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

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?

Smartphone data tracking is more than creepy – here’s why you should be worried

Vivian Ng, University of Essex and Catherine Kent, University of Essex Smartphones rule our lives. Having information at our fingertips is the height of convenience. They tell us all sorts of things, but the information we see and receive on our smartphones is just a fraction of the data they generate. By tracking and monitoring … Read moreSmartphone data tracking is more than creepy – here’s why you should be worried

South African spend notable, R262 per month, on airtime and data

SATopShop Data mined from FNB Gold customers show that South African consumers are spending a notable amount of money, (R262 per month) on airtime and data. This emerges from  an FNB research which focused on the spending patterns of FNB Gold account holders who earn a gross income of between R7 000 and R25 000 a … Read moreSouth African spend notable, R262 per month, on airtime and data

Apple Surpassed Samsung as Global Smartphone Market Leader

Tech Financials Apple experienced a slight downturn from the previous holiday quarter as iPhone volumes reached 77.3 million units, a year-over-year decline of 1.3%. However, IT research firm IDC says volumes were still enough to push Apple past Samsung and back into first place in the smartphone market, largely because of iPhone 8, 8 Plus, … Read moreApple Surpassed Samsung as Global Smartphone Market Leader

Cyber safety tips to apply this Black Friday

By Heino Gevers: customer experience manager at Mimecast South Africa South Africa’s shoppers are growing more comfortable with the idea of online shopping. But is our level of education about the associated risks keeping pace? Considering the rising trends of local data breaches and the number of consumers falling victim to cybercrime, it seems not. The … Read moreCyber safety tips to apply this Black Friday

Uber can’t be ethical – its business model won’t allow it

AlesiaKan / Shutterstock.com Murray Goulden, University of Nottingham Following TfL’s decision to withdraw Uber’s license to operate in London, there has been a widespread picking over of the ride-hailing app’s recent history – and speculation about its future. A fairly common conclusion is that Uber needs to become more ethical if it is to survive. … Read moreUber can’t be ethical – its business model won’t allow it