A recent Visa report has shown that the top market contributors to e-commerce in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) over the last 3 years were South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya, with Ghana also showing growth, having replaced Kenya in the top three contributors in 2020. SSA may be one of the smallest...
ThreadSol - an enterprise material management for sewn products' industry, is pleased to participate in Origin Africa 2018 from 9th September to 11th September at booth #46. During the fair, ThreadSol will present its range of innovative software solutions for the apparel manufacturers. In these times of ascending costs and...
Most organisations today understand the importance of giving their customers the best possible experience. They also understand that a large part of doing so means reaching them with the right message, at the right time, on the right channel. But in a world where customers are on a wide...
South Africa's official digital vaccine certificate website went live last week, and while the site took off shakily, it is now fully operational. That means that fully vaccinated South Africans can now use the website to obtain their digital vaccine certificate. The certificate authenticates that users have been fully inoculated...
An African cryptocurrency called Afri Union Coin (AUC) (formerly known as African Master Coin), developed by Africa Master Blockchain Company (AMBC), is all set for launch to the public in December 2018. The coin will be tradable from the beginning of 2019. Africa can lead the way in revolutionising payment...
While much of the recent crypto-related news headlines have focused on the fluctuating Bitcoin price, the interest in Bitcoin in Africa has continued to grow at a rapid pace. Paxful, reports that its total number of transactions from African consumers has risen to roughly R948 million per month. Africa now accounts for the highest number of new...
Barclays Africa Group, will collaborate with nine fintech companies in a bid to explore promising new technology-based solutions that could prompt significant improvements for consumers and in bank services. The fintech companies include Flexpay from Kenya and South African startups, FOMO Group, Byte Money, Howler, Spatialedge and the Sun Exchange. Other...
Huawei, an ICT solutions provider, and WorldRemit, a digital money transfer service, announced at the GSMA’s Mobile 360 conference in Dar es Salaam that the two companies will be entering into a partnership which will make WorldRemit’s international money transfer service available to all partners of Huawei’s mobile money...
FNB has revealed that about 60% of their App users are millennials. This tech savvy generation falls under the 16 -36 age brackets and value the role of technology in their daily lives. The banking App boasts over 2 million active devices in use and remains the most downloaded app in...
In just over a month since being made publicly available, FNB’s eWallet eXtra has registered 50 000 users and is seeing a steady increase in transactional volumes, especially cash sends. The mobile digital account was announced 6 months ago and officially went public on 27 August 2018. Gugu Zikhali, FNB...
South Africa is open to business and looking to reignite its struggling economy under the rule of newly-appointed President Cyril Ramaphosa. However, without urgent action on South Africa's growing skills deficit, all dreams of a booming economy with low unemployment will remain unrealised. This was pointed out by the...
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) has announced the launch of a one-year intensive African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) in partnership with Facebook and Google. The master’s will begin this September at the AIMS-Rwanda campus in Kigali. “Machine Intelligence (MI) is revolutionizing critical aspects of our lives. It...
TransUnion has launched a new solution that seeks to help companies identify signs of fraud and corruption linked to their employees and suppliers by using advanced data analytics. During his presentation at the Michelangelo Hotel on 23 July 2019 Keith Wardell, Director of Fraud and ID at TransUnion, unpacked the...
Along with economic growth in Africa comes increased pressure on supply chain infrastructure, creating challenging business conditions and difficulty in matching supply with demand, particularly in the healthcare arena. Many African countries have experienced a surge in the volumes of medicines and healthcare products moving through their public health facilities,...
Economic powerhouse China has been South Africa's biggest trade partner for the past nine years – and the potential for growth is unbounded. The second annual International Consumer Electronics Expo South Africa (ICEE•SA 2018) will be taking place in Sandton this week, showcasing cutting-edge technology and electronics and providing opportunities...
With the disruptive arrival of financial technology tools and platforms, banks worldwide have been besieged with gloomy forecasts. Advisory firms and analysts are feverishly crunching the numbers and warning of a tech-fuelled banking revolution – with the established players on the backfoot. It may be true that banking is...
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