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SA fintech policy to take shape in 2019

The Intergovernmental FinTech Working Group (IFWG) is taking steps to formalise South Africa’s stance on fintech and innovation, aiming to produce a draft policy paper by early 2019. The paper is set to present

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Inflation slows to 5-year low

South Africa’s inflation rate fell in May as food prices rose at the slowest pace since 2013, reducing chances that the central bank will increase interest rates later this year. Consumer prices climbed 4.4% from a year

Cryptos are tokens, not currency: SA Reserve Bank

South Africa’s central bank chooses to call digital currencies such as bitcoin “cyber-tokens” because they don’t meet the requirements to be classified as money. “We don’t use the term ‘cryptocurrency’ because it doesn’t

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Inflation falls to 7-year low

South Africa’s inflation rate fell to seven-year low in March, moving further below the midpoint of the central bank’s target range. Inflation slowed to 3.8% from a year earlier compared to 4% in February, Pretoria-based

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