Category archives for: Mobile money

Smartcard partnership drives Vision 2030

Mastercard and Huduma

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – KENYA’S Vision 2030 to reform public services to enhance accountability, transparency and efficient service delivery as well as developing a cashless economy has received a major boost following a smartcard partnership between Mastercard and Huduma. It is envisaged the Huduma card would connect all citizens […]

Technology an opportunity, not threat to advisers

Eric Enslin, Chief Executive Officer of the FNB Private Wealth and RMB Private Bank.

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A BANKING expert is advising financial managers not to feel threatened by the advent and rapid growth of fintech, as financial technology is known in the sector. Instead, the advisers must make the most of the speedy growth of such technologies, says Eric Enslin, Chief Executive Officer of […]

Mobile marketplace digitises East Africa’s agriculture

Agric produce

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – THOUSANDS of smallholder farmers in the region are set to benefit from a digital platform connecting them to agents, buyers and banks in East Africa. Launched by Mastercard, 2KUZE, as the platform is known, is the latest offering in the region hailed as the cradle […]

Economic woes lower Nigeria data subscriptions

Nigeria's mobile networks

from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – ONGOING financial challenges consumers face have been blamed for the drop in internet subscriptions as announced by the Nigeria Communications Commission on Wednesday. According to the regulator, subscriptions stood at 92,4 million in November, representing a year-on-year contraction of 5 percent. The figure implies density […]

Safaricom ups agenda for women in ICT

Safaricom

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – SAFARICOM will recruit 62 interns by January as it progresses its agenda to woo more women to the technology field in Kenya. The internships will target 40 female university students under its Women In Technology initiative, with a further 18 internships open to all university […]

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