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Zama Ndlovu | The African fintech deal that exposed SA business leaders' massive blind spot

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South African business leaders need to show more curiosity about the continent, says Zama Ndlovu. 

If the 2010 launch of Kenyan payments company M-Pesa was the first real signal of the potential of the Africa fintech space, last week’s announcement by online payments platform company Stripe of its acquisition of Lagos-based Paystack was the cement.

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