QR codes gain SA banks’ favour

Jonathan van der Merwe, Entersekt payments product manager, takes a look at the growth of the humble QR code and how it’s popularity amongst merchants and shoppers alike is forcing banks and regulators to pay it more attention. Scanning a QR code to quickly pay...

Technology can help fight SA’s GBV pandemic

South Africa’s annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children is well underway, once again highlighting how the grave threat faced by the country’s women has reached crisis levels. While statistics paint a grim picture, technology...

Consumers win as tech transforms SA property market

You’re getting ready to buy a house. You don’t call an estate agent, or start driving around neighbourhoods looking for “for sale” signs. More likely, you sit down at your computer and begin the house hunt online. And, once you’ve done a...

Be cautious when selling your car privately

Lockdown has had a major effect on the finances of many South African households. To reduce expenses, some households will consider selling their car, particularly if it is a second vehicle and doesn’t get much use, or to downgrade. Often, the option of selling...

Make your money work for you

It’s hard to go a day without hearing an advertisement encouraging you to save, or pointing out that consumers need to make their money work for them. What these advertisements all too often neglect to spell out, is just how someone can save when they are living...

How senior citizens can keep their money safe from cyber criminals

Every citizen should refresh their knowledge on ways to protect both their information and money against cyber criminals. Whilst cyber security awareness is vital for all in society, it is important to acknowledge that senior citizens are often the most vulnerable to...