Even with a high banked population and a multitude of electronic payment options available, the average South African still use cash for daily purchases and payments with an estimated 78-80% of transactions being in cash. Anton van der Merwe, the recently-appointed COO of...
For many people out there cryptocurrencies are still hidden by a deep layer of mystery. That's exactly what people who aren't familiar with digital money tend to think and it's also pretty understandable. Although Bitcoin, the number one digital currency to appear, was created way back in...
Warren Myers, CEO, AURA, South Africa's leading security and medical response platform, reflects on the security environment in South Africa, why safety should be viewed as a right instead of a privilege, and the company's successful partnership with Uber since 2018. Since it was...
Digital payments pose the most significant opportunity to bringing fundamental transformation for African economies at large Cellulant, a leading Pan-African payments company,  unveils its new brand identity and affirms its commitment to partner with global, regional and local businesses to accelerate Payments’...
When sports betting first arrived in Kenya, Kenyan punters wagered in betting shops around Nairobi, Mombasa and other big cities. Many Kenyan bettors could be seen carrying paper betting slips all over the place, and religiously ticking their games as the matches happen.
NCBA Bank took on an ambitious project with Huawei through its partner, MuRong Technology, which would see it build a next generation core banking system“We have a view or a mission to be Africa's most valued digital platform for financial services which then means we are...
Soliyana Gizaw Hunde, ten year-old coder and recent winner of the inaugural AfriCANCode Challenge Much has been written about the importance of advancing digital literacy on the African continent, especially among its younger citizens. With more than half of the world’s under-25s...
An Overview of Section 124b of the General Tax Code Over the last decade, information technologies (IT) have revolutionized the way people and businesses carry out their daily activities worldwide. There is abundant evidence that the upsurge of technology has been a major contributor...
This was the consensus amongst high level global and African health experts who came together for a recent online discussion Digital innovation is vital for the advancement of African economies and their health services, but to make this possible certain large stumbling blocks need...
Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), together with the government's Ajira Digital programme and getINNOtized announced the launch of AWS re/Start youth cloud skills training programme in Kenya. The first cohort of 50 learners is part of the AWS effort to provide 29 million people around the world...
By Genevieve Koolen, Human Resources Director at SAP Africa Will people return to the office when it’s safe to do so? Since the start of the pandemic last year, organisations and employees across the world have embraced remote work like never before. 
Without a decisive game plan in place, trading can be considered exceptionally high risk and more of a gamble instead of a smart investment strategy Dany Mawas, Regional Director at INFINOX Capital says there are several factors that are required for successful trading,...
A look at customer relationship management systems (CRMs), customer data platforms (CDPs), and Data management platforms (DMPs) (By James Bayhack) In today's digital world, data-driven customer analytics have become the heartbeat of modern businesses. Customers are engaging with businesses through digital channels while innovative...
Covid-19 has accelerated the rate of digital technology adoption around the world, but also revealed the depth of the digital divide worldwide. For millions of people living in Africa, who do not have access to the internet or laptops and smartphones, the pandemic has resulted in greater...