SWIFT gpi extends bank competitiveness

Fifteen African banks have signed up to SWIFT’s global payments innovation (gpi) service, the new standard for cross-border payments. Of these, four are already live – Standard Bank of South Africa, FirstRand Bank, ABSA Bank and Nedbank – and many...

Managing predictive behaviour in insurance

Predictive and behavioural analytics enable better risk mitigation, fraud detection, and customer insight for insurers. Kelly Preston, data analytics manager at SilverBridge, believes this provides organisations with a better understanding of not only how to approach...

Briisk aims to digitise financial services

One of the first companies to enable insurtech and fintech solutions on one digital platform, Briisk has provided the technology to launch South Africa’s first fully digital drone insurance, Drone Covered. The insurance, underwritten by Transact and Protect...

BIM is here to stay, says dormakaba

Adopting building information modelling (BIM) solutions should be a priority if the construction sector is to keep pace with technological innovation. This is according to dormakaba South Africa, which has a range of customised BIM solutions that comply with...

Connected government: convenience or necessity?

As governments are working towards delivering quality services in increasingly complex environments, so Internet of Things (IoT) technology could provide new value for South African citizens, enhance capabilities, streamline processes and better engage partners. BBD...

Pargo partners with The Body Shop on pick-up network

Smart logistics company Pargo has announced a partnership with The Body Shop that will enable consumers to use the The Body Shop stores as parcel drop-off and pick-up points. Online retailers such as OneDayOnly, Spree and bidorbuy use Pargo’s click-and-collect...