Category archives for: Finance & Banking

Safaricom slashes M-PESA tariffs, app announced

Safaricom launches festive merchant promotion

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – SAFARICOM has announced a number of initiatives to increase the convenience of M-PESA as it continues to extend the gains of mobile money ten years after the platform’s launch in Kenya. From next week, Safaricom will implement a 50 percent tariff reduction for all Lipa […]

Wearables adoption soars but functionality issues concern


By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE adoption of wearables continues unabated in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region but vendors must address the functionality of the devices. Shipments in the regions reached an all-time high of 746 000 units in the final quarter of 2016, according to the latest figures compiled by […]

Sanlam announces executive changes

Sanlam Group Chief Executive Officer, Ian Kirk

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SANLAM has announced Chief Executive Officer of its personal finance entity (SPF), Hubert Brody, will step down on May 31. Jurie Strydom, currently the joint Deputy CEO of SPF, has been appointed CEO of the entity. With effect from April 1, Temba Mvusi, the Chief Executive of Group […]

Africa a priority market for Oracle


By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – IN a significant move to drive digital transformation and encourage the adoption of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions, thousands of participants have simultaneously taken part at digital day events in 25 African countries. Oracle, the multinational computer technology corporation, organised the events. Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban, Senior […]

International exhibitors increase in Zambia farming expo

Farmers checking out the demonstrations of real crops at the Agritech Expo at Chisamba in 2016

From ARNOLD MULENGA in Lusaka, Zambia LUSAKA, (CAJ News) – THE upcoming Agritech Expo Zambia will feature a record number of six international pavilions from countries hailed as leaders in farming. Among these are Czech Republic, France, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Zimbabwe. For four years now the German Agricultural Society has been involved in […]

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