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Beyond data in Kenya: How the right SaaS company can help your business
Beyond data in Kenya: How the right SaaS company can help your businessArticle

With more than 22 million internet users and over 11 million social media users in Kenya, access to digital data is on the rise in the country that continues to be a technological hub on the African continent...

Siphesihle Hlela 1 day ago

Inaugural Commonwealth Women's Entrepreneurship Summit set for May
Inaugural Commonwealth Women's Entrepreneurship Summit set for MayArticle

The inaugural Commonwealth Women's Entrepreneurship Summit is reportedly the first global event to focus on women in emerging tech sectors...

4 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

#StartupFunding101: Global trends, funding in emerging markets and the rise of Africa
#StartupFunding101: Global trends, funding in emerging markets and the rise of AfricaArticle

Allen Taylor, part of the global leadership team at Endeavor, shares insight into the global trends, funding in emerging markets and the rise of Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 3 May 2021

Pepkor H1 profit seen up 20% as cash-strapped shoppers seek value
Pepkor H1 profit seen up 20% as cash-strapped shoppers seek valueArticle

Pepkor Holdings said on Wednesday half-year earnings were expected to rise by at least 20%, supported by growth at its discount clothing business and a reduction in net debt and finance costs...

Nqobile Dludla 29 Apr 2021

African countries reach tipping point for e-commerce adoption - PayU data
African countries reach tipping point for e-commerce adoption - PayU dataArticle

South Africa's m-commerce up 35%, Nigeria is Africa's biggest e-commerce market, and Kenya primed for massive growth...

28 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

SA fintech startup funded by major international buy-now-pay-later player
SA fintech startup funded by major international buy-now-pay-later playerArticle

Payflex has scored a significant vote of confidence from an Australian-listed multinational, Zip Co...

Issued by Payflex 22 Apr 2021

Harkrishan Singh, director of application development, AlphaCodes
The new reality for financial servicesArticle

Now more than ever, the customer is king, and financial services organisations need to be able to cater to changing demand...

Harkrishan Singh 21 Apr 2021

Collaborating with the right VC partner
Collaborating with the right VC partnerArticle

Early-stage African tech investor HAVAƍC says aligning to startup founders' interests, allowing management to maintain their independence, leveraging off smart capital and working together towards a mutually favourable exit...

21 Apr 2021

Tech brand Stuff expands into TV
Tech brand Stuff expands into TVArticle

Tech brand Stuff is expanding into television with a new show called Stuff on eNCA...

16 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

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

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5 categories that could lead retail's recovery in 2021Article

Merchant Capital's collection data suggests early signs of recovery in several key categories...

8 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

Driving economic growth in Africa through digital transformation - Africa Tech Week
Driving economic growth in Africa through digital transformation - Africa Tech WeekArticle

On 5 and 6 May, Topco Media and partners will be presenting a robust networking experience aimed at kick-starting economic growth in Africa, using technology...

Issued by Topco Media 7 Apr 2021

Moving beyond cash - How are legacy players keeping up with the new digital-first disruptors in the financial services industry?
Moving beyond cash - How are legacy players keeping up with the new digital-first disruptors in the financial services industry?Article

Digital transformation has had a profound impact on almost all industries, fundamentally altering how customers experience the organisations they deal with on a daily basis. The financial services space is no exception, with legacy players having to keep up with new, digital-first disruptors in order to remain relevant...

Ndagi Job Goshi, Issued by Topco Media 26 Mar 2021

6 tips for retailers to manage their cash safely this Easter
6 tips for retailers to manage their cash safely this EasterArticle

The Easter weekend and upcoming school and public holidays are an important trading season for retailers, but they also often see crimes against retail businesses soar...

26 Mar 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

#BehindtheBrandManager: Cate Williams of Retail Capital South Africa
#BehindtheBrandManager: Cate Williams of Retail Capital South AfricaArticle

Cate Williams, marketing manager and brand strategist at Retail Capital South Africa, uncovers the driving force behind the brand...

Evan-Lee Courie 25 Mar 2021

Applications open for ASIP Accelerator Programme
Applications open for ASIP Accelerator ProgrammeArticle

Telecel Group has opened applications for the ASIP Accelerator Programme, powered by Startupbootcamp AfriTech...

24 Mar 2021

Shoprite Group launches cellular network k'nect mobile
Shoprite Group launches cellular network k'nect mobileArticle

The Shoprite Group has launched its own mobile virtual network operator, called k'nect mobile, offering customers flat call and data rates, and 100MB free data for 3 months...

23 Mar 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

Ukheshe Technologies develops SA's first WhatsApp payment gateway
Ukheshe Technologies develops SA's first WhatsApp payment gatewayArticle

In addition to being South Africa's first digital wallet platform, the solution is also the first WhatsApp channel to enable payments using QR...

16 Mar 2021

DRC to host inaugural Smart City Conference, Open Innovation Challenge
DRC to host inaugural Smart City Conference, Open Innovation ChallengeArticle

Spearheaded by Congo Bulaya, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will host its virtual Smart City Conference from 16 to 18 April this year...

15 Mar 2021

#StartupStory: Proptech platform Reslocate connects students with student accommodation
#StartupStory: Proptech platform Reslocate connects students with student accommodationArticle

Lucas Tsholofelo Mohaswa saw a gap in the student accommodation market and promptly set to work on Reslocate, the latest local proptech platform to hit the market...

Sindy Peters 11 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: How the growth spurt in e-commerce is affecting digital lending in SA
#EcommerceDay2021: How the growth spurt in e-commerce is affecting digital lending in SAVideo

In the third episode of our E-commerce Focus geared towards the launch of E-commerce Day on Wednesday, 10 March 2021, we are joined by Trevor Gosling, who is the CEO and co-founder of Lulalend, a South African FinTech company and online provider of business funding for SMEs and small businesses. He explains how the company addresses some of the traditional challenges that SMEs face when applying for funding, the pros and cons of running a digital lending business in SA, as well as advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.

10 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: How the growth spurt in e-commerce is affecting digital lending in SA
#EcommerceDay2021: How the growth spurt in e-commerce is affecting digital lending in SAArticle

WATCH: Lulalend's Trevor Gosling comments on the traditional challenges SMEs face when applying for funding, pros and cons of running a digital lending business, and advice for aspiring entrepreneurs...

8 Mar 2021

MO Agency Customer First regional winner in HubSpot Solutions Partner Impact Awards
MO Agency Customer First regional winner in HubSpot Solutions Partner Impact AwardsArticle

MO Agency has been named a winner in the Customer First category for Europe, the Middle East and Africa in HubSpot's 2020 Performance Impact Awards...

Issued by MO Agency 5 Mar 2021

Ndagi Job Goshi, GM, Liferay Africa
How digital transformation enables the financial services industry in emerging marketsArticle

Digital transformation has had a profound impact on almost all industries, fundamentally altering how customers experience the organisations they deal with on a daily basis.

Ndagi Job Goshi 4 Mar 2021

Visa Everywhere Initiative 2021 open for entry
Visa Everywhere Initiative 2021 open for entryArticle

Entry is officially open for Visa's 2021 edition of the Everywhere Initiative - a competition for fintech companies from all over the world...

3 Mar 2021

2020 a slow year for dealmaking in Africa, but post-pandemic opportunities look promising - Part 3
2020 a slow year for dealmaking in Africa, but post-pandemic opportunities look promising - Part 3Article

In the final part of this three-part series, we analyse M&A data from Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria...

Wildu du Plessis and Morne van der Merwe 1 Mar 2021

Cape Town/Stockholm Connect launches
Cape Town/Stockholm Connect launchesArticle

Cape Town/Stockholm Connect has launched signifying the start of a series of activities which aim to strengthen ties and facilitate bilateral collaboration between Sweden and South Africa...

26 Feb 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

Regenize wins Invest Cape Town | Business Hub GreenPitch Challenge 2021
Regenize wins Invest Cape Town | Business Hub GreenPitch Challenge 2021Article

Congratulations to Regenize, the winner of this year's Invest Cape Town | Business Hub GreenPitch Challenge 2021, hosted in partnership with GreenCape...

Issued by GreenCape 18 Feb 2021

Brent Haumann, managing director, Striata Africa
Financial services and digital transformation. Is it happening fast enough?Article

The financial services industry is no exception to the pandemic-driven need to transform to high-quality digital experiences to customers, employees, and partners almost overnight...

Brent Haumann 17 Feb 2021

Stir merges with HaveYouHeard
Stir merges with HaveYouHeardArticle

Stir, a full service digital offering that was started on the back of the R1,000 Challenge on 702 and CapeTalk in 2012 has merged with HaveYouHeard, a communications agency immersed in culture...

Evan-Lee Courie 15 Feb 2021

Sean Sanders, founder and CEO, Revix
Are cryptocurrencies the top-performing asset class of the decade or the world's greatest bubble?Article

In the early 1990s, when the internet was still in its infancy, there was some hesitation in adopting this new and unfamiliar technology with limited use in our personal and work lives...

Sean Sanders 11 Feb 2021

Developer salaries in South Africa revealed
Developer salaries in South Africa revealedArticle

OfferZen, a tech talent marketplace, recently released its 2021 State of the Developer Nation report, which is a data report on developer careers in South Africa...

9 Feb 2021

#Newsmaker: Dhatchani Christian returns to South Africa as MD of Delta Victor Bravo
#Newsmaker: Dhatchani Christian returns to South Africa as MD of Delta Victor BravoArticle

With more than 20 years of strategy, marketing and consumer research experience and having worked with a wide spectrum of leading global, multi-national and local brands, Dhatchani Christian has been appointed as managing director at Delta Victor Bravo...

Evan-Lee Courie 9 Feb 2021

Jeff Bezos reshaped retail as CEO of Amazon. AP Photo/John Locher
How Bezos and Amazon changed the worldArticle

Amazon announced Jeff Bezos is stepping down as CEO almost 27 years after he founded the company to sell books to customers over dial-up modems...

Venkatesh Shankar 4 Feb 2021

10 fintech startups revealed for AlphaCode's R10m support programme
10 fintech startups revealed for AlphaCode's R10m support programmeArticle

The AlphaCode Incubate programme provides funding, guidance from performance coaches and a panel of advisory experts, access to AlphaCode's co-working space, and opportunities to apply for further early-stage investment...

1 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

4IR: How key industries are successfully embracing digital transformation
4IR: How key industries are successfully embracing digital transformationArticle

Across industries, we are starting to notice businesses of all sizes embrace the digital economy to create value, increase efficiency, and adapt to stay ahead of competitors...

Prenesh Padayachee 27 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

5 Futurebanker bursaries available for BBA degree
5 Futurebanker bursaries available for BBA degreeArticle

The 2021 Futurebanker bursary programme has been launched by the Facilitation Workshop and comprises five bursaries for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree...

20 Jan 2021

What can SMEs expect in 2021?
What can SMEs expect in 2021?Article

If 2020 is anything to go by, it's clear that the ability to adapt and transform as a small business is necessary for survival. To help SMEs prepare for the year ahead, here are some of the most important trends that businesses should be aware of in 2021...

23 Dec 2020

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