ICTU Suspends Strike at Cell C

The Information Communications and Technology Union (ICTU) has suspended strike action by its members who work for Cell C. The nationwide strike at the embattled cellphone operator, sparked by...
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Banks in Africa Must Embrace Mobile Payments To Unlock New Business Prospects

Banks in Africa must provide mobile payments and other digital services to remain competitive as well as to unlock new business opportunities across sectors...

Is Africa Heading Towards a Cashless Society?

Cash may have traditionally been king, but COVID-19 has contributed to a faster pace of digital payment adoption. Recently on AlphaCode’s monthly Industry Insights...

Standard Bank Takes Stake in TradeSafe, Bets Big on FinTech

Standard Bank has acquired a 35% equity stake in digital escrow company TradeSafe Escrow. TradeSafe is an online escrow platform that safeguards the buyer’s funds...

Telkom to Offer Working Capital Loans for South Africa’s SMEs

Many South African businesses have been decimated, and millions of employees are losing their jobs on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yellow Pages by...

South African Startup Explore Wants to be a Global Player in Data Science

South African tech startups are making it big in global markets as they expand their solutions. Explore, a South African data science startup, wants...

MTN Launches a New Pan-African API Marketplace

MTN on Tuesday unveiled its new pan-African API marketplace to enable developers and businesses to discover and subscribe to what will become the largest...

Telkom Enters Financial Services Fray in Ongoing Drive to Diversify

South Africa's telco Telkom waded into the country's red hot financial area with a new financial services entity to compete against the likes of...

Prosus’s PayU Leads R1.4-bln Financing Round in FinTech Startup Remitly

FinTech startup Remitly has raised $85 million (R1.4 billion ) at a $1.5 billion (R24.7 billion) valuation in a funding round led by existing...

South Africa’s AuthGate Eyes The Netherlands and Belgium

South Africa’s AuthGate - an enabler for digital payment – is planning to expand into The Netherlands and Belgium. The FinTech startup founded in January...

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Capitec Wants to Democratise Investing in Stock Markets

Capitec Bank, South Africa’s largest digital bank, wants to democratise stock trading through creating new modern investing platforms. The bank is targeting its 4 million...

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