As many South African households struggle to “get by” financially and live from pay cheque to pay cheque, they often experience high levels of financial stress. While stress levels are the highest among low-income earners, more than a quarter of households with a monthly income above R40 000 also...
South African developed startup, Fourex announced on Monday, 9 September 2019, that it has opened its second round of crowdfunding in a bid to raise just over $1 million. Fourex allows travellers to exchange notes and coins with various foreign currencies using a self-service kiosk. The kiosks allow travellers to...
South Africa has been acknowledged for years for our sound, advanced banking system. However, at the onset of the fourth industrial revolution, with humans and technology interacting like never before, we face an interesting balancing act. Disruptive financial-services innovation is afoot worldwide. Against this background, this country’s policymakers must find...
What is digital transformation? Simply put, it’s leveraging digital business, which Gartner defines to be the creation of new business designs by blurring the digital and physical worlds, to reach goals that could not be reached earlier, faster, or cheaper, otherwise. It is a journey that started with the rise...
Despite an economic slowdown, most African countries are reported to have a positive economic outlook. This is according to ICAEW's (the institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) latest report. The report, commissioned by ICAEW and produced by partner and forecaster Oxford Economics, provides a snapshot of the region's...
With evident success over the years, the 3rd edition of Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa (#HISA2017)- slated for 29 and 30 August 2017 in Johannesburg, promises to be the biggest to date; bringing together industry leaders and influencers including administrators, heads of technology, policy makers, technology solution providers, academics, health-tech...
Ekasi-bucks, a blockchain startup company based in South Africa, will be looking to make an impact on South Africa's Townships by providing Financial systems to Township-based small businesses. These businesses operate in an economy estimated to be worth R50billion ($3.8billion) per annum. Ekasi-bucks is a startup that has a database with...
The Administrator of Digital Bridge Institute, Dr Ike Adinde has called for significant investment in skills of the workforce to make them key drivers of the economy. Dr Adinde said the laboratory, worth $1 million, was donated by Huawei Technologies Nigeria Limited. He says investing in skills of the workforce...
New startup Rentoza is Africa's first on-demand rental platform. Started by a group of 4 South Africans convinced the stuff hiding in the bottom of their cupboards and garages should be paying rent for taking up so much space - stuff that they didn't want to sell because they might...
The biggest online shopping day of the year, Black Friday, is just 4 weeks away. Internationally renowned for its huge sales and shoppers’ equally massive shopping sprees, South African shoppers are urged to get ready – sales are coming! This year, with Black Friday falling on the 24th of November...
Thunes, a business-to-business global payments platform that is targeted at emerging markets announced that KB Teo will be the new Chief Financial Officer. Teo enters the job with vast knowledge he has gathered over the past 25 years in the fields of corporate finance, financial planning, investor relations and...
South African fintech startup, ThisIsMe, has set a new Africa record for the FICA (Financial Intelligence Center Amendment) process. This process which used to be a drawn out taking as long as two days to two weeks, has now been streamlined by ThisIsMe and will be completed in three...
MumsVillage, a parenting website for expert advice and online community support in Kenya, announced the launch of the MumsVillageShop. Aimed at becoming a one-stop-shop for mum and baby products MumsVillageShop reflects the changing preferences of consumers to shop online in Kenya —  due to the convenience and access to quality...
Med-e-Mass, a South African provider of clinical and financial management solutions to medical professionals, clinics and hospitals has been confirmed as a platinum sponsor of the 3rd edition of  Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa (#HISA2017), which is set to take place on 29 and 30 August at Vodacom World in Johannesburg. The...
As the country enters into its fourth week of lockdown, South African consumers have embraced the concept of online shopping – not only for themselves but also to assist the many families who are in desperate need of financial relief during the COVID-19 crisis. This is according to Matthew Leighton,...
Cryptocurrencies are garnering interest across the globe, and have been for the last decade, but it is in Africa in which many are starting to think that these new digital currencies will take off with vigour. The reason for this could well be that Africa finds itself in a...
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