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Mobile payments enable spaza shops grow economy

Connecting the informal market to the formal economy: Ajay
Banga, Mastercard president and CEO (right), discusses the benefits of
mobile payments with Paul Maluleke, owner of Kasi Convenience Food and
Internet Caf? in Alexandra, Johannesburg (left). Maluleke,  is one of
thousands of informal traders who can now use Masterpass, the digital
payment service from Mastercard, to pay electronically for stock ordered
from the free Spazapp android app, and accept cashless payments from their
customers - using their mobile phones.

By AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African informal traders and convenience stores are set to increase their contribution to the economy after Microsoft partnered with the Durban-based Spazapp tech company, to bring them secure, seamless and convenient mobile payments. By combining their expertise and reach, the companies intend to unlock economic growth by helping informal micro-businesses connect […]

Mobility Renaissance seals global EMM deal

Kennedy Jubane
Marketing Director

  Business Reporter JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A South African information technology startup has entered into a historic agreement with a United States-listed software firm for the deployment of solutions for enterprise mobility management (EMM). Based in Johannesburg, Mobility Renaissance has sealed a partnership with MobileIron Inc, headquartered in Mountain View, California. As of June […]

Lot at stake in wheelchair basketball qualifiers

Malcolm McLean, head coach of the senior national men

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A change in attitude fuelled by a drive to win is all it will take for South Africa to perform better at international wheelchair basketball competitions, starting with the ongoing 2018 International Wheelchair Basketball Federation Africa World Championships qualifiers. This is the view of Malcolm McLean, head coach […]

Veetaedo bosses local music industry around

Veetaedo 1

By AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AFTER working with such talents as Cassper Nyovest, music executive Abza Poloko seems to have unearthed the latest gem in Hammanskraal-born performer, Vusaisizwe Nduli. Better known by his stage name, Veetaedo, the 22-year-old has curtain-raised or shared the stage with such prominent acts as Amanda Black, Dream Team, DJ Tira, […]

Technology offers smart solutions to global urban challenges

Smart City

from SAVIOUS KWINIKA in Barcelona, Spain BARCELONA, (CAJ News) – MUNICIPALITIES globally have to do a balancing act between spearheading rapid industrial revolution and providing adequate service delivery to their multiplying populations.Ironically, the industrial revolution and populations are booming at a time of economic recession, which makes financial budgets a major stumbling block to the towns and […]

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