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Absa, Vodacom get cosy over mobile payments

Banking group Absa and cellular network operator Vodacom have signed a “multimillion-rand agreement”, which they say will “accelarate the pace of mobile innovation and expand the range of banking and mobile services on offer to

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Vodacom may seek own banking licence

Cellular network operator Vodacom may seek its own banking licence from SA regulators if its mobile transactions platform, M-Pesa, takes off in the way it expects it will in the next few years. Vodacom launched M-Pesa in SA last year

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M-Pesa disappoints for Vodacom SA

Mobile money platform M-Pesa has failed to live up to Vodacom’s expectations for the product in SA, Pieter Uys, the group’s CEO, has admitted. Vodacom has registered “more than” 100 000

In-depth
M-commerce gold rush ‘doesn’t stack up’

A bubble similar to the dot-com mania of the late 1990s is inflating in the mobile payments industry in SA. And many of companies are going to be hurt when it bursts. That’s the view of Standard Bank director Herman Singh

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Vodacom sets date for M-Pesa launch

Cellphone group Vodacom and its partner, financial services firm Nedbank, will launch M-Pesa, Kenya’s wildly popular money transfer service, in SA at the end of August. The two companies have set 31 August as the date for the product’s official SA launch.

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Vodacom confirms Nedbank M-Pesa deal

Cellphone group Vodacom has confirmed what everyone already knows: it is partnering with Nedbank to bring Vodafone’s cellphone payments system, M-Pesa, to SA. M-Pesa, which was…

Podcasts
ZA Tech Show: Episode 105

Jon Tullett returns to the show as your host this week, joining Brett Haggard and Duncan McLeod to discuss FNB launching PayPal in SA, the broadband price war, 3D films and games, and much more

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