MTN South Africa is making “good progress” in its plans to relaunch mobile money services in South Africa, according to group CEO Rob Shuter.
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There’s a revolution under way, and this one’s not being agitated by the working class, although they certainly have their part to play. It is being waged by banks, cellphone providers and entrepreneurs hoping to capitalise on a mobile commercial market that is estimated will be worth more than US$800bn by 2016 and have more than 400m users
South Africa’s cellular operators have been trying for years to crack the mobile commerce code, but haven’t been able to repeat the successes they’ve had in countries such as Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. MTN, working with Pick n Pay, may just have found the key to success at
MTN South Africa said on Monday that it has launched a Visa card for Mobile Money users, allowing them to pay for goods and services. They can also use the card to withdraw money from any ATM. TechCentral reported in November last year that MTN was in talks with Visa to make available a Mobile Money card
MTN South Africa has won its latest battle with Cell C at the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), this time after the latter objected to a print advertisement, published in March, in which MTN claimed it was helping “put a dent in unemployment”. The ad, which was published in the