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#MeetTheInvestor: Duncan Goldie-Scot
#MeetTheInvestor: Duncan Goldie-Scot

Duncan Goldie-Scot does not have the profile of a typical investor in African tech startups

By Tom Jackson 2 hours ago

AfricaCom offers free passes for Cape Town event
AfricaCom offers free passes for Cape Town event

By registering for a free AfricaCom visitor ticket online, visitors can gain access to more than 450 exhibitors, masterclasses, plus an innovation hall packed with visionary insights on future tech trends

23 hours ago

Instant, secure, cashless payment for 33 African countries
Instant, secure, cashless payment for 33 African countries

Ecobank has partnered with Visa to launch Ecobank Scan+Pay with mVisa solutions to their consumers

3 days ago

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa
Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation

12 Oct 2017

AfricArena tech innovation conference kicks off next month
AfricArena tech innovation conference kicks off next month

AfricArena, described as the largest tech innovation conference for startups and investors hosted on African soil, will take place from 6-7 November 2017 at the Century City Conference Centre

11 Oct 2017

Business of Design speaker Q&A: Yehuda Raff
Business of Design speaker Q&A: Yehuda Raff

Business of Design (BoD) is back with a speaker lineup of note. The two-day seminar is held annually in Cape Town and Johannesburg during October and doesn't just focus on design in itself but has a much broader vision for the field in all areas of business

By Jessica Tennant 6 Oct 2017

Yoco releases free POS solution for small businesses
Yoco releases free POS solution for small businesses

Payments service provider Yoco has launched an enhanced POS solution, which is South Africa's first 100% locally made, free point of sale app

5 Oct 2017

Saurabh Kumar, CEO at In2IT Tech
Blockchain: The solution to corruption?

Blockchain, the same technology that powers cryptocurrency, creates opportunities to deliver new services in new ways that previously were not possible

3 Oct 2017

Ghana's digital payments leadership
Ghana's digital payments leadership

New United Nations report reveals the momentum for digital payments in Ghana could save over GHS 1 billion within next four years

28 Sep 2017

Kigali Genocide Memorial, Rwanda. ©Eric Reisenberger
France assigns magistrates to BNP Rwanda lawsuit

France has assigned magistrates to investigate allegations that banking giant BNP Paribas was complicit in the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi minority in Rwanda

27 Sep 2017

Seedstars announces Senegal finalists, heads to Cameroon
Seedstars announces Senegal finalists, heads to Cameroon

Today, Friday, 22 September, nine of Senegal's most promising seed-stage startups will compete to represent the country at the regional and global Seedstars Summits

22 Sep 2017

Consumer spending leads economic recovery
Consumer spending leads economic recovery

The recent launch of the Mastercard SpendingPulse Report is a first for South Africa. The Report is an early indicator of consumer spending trends

By Danette Breitenbach 21 Sep 2017

Monde Mawasha, Coega Development Corporation programme director: information & communications technology (ICT) and research unit (RU)
It's time for Africa

The rise of the fourth industrial revolution is adding intricacy to future economies and their employment outcome

By Monde Mawasha 21 Sep 2017

The case for RE projects in Africa
The case for RE projects in Africa

Renewable energy has journeyed from the subsidised fringes of electricity supply to become an integral part of the power landscape

By Theuns Ehlers 20 Sep 2017

First solar-powered Nedbank branch launched
First solar-powered Nedbank branch launched

Nedbank has launched its first solar branch in Mncwasa in the Eastern Cape using SolarTurtle

20 Sep 2017

Pick n Pay trials bitcoin payments
Pick n Pay trials bitcoin payments

Bitcoin payments could soon be commonplace at Pick n Pay. For a limited period, customers at the retailer's head office campus store are able to use the cryptocurrency as a payment method

19 Sep 2017

Ethiopia's Meda Messenger combining chat with payments
Ethiopia's Meda Messenger combining chat with payments

Ethiopian startup Meda Messenger is hoping for swift uptake after rolling out its cross-platform social app that allows users to chat and make payments

By Tom Jackson 19 Sep 2017

Trevor Hoole, former CEO of KPMG SA
KPMG heads roll after Gupta probe

Eight of KPMG SA's senior executives "resigned" following KPMG International's investigation

15 Sep 2017

Breaking news: KPMG execs resign amid Gupta scandal

KPMG SA CEO, Trevor Hoole, and a slew of the audit firm's executives and board members have resigned

15 Sep 2017

YUP, Ivory Coast.
A new mobile Africa banking solution

Societe Generale launches YUP, a new alternative to the traditional banking model in Africa

15 Sep 2017

Intra-African trade critical for economic growth
Intra-African trade critical for economic growth

Participation of women in the economy is key to unlocking intra-African growth opportunities

By Deepa Vallabh 8 Sep 2017

SA approves cross-border mobile money transfers
SA approves cross-border mobile money transfers

TerraPay secures regulatory approval from Sarb to launch cross-border money transfers

7 Sep 2017

Afribiz Invest recognises its women-owned entities
Afribiz Invest recognises its women-owned entities

In 2016, McKinsey estimated that only 5% of CEOs in Africa were female, highlighting just how much work is required globally to achieve gender parity in the corporate sector.

1 Sep 2017

From left, Stephen Rushmore (global CEO and president of HVS), James Vos (Democratic Alliance shadow minister of tourism) and Tim Smith (managing partner HVS South Africa).
#THINCAfrica: Value of African hotel markets growing despite challenges

The number of markets included in the 2017 African Hotel Valuation Index continues to grow each year, exemplifying the ever-increasing interest in the African hotel market

1 Sep 2017

Gauteng can be the FDI hub of Africa
Gauteng can be the FDI hub of Africa

Gauteng can be the foreign direct investment (FDI) hub for the continent, with Johannesburg being the "New York of Africa"

1 Sep 2017

CowryWise
Nigeria's CowryWise launches digital savings platform

Nigerian fintech startup CowryWise has launched its savings platform, focused on making personal savings, asset and wealth management services available to everyone

By Tom Jackson 1 Sep 2017

Research indicates payment markets to pass $5tn by 2020
Research indicates payment markets to pass $5tn by 2020

Visa and MasterCard's distinct evolutionary strategies in digital payments will underpin the success of a market expected to increase from $3.8 trillion to $5 trillion

30 Aug 2017

Infrastructure investment is critical for Africa's growth and development
Infrastructure investment is critical for Africa's growth and development

African governments need to create the environment for business to invest in infrastructure

28 Aug 2017

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Taxi-hailing firm Little launches own virtual wallet

Safaricom-backed taxi-hailing platform Little has unveiled an electronic wallet to encourage riders using their taxis to pay for trips online

By Annie Njanja 22 Aug 2017

Contactless to account for over 50% of POS transactions globally by 2022
Contactless to account for over 50% of POS transactions globally by 2022

More than half (53%) of global transactions at POS (Point of Sale) will be contactless within five years, compared to just 15% this year

22 Aug 2017

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