Financial inclusion is on Africa’s agenda

A year since launching, South Africa’s inexpensive and convenient QR cash card and micro transaction platform uKheshe has reached more than 300 000 users. Clayton Hayward, co-founder and CEO of uKheshe, says that the first year has exceeded all expectations....

Don’t tell students about 4IR: inspire them

It’s amazing how quickly the world around us is changing, writes Dewet Joubert, RS Components. The fourth industrial revolution (4IR) is upon us and how we continue to adapt to this era of rapid technological and societal change is crucial. Why we need to adapt...

uKheshe, Mastercard enable mobile payments for the unbanked

uKheshe, a locally developed financial inclusion platform, is collaborating with Mastercard to enable informal traders, street vendors and casual labourers to accept digital payments through Masterpass, Mastercard’s digital payment service. By combining their...

Reviving SA’s payments infrastructure

In the 1980s and early 1990s, South Africa was viewed as having one of the most modern payments system in the world. By Martin Grunewald, executive head: payments business at BankservAfrica Since then, we haven’t necessarily kept up with continuous modernisation...

Hollard Partner Solutions joins forces with SilverBridge

SilverBridge has entered into a contract with The Hollard Life Company to implement the Exergy cloud-based policy administration system for the Hollard Partner Solutions business, a division of the well-known South African insurer. “Our organisation has worked...

Could animation make education more accessible?

Today’s learners are online and respond far better to visuals than simple text. Despite the socio-economic inequality among South Africa’s youth, could animation offer a way to improve educational outcomes? By Glenn Gillis, CEO of Sea Monster Studies have...