South African Reserve Bank

Should the SARB be nationalised?

It's no time to dress the South African Reserve Bank in Emperor's New Clothes, says Greg Morris, CEO, Sebata Group Holdings.


Reserve Bank's crypto-currency proposals clear confusion

The central bank's proposal to introduce tighter controls on crypto-currencies provides legal certainty for those dealing in crypto assets, experts say.

Jan 17, 2019

WorldRemit plans massive African expansion

The digital money transfer service has lofty ambitions for its new South African business and extensive plans for expansion across Africa.


Reserve Bank proposes tighter crypto-currency controls

The central bank issues a consultation paper on policy proposals on crypto assets in SA.

Nov 8, 2018

MTN Nigeria battle could impact SA's financial stability

MTN's $10 billion battle with the Nigerian authorities could increase the risk to SA's financial system depending on the outcome, says the South African Reserve Bank.

Oct 30, 2018

Michael Jordaan's digital bank starts first test phase

Former FNB CEO Michael Jordaan's new venture, Bank Zero, enters alpha testing.


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.


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.

Jun 5, 2018

SARB blockchain project successful

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


Disrupting the disrupted

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

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.

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.

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