South Africa gets its first Cryptocurrency ATM

By: Gugu Lourie  Vendibit, a South African blockchain firm, opened its first commercial cryptocurrency ATM, which is inside the Spar-Northwold in Johannesburg. The move is a first for South Africa, where cryptocurrency regulation is still being formulated by the Reserve Bank and adoption of this innovative currency is gaining traction in Africa.. The cryptocurrency ATM will process … Read moreSouth Africa gets its first Cryptocurrency ATM

Vodacom feeds scramble for mobile money markets in Africa

SATopShops Vodacom reports that it’s become the biggest mobile money operator across the African continent, a significant piece of news that discounts the company’s failure to make the M-Pesa thing work in South Africa. This piece of news feeds into the prevailing scramble for mobile money markets on the African continent by telecoms and banks. … Read moreVodacom feeds scramble for mobile money markets in Africa

Affordable smartphone player, Nuu Mobile, heads to South Africa

G3 Smartphone from Nuu Mobile

SATopShops Nuu Mobile, the maker of affordable smartphones with a cheeky posture, is coming to South Africa and could shake the merging segments of the country’s market. SATopShops is reliably informed that Nuu Mobile will hit the market in the near future via a local distributor who secured a southern African master license from the Hong Kong based global … Read moreAffordable smartphone player, Nuu Mobile, heads to South Africa

Vodacom Ticket bundles gives access to social media platforms at cheaper rates

By: Tech Financials The fight over which mobile phone operator has the best data offering isn’t over. Vodacom, South Africa’s biggest mobile phone operator, announced this week new Social Ticket products, which offers up to four times the amount of data compared to standard bundles and are also priced for the best scenario, offering data bundles … Read moreVodacom Ticket bundles gives access to social media platforms at cheaper rates

 South Africa’s Drifter Brewing Company makes crowdfunding history

By: Gugu Lourie After a month of asking for individual investors to invest their money through the crowdfunding platform Uprise.Africa, South Africa’s Drifter Brewing Company announced on Wednesday it has made history as the first company to raise R3 Million. The company said it has managed to secure R3 million from 129 local investors. With the campaign still having 30 … Read more South Africa’s Drifter Brewing Company makes crowdfunding history

WhatsApp founder, Jan Kom, leaves operation ‘to collect rare air-cooled Porsches’

SATopShops WhatsApp founder Jan Kom has quit the operation he sold to Facebook for about  $22 billion in 2014 amid reports that he’s clashed with the Facebook board over strategy. The instant messaging platform, WhatsApp, has been a phenomenal success, gathering about 1.5 billion users world wide. Kom established the platform together with his partner Brian … Read moreWhatsApp founder, Jan Kom, leaves operation ‘to collect rare air-cooled Porsches’

FNB unveils eWallet eXtra: A flexible and fee-free mobile bank account

Ujuh Reporter If you are above the age of 16 and own a cellphone, you’ll be able to get an FNB mobile bank account in less than three minutes. And you don’t need to physically go into the bank with your ID to get this. You also don’t need a bank card to transact. And … Read moreFNB unveils eWallet eXtra: A flexible and fee-free mobile bank account

Adjustments to Standard Bank’s internet banking: Here what you need to know

SATopShops “Standard Bank has made some adjustments to its online banking platform which has amongst other things moved the login icons and forex rates icons. “In a message to customers Standard Bank said “We’re upgrading our website so you’re going to notice some changes from Thursday evening, 12 April 2018. But don’t worry, your Username … Read moreAdjustments to Standard Bank’s internet banking: Here what you need to know

Uber/Discovery Health partner to deliver Flu Vaccines: How it works?

SATopShops Uber has partnered with Discovery Health to administer a mobile health service in South Africa that delivers Flu Vaccine at the customers’ doorstep. This is part of an initiative called UberWellness from the global ride-hailing giant, Uber. The service was announced in an email to customers that takes advantage of the seasonal change towards … Read moreUber/Discovery Health partner to deliver Flu Vaccines: How it works?

Merc flirts with the future of sharing economy with Private Car Sharing app

Ujuh Reporter and Tech Financials The new Mercedes Benze A-Class comes with a private car sharing app that speaks to the future of the sharing economy. The app called Mercedes me allows the new compact car to be shared with a specified group of users, friends, family, colleagues or any other social network. The initiative panders to … Read moreMerc flirts with the future of sharing economy with Private Car Sharing app