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Orange selects Ericsson to ramp-up its mobile money service and accelerate financial inclusion in Africa

Orange Middle East and Africa has selected Ericsson as a strategic partner for its pan-African Orange Money service, tapping Ericsson’s Wallet Platform to accelerate financial inclusion for its customers across 14 African countries. Ericsson Wallet Platform –...


Four of Southern Africa’s start-ups proceed to HiiL Justice Accelerator

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) has announced the four start-ups that will go on to the prestigious HiiL Justice Accelerator. HiiL kicked off its annual global Innovating Justice Challenge in search of the region’s best justice-related social entrepreneurs in March 2021,...


Transforming the South African tech sector through diverse leadership for powerful results

Tracy Molete, Managing Director at Apprentice Valley, a digital consulting firm that offers end-to-end digital solutions to enterprises and telcos, has said that while male dominance in senior positions within the SA tech sector persists, there are encouraging signs things are changing rapidly as...


SA’s e-commerce surge poised to benefit small, independent retailers

South African consumers are heading online in greater numbers as the e-commerce shopping experience increasingly offers more choice and convenience than can be found at traditional big brand, brick-and-mortar retailers, said Mike Farquharson, Managing Director of online courier aggregator, Rush....


Carbon teams up with Visa to enable payments across Africa

Carbon, a pan-African FinTech company providing access to basic financial services for Africans, has today announced a strategic five-year partnership with Visa, the world leader in digital payments, to offer both digital and physical issuance of Visa cards to its customers. Carbon is launching...


Employees who argued with IT department about updates were allowed to use current versions

Twenty-one percent of local employees have previously had a dispute with IT staff about the importance or frequency of updating their work devices. Surprisingly, IT teams tend to agree with such demands and let 47% of staff skip installing updates on certain software or OS at all. This was...


SMEs feeling economic pinch turn to innovative tech platforms to save cash

More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic and South Africa’s SMEs remain under enormous pressure and are increasingly looking to technology for ways to control costs and manage cash flow more effectively. “A seemingly easy decision every business must make is how to handle...


Why a wave of technology giants will come from Africa

Ian Lessem, Managing Partner at HAVAÍC, investors in early-stage, high-growth technology businesses, has noted a significant increase in investment demand for African technology start-ups. He said start-ups on the continent are at a distinct advantage because they compete out of necessity....


SA start-up, AURA, on what it takes to go global

AURA, South Africa’s leading security and medical response platform, recently announced its expansion into Kenya, followed closely by a move into the UK where it aims to have over 10,000 users receiving the company’s service within seven months. Later this year, the start-up will look...


Kenyan retail-tech start-up Tanda secures funding for regional expansion from HAVAÍC

Kenyan agency banking start-up, Tanda, is expanding its operations regionally after securing funding from early-stage African tech investor, HAVAÍC, Zedcrest Capital, DFS Lab, Victor Asemota and three other investors. Tanda has also secured key strategic partnerships with Mastercard and...


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