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Gemalto’s platform offers digital payment solutions

Gemalto has announced that its Trusted Service Hub (TSH) can now offer a single gateway enabling issuers to connect to the Mastercard and Visa tokenization services. According to the company, this will simplify the way financial institutions can launch...

PayU South Africa sees huge traffic spike from Black Friday

On Black Friday, 24 November 2017, many of the South African eCommerce companies experienced massive spike in traffic on their various websites. Matching this spike, payment services provider, PayU, facilitated an increase of around 8.5 times the transaction volumes...

South African informal traders can now accept electronic payments

Mastercard has announced a partnership with Spazapp, a Durban-based tech company, to offer mobile payments to informal traders and convenience stores, better known as spaza shops, in South Africa. By combining their expertise and reach, the companies intend to unlock economic...

FlySafair travellers can now use Zapper app to pay for tickets

South African airline, FlySafair and Zapper have entered into a partnership which will allow travellers to use the Zapper app to pay for FlySafair tickets online, as well as at the airline’s web kiosk and sales desk. This new payment...

Namibia: PayToday launches mobile business and fuel payments

According to a report by Telecomspaper, Namibian payment start-up, PayToday, announced on Monday 25 September 2017 that the company has added a variety of business payment options to its solution, which initially was just peer-to-peer payment app. According to the...

Youtap launches payment processing platform as a cloud-based service

Youtap, a global provider of contactless mobile payments and financial services software, announced on Monday 25 September 2017 that the company has launched Youtap Cloud, a payment processing platform which is delivered as a cloud service for mobile money...

Zapper introduces mobile payment starter packs

South African mobile payment and loyalty rewards app, Zapper has introduced mobile payment starter packs. According to the company, the initiative will make it easier for businesses to cash in on the trend. These packs enable mobile payment integration in...

Uganda on the Fintech curve

In the financial world, technological disruption is nothing new, having triggered far-reaching change over the centuries. The banking world of today is poles apart from that of ancient Babylon where merchants offered grain to farmers to transport goods. The latest...

Free domestic mobile money transfer now available in Kenya

Visa announced today that consumers of a Visa-led bank partnership in Kenya will be able to send money to each other domestically without paying transaction fees using mVisa. The partnership offering free person-to-person (P2P) transactions currently includes nine Kenyan banks...

Rwanda’s cashless society journey continues

The Government of Rwanda and Mastercard have reaffirmed their shared commitment to the development of strong digital platforms to meet the needs of the country's citizens and work towards Rwanda's goal of promoting a cashless society. According to FinScope 2016,...
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How can SA enterprises minimize the impact of network outages?

Internet and network outages are a constant threat to any enterprise in South Africa. Whether it’s an issue experienced...
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