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Shoprite Nigeria Lauded for Promoting Cashless Transactions

In a first for the retailer, Shoprite Nigeria was among the winners at this year’s Electronic Payment Incentive Scheme (EPIS) Efficiency Awards. The retailer won in the category Merchants (Point of Sale) for recording the highest volume of cashless transactions in 2018. The EPIS Efficiency Awards celebrate, among others, financial …

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AlipayHK Collaborates with McDonald’s Hong Kong to Steer Digital Transformation in Catering Industry

With ubiquitous popularity on cashless payment services, AlipayHK has partnered with a plethora of merchants to engage users to harness the convenience of mobile payment. Today AlipayHK has collaborated with McDonald’s Hong Kong to steer profound digital transformation in catering industry – of which AlipayHK users can use the e-wallets …

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Mastercard and Jumia Expand Relationship to Accelerate E-commerce Growth in Africa

Jumia, the leading pan-African e-commerce platform, today announced that Mastercard has agreed, subject to certain conditions, to become an investor and form a strategic partnership to grow e-commerce operations and support the digital transformation of the continent. Currently, e-commerce is nascent in Africa and accounts for less than 1% of …

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Shoprite Lesotho Cross-Border Remittance Product Achieves R1 Billion Mark

The Shoprite cross-border money remittance product reached the R1 billion mark in January, after just three years of it being implemented between SA and Lesotho. The cost of a transfer of R900 is 2%, which is one of the cheapest cross-border products in the world. A remittance is when a …

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South African Consumer Confidence Holds On

South Africa’s latest Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) for the fourth quarter of 2018 shows a two point decrease to 88, presenting a relatively stable, though still slightly negative, quarter on quarter picture for consumer sentiment in South Africa. This is supported by a decrease in the number of South Africans …

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Network International’s Multi-Million Dollar Online Payment Gateway to Support MEA’s Growing E-commerce Sector

Network International, a leading payment solutions provider in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), aims to boost e-commerce acceptance in the region with the launch of a new, multi-million dollar online payment gateway. The gateway is part of Network International’s N-Genius payment platform and has commenced rollout to UAE-based ecommerce …

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R2.8 Billion Value Created for Clicks Group Employees through Employee Share Ownership Programme

Over 7 800 of Clicks Group employees will share in a R1.5 billion payment that has been created through the Group’s employee share ownership scheme (ESOP). This is in addition to the R1.3 billion already paid out under the scheme to beneficiaries in 2018. Vikesh Ramsunder, CEO of Clicks Group, …

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Entersekt Gains Early Certification for E-Commerce Authentication Solution

3-D Secure 2 access control server comes bundled with APIs for a wide range of in-app payment experiences Entersekt, an innovator in mobile-first fintech solutions, announced that it has gained EMVCo certification for its 3-D Secure 2 access control server. EMVCo is a payments industry consortium managing global specifications for …

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Explore the Future of Retail at Digital Retail Forum 2019

        JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA, January 16, 2019 — There is so much more in store for the African retail industry. According to research conducted by PWC, many sub-Saharan African countries have emerged among the world’s fastest-growing economies. This kind of development is due, in part, to a …

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Travelstart Deepens Pay-in-Store Network With Pick n Pay

Travelstart is pleased to announce a pay-in-store partnership with Pick n Pay. South Africans can now book their flights on Travelstart.co.za and pay for them at their nearest participating Pick n Pay store nationwide. Travelstart’s Head of Global Partnerships Odette Faling said the pay-in-store feature brings a new level of …

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