The Direct Pay Online Group (DPO) has announced the acquisition of Setcom (Pty) Ltd, which operates SID Instant EFT, an instant electronic funds transfer (EFT) solution in South Africa. The deal will complement DPO’s payment solutions across the continent, which currently includes processing for all major cards, mobile money...
Money remittance and digital banking provider, Hello Paisa launched its digital bank in South Africa in partnership with Sasfin earlier this year. The bank was developed with the aim to help the unbanked population have access to banking solutions. IT News Africa caught up with Ahmed Cassim, Hello Paisa's Managing...
A few days after South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the Department of Health would begin rolling out digital vaccination certificates and a few weeks after Health Minister Joe Phaahla claimed that the vaccine passes would be made available "soon" the South African government has launched a website...
This week on IT News Africa’s Digital Innovation Podcast, Luis Monzon interviews Peter Neubauer, CEO of Austrian fintech startup Vipaso. Vipaso has recently released its digital payments innovation “Horizon” in many markets across Africa with Vipaso hoping to boost financial inclusion through the solution and choice partners. Around 57% of the...
A young South African entrepreneur aims to use a robot to teach children how to build new robots. RD9 Solutions is a start-up company created by Tyrone van Balla. van Balla and his business partner Ridhaa Benefeld aim to build robots and use them as educational tools. Together, they...
With the start of lockdown in South Africa now over six months ago, certain behavioural and shopping trends have started to become clear. The extreme regulations necessary in Level 5 significantly contributed to an increased uptake in online shopping, and put eCommerce into the focal point as a viable...
Vodacom Business and Microsoft South Africa have partnered to provide access to continuous, connected digital learning for South Africa’s education institutions, educators and learners through their Connected Digital Education initiative. This is in response to the growing need for affordable online learning solutions that meet the educational requirements of today’s...
More than 560 teachers took part in this year’s Africa Code Week (ACW) Train-the-Trainer workshops over four days in Accra and Kumasi as part of this year’s efforts to drive 21st century skills development among African youth. Now in its fourth year, ACW instills 21st century skills among African youth...
MYDAWA, an e-health platform that enables customers to purchase authentic medicines and wellness products has hit over 30,000 registered users in December 2017. The platform was launched in March 2017 and features a unique mechanism that gives back control to the consumer. Speaking during an update on the growth of...
Customers of South African bank, First National Bank (FNB), will now be able to renew their car license on their mobile phones. This is thanks to the recently launched Nav Car platform on the FNB App. Users simply have to scan their license disk with their smartphone and then will...
In a bid to continue combating the scourge of rouge debit orders impacting the industry and some of its customers, FNB has waived the fee for stopping unauthorised debit orders through its electronic banking channels and is also actively clamping down on business customers who are facilitating unauthorised collections. Ryan...
Veeam has been announced as Gold sponsors of the 2nd Healthcare Innovation Summit (#HCIS2016). From 24-25 August 2016, healthcare and technology professionals will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel located in Sandton, Johannesburg for the upcoming summit, under the theme – “Transforming Healthcare with Technology.” Veeam recognises the new challenges companies across the...
SWIFT announces a proof of concept (PoC) to trial gpi Link, a gateway to interlink e-commerce and trading platforms with SWIFT gpi – the new standard in cross-border payments. gpi Link will seamlessly connect gpi members to multiple trade platforms thereby enabling gpi payment initiation, end-to-end payment tracking, payer authentication...
Nigeria's mobile operators have set up the Telecommunications Financial Inclusion Committee and laid out a plan to improve financial literacy in Nigeria. Glo, 9Mobile, Airtel, MTN and Ntel held a meeting in September 4, 2018, where the operators articulated their commitment to deepening financial inclusion and providing Nigerians with...
The Summit supercomputer, the fastest supercomputer on Earth, has more computing power than any other non-distributed system. Earlier this month, the US Department and Energy announced that it will turn the system's enormous computing power towards the COVID-19 pandemic. The machine has been crunching the numbers and has since identified...
JA Solar, a world-leading manufacturer of high-performance solar power products, announced that it has supplied 6.5MW half-cell modules for a solar plant in Namibia, Africa. This plant marks the first half-cell modules project in Namibia and represents JA Solar's first application of half-cell modules in utility-scale projects. Located in Namibia,...
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