Payflex has launched its buy now pay later online retail service to South Africa. The company - which has seen extraordinary popularity in Australia, the USA and Europe - lets users shop online and pay later, interest-free over six weeks. “Traditionally paying via instalments in South Africa has been associated...
A few weeks after the third wave of COVID-19 infections was confirmed in South Africa, the number of daily infections has again begun to steadily rise. During earlier waves last year many public and private hospitals experienced severe shortages in their oxygen supplies. Now, amongst increasing concerns that oxygen will...
Kenya will require all government employees to receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine before 23 August or face disciplinary action, according to the head of the East African country's public service, Joseph Kinyua. According to a letter, varified by Bloomberg, sent by Kinyua to senior state officials,...
Ecobank parent company, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) has appointed Tomisin Fashina as its new Group Executive of Operations and Technology - a position he will now hold in addition to his existing role of Managing Director of eProcess International. “The rapidly accelerating digital adoption by Africa’s citizenry and businesses, together...
While the world continues to deal with the challenges of the pandemic, it is emerging markets such as Sub-Saharan Africa that have faced the biggest challenges. According to the World Bank, Sub-Saharan Africa has been hit the hardest by the economic impact of COVID-19, with an estimated 23 million people...
It has never been easier to secure a loan for personal or business purposes. Modern, smartphone-based apps and platforms have made the process more seamless than ever. If you have a phone, an internet connection and a bank account, chances are there's a platform that will loan you money. Mobile money...
Africa is often called the "leapfrog" continent for the ability of its people to leap ahead. In terms of technology, Africans are able to leap past generation upon generation of tech in order to advance to the now, to the latest, and do it as soon as possible. In 2020,...
FMCG sales force automation is achieved by utilizing an app to manage the sales force, such as sales force tracking, inventory management, and reporting. This process speeds up the fast-moving consumer goods sales operations by automating various routine tasks, so the sales team is more focused, and can concentrate...
Ghana is set to receive 600,000 COVID-19 vaccines from Covax. After a year of disruptions and more than 80,700 Ghanaians getting infected with the virus, the path to recovery for the people of Ghana is expected to finally begin. "We are pleased that Ghana has become the first country to...
Last night, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced new, increased lockdown restrictions in an attempt to curb the spread of a new COVID-19 variant in the country that has been detected in five provinces. Ramaphosa announced that South Africa's alert level would rise to Adjusted Level 4. New restrictions include...
Discovery Vitality announced today that it will be awarding members of its Vitality program aged 18 or older 2500 Vitality points for being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in 2021. According to a statement released by the South African health insurance provider, these points will be awarded retrospectively in October for...
Hyundai recently unveiled the first Electric Vehicle assembled in Nigeria. At the launch, Mallam Kasifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Nigeria's Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) says that the introduction of electric vehicles to the country is a sign of "advancing towards a vibrant economy". He went on to...
Today we’re going to talk about an instrument that’s gaining a great deal of popularity lately—the Exchange Traded Fund, or ETF. While an ETF may not have the same visual appeal as, say, a commodity, which may inspire visions of glimmering gold, sprawling oil fields or towering piles of...
A study of 2,000 global consumers released by Mambu, the market-leading banking and financial services platform, revealed that both banked and unbanked individuals feel underserved, with 56% of banked customers claiming that there are other services they should be able to access. “With more than 1.7 billion unbanked adults globally,...
On 28 May 2021, Nigeria’s national power generation dropped to 3,059 MW and for the subsequent seven days remained below 4,000 MW, 6% below-average production. Low pressure on the Escravos-Lagos Pipeline System (ELPS) left several gas turbine power plants with an insufficient gas supply, leading to plant shutdowns and...
WeThinkCode has opened applications for its tuition-free, two-year software programming course which starts in July. The education institution revealed that there are just one hundred places are available - part of WeThinkCode’s plan to increase its total student intake to 450 in 2021. “We know that South Africa has a...
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