Author Prinesha Naidoo


Nedbank bets on drones reshaping agri-finance

Nedbank’s venture capital fund is betting on drones reshaping agri-finance by investing in Aerobotics, a Cape Town-based aerial data analytics company making waves internationally. The R100-million venture capital


Mars One’s plan to profit from the Red Planet

Mars One, a private company, has devised an ambitious plan to establish a human settlement on Mars and generate attractive returns for investors backing the mission. “It will be one of the most exciting things ever. Five hundred


Inside Michael Jordaan’s new digital bank venture

Bank Zero appears set to accelerate the evolution of the South African banking industry by offering a fresh take on banking and highly competitive fees. The bank – the brainchild of tech entrepreneurs and banking innovators Michael


Digital banking fast gaining traction in SA

Investments made by banks to beef up their digital capabilities and offer clients cost-effective services appear to be paying off. Detailed figures disclosed in the financial results of four of the five largest banks in


South Africans trading big volumes in bitcoin

Bitcoin continues to smash records, hitting a series of record highs in just one weekend. The cryptocurrency hit an all-time high of just over $4 225 on Sunday as the bull run played out across global bitcoin exchanges. In South Africa


SA banks to set up national blockchain

South Africa’s largest and notoriously competitive financial services firms have come together to set up a national blockchain. The South African Financial Blockchain Consortium, comprising 22 industry heavyweights, the South


Is bitcoin a legitimate asset class?

Eye-watering returns, surging prices and market capitalisations to rival some of the world’s largest companies make cryptocurrencies hard to ignore. Bitcoin, the original and arguably most well known cryptocurrency

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