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The Future Is Cashless

This year (2017) marks the tenth anniversary of m-Pesa which started in Kenya and since paved way for the cashless revolution in Africa. M-Pesa is a mobile phone-based money transfer, financing and microfinancing service, launched in 2007 by Vodafone for Safaricom and Vodacom, the  mobile network operators in Kenya and Tanzania. It has since expanded […]

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Millions Of Rands Funding For Western Cape Innovators

The DISF is a project of the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) with investment and management funds respectively provided by the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism. The Fund is inviting individuals and SMME’s in this round to apply with pre-revenue innovative technologies and tech-enabled ideas […]

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GSMA Innovation Fund Opportunity For African Startups

The first round of the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund is now open for applications from start-ups in Africa and selected Asian countries. The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator works to bridge the gap between operators and innovators, enabling strong partnerships that support the growth of commercially sustainable mobile products and services. By opening the dialogue between […]

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Blockchain Revolution Book: The Future Of Finance,Banking & Other Stuff Revealed

Enthusiasm about Blockchain-based innovation is among the fastest-growing new developments in technology. How could this radical new technology change the systems of modern society, from banking to art to personal communications? Where is Blockchain innovation headed next? What industries could be affected? What are the risks and opportunities of this “decentralized distributed ledger”? All of […]

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Digital Finance: The Key To Financial Inclusion

The Banking Association of South Africa defines Financial Inclusion as a development that improves the “range, quality and availability of financial services and products focusing on the unserved, under-served and financially excluded. Principles of financial inclusion include: access, affordability, appropriateness, usage, quality, consumer financial education, innovation and diversification, and simplicity.” According to Bank SETA, 53% […]

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UNFUNDED? : Turn To The Crowds To Access Funding

Getting funding is seen by the startup community as the entry point to starting a business. As a result venture capitalists and funding institutions are inundated by funding applications from startup founders. In the African continent accessing funding is not that simple. Venture capitalists are a rare breed and funding institutions are risk averse. This […]

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