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Launch of New Payment Innovations Enables Financial and Digital Inclusion for all South Africans

Digital payments company Ozow, has launched the Ozow Revolution. According to the company, the Ozow Revolution is a visionary effort to make digital payments available to everyone and create greater Read More →

Halo Set to Boost Financial Inclusion

Synthesis, an innovative software and consulting company, has announced the launch of Halo, the tap-on-phone contactless payment solution. Halo is the first of its kind in Africa and allows any Read More →

CA Southern Africa, Discusses how APIs Enable an Omnichannel, Mobile-First Strategy for Next Generation Banking Experiences

Banking - an Industry Disrupted by Digital.

Michael Brink, CTO of CA Southern Africa discusses banking – an industry disrupted by digital. As banking has changed from an in-person, retail-like Read More →

Vodacom to Join ‘Transactions Cleared on an Immediate Basis’ Payment Scheme to Reduce International Remittance Costs across SADC

Vodacom Group and the SADC Banking Association have signed a memorandum of understanding that will allow the Vodacom Group to join the South African Development Community’s Transactions Cleared on an Read More →

MFS Africa Drives Cheaper African Remittances with PaySii

Pan-African cross-border payments leader MFS Africa has announced its partnership with global money transfer start-up PaySii to help facilitate remittances in Africa. The partnership with MFS Africa will enable PaySii to Read More →

How the Social Impact of Remittances is Aiding Wellbeing in Developing Countries

By Andy Jury, CEO of Mukuru As developing nations reel from the impact of the novel coronavirus and national lockdowns, communities and households are seeing their collective resilience and wellbeing put Read More →

SASSA Opens Window for Payment Method Change

SASSA will once again open its system for approved applicants to change their preferred method of payment for the special COVID-19 SRD grant. The window period is scheduled for Monday Read More →

DPO Group to be Acquired by Network International in Landmark Deal for the African Payments Space

DPO Group, one of the leading, high-growth online commerce platforms in Africa, will support the expansion of Network International’s presence across Africa, one of the most under penetrated and fast Read More →

PayFast: Ecommerce Feels Logistics Pinch of COVID-19 Boom

The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred unprecedented growth in ecommerce, accelerating local adoption rates by as many as three to five years. However, as online shopping continues to boom, many online Read More →

Vodacom Financial Services to Create a New Easy-To-Use Super App with Alipay As Technology Provider

Imagine waking up to your favourite song, paying for your morning coffee, listening to a podcast on business management, sending money to your family, paying your utility bills, shopping online Read More →

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