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Massive growth in mobile banking usage in South Africa

A recent survey of mobile banking usage in South Africa shows significant growth in usage of this service. (Read here). This survey published about two weeks ago, shows that the number of subscribers now using mobile banking has almost doubled (up from 27% to 44% in one year). The growth in transaction services was also healthy with purchasing airtime and bill payments the biggest penetration. A substantial percentage (12%) are now sending money from one phone to another.What is interesting abou

Vodacom Extending M-Pesa Service To South Africa

Vodacom Pty. Ltd. is teaming with Nedbank Ltd. to launch the M-Pesa mobile cash-transfer service in South Africa, the mobile operator announced last week.Read more:

South Africa: M-Pesa to Open New Frontier for the Unbanked

Johannesburg — THE days when South Africans will pay for a taxi ride by simply …

South Africa: Vodacom aims for 10m M-Pesa users

Vodacom expects to sign up 10m M-Pesa mobile money users within three years.The telecommunications operator’s …

Africa Com

Now entering its 13th year, AfricaCom is the longest established and largest annual Pan-African telecoms event. Having evolved to reflect the current market dynamics, the event embraces the entire telecommunications landscape in both its multi-streamed Congress and accompanying Exhibition. Year-on-year it continues to offer African telcos the chance to meet new and existing suppliers of the highest calibre, discuss the future direction of their business and plan for their expansion. Further inf

Mobile Money Services Africa

IIR’s Mobile Money Services Africa gives telecoms operators and banks the opportunity to learn from …

Is m-banking advancing access to basic banking services in South Africa?

Revisits the transactional banking market in South Africa using 2006 data to establish what difference m-banking offerings have made, or may make, to the access frontier in that country.

Measuring the Potential for Mobile Phone Banking

Published by: Africa is the fastest growing mobile phone market in the world. Over …

Branchless Banking: Testing remote access models for Southern African countries

Review of 30 models of remote access banking initiatives from around the world with the purpose of identifying models that might work in Southern Africa.

The Enabling Environment for Mobile Banking in Africa

Investigates emerging models and trajectories of development in m-payments and m-banking in the African context based in part on the analysis of circumstances in Kenya and South Africa.