According to an announcement made by South African Health Minister Joe Phaahla, digital vaccination passes will be issued to all eligible vaccinated South Africans in less than a week. The country's Department of Health says that currently, the digital vaccine certificates are "under development." According to Mia Malan, editor-in-chief of Bhekisisa...
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...
Wave, a Senegal-based mobile money provider have raised $200-million in a Series A round of funding, reports Tech Crunch. The investment marks the largest-ever Series A funding round for a fintech startup in Africa, and it values Wave at around $1.7-billion. No other startup company in Africa has managed to raise...
Toyota has announced that it will invest $13.6-billion into developing batteries for electric and hybrid cars in a huge push by the world's largest auto-manufacturer to make its production carbon-neutral. During a presentation, the Japanese motor titan announced its plans to spend 1.5-trillion yen into the development and supply of...
South Africa is poised to start benefiting from a plethora of healthcare technologies that could dramatically improve patient care at a lower cost, boost preventative healthcare, and take the best medical practitioners virtually to the most underserved regions of the country. However, exciting new developments in healthcare technology could also...
South African health insurer Discovery is making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all staff from the beginning of next year, following the lead of several major global companies, from banks to airlines, in insisting on inoculation of employees. Lenders CitiGroup and Deutsche Bank have both announced plans to make vaccines compulsory...
Absa Group, one of the largest financial service providers in Africa, is strengthening efforts to grow its digital partnerships ecosystem across the continent with the appointment of HYBR and SystemicLogic, which will help Absa identify potential collaboration partners. “We believe in the substantial mutual value that is created by connecting...
While over 12-million South Africans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, rollout in the country has been slow. Currently, Media24 reports that the South African government is debating whether or not the jabs will be made mandatory for SA citizens. While these discussions occur, recently appointed...
Australian Zip Co Limited has announced its intention to fully acquire South African buy now pay later (BNPL) fintech Payflex as part of its global expansion plans. With a presence in twelve markets across five continents, Zip plans to grow its South African business and expand into other African markets...
CaseWare Africa – a division of Adapt IT -  is the African reseller for CaseWare International - the global leader in auditing and financial reporting software deployed in over 170 countries worldwide. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R6cGfJeHbY CaseWare Africa – a company with a three-decade history - powers over 20,000 users across Africa and has...
Nigeria is working with fintech Bitt Inc as a technical partner to launch the country's own cryptocurrency - the eNaira - according to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The Barbados-based Bitt Inc earlier in 2021 led the development of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union's 'DCash' - the first digital...
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...
While the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been nothing short of catastrophic for some industries, the retail sector has managed to hold firm amid the crisis. As much as industries like tourism and hospitality have been decimated by national lockdowns, others have thrived as consumers’ buying patterns shift...
South Africa-based, fintech enablement solutions provider, Ukheshe Technologies has announced a new partnership with global next-generation card solutions and digital security company, dzcard. Headquartered in Thailand, with offices worldwide including in India and Tanzania, dzcard's new partnership with Ukheshe will enhance the firm's customisable solutions for various digital ecosystems and...
Across Africa, there has been an exponential rise in the number of people engaging with digital health services through their smartphones, creating a vast potential for countries to deliver access to healthcare digitally. This was a key finding of Vodacom’s e-health policy paper released Tuesday as part of the Africa.connected...
The news that South Africa’s Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group (IFWG) is moving to regulate the country’s cryptocurrency ecosystem has many investors concerned, coming as it does in a very depressed economy ravaged by harsh COVID-19 restrictions and job losses. How best, then, do you ensure your hard-earned investments are safe? Online...
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