SASSA Concerned by Beneficiaries Still using Old Cards

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is pleased to announce significant progress in migrating beneficiaries of social grants from the old SASSA card to the new gold SASSA card. The old white SASSA card has reached expiry date and it however deeply concerns SASSA that some beneficiaries are still holding on to the old

CR2 Continues to Drive Innovation as Cardless ATM Access Goes Live in Eight Countries

It’s a major concern for banking customers worldwide in this time of a global pandemic – how can they access their daily banking needs without touching surfaces such as ATMs?   CR2 ( enables you to respond to these concerns and allow your banking customers to withdraw cash without physically touching the ATM, by simply

Proparco and Standard Bank South Africa Strengthen their Partnership to Increase Access to Finance for Small Businesses

Proparco and Standard Bank signed two guarantee agreements for €28.5 million in Johannesburg during Proparco’s Deputy CEO, Djalal Khimdjee’s visit to South Africa. The guarantees are in line with the Choose Africa initiative to accelerate the growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and entrepreneurship in Africa. Standard Bank will further support job creation

Digital Payments in Kenya Grow Beyond Pandemic-Led Push, Reports Cellulant

The growth witnessed in Kenya is reflective of the payments landscape in the rest of Africa, reports Cellulant, with a noted shift in consumer behaviour Digital payments have shifted from being a nice-to-have for businesses to a necessity as more consumers prefer digital platforms as their primary payment method. This is according to Faith Nkatha,

Lake Harvest Zambia Joins the Tingg Digital Payment Ecosystem

This partnership will place Cellulant’s payment platform, Tingg, in all of the 13 Lake Harvest outlets across Zambia and ensure they are able to accept all forms of mobile money Cellulant  (, a leading Pan-African payments company, has partnered with one of Zambia’s leading fish distributors, Lake Harvest to enable mobile payments in all their

Synthesis | Blockchain and The Future of Remittances

By Ramtin Mesgari, Synthesis Software Engineer Every year, hundreds of billions of dollars are sent across borders by emigrant workers who have moved away from their home countries. Global remittances in 2018 alone totalled over $600 billion and the number of migrant workers continues to increase every year. And yet, migrant workers who leave their

Econet Group Announces Launch of Cassava Technologies

Cassava Technologies, headquartered in London, is Africa’s first integrated tech player of continental scale at the forefront of technology innovation Unique, pan-African technology leader, well-positioned to propel Africa into its economic future; built from the strong performance and track record of Econet Group. Privately held African telecommunications group, Econet, has announced the launch of Cassava

PayFast Launches Second Ecommerce Performance Index

South Africa’s retail sector has entered the age of ecommerce, with total online retail sales expected to reach R42-billion by the end of 2021. From the rise of contactless payments to the boom in social commerce, the pandemic has significantly altered consumer expectations when it comes to making purchases online. To unpack the major trends

MoData Partners with DataVisor to Deliver Real-time AI-powered Fraud Detection

MoData, leading specialists in providing digital solutions for financial services, has partnered with technology pioneers DataVisor to deliver a comprehensive suite of AI-powered fraud management solutions to its customers across Africa. This new partnership will give MoData clients access to DataVisor’s comprehensive fraud and risk management platform, which enhances and accelerates fraud detection, keeping companies

Dashen American Express® International Debit Card Launched

Dashen is the most reputable brand in Ethiopia’s Banking industry, pioneering different forms of digital banking. The bank has registered consistency in terms of delivery of various technological outputs. It was the first bank to introduce card banking to the Ethiopian banking industry. Dashen also works in partnership with renowned international electronic payment brands like