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South African eCommerce Awards Finalists

As the public voting closes on this the eighth annual South African eCommerce Awards, uAfrica.com is pleased to announce the finalists (in alphabetical order) in the 2013 eCommerce Awards: • Style36.co.za • Read More →

MasterCard and Blue Label Telecoms to Equip 22,000 Traders in SA

MasterCard and Blue Label Telecoms Limited (Blue Label) today announced a partnership that will see 22,000 small traders and rural shops in South Africa equipped with Point Read More →

eCommerce Merchants Affected by 3D Secure Cut-over

There has been some talk in the merchant community around the Payment Association of South Africa (PASA) mandating 3D Secure for all ecommerce merchants.  PASA had sent a letter to Read More →

KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Treasury: Interruption of the Electronic Payment of Suppliers

The electronic payment system of the state (BAS) has been down since Sunday, 25 August 2013. This meant that departments could not capture and approve payments and the Provincial Treasury Read More →

SnapScan Wins Top prize at MTN Business App of the Year Awards 2013

Mobile payments app SnapScan was voted 'App of the Year' at the annual MTN Business App of the Year Awards in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg. The 8-month old start-up from Stellenbosch managed to Read More →

iVeri’s mPress (MPOS Solution) is Now Available for BlackBerry

Version 1.2 of MPress, iVeri’s MPos solution is now available in BlackBerry World. This means that iVeri now has MPos apps for Android, Apple and BlackBerry. For iVeri customers this increases Read More →

FNB Launches first Slimline ATM for Retailers in Africa

FNB unveiled its unique Slimline ATM capable of delivering digital banking into retailer environments at remote locations where the volume of business does not support a conventional ATM. FNB Slimline offers Read More →

SA’s payCity Discontinues Prepaid Electricity Service

Last week, South Africa's payCity stopped accepting online credit card payments for its SMS prepaid electricity service for Cape Town customers. The suspension of services occurred without notice too many customers Read More →

Big Retailers are Doing eCommerce in South Africa

The news that Woolworths has just revamped their entire online store in the hopes of attracting more ecommerce customers shows a continuation of the recent trend in South Africa which Read More →
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