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Tijsbert Creemers, managing director and partner, Boston Consulting Group
Mobile payments will unlock new business for banks in AfricaArticle

Mobile payments and other phone-based transactions represent a must-win opportunity for banks in Africa. The estimated market in facilitating payments alone is $500bn...

8 Sep 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

New platform aims to boost buy-local efforts and business recovery
New platform aims to boost buy-local efforts and business recoveryArticle

South Africa is the first region to benefit from a new, white label mobile payment, customer loyalty and rewards programme, with the launch of UBU International...

Issued by UBU International 26 Aug 2020

5 ways mobile technology helps small businesses
5 ways mobile technology helps small businessesArticle

Mobile technology has been a game-changer for small business owners over the past 10 years, allowing them the flexibility to work wherever they are and putting powerful tools in the palm of their hands...

18 Aug 2020

Viu South Africa and Discovery announce strategic partnership to entertain South Africans
Viu South Africa and Discovery announce strategic partnership to entertain South AfricansArticle

Viu is excited to announce its new international content offering for Viu Premium subscribers in South Africa...

Issued by Viu 24 Jul 2020

#StartupStory: HR and payroll made easy with hellohr
#StartupStory: HR and payroll made easy with hellohrArticle

A new South African tech startup has launched to help small business owners by changing the HR and payroll game...

Evan-Lee Courie 16 Jul 2020

Gen Z driving e-commerce growth in SA - PayFast
Gen Z driving e-commerce growth in SA - PayFastArticle

Stats released by online payment gateway PayFast show that Generation Z, aged 18 to 24, is paving the way for innovation in the e-commerce space, with Baby Boomers aged 55 to 64, not far behind...

23 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

Viu South Africa announces Viu Premium payments now available through MTN
Viu South Africa announces Viu Premium payments now available through MTNArticle

Viu South Africa has teamed up with MTN South Africa to offer MTN Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) on its app for Viu Premium payments...

Issued by Viu 21 May 2020

Covid-19 and its impact on loans and real estate arrangements
Covid-19 and its impact on loans and real estate arrangementsArticle

In the wake of the spread of the Covid-19 global pandemic, the real estate and loan markets in Kenya are bound to be affected...

Loice Erambo 29 Apr 2020

E-commerce AC19: How Covid-19 is speeding up digital transformation in SA
E-commerce AC19: How Covid-19 is speeding up digital transformation in SAArticle

As a result of the lockdown, there has been an almost immediate shift from traditional methods of business and retail...

Michaela Gabriel 28 Apr 2020

Want to turbocharge your business plan? Get a coach!
Want to turbocharge your business plan? Get a coach!Article

Everyone with a business will have to initiate, review or most likely rewrite all of their current business plans as a result of the global lockdown...

Jeff Lomey 17 Apr 2020

Africa is the land of logistics opportunity
Africa is the land of logistics opportunityArticle

Start-ups are booming, and the ever-resourceful and forward-looking African people are constantly finding new and technological solutions to overcome their numerous challenges...

Tobias Maier 31 Mar 2020

Global e-retail transaction values to exceed $4tn by 2024
Global e-retail transaction values to exceed $4tn by 2024Article

E-retail transaction values will reach $4.8tn by 2024, up from $3.3 trillion in 2020, according to a new report from Juniper Research...

24 Mar 2020

2020 Digital Banking Conference - Register now
2020 Digital Banking Conference - Register nowArticle

BusinessTech will host the 2020 Digital Banking Conference on 5 March at The Venue in Melrose Arch...

Issued by BusinessTech 26 Feb 2020

Africa wired: E-commerce offers fresh opportunities for young traders
Africa wired: E-commerce offers fresh opportunities for young tradersArticle

Catherine Oshotse, a 27-year-old entrepreneur from Lagos, Nigeria, has the internet to thank for her growing business...

Yun Shi 18 Feb 2020

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Understanding the evolving payments landscapeArticle

Digital and mobile technology is continually evolving and advancing, creating new ways to pay; from mobile wallets to peer-to-peer to digital currency, the modern payments landscape has evolved past simply cards and cash...

Bevan Smith 4 Feb 2020

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How fintechs are making Africa a leading global innovation hubArticle

In a continent where over 60% of the adult population is unbanked and the financial sector is considerably underdeveloped, fintech has been a welcomed revolution...

Josephine Wawira 27 Jan 2020

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The digital economy is becoming ordinary. Best we understand itArticle

The digital economy will, soon, become the ordinary economy as the uptake - and application - of digital technologies in every sector in the world grows...

27 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: SA trends for brick and mortar stores - the present and the future
#BizTrends2020: SA trends for brick and mortar stores - the present and the futureArticle

It's a new year and a blank page is ready to be filled with the retail story of 2020...

Beate Stiehler-Mulder and Mariƫtte Frazer 22 Jan 2020

New app trends that will help businesses succeed in 2020
New app trends that will help businesses succeed in 2020Article

Mobile apps are reshaping all industries and business leaders need to quickly adopt the latest mobile app trends in order to succeed in 2020...

Nick Durrant, Issued by Bluegrass Digital 14 Jan 2020

Matt Putman, CEO of iKhokha.
SMEs can now also sell prepaid products and services digitallyArticle

Until recently, only larger retailers could sell consumers airtime, data and prepaid utility services digitally but now small business owners across South Africa have been empowered to start selling these products without any cash outlay...

24 Dec 2019

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Here's what consumers want from customer communication in 2020Article

It's now well-established that customer communication is vital to the success of any business. But it can only play that role if it meets the wants and needs of the consumers receiving it...

Brent Haumann 23 Dec 2019

Justpalm.com shines with national and global awards
Justpalm.com shines with national and global awardsArticle

Mobile marketing and rewards agency Justpalm.com has scooped another international award, taking bronze at the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) SmartiesX Awards...

Issued by JustPalm 15 Nov 2019

Lee Naik, CEO of TransUnion Africa
Driving the fintech and regulation success storyArticle

Tell me if you've heard this one before. Somewhere in Africa, some savvy entrepreneurs come up with a potentially disruptive solution to a longstanding infrastructural challenge...

Lee Naik 8 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Make quick and easy payments to schools
#EntrepreneurMonth: Make quick and easy payments to schoolsArticle

Karri Payments is an app that allows parents to make safe, quick and convenient payments to their childs' school, solving the problem of teachers acting as debt collectors...

Evan-Lee Courie 31 Oct 2019

Analytics firm opens AI portfolio to fight next-generation fraud and financial crime
Analytics firm opens AI portfolio to fight next-generation fraud and financial crimeArticle

FICO Falcon X delivers groundbreaking AI and machine learning technology aimed at preventing new forms of fraud and financial crime that are enabled by the rapid adoption of real-time payments...

Issued by Britespark Communications 16 Oct 2019

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See who made the 2019 SA MMA Smarties shortlistArticle

The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) has announced the South Africa MMA 2019 Smarties shortlist...

2 Oct 2019

Hyperconnectivity and financial inclusion: Hype vs reality in Africa
Hyperconnectivity and financial inclusion: Hype vs reality in AfricaArticle

A mobile payment solution for Africa, by Africans, is the solution that the payments scheme Bluecode Africa is bringing to businesses, merchants and consumers on the continent...

Murray Gardiner, Issued by Bluecode Africa 27 Sep 2019

AfricArena scours the continent for the best innovative startups
AfricArena scours the continent for the best innovative startupsArticle

AfricArena is a conference that showcases Africa's best startups and innovators in front of an audience of local and international investors looking for world-class talent...

Evan-Lee Courie 9 Sep 2019

Vaughan Alexander, CEO at Innervation Pan African Payment Solutions
Cashless does not necessarily mean financial inclusionArticle

The improvements in technology have resulted in opportunities for payment solutions and governments to offer more affordable transacting for the previously unbanked. However, that is not to say that a cashless society is a utopian one...

Vaughan Alexander 23 Aug 2019

Key trends across retail channels in Africa
Key trends across retail channels in AfricaArticle

With a growing young population coupled with rapid urbanisation and fast-growing consumer expenditure, Africa offers attractive opportunities for entities wishing to expand into new frontier markets...

Christy Tawii 31 Jul 2019

FreshStop rolls out cashback rewards programme
FreshStop rolls out cashback rewards programmeArticle

FreshStop, South Africa's largest convenience store retailer, has launched a rewards app that lets customers earn cashback whenever they shop at one of its stores around the country.

30 Jul 2019

Is 2019 half empty or half full?
Is 2019 half empty or half full?Article

With 2019 having crossed the halfway point, let's take a look at 2019 at the halfway point...

24 Jul 2019

#StartupStory: There's a new expense claim app in town
#StartupStory: There's a new expense claim app in townArticle

Slipztream, an innovative expense claim app created and self-funded by former professional rugby player, Dylan Des Fountain and his entrepreneur wife, Joy Des Fountain, was recently launched...

Evan-Lee Courie 14 Jun 2019

The yesterday, today and tomorrow of biometrics
The yesterday, today and tomorrow of biometricsArticle

For thousands of years, humanity has used fingers to express itself...

Christian Fredrikson 6 Jun 2019

New speakers added to Inaugural Exponential Finance Summit programme
New speakers added to Inaugural Exponential Finance Summit programmeArticle

SingularityU South Africa brings together over 20 global thought leaders in technology, finance, and investment...

Issued by Mann Made 24 Apr 2019

Riccardo Spagni
50 shades of financial privacyArticle

Privacy is widely held as a fundamental human right and is recognised in the UN Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and in the Constitution of nearly every country in the world...

Riccardo Spagni 18 Apr 2019

Taking the #AmexExperience to new heights at the 2019 edition of the American Express Winter Sculpture Fair
Taking the #AmexExperience to new heights at the 2019 edition of the American Express Winter Sculpture FairArticle

A collaboration between American Express and Artlogic, together with Franschhoek Tourism and Nirox Sculpture Park, comes to life from the 11-12 May 2019...

Issued by OnPoint PR 12 Apr 2019

PwC releases consumer insights survey for 2019
PwC releases consumer insights survey for 2019Article

Anton Hugo, retail & consumer leader for PwC Africa and associate directors Rashaad Fortune and Andries Geertsema presented PwC's 2019 Global Consumer Insights Survey at the Peech Hotel in Johannesburg on 3 April...

3 Apr 2019

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Focus shifts to a mobile economy in AfricaArticle

Africa is set to be the next big mobile market and the mobile economy is expected to generate more than $150 billion by 2022 to Africa's GDP...

Josephine Wawira 19 Mar 2019

#SeamlessSA: Physical retail needs to step up
#SeamlessSA: Physical retail needs to step upArticle

Traditional brick and mortar retailers still have a future despite the boom in online retail, but they have to be open to change...

Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Mar 2019

8 trends driving innovation in sub-Saharan Africa
8 trends driving innovation in sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

Across all consumer industries, innovation in sub-Saharan Africa is seeing new products and services offered to address challenges the continent faces...

12 Mar 2019

Kobus du Plooy, CEO of Celbux
Mobile wallets still have a way to goArticle

Mobile wallets just haven't lived up to expectations...

6 Mar 2019

A smart little tag with a big message
A smart little tag with a big messageArticle

Building lasting relationships with consumers and earning their loyalty is a primary focus for brand owners. One way for brands to earn consumers' loyalty is with near-field communication (NFC) technology...

Issued by Pyrotec 1 Mar 2019

A decade down the line. Banking evolution accelerates in 2019
A decade down the line. Banking evolution accelerates in 2019Article

Ten years after the global banking crisis, 2019 looks like it could be a year of tipping points in the evolution of the industry globally...

21 Feb 2019

Cheaper mobile data set to unleash mobile innovation
Cheaper mobile data set to unleash mobile innovationArticle

The close of last year contained some especially good news for the South African mobile consumer...

Devon Meerholz 25 Jan 2019

FNB enables QR code payments on its banking app
FNB enables QR code payments on its banking appArticle

FNB has introduced QR code payments for consumers and sole proprietor businesses via the FNB Banking App...

23 Jan 2019

Mobile payments boost Nigerian economy
Mobile payments boost Nigerian economyArticle

Mobile penetration has significantly increased across Africa, with Nigeria remaining the largest mobile market of about 162-million subscribers and a penetration rate of 84%...

17 Jan 2019

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