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M-Pesa ushers in a new wave of banking infrastructure in Africa

The M-Pesa platform is empowering Africans, who have unique needs

Cooperation between mobile banking providers will benefit them, users and governments

Africa leads the world in mobile banking and can easily become an even brighter example for all to follow.

Vodacom re-launches M-Pesa (again)

Following a disastrous South African launch in 2010, Vodacom has redesigned and relaunched M-Pesa, the mobile money service that transformed Kenya.

FirstRand considers expansion into Kenya

The financial services provider hopes to restart its expansion plans into the African continent and says this time Kenya could be the place to begin.

Standard Bank and Vodacom race for township cash

South Africa's banking and cellphone giants are in a battle to reach the 11-million people in the country with no bank accounts.

Cellphone banking needs laws

Africa is enjoying an increase in mobile services, but there is an urgent need to regulate the industry, writes Lloyd Gedye.

Africa at cutting edge of mobile innovation

Africa's booming mobile market's edge lies in its role as an innovative hub for new products in the banking, health, education and commerce sectors.

Tanzania’s message of hope to mothers

Africa's burgeoning cellphone banking system is being pressed into service to help with treatment for the debilitating condition obstetric fistula.

‘We don’t want your money, we want your voice’

Wry laughter greeted U2 frontman Bono's closing statements at a symposium held to bring together Africa's best and brightest this week.

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High court grants Dlamini-Zuma leave to appeal adverse ruling on tobacco ban

The court held that the ongoing state of disaster meant there was public interest in the legal test applied to measures taken to contain the pandemic

Concourt to hear Zondo commission’s application for contempt order against Zuma on March 25

The former president has one week to file answering papers in the application that also seeks a prison sentence imposed on him

Koko maintains he had no idea he was exchanging emails with a man likely to be Salim Essa

On his fourth appearance before the commission, the former Eskom CEO maintains he was tricked into sharing company information with a third party

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