The Bank for International Settlements will test the use of central bank digital currencies with South Africa and other countries in an experiment that could lead to a more efficient global payments platform.
South Africa is moving with more urgency to stiffen oversight of cryptocurrency assets after a proliferation of scams.
Consumer price inflation accelerated to a 30-month high of 5.2% year on year in May, moving above the midpoint of the central bank’s target range for the first time since Covid-19 struck.
South Africa has laid the foundation for finance watchdogs to set crypto-asset controls as the nation seeks to curb growing cases of fraud and improve the management of cross-border flows.
The South African Reserve Bank will introduce the Authenticated Collections/DebiCheck project from 1 May 2021 as part of its modernisation of the National Payment System.
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The South African Reserve Bank has cut the repo rate by a 100 basis points – the second time it has done so in less than a month as worries mount over the impact of Covid-19 on economic growth.
South Africa’s economy could contract by between 2% and 4% this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and measures to curb its spread, according to the Reserve Bank.
A new report proves what everybody already knows: businesses cannot operate without electricity and without operating businesses the economy cannot grow.
African central banks are working to link the continent’s major cross-border payment systems as plans to create the world’s largest free-trade zone gain momentum.