Prosus’ PayU Spend R15.8 Billion in FinTech Acquisition Trail

PayU, the payments and FinTech business of Prosus, has invested a staggering $1 billion (R15.8 billion) on FinTech and mergers & acquisitions (M&A) globally...
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South African Express Employees Turn to CrowdFunding to Save Airline

South African Express employees have engaged an equity funding platform, Uprise.Africa, to assist in raising the capital needed to save SA Express. The group strongly...

Coronavirus: SA Food Chain Looks To Crowdfunding to Save The Business 

A 28-year-old family business is looking to crowdfunding to keep its food retail chain afloat and save about 600 jobs. Gilli Apter, the daughter of the founders of Anat,...

X-SCOOTER LOM To Launch on Kickstarter To Revolutionize Everyday Travel

Glafit, a Japanese mobility startup company, today is launching the Micro mobility scooter - X-SCOOTER “Last One Mile (LOM) crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Having been...

Sun Exchange Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Closes, Over R4m Raised

The Sun Exchange equity crowdfunding campaign launched in September in partnership with Uprise.Africa, has officially come to a close. Sun Exchange, a global solar micro-leasing marketplace, said in...

Sun Exchange’s Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Reaches R3.5m

Sun Exchange, a global solar micro-leasing marketplace, which last month kickstarted a R7 million ($460,000) Uprise.Africa equity crowdfunding campaign, for about 5.2% equity stake...

“My Name is Reeva” Gets a Nod From Four Private Investors

“My Name is Reeva”, a tell-all documentary focusing on the late Reeva Steenkamp, her story and the impact her murder and trial had on...

Fourex Invites South Africans to Participate in Crowdfunding R16.3m

A UK-based business, Fourex, developed by South Africans, has opened its second round of crowdfunding to raise R16.3 million and is inviting South Africans...

Reeva Steenkamp Documentary Crowdfunding Campaign Launched

Uprise.Africa, an equity crowdfunding platform, will facilitate fundraising for Reeva Steenkamp documentary. The company aims to raise R40 million. The documentary series dubbed ‘My Name is...

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M-Pesa is first African FinTech platform to join United for Wildlife Financial Taskforce

M-Pesa has become the first mobile money provider in Africa to join the Financial Taskforce established by United for Wildlife, a coalition of charities...

Capitec Introduces All-In-One ‘Scan to Pay’ (QR code) Functionality

Capitec, South Africa’s largest digital bank, has launched its QR code payment functionality in their new app. The ‘Scan to Pay’ offering can be...

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