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South Africa: more like Europe than Africa in terms of mobile payments

Published 19 Sep 2016 10:57 CET | South Africa

MTN recently announced that it was ceasing its mobile payment activities in South Africa, only a few months after Vodacom discontinued M-Pesa in South Africa. MTN stated that ...

Mobile financial services: harder to gain ground in more mature financial environments?

Published 31 May 2012 09:49 CET | South Africa

A recent study by South African research company Ikapadata shows that only a small percentage actively uses their mobile money service, while many current non-users are ...

Vodafone continues its M-Pesa expansion, now trialling in India

Published 25 Nov 2010 12:08 CET | Afghanistan, India, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, United Republic of

Vodafone has launched an M-Pesa trial in India, in cooperation with HDFC bank. The pilot is running in ten villages in the region of Rajasthan. ...

MobiCash: contactless mobile payments system that doubles as merchant POS

Published 01 Oct 2009 12:14 CET | Africa, South Africa

When it comes to mobile payments adoption and mobile-based financial services, Africa has emerged as a promising market. While still in the early stages of development, the ...