Posts Tagged ‘africa’

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 […]

Africa’s mobile subscription to reach 725 million by 2020

The ongoing GSMA 360 Africa Mobile Conference holding in Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania, has predicted that mobile subscription in Africa would reach 725 million in 2020, up from its current penetration level of 500 million, with Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa, topping the list of highest number of mobile subscription on the African continent. […]

Mobile Internet Access Reduces Inequality Says Study

 Access to mobile internet presents revolutionary opportunities for addressing issues of inequality. This is according to a study by Vodafone published via TelecomPaper. The mobile operator has commissioned independent experts to explore the ways in which smartphones could reduce inequalities for women, micro entrepreneurs and small farmers. The report highlights the benefits of smartphones for disadvantaged groups […]