John Kamaro, director for Global Gaming Africa
Blockchain as a solution to Africa's challenges

Africa is rising and technology is at the forefront of growth on the continent...

By Katy Micallef 2 days ago

Future of real estate: Could we buy property with bitcoins?
Future of real estate: Could we buy property with bitcoins?

You can already use bitcoins to buy everything from pizza to a manicure, but could virtual currencies become a standard trading resource to purchase real estate...?

By Chantalle Bell 18 Sep 2018

Claudette Steynberg, product manager at SilverBridge
Making mass customisation work

Mass customisation can balance the growing trend of products and services tailored to meet a customer's needs a with traditional business models...

10 Sep 2018

SA payments startup Yoco raises $16m in funding
SA payments startup Yoco raises $16m in funding

South African-based Point of Sale payments provider, Yoco, has raised $16million in a Series B funding round led by Partech, a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley...

7 Sep 2018

Jean Archary, development specialist at Old Mutual Wealth
How financial services can avoid that Kodak moment

Once upon a time, a Kodak moment meant immortalising a memory on film. Now, it's synonymous with the brand's notorious failure to accept and embrace the digital revolution which nearly brought the company to its knees...

6 Sep 2018

Demand for affordable, cross-border payments drives innovation in Africa
Demand for affordable, cross-border payments drives innovation in Africa

The future of payments ecosystems is taking shape in Africa as the continent paves the way for innovation that brings together retail, banking, financial services and mobile technology...

3 Sep 2018

Pricecheck Tech and E-commerce Awards 2018 winners revealed
Pricecheck Tech and E-commerce Awards 2018 winners revealed

Takealot cleaned up at this year's Pricecheck Tech and E-commerce Awards, bagging four of the 14 awards presented, including the coveted E-commerce Service of the Year...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: The woman behind PayU South Africa
#WomensMonth: The woman behind PayU South Africa

Karen Nadasen, CEO of PayU South Africa, is regularly described as one of South Africa's most inspiring women in tech, nominated for IT Personality of the Year 2017...

By Evan-Lee Courie 30 Aug 2018

Studies show increased demand by millennials for cryptocurrency options
Studies show increased demand by millennials for cryptocurrency options

According to a recent study conducted by blockchain technology investment firm, Sustany Capital, 88% of millennials want to diversify their investment options with cryptocurrencies...

Issued by Benchmark International 28 Aug 2018

Finalists announced for 2018 PriceCheck Tech and E-commerce Awards
Finalists announced for 2018 PriceCheck Tech and E-commerce Awards

The 2018 PriceCheck Tech and E-commerce Awards shortlist has been announced...

27 Aug 2018

Image credit: Samsung
Samsung Pay is now available in South Africa

Samsung Pay is now officially available and live in South Africa...

By Andy Walker 22 Aug 2018

Stephan Haynes of Gillan and Veldhuizen
Cryptocurrency, death and divorce. How it works

As cryptocurrency is a relatively new kid on the block, so to speak, the full legal ramifications of what happens to it in the event of a death or divorce are still being explored...

15 Aug 2018

Mobile merchant transactions driving financial inclusion in emerging markets
Mobile merchant transactions driving financial inclusion in emerging markets

The use of mobile devices to make retail and store payments will act as a driver for financial inclusion of the unbanked in emerging markets...

14 Aug 2018

Felix Antonysamy, business development head, banking vertical - Africa, Wipro Limited
Using data to spark innovation in the finance space

Competition in the banking, insurance and wealth management sectors is heating up, as major players roll out new innovations and features to transform their brand images and lure customers away from their peers...

By Felix Antonysamy 10 Aug 2018

FNB lets South Africans pay for groceries with their watch
FNB lets South Africans pay for groceries with their watch

Fitbit Pay is now available in South Africa. The wireless payments service which works through Fitbit's range of wearable devices is now compatible with FNB and RMB VISA bank cards.

By Andy Walker 7 Aug 2018

Paxful, Zam Zam Water make Bitcoin-funded charity in Africa a reality
Paxful, Zam Zam Water make Bitcoin-funded charity in Africa a reality

Global crypto-marketplace Paxful, together with its implementation partner NPO Zam Zam Water, has launched #BuiltWithBitcoin...

6 Aug 2018

Kate Mollett, regional manager, Africa South, Veeam
Data, customer experience and hyper-availability

South African businesses are increasingly leveraging data to deliver a better customer experience and differentiate their offerings from competitors.

By Kate Mollett 2 Aug 2018

#PIPC2018: The role of affordable payment solutions in promoting financial inclusion
#PIPC2018: The role of affordable payment solutions in promoting financial inclusion

To enable higher levels of financial inclusion across Africa, banks and payments companies must drive solutions allowing small and informal merchants to accept digital payments at a lower cost...

2 Aug 2018

Contactless payments to account for 15% of total POS transactions by 2020
Contactless payments to account for 15% of total POS transactions by 2020

Contactless payments are expected to reach $2tn by 2020, representing 1 in 3 in-store transactions globally. The trend - driven by payment cards and mobile wallets....

31 Jul 2018

Luko Onke Binase
How cryptocurrencies could offer solutions to Africa's payments challenges

We have reached a technological crossroad for payment services where adaptation and innovation will have to pave the way...

By Luko Onke Binase 23 Jul 2018

Cryptocurrency to power solar projects
Cryptocurrency to power solar projects

With more than one-billion people still living without electricity, which severely inhibits economic development and basic human rights including health, education, safety and security...

19 Jul 2018

Blockchain and property transactions: a more secure, transparent, efficient future?
Blockchain and property transactions: a more secure, transparent, efficient future?

With blockchain technology likely to impact most industries in the world today, Paul Stevens and Sean Martin take a look at...

18 Jul 2018

AfricaCom.
AfricaCom 2018 launches conference, expos

Shaping Africa's digital future - AfricaCom launches free headliner conference tracks with worldclass speaker lineup...

16 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: Understanding payment trends to ensure customers get what they want
#MobileCommerce: Understanding payment trends to ensure customers get what they want

Startup companies are faced with a number of challenges before they even begin trading. Market research and designing an excellent customer journey are important, but ensuring your customer has a payment option...

By Brendon Williamson 12 Jul 2018

How safe are tap and go payments?
How safe are tap and go payments?

Banks and retailers are increasingly adopting tap and go or contactless card payments and consumers, who have access to the technology-enabled cards, are benefitting from the efficiency and ease that it offers...

9 Jul 2018

African entrepreneurs join Alibaba's eFounders Fellowship in China
African entrepreneurs join Alibaba's eFounders Fellowship in China

Twenty-nine (29) African entrepreneurs have completed the two-week eFounders Fellowship programme in China, an initiative run by Alibaba and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development...

By Gabriella Mulligan 6 Jul 2018

IBM launches blockchain starter pack for startups
IBM launches blockchain starter pack for startups

IBM has launched a blockchain starter pack designed to make it easier and more affordable for startups and developers to quickly begin building blockchain applications...

By Tom Jackson 5 Jul 2018

Building the infrastructure to support mobile banking
Building the infrastructure to support mobile banking

More and more people are turning to mobile apps to do their banking, rather than face lengthy queues in branches.

By Natie Snyman 4 Jul 2018

Mobile crypto mining malware is a growing smartphone threat
Mobile crypto mining malware is a growing smartphone threat

According to a report by Kaspersky, the number of internet users affected by cryptocurrency mining software has jumped by a considerable margin this year, when compared to last...

By Andy Walker 29 Jun 2018

Columinate internet banking SITEisfaction survey results
Columinate internet banking SITEisfaction survey results

Columinate's 2018 SITEisfaction report highlights FNB as the overall winner, reclaiming its spot as the Best Digital Bank by owning both the Best Mobile Banking and Best Internet Banking categories...

Issued by Columinate 28 Jun 2018

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