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SARB Launches the 2019 Global FinTech Hackcelerator

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) calls FinTech firms to submit their innovative and sustainable solutions to challenges identified within the financial services industry. Today...

Reeva Steenkamp Documentary Crowdfunding Campaign Launched

Uprise.Africa, an equity crowdfunding platform, will facilitate fundraising for Reeva Steenkamp documentary. The company aims to raise R40 million. The documentary series dubbed ‘My Name is...

AlphaCode Awards R16 million to 8 FinTech Startups in SA

Rand Merchant Investment Holding (RMI), through AlphaCode, has awarded entrepreneurial packages valued at R16 million to eight of SA’s most promising financial services startups. All...

Sasol Empowers Young People Through Artisan Skills Training

Thanks to a partnership between Sasol, Mozambique Institute of Vocational Training and the Labour Studies Alberto Cassimo (IFPELAC), last week, twenty artisan learners graduated...

The Rise of Sub-Saharan Africa as a FinTech Hub

Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the fastest-growing investment zones for financial technology companies according to new research says Forbes. The GSM Association says in its...

Naspers Takes a R1.9 Billion Bet on India’s Social Commerce Startup

Meesho, a Bangalore-based social commerce startup, announced today the closing of a $125 million (R1.9 billion) fundraise led by Naspers, with participation from Facebook...

Troubled Tech Firm EOH Appoints Fatima Newman ad Chief Risk Officer

JSE-listed technology group EOH announced on Friday it has appointed Fatima Newman as Chief Risk Officer. Newman joined the EOH management team and executive committee...

SA’s Coindirect Launches Risk-Free Crypto Payment Solution

South African crypto firm Coindirect announced a new business to business cryptocurrency payment solution designed to facilitate borderless transactions within a secure and transparent environment. The...