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The Future of Digital Identity in South Africa

When it comes to accessing essential services, such as national medical care, grants, and the ability to vote in elections to shape national policy, a valid identity document is critical. In South Africa, undocumented citizens are restricted in their ability...

Visa B2B Connect launches globally

Visa has announced the launch of their B2B connect network. The aim is to give financial institutions the ability to process corporate payments anywhere in the world. The Visa B2B Connect launch will initially cover more than 30 global...

Nigerians will start paying for e-ID card in 2022

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), has on Thursday, January 31, declared that the payment for the national identity card would begin in 2022. The e-ID card will integrate existing identity database into government institutions and enable everyone to receive...

Digital Identity: Defining ourselves in a virtual world

For four billion years, the genetic code has been life’s data store- containing not only instructions for but also the lineage of all terrestrial life. Over the past few hundred thousand years, a new species has emerged, one that...

Why identity verification matters for mobile operators in Africa

According to the 2017 Mobile Economy Report of the GSM Association, Africa currently has 420 million unique mobile subscribers representing a 43 percent penetration. By 2020, the Report predicts that 500 million Africans will be mobile subscribers, making it...

Converging forces set to transform retail banking

A range of models and millions of dollars in consulting hours are expended to understand the potential impact of a range of market forces on the retail banking sector. While the potential outcomes are fraught with unpredictability, it is...

Secure mobile banking apps set to deliver a broader range of services

Banking apps on mobile phones, which use sophisticated security and authentication technology, are starting to offer a wider set of online transactional services to consumers. Fears about security are one of the last barriers to more widespread mobile transactions,...

Internet penetration in Africa boosts e-tourism

Currently, there are approximately 345 million internet users in Africa, representing 9.3% of the total population and a penetration rate of 27.7%. These analytics presented in a hospitality report by online travel agency, Jumia Travel, reflects the opportunity that...

ThisIsMe to use Blockchain technology

ThisIsMe (TIM) has announced it will soon be launching blockchain technology to further enhance its current services of true identity (ID) verification, onboarding, background checks and KYC/AML (know-your-customer and anti-money laundering). “While often associated with the virtual currency, Bitcoin, blockchain...
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A New Extended Partnership for Managing People and Money

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has partnered with Workday, a provider of solutions for managing people and money. The partnership aims...
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