FNB has announced that its banking customers and RMB Private Bank customers can now use the Scan to Pay feature on their banking Apps for secure, contactless payments at Zapper enabled merchants across South Africa. Zapper is the latest payments QR Code provider to be enabled via FNB Pay. All...
1Life, Samsung South Africa and LifeQ have partnered to launch life insurance ecosystem, 1Life Pulse. This initiative is backed by wearables and app technology and enables consumers to grow their life insurance cover by "making better choices". 1Life Pulse acts as a lifestyle monitor and management system that tracks and guides...
E-commerce is no longer just for flashy start-ups or big companies with even bigger budgets – it is also becoming a valuable channel to market for Small & Medium Businesses. From plumbers to playschools and from artisan food stores to gardening services, all sorts of small businesses can benefit...
According to data from instant EFT payment provider i-Pay, the Rand value from Black Friday sales this year grew by more than a thousand percent over 2016 figures. "At face value, e-tailers have experienced the highest volume of sales on record for Black Friday in South Africa. More significantly, the...
The Vodacom Foundation in partnership with the Department of Basic Education, Nelson Mandela Foundation, UN Women and Global Citizen, showcased a new education ecosystem at the Divhani Community Crèche and Frank Ravele Secondary School in Vhembe District, Limpopo, on Friday, 22 March 2019. Through the new ecosystem, Vodacom Foundation will...
Traderoot and Sureswipe, two of South Africa’s first financial technology companies, announced on Tuesday 12 September 2017 that the companies have entered into a strategic business relationship that they claim will change the fintech payment space. Traderoot and Sureswipe have made available a quick, comprehensive and PCI compliant payment platform...
Recruiting and retaining medical professionals is integral to the successful operation of healthcare facilities, as they form a key part of the ecosystem that contributes to the quality of the facility and ultimately its success, reputation and resultant profitability. Yet, retaining the right talent can be challenging at times, with...
There is a lot of talk in South Africa about the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and the need for education in the country to start preparing learners for the future world of work from a young age. Unfortunately, in South Africa, resources are often lacking and many teachers are...
While the COVID-19 crisis has reversed the recent global poverty reduction, according to the UN and other experts, it has also sped up financial inclusion via mobile financial services apps provided by crypto, blockchain and FinTech startups. Many people worldwide take for granted the services billions of others struggle to...
Credit scoring fintech company, CredoLab announced on Tuesday, 1 October 2019, that it has officially launched in Africa. Starting in South Africa, CredoLab is aiming to drive financial inclusion in emerging economies on the continent by credit scoring more people, especially those who are new to banking or credit. Michel...
‘Tis the season to be joyful, for family and gifts, fun and relaxation. Consumers are eager to spend and retailers are keen for the windfall of the holidays. This annual event does sometimes produce spectacles worthy of parody, such as the insane crowds during Black Friday sales. But in...
South Africa’s Health Minister Joe Phaahla has announced that children and teens between 12 and 17 will now be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The announcement came during a media briefing Friday morning, where Phaahla confirmed that the decision was influenced by recommendations made by the Ministerial Advisory Committee...
A new online portal that instantly compares finance options is now available to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The portal is helping to address the number one challenge that SMEs in South Africa face – access to finance. The first of its kind, the business-to-business portal compares loan products that...
Prepaid electricity consumption is a sensible option for many people, under a number of different circumstances: for the home or business owner, for the tenant, for the owner of an Airbnb property, for example. But how do you know what to look for when you first set out to...
Smartphones are the new hub from which tech-savvy consumers run their financial lives. In the developed world, bank branches are closing at an accelerated rate due to a decline in the use of cash and the huge uptake of digital payment systems. In the UK, the number of physical branches...
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that nearly 630 million years of healthy life were lost in 2015 due to the diseases afflicting the population across its 47 Member States in Africa, now amounting to a loss of more than 2.4 trillion international dollars ($) from the region’s gross...
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