Lack of spectrum strangles burgeoning MVNO market
Even though SA’s mobile virtual network operator market is opening up, growth can’t be accelerated without spectrum allocation, says Ignition Telecoms CEO Valde Ferradaz.
PnP Mobile’s RICA process goes paperless
Pick n Pay makes it possible for PnP Mobile customers to register their SIM cards through a completely paperless process.
TymeBank reaches 3m customers, 700 retail kiosks
The branchless bank bills itself among the world’s fastest-growing digital banks, on-boarding between 3 000 and 5 000 new customers daily.
TymeBank to provide ‘buy now, pay later’ credit offerings
After securing a R1.6 billion funding deal, the digital bank is on a business development drive to introduce insurance and credit offerings.
Pick n Pay, MTN collaborate to launch SA’s newest MVNO
PnP Mobile will run on MTN’s mobile network infrastructure to offer customers prepaid, SIM-based access to services, with data rewards each month.
Delivery apps Bottles, Checkers Sixty60 scoop BCX digital awards
Rival grocery delivery services Bottles and Checkers Sixty60 were crowned the overall winners of the BCX Digital Innovation Awards.
Pick n Pay acquires on-demand liquor delivery app Bottles
Since its move to delivering groceries in March, the app has achieved more than 700 000 downloads and has over 350 000 registered users.
TymeBank in bancassurance deal with Hollard
The digital bank ties up with local insurance giant Hollard to offer customers funeral policy plans without any paperwork needed.
TymeBank gets R750m lifeline as COVID-19 disrupts plans
African Rainbow Capital injected R750 million in TymeBank in the last financial year ended June, a tough period for the relatively new digital bank.
Pick n Pay expands cash deposits at till points with Transaction Junction
After a successful roll-out to Pick n Pay stores, Deposit @ Till is now being deployed in a further roll-out to include all Pick n Pay's Boxer outlets.
E-commerce boom leads to delivery services headache
Some shopping sites struggle to meet delivery timelines as they experience between 20% and 50% growth in online sales.