Africa’s most valuable business worth less than what it owns

2016-10-19 09:36

Naspers' stake in Chinese internet developer is worth $88bn, more than the $72bn the whole company is worth.

Capitec recovers from system crash

2016-06-27 11:57

Capitec Bank says it has recovered from a period of downtime.

SA tech startup skills 'found wanting'

2016-06-21 12:56

Few South African startup entrepreneurs have the necessary technical skills to develop software capable of delivering their vision, says an industry insider.

Apple Pay comes to Safari browser

2016-06-14 08:46

Apple’s mobile-payment service Apple Pay will soon work on websites, a long-awaited feature that will pit the company directly against companies such as PayPal Holdings.

Absa assures customers: Twitter banking is safe

2016-06-06 10:51

Absa has assured customers of the safety of its new 'ChatBanking' platform that enables banking via social network Twitter.

SA mobile networks say no to ad blocking

2016-05-24 15:11

Local mobile operators have indicated that they are not investigating network level ad blocking services yet.

Anti-counterfeiting group suspends Alibaba

2016-05-15 11:12

An anti-counterfeiting group has suspended Alibaba's membership following an uproar by firms that view the Chinese e-commerce giant as the world's largest marketplace for fakes.

Hands off my data - Fin24 users fume

2016-05-11 10:46

Fin24 users have demanded an end to intrusive mobile advertising that is a nuisance and sometimes misleading, in their view.

Protecting your payments against online fraudsters

2016-04-05 08:01

The cashless payment platform, i-Pay Payments Solutions allows for secure one-step EFT payments. Founder Thomas Pays shares how this platform may overtake traditional payment methods.

How telecoms can catch up in e-commerce

2016-03-29 15:24

Analytics, predictions, recommendations and customisation are some of the innovations used in e-commerce since the 1990s to sell the right service to the right customer.


New SA shopping app drives foot traffic to stores

2016-06-29 08:07

Offline shopping is South Africa is set to receive a boost with a new application designed to drive shoppers to local stores.

Naspers profit climbs on Tencent, e-commerce boost

2016-06-24 18:44

Chinese internet giant Tencent and e-commerce businesses have helped lift Naspers’ revenues by 6% to $12.2bn for the financial year ended March 31 2016.

Hackers steal $50m in 'safe currency' - report

2016-06-20 07:14

Hackers have diverted more than $50m in digital currency from an experimental fund meant to demonstrate that such money is safe for use, according to the New York Times.

FNB labels Absa Twitter banking a ‘fad’

2016-06-13 10:07

First National Bank has labelled social media banking as a passing fad but has affirmed that it's attempting to keep ahead of the technological curve.

Make mobile banking data free, urge Fin24 users

2016-05-27 12:01

South African banks should move to zero-rate banking via mobile applications, Fin24 users have urged.

SA shopping app hits 130 000 users

2016-05-23 09:00

Local shopping application SnapnSave announced that it has hit 130 000 users, and paid out over R500 000 in first nine months of operation.

FNB tops SA customer satisfaction survey

2016-05-13 10:28

First National Bank has been crowned the top digital bank in a national survey focused on mobile banking.

Cashless parking app to replace parking tickets?

2016-04-05 13:30

KaChing, a ticketless parking app, uses licence plate recognition technology to open the boom when users arrive at, and exit, a parking lot.

Mobile wallets 'key' to SA e-commerce

2016-03-30 11:09

South African consumers will only switch to digital wallets if the technology proves to deliver significant benefits over cash, says an industry player.

From passion project to business success

2016-03-17 14:00

How do you turn a side project into a full-time, profitable business? finweek speaks to three people who did it.

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