Google, Telkom Pledges To Invest in South Africa’s Growth

A total of 50 companies, including Google and Telkom, have pledged R109.6 billion at the third annual South Africa Investment Conference. Today’s collective pledge brings...
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South African Banks Need to do More to Ensure Financial Inclusion

by Velenkosini Matsebula and Derek Yu An analysis of financial inclusion in South Africa shows that affordability limits poor households’ access to formal financial services....

MTN Takes Steps To Roll Out Payment Service Bank Seamlessly in Nigera

As part of its plans to roll out payment service bank seamlessly in Nigeria, MTN says it has registered about 108,000 mobile money agents...

South Africa Wants To Encourage a Thriving FinTech Industry

South Africa seems to be headed to a thriving FinTech industry to bring financial inclusion, finance minister Tito Mboweni surprisingly announced FinTech plans on...

Why the Relaunch of MTN’s MoMo is More Than a Mobile Money Service in SA?

By now you’ve probably heard about MoMo, a mobile money service. MoMo is back in the limelight that’s because MTN has relaunched the service in...

MTN to Launch Mobile Money Service in South Africa in Jan

MTN today announced that its mobile money service, MoMo will go live in January 2020, allowing customers to send, receive, save and spend money...

Vodacom Drives Financial Inclusion with Affordable Smartphone Offers

South Africa’s leading telco has launched a new affordable prepaid device offering for Vodacom customers that will see barriers to entry for more aspirational...

Sub-Saharan Africa Leads the Way in Bringing Digital Banking to the Unbanked

By Gwenael Trotel The financial services landscape is fast changing. Technology is disrupting traditional offerings and those who have previously been unable to access banking...

Mobile Money Contributes Close to Half a Million Jobs in Africa

(MTN updates figures of mobile money jobs to 400, 000 direct jobs instead of a million) The ripple effect of mobile money is changing the...

Everyone Deserves the Benefits of a Modern, Connected Life, Says MTN

MTN Group today launched its “We’re good together” initiative. This is aimed at demonstrating how, in partnering with our host countries, we can change lives...

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SA’s FinTech Firm Ukheshe To Buy 100% of Oltio From Mastercard

Ukheshe, South Africa’s digital banking platform provider, announced on Friday it has agreed to buy 100% of Oltio from Mastercard for an undisclosed amount. Oltio...

Telkom Launches Cancellation and Retention Call Centre

Telkom today announces the launch of a cancellation and retention call centre to streamline customer service process. The inbound Interactive Voice Response (IVR) call centre...

Vodacom Is Using AI To Enhance The Customer Experience

Vodacom's partnership with Alipay, the world’s leading digital lifestyle services platform, will bring inclusive mobile solutions to consumers and merchants in South Africa through...