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New SA payments company emerges

Fintech holding company Crossfin Technology Holdings has announced a partnership with global fund manager Apis Partners to create an enlarged payments operating company that wants to

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Township m-payments pilot to go national

A mobile payments proof of concept focused on townships around Durban in KwaZulu-Natal will be expanded to sites around the country, financial technology start-up iKhokha has said. iKhokha, which

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iKhokha, MasterCard in SA payments drive

South African mobile payments start-up iKhokha and Mastercard have agreed to work together to boost payment card acceptance at micro, small and medium enterprises in informal settlements. In the next six months, iKhokha aims to roll

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SA phone payments start-up goes live

Durban-based Emerge Mobile, the ambitious mobile payments start-up, has launched its smartphone-based mobile payments system. Similar to US-based Square, the payment card acceptance solution allows users to accept card payments using their smartphones. iKhokha, a Cape Town based financial services

Duncan McLeod
Flashes of genius in SA’s tech sector

In recent weeks, I’ve been fortunate to meet a range of really smart South African entrepreneurs who are doing incredibly exciting stuff in the technology space, often with relatively few resources. Despite all the doom and gloom that is our politics, and despite the poor state of

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Durban payments start-up eyes world stage

Emerge Mobile, an ambitious start-up based in Umhlanga, north of Durban, has developed a smartphone-based mobile payments system similar to the US solution Square, and has secured certifications from international bodies. It now plans to launch