Category archives for: Mobile money

Cyber fraud fight to dominate Mobile World Congress

Mobile World Congress

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE war against fraudulent payment flows affecting mobile network operators (MNOs) and their over 5 billion customers globally will take centre stage at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 in Spain. Scheduled for the city of Barcelona from February 24-27, MWC is set to be the information and […]

Windows7 demise leaves users vulnerable to cyber crooks

Microsoft's Windows 7

by MTHULISI SIBANDA  Africa Editor JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AS of January 14, a quarter of the world’s personal computers (PCs) will be more vulnerable to ransomware as Windows 7 end of life. Microsoft ended mainstream support of Windows 7 in 2015, giving users five years to ready themselves for the software to reach end of […]

Zimbabwe records steady mobile money growth

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from DANAI MWARUMBWA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – MOBILE money transactions in Zimbabwe have grown by over 20 percent to $575 million over the past three months. The telecommunications regulator attributed the growth to the public embracing this form of payment in the face of cash shortages in the Southern African country. The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority […]

MTN mobile money plugs SA’s wide banking divide


by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN’S upcoming mobile money service is a major boost for about 11 million South Africans that remain unbanked and half of the country’s adult population that remains thinly served. The service, to be known as MoMo, will go live in January, allowing customers to send, receive, save and […]

MTN launches Rwanda Mobile Money Month

Thousands Rwandans throng MTN's official launch of its fourth edition of Mobile Money (MoMo) Month. Photo by Phyllis Birori, CAJ News Africa Rwanda Bureau

from PHYLLIS BIRORI in Kigali, Rwanda KIGALI, (CAJ News) – MTN has launched the fourth edition of Mobile Money (MoMo) Month to support and further Rwanda’s national agenda on promoting a cashless economy. The annual event also creates awareness and educates Rwandans about the benefits of MoMo. The month-long campaign under the theme, “Let’s Go […]

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