‘Africa’

Game of Phones Survey: billion glances at smartphones in Africa daily

More than 33% of Africans check their phones every 5 minutes and more than half of smartphone users regularly use their devices on public transport, at work and while shopping. This is opening the door for savvy businesses to provide a “platform for life” that evolves its value through sophisticated data analytics. The latest edition […]

Standard Bank: Many Africans will not be using plastic or cash in 10 years time

A significant percentage of clients are not likely to be using plastic or cash in certain circumstances within the next decade as online and mobile payment solutions increasingly change buying patterns, according to Wendy Pienaar, head of emerging payments at Standard Bank. More consumers are seeking online solutions, with over 460 million financial transactions processed […]

African app startups should “build for future not the past”

Derrick Kotze, chief executive officer (CEO) of mLab Southern Africa,  is of the view that African startups developing mobile apps should look to the future rather than the past by focusing on smartphones given the amount of investment required to build apps and penetrate markets. Asked by Disrupt Africa whether African app startups should focus […]

Mobile payments an advantage to tourism business success in Africa

An independent research study commissioned by Amadeus and run by strategy consultancy, Inquisition, uncovered that Africans are increasingly looking for agents that offer online and mobile services. Key findings from the survey of over 2,500 travelers across Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa, include: Travelers increasingly take control of their bookings […]