosystem providing financial, lifestyle and business support services to Nigerians across the globe, has officially launched by Uzoma Dozie, the former chief executive officer of Diamond Bank...

Evan-Lee Courie 9 Jun 2020

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

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...

Sindy Peters 4 Jun 2020

Sindiswa Makhubalo, head: bank and payment providers, FSCA
Exploring the new frontier: open bankingArticle

The concept of open banking is forcing banks to rethink financial services as it's understood today. Realising that this is the new frontier, the FSCA is far advanced in its research into open banking...

Sindiswa Makhubalo 3 Jun 2020

UCT GSB Solution Space, backed by MTN Group, selects 10 startups to join 12-week Venture Exploitation Programme
UCT GSB Solution Space, backed by MTN Group, selects 10 startups to join 12-week Venture Exploitation ProgrammeArticle

The cohort joins the Venture Exploitation Programme, the second phase of the UCT GSB Solution Space e-Track Programme, to accelerate their ventures...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 28 May 2020

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