May 12, 2021

E-commerce reaches tipping point, but physical remains strong

SA’s e-commerce sales more than doubled between 2018 and 2020, marking the true beginning of the e-tail revolution in SA, says World Wide Worx.

May 7, 2021

South African consumers’ appetite for digital payments takes off

Mastercard says 95% of surveyed SA consumers are considering emerging payments, such as digital currencies, biometrics, contactless or QR code, in the next year.

Apr 21, 2021

Nedbank partners Mastercard, Ukheshe for WhatsApp payments

The companies launch Money Message, a payment platform that lets small and micro businesses receive in-chat payments from customers via WhatsApp.

Apr 7, 2021

Mastercard, Uber drive digital payment acceptance

The companies extend their long-standing partnership to boost digital payments and advance financial inclusion across the Middle East and Africa.

Mar 19, 2021

QR payments become the norm in SA, PayFast finds

The online payment gateway records a 412% growth in quick response code payments, as more consumers shop online.

Mar 11, 2021

Mastercard kicks off skills push in Alex

The payments tech company picks Rose-Act Saturday School in Alex to roll out its first digital South African Girls4Tech Connect programme STEM curriculum.

Mar 9, 2021

Digital commerce is ‘goldmine’ for local women entrepreneurs

Despite the obvious challenges, a Mastercard Index points to opportunities for women in the COVID-19 era, particularly in the digital economy.

Feb 16, 2021

MTN, Mastercard boost e-commerce payments across Africa

Through a strategic partnership, MTN customers with a Mastercard virtual payment solution linked to their MoMo wallets can make payments to global merchants.

Feb 11, 2021

Mastercard is latest big-name to endorse crypto-currencies

The company prepares for the future of crypto payments, announcing that this year it will start supporting select crypto-currencies on its network.

Jan 20, 2021

Mastercard study predicts massive fintech disruption in Africa

The Mastercard Economics Institute says the opportunity for fintech disruption is high in Africa, with digitisation enabling financial inclusion in emerging markets.

Jan 14, 2021

SA’s e-commerce boom fuels demand for skills

The country's booming e-commerce sector is leading to high demand for online retail skills, say industry pundits.

Dec 1, 2020

E-commerce skyrockets, physical retail plummets during Black Friday

South Africa’s e-commerce sector reported a dramatic uptick in sales during the Black Friday weekend, while brick-and-mortar sales plummeted.

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