Emerging Technologies

Centbee, nChain to drive BSV blockchain

The alliance will supplement Centbee’s technical team with nChain’s specialist software development team, who are experts in the BSV blockchain and other services.

E-hailer inDrive expands to freight and courier services

The transport network company revealed plans of strengthening its business-to-business segment by introducing new solutions.

MFS Africa crowned ‘Fintech of the Year’

The company received the top accolade at the African Banker Awards, after being recognised for outstanding contributions to Africa’s fintech industry.

Key appointments at aYo boost African growth plans

Two appointments at the insurtech firm, backed by MTN and Sanlam, are key to its continental expansion plans.

MTN Group targets 40 million SMEs across Africa

The group's suite of services, including MoMo (Mobile Money), Ayoba, and Chenosis, will be showcased a two day SME event MTN is hosting this week.

Report urges continent to ‘think strategically’ and develop ‘African AI’

A new report, coming out of Kenya, notes AI developments across Africa, with the highest rate of activity in agriculture, health, education and financial services.
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Rise of fintech, AI spook African banks

The study surveyed 153 African banks from 33 countries, analysing the latest developments in digital banking transformation, while tracking the pace of change.

SA insurtech Root broadens reach into UK

Root’s focus for 2023 is expanding into the UK market and growing its team to support the expansion.

Cameroon’s maritime sector gets digital boost from US outfit

The support package includes equipping Cameroon with a software and training maritime staff.

SEACOM suffers cyber security attack

The telecoms company confirmed it experienced a cyber security incident in a hosting environment, impacting a small number of customers.

Nigeria approves blockchain policy to shore up economy

The Nigerian government has since directed relevant regulatory bodies to start work on developing regulatory instruments for deployment of the technology.

Chinese energy company NPP ties-up with SA’s This Tree Technology

NPP Power, which is ranked fourth biggest manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries in China, is entering the South African market for the first time.