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Valentine's spend: South Africans splash out on romantic experiences
Valentine's spend: South Africans splash out on romantic experiencesArticle

South Africa's 'love economy' continues to grow, with Valentine's Day spend up 11%...

14 Feb 2020

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Partnerships are key to the future of inclusive payments in SAArticle

The private and public sectors must collaborate to reduce the reliance on cash and encourage the use of digital payment methods and financial services to achieve more inclusive and sustainable economic growth...

5 Sep 2019

Mastercard: South Africans buy into Valentine's Day experiences
Mastercard: South Africans buy into Valentine's Day experiencesArticle

For Valentine's Day, South Africans spend more on romantic experiences like travel and dining out rather than traditional gifts. This is according to the latest Mastercard Love Index...

14 Feb 2019

Mastercard names Johannesburg Africa's most popular destination
Mastercard names Johannesburg Africa's most popular destinationArticle

According to the annual Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index, Johannesburg, for its fifth consecutive year, is Africa's most popular destination city...

5 Dec 2018

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Bank Zero has lift offArticle

Bank Zero Mutual Bank was granted its licence, has integrated with the national payments systems of the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb), and is currently alpha testing their app-driven bank...

31 Oct 2018

[Left to Right] Professor Mthuli Ncube, Zimbabwe’s Minister of Finance and Economic Development; Ajay Banga, President and CEO, Mastercard and Dr John Mangudya, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.
Driving digital transformation in ZimbabweArticle

Mastercard reinforces commitment to drive digital transformation agenda in Zimbabwe...

24 Oct 2018

Do consumers see cyberattacks as new normal?
Do consumers see cyberattacks as new normal?Article

According to a recent survey, about 87% of people now accept that data breaches and hacks are the new normal...

27 Sep 2018

Female entrepreneurs graduate from Mastercard SA programme
Female entrepreneurs graduate from Mastercard SA programmeArticle

More than 120 young South African women have graduated from a Mastercard-funded initiative that empowers women to pursue entrepreneurial ventures of their own...

Tom Jackson 14 Aug 2018

Rapidly growing Muslim travel market an exciting opportunity for SA tourism
Rapidly growing Muslim travel market an exciting opportunity for SA tourismArticle

In the annual Mastercard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2018, South Africa was ranked one of the ten most Muslim-friendly travel destinations...

11 May 2018

Mastercard, Pick n Pay launch Tap to Feed initiative
Mastercard, Pick n Pay launch Tap to Feed initiativeArticle

Mastercard, with Pick n Pay and FoodForward SA, has committed to donating 1.2-million meals to South Africans in need...

8 May 2018

SA women remain underrepresented among the ranks of entrepreneurs
SA women remain underrepresented among the ranks of entrepreneursArticle

While South Africa has made progress in reducing the gender bias for women engaging in early stage entrepreneurial activities, the number of women business owners remains constrained...

8 Mar 2018

South Africans are sentimental spenders - Mastercard Love Index
South Africans are sentimental spenders - Mastercard Love IndexArticle

South Africans continue to say "I love you" by investing in experiences over material goods, as new data shows sentimental spending has increased by 50% since 2015...

13 Feb 2018

Mastercard-Spazapp collaboration brings cashless payments to informal retailers
Mastercard-Spazapp collaboration brings cashless payments to informal retailersArticle

Mastercard is collaborating with Durban-based tech company Spazapp, to bring secure and convenient mobile payments to thousands of informal traders...

15 Nov 2017

Mastercard, Yoco to bring cashless payments to another 15,000 SMEs
Mastercard, Yoco to bring cashless payments to another 15,000 SMEsArticle

Local fintech company Yoco and Mastercard have announced a collaboration that will see the rolling out of 15,000 mobile Point of Sale devices to small and medium-sized businesses...

26 Oct 2017

Cash usage costs SA consumers R23bn
Cash usage costs SA consumers R23bnArticle

At the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, being held in Durban, Mastercard released the ‘Cost of Cash for Consumers in South Africa Study...

5 May 2017

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Mastercard introduces biometric shopping cardArticle

Mastercard has launched a biometric card that uses fingerprints to enable purchases, revealing that it had been piloting the card, a global first for the company, in SA...

21 Apr 2017

Uganda and Botswana have highest rates of female entrepreneurship
Uganda and Botswana have highest rates of female entrepreneurshipArticle

Mastercard has released the results of its inaugural Index of Women Entrepreneurs...

8 Mar 2017

Mastercard at Mobile World Congress
MultiChoice customers can now use Masterpass to pay DStv accountsArticle

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mastercard announced that South African MultiChoice customers can now pay their digital satellite television...

2 Mar 2017

‘Love Index' shows South Africans still romantic at heart
‘Love Index' shows South Africans still romantic at heartArticle

The annual ‘Mastercard Love Index' reveals South African shoppers feel loved and are spending more on Valentine's Day...

14 Feb 2017

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Mastercard, SnapScan partnership adds 30,000 South African merchantsArticle

Mastercard and SnapScan, a mobile payments solution backed by Standard Bank, announced their collaboration at the Mastercard Digital Indaba in Cape Town yesterday, 24 November 2016...

25 Nov 2016

City of Gold the most popular city in Africa
City of Gold the most popular city in AfricaArticle

Johannesburg is set to be the most popular city in Africa for the fourth year according to the 2016 Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index...

16 Nov 2016

Gamification could drive digital payment
Gamification could drive digital paymentArticle

Gamification could be used to drive financial literacy in SA where education remains one of the biggest obstacles to achieving widespread adoption of digital payment technology, Mark Elliott, president of MasterCard in SA, said on Tuesday...

Hanna Ziady 29 Sep 2016

Alliance brings cashless payments to townships
Alliance brings cashless payments to townshipsArticle

South African mobile payments start-up, iKhokha, has teamed up with Mastercard to boost payment card acceptance at small businesses in informal settlements...

13 Sep 2016

Customer expectations driving the future of payments
Customer expectations driving the future of paymentsArticle

From the way we communicate and manage our health to how we pay for things, innovative technologies impact almost every aspect of our life...

Mark Elliott 6 Nov 2015

What drives consumer conversation on social media?
What drives consumer conversation on social media?Article

Sub-Saharan African consumers see the value of new payment solutions and are demanding more innovative ways to pay, MasterCard has disclosed at Retail Congress Africa in Cape Town...

3 Nov 2015

NetFlorist launches dedicated MasterPass portal
NetFlorist launches dedicated MasterPass portalArticle

NetFlorist has partnered MasterCard to offer customers a more seamless, secure online shopping checkout process with MasterPass, a digital wallet service...

9 Sep 2015

Blog's your auntie... April Fool 2013Article

4COL (For crying out loud)... What the hell are us golden oldies supposed to do between the time of our enforced retirement at around 65 until the time that the Grim Reaper comes to call in his harvest?

Alexandra Levin: 2G2B4G 3 Apr 2013

Palm Pre shortage: supply chain slip-up or retail fairy tale?Article

Depending on which technology blog you read, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse is either engaging in pre-Palm Pre marketing hype or covering up some major smartphone production problems.

Renay San Miguel 26 May 2009

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