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Payment Gateway Helps University Streamline Fee Payments

Late payments are a cash flow nightmare for any organisation – which is why the University of the Western Cape (UWC) turned to payment services provider PayGate to make revenue Read More →

Kalahari.com Selects SAP’s Hybris as Online Commerce Platform

hybris, a SAP company and the world’s fastest-growing commerce platform provider, announced that kalahari.com, South Africa’s largest online retailer, has selected the hybris Commerce Suite to power its retail vision forward, strengthen Read More →

MTN Mobile Money Surpasses One Million Users

Mobile Money subscribers on South Africa’s MTN network have reached one million since the service was launched in November last year. Unlike in Kenya, where the concept has grown rapidly, mobile Read More →

FNB to Upgrade Retail Banking Network with Technology from NCR

FNB, South Africa’s oldest bank and one of the largest financial institutions in the country, is automating and innovating routine banking transactions and improving customer service by installing 1,250 NCR Read More →

Online Merchants Go Mobile

Merchants can take advantage of the growth in mobile internet and m-commerce with MyGate’s recently released mobile version of the hosted payment page.  This is specifically designed for use on Read More →

SASSA Debit Cards in SA now Represent 14% of Spark ATM Transactions

Spark ATM Systems has released its latest Spark Cash Index (SCI), which measures the key cash withdrawal statistics across more than 2 200 Spark ATMs throughout South Africa. The latest SCI Read More →

Caring for Customers Key to e-Commerce Success – Yuppiechef

Attending to customer service with a caring perspective rather than primarily focusing on generating revenue is the secret to building a reputable brand in e-commerce, Yuppiechef believes. Paul Galatis, marketing partner Read More →

Prepaid Electricity Largest Growing Purchase on FNB Cellphone Banking

Purchasing prepaid electricity via FNB Cellphone Banking is growing in popularity as customers begin to see the benefit of using FNB's self-service channels for these types of transactions. 62% of all Read More →

South African Social Security Agency to Pay Social Grants in-House

SASSA will be able to pay social grants in-house, as directed by the SASSA Act, (Act no 9 of 2004) as from 2017, after expiry of the South African Social Read More →

Infographic: E-commerce in Africa

Emerging markets research firm, Jana has released an infographic showing insights on the e-commerce preferences of African consumers in Nigeria, Kenya & South Africa. Surveying 600 consumers in each country, Read More →
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