Africa News

 
Feb, 21, 2018 0
Fintech is boosting financial inclusion across Africa, according to Ecobank. Although over 80% of Africans have mobile phones, only around one quarter (28%) of them have a bank account. But mobile banking and e-wallets are helping to break the banking logjam, offering a range of alternative payment…
 
Feb, 12, 2018 0
FlySafair says it has become the first local low-cost carrier to offer cashless transactions on all of its flights. The airline has officially launched AviaPay, a new mobile point of sale (POS) system, enabling passengers to use their credit and debit cards to purchase refreshments inflight. The…
 
Feb, 06, 2018 0
AccessKenya Group has announced the final stage of transition. The company rebranded to Internet Solutions Kenya- with a suite of ICT solutions offering dubbed FUTUREWARE. Access Kenya was acquired by Dimension Data in 2014 and since then the business has been focused on developing ICT solutions…
 
Feb, 05, 2018 0
E-commerce platform MallforAfrica has continued with its aggressive African expansion plan by entering 11 new markets in response to demand for the company’s patented platform. The desktop and mobile app, which lets Africans purchase products from more than 250 U.S. and U.K. online retailers, will…
 
Feb, 05, 2018 0
Talk the crypto talk, and now you can walk the crypto walk in exclusive Bitcoin and cryptocurrency merchandise. Bitmart, the biggest suppliers of mining hardware in South Africa, is excited to announce the official opening of its retail store. This is a first for Africa! If you are a die-hard…
 
Feb, 01, 2018 0
tappit, a specialist in cashless experiences at events and festivals, has signed an agreement with multiple partners to form a new joint venture company in South Africa: tappit Africa (PTY) Ltd. The new company will provide seamless radio-frequency identification (RFID) cashless experiences at…
 
Feb, 01, 2018 0
Telkom Kenya says an approval from the Central Bank of Kenya is the only hurdle left in its bid to launch a newly-designed mobile money platform. The company last year scrapped its mobile money service saying it needed to upgrade to a more sophisticated and customer-friendly technology. Chief…
 
Feb, 01, 2018 0
Telco giant Safaricom has unveiled a smartphone application that includes updated M-Pesa mobile money features and a data usage manager. The new mySafaricom app will enable the telco’s customers to access additional functions that include M-Shwari and KCB M-Pesa. The app will also have new M-Pesa…
 
Feb, 01, 2018 0
Steward Bank launched a mobile payment system which allows informal traders and small to medium enterprises to hold small transactions. Called Kwenga, the system enables a sale at any amount and is being introduced to help vendors and public transport users embrace plastic money. It makes possible…