South African Reserve Bank
3:30

SARB's blockchain project gets global recognition

Central Banking Publications recognises Project Khokha for its promise shown in the central banking, regulatory and supervisory environment.

3:20

SARB lauds blockchain project though it won't go live

The central bank says there are still many issues to consider before the decision to adopt a distributed ledger tech-based system is taken.

2:30
Jun 5, 2018

SARB blockchain project successful

The South African Reserve Bank releases a report showing an internal experiment with blockchain technology was successful.

8:10

Disrupting the disrupted

In the fintech and crypto-currency industry, rapid innovation punishes those who wait, says Seshree Govender, associate at Webber Wentzel.

2:10
Feb 21, 2018

Budget: Govt backs digital banking services

The South African government throws its weight behind banking entrants that harness the power of technology and bring innovation into the financial sector.

4:10
Feb 14, 2018

Bring on regulation, say SA fintech players

Fintech is an enabler, not a threat, to make financial services more relevant to a changing society, says an insider.

2:00

SARB to investigate emerging fintech

The South African Reserve Bank has established a fintech programme to assess the emergence of new technologies, including crypto-currency, and to consider its regulatory implications.

1:50
Jan 16, 2018

Michael Jordaan in new banking venture

The tech entrepreneur will launch Bank Zero, an app-driven bank, later this year.

2:00

Mama Money simplifies FICA registration with a selfie

The newly introduced service allows users to register online and then take a selfie holding either their ID or passport documents.

2:00
Sep 6, 2017

TerraPay to launch cross-border money transfers in SA

The company obtains approval from the SA Reserve Bank to offer cross-border money transfer services.

2:20
Aug 22, 2017

Virtual currencies are too risky, says Reserve Bank

Although virtual currencies are gaining popularity, it's still too risky to start issuing them, says the central bank.

4:50

Relaxations to IP Exchange Controls and Loop Structures

The SARB has implemented amendments to the Currency and Exchanges Manual for Authorised Dealers (Exchange Control Manual), says Webber Wentzel.