Bob van Dijk has R65 Billion in Cash. The Boss of Prosus is Hunting for Buys

There is no doubt that Bob van Dijk, the CEO of Prosus, wants to make a big acquisition. The Dutch arm of South African...
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Unlocking Alternative Data Should be Integral to Credit Models in Post-COVID-19

It’s no secret that South African banks and financial services providers draw on massive volumes of data to make decisions and provide targeted services...

FinTech – New Opportunities (and risks)

by Karl Blom, Associate at Webber Wentzel The rise of the FinTech industry may herald a significant upheaval to the financial services industry, and significant...

The Notification of Data Breaches in SA Will Soon be Required by Law 

By Darryl Bernstein, partner in Baker McKenzie's Disputes and ITC Practice Groups in Johannesburg According to the Gemalto Breach Level Index, released in March 2017, South Africa experienced...

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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...

Vodacom to Halve Its Carbon Footprint by 2025

Vodacom - which generates less than 2 metric tons of carbon per terabyte of data a year - says it plans to halve its...

Takealot.com, M-Pesa and Jumia Join BCG’s Top 100 Tech Challengers

Safaricom’s mobile money service M-Pesa, Nigeria’s e-commerce sites Jumia and South Africa’s Takealot.com are picked as 100 tech challengers by global management firm Boston...