Banking apps on mobile phones, which use sophisticated security and authentication technology, are starting to offer a wider set of online transactional services to consumers. Fears about security are one of the last barriers to more widespread mobile transactions, but people trust their banking apps and are increasingly prepared...
According to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 dashboard, there are 157,973,438 confirmed cases globally, and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) is tracking daily increases in infections pointing to a looming third wave in the coming weeks or months. Statistics show us that different countries are at different...
The Allianz Risk Barometer 2018 has revealed that cyber incidents are a top concern for the financial services industry with 51% of responses from risk experts within the sector. Changes in legislation and regulation with 28% of responses are second, up from third in 2017. Business interruption and new technologies...
A brand-new online training platform, TechTribe Accelerator (TTA), is set to launch on Friday, 13 September 2019, at the SA Innovation Summit.  The inspiration for the TTA platform was born from the need to create pan-African partnerships to solve continental issues. The platform, which hopes to accept applications from across...
Global Initiatives and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hosted the second Annual Responsible Business Forum (RBF) on Sustainable Development Africa from 25-27 June 2018 at the Hyatt in Johannesburg, South Africa. 'Transforming Africa’s development through innovation, youth, and technology' was the theme for this years’ RBF Africa 2018 which...
The COVID-19 pandemic has cost hundreds of thousands of lives in the world’s richest cities but poses an even greater threat to cities in the developing world. There are now more than 150,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus across Africa, in all 54 countries, with South Africa and Egypt the...
South Africa’s healthcare sector has conducted roughly four million COVID-19 tests with around 650 000 positive cases identified. While infection rates continue to climb in much of the developed and developing world, stringent measures to contain the coronavirus in South Africa have helped flatten the curve to the point...
A recruiter, whether external or internal, formal or informal, plays a crucial role in both a candidate's and an employer's work life. If recruitment companies are to survive the proverbial rat race, they have to stay ahead of their game by adopting innovative ways to market, operate and employ customer...
FNB is expanding its digital payments ecosystem by enabling consumers and sole proprietor businesses to perform and accept QR code payments using the FNB Banking App. This makes FNB the first bank in South Africa to integrate QR code payments into a banking app for both consumers and sole proprietor...
10 years ago, South Africa (SA) was a very different place. Ordering a cab required a phone call well in advance to reserve a meter taxi and local eCommerce amounted to R2 bn for the year. Fast forward to 2020 where eCommerce has surpassed the R14 billion mark, and a...
The 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) puts aside increased allocations for wind power in the coming years – which will result in the renewable energy source becoming a greater part of the country’s energy grid. Plans for the construction and activation of the wind farms across the country are...
Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) inked a partnership with Mondia Pay – a leading digital payment provider, that is set to provide Ooredoo Algeria and Orange Tunisia users with safe and convenient payment options. Huawei device users can now pay for their monthly services, latest games, and favourite applications seamlessly on...
Here in South Africa, the cryptocurrency and blockchain sector is considered to be relatively new. There are many differences faced by crypto enthusiasts and traders when utilising crypto exchanges to trade when compared to the international markets. One glaring difference is the price difference when purchasing cryptocurrencies via local exchanges....
While receiving adequate care and proper treatment are top of mind for patients who turn to the healthcare system, these end users are ultimately also seeking an improved overall "patient experience" during their interactions with the healthcare industry. Research, conducted in the United States last year, shows that 88 per...
As the compliance agenda gains traction across Africa, the finance professionals of Central-Southern Africa are displaying a hunger to adopt automation as a way to deliver the kind of efficient and transparent services their clients increasingly demand. Automation is also rapidly gaining acceptance amongst the region’s finance professionals because...
The Oxford Dictionary defines the word ‘yas’ as an informal way to express great pleasure or excitement. The YAS! Youth for Africa and SDGs – short for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - initiative by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Accenture anticipates this reaction from its...
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