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New payments system set to shake up SA’s banking industry

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A major change is coming to South Africa’s banking and payments sector. Known as the Rapid Payment Programme (RPP), this evolutionary banking concept aims to create a simpler, safer instant payment ecosystem that would give people the ability to make real-time payments using simple identifiers, such as mobile numbers or email addresses. RPP is set […]

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Social media has become the new marketplace

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Since the late 2000s, social media has become an integral part of our daily lives – whether to connect with friends and family, share information with others, or stay updated on the latest news and trends.   With an average of 3.5hrs spent on social media each day by South Africans, according to the latest […]

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Moms are changing the workplace for the better

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Mothers are powerhouses. They are hard workers, incredibly patient, can multitask and are able to remain calm under fire. Their value extends far beyond the home. For companies, moms have shown to add a tremendous amount of value to the workplace – bringing a unique set of skills that others often don’t. We are pretty […]

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The Easter rush is around the corner – Is your business ready?

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As the second-highest grossing holiday on the South African retail calendar, Easter is known to increase sales. This presents a major opportunity for business owners to boost their bottom line.  While food, gifts, and hobby related products are the obvious categories to benefit from Easter, others might also want to consider preparing for this period, as the average South […]

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Ozow and Mukuru join forces to help you move money around Africa

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Leading payments platform Ozow, is excited to announce its partnership with Mukuru – a next gen Fintech platform and the largest money transfer provider in Africa.   Known for empowering people – who are typically excluded from mainstream financial services- to move money in an efficient and safe manner, Mukuru aligns perfectly with Ozow’s mission to drive financial inclusion in South Africa and beyond.  “We […]

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The Women Making Waves in the FinTech Industry

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Women have always played a crucial role in the financial services sector and in tech. In fact, Ada Lovelace was the first person to publish an algorithm for the modern computer. However, men have historically enjoyed greater credit and acclaim. Still, the technical and strategic contribution of women, over the course of the last few […]

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Changing the Payment Culture in South Africa

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While it is not unusual for the giant corporations to play down the significance of small to medium-sized businesses, any dismissal of this sector is far from justified. Those who may doubt the importance of these more modestly-sized enterprises should note that, collectively, SMEs already employ close to half of the nation’s total workforce and […]