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New virtual banking card launched by Capitec

By Staff Writer 18 November 2020

South Africa’s largest digital bank is expanding its digital offering to clients with the launch of a virtual banking card. FULL STORY >

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Standard Bank, Mastercard and Google collaborate to help get SMEs selling online

By Staff Writer 19 October 2020

Partnership sees SMEs get free access to Standard Bank’s SimplyBlu powered by Mastercard plus free Google Ads to the value of R500. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft, Mastercard collaborate to accelerate innovation

By Staff Writer 31 July 2020

Microsoft and Mastercard have announced a new collaboration, aimed at building pathways to financial security and provide tools for sustainable growth FULL STORY >

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uKheshe partners with Mastercard to bring mobile payments to unbanked South Africans

By Press Release 3 December 2019

uKheshe, a locally developed financial inclusion platform, has further enhanced its offering to the unbanked by collaborating with Mastercard to enable informal traders, street vendors and casual labourers to... FULL STORY >

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Vodacom launches VodaPay Masterpass app for safe, convenient digital payments

By Ryan Noik 9 July 2019

It’s some good news for Vodacom users as the company launched its VodaPay Masterpass this week. FULL STORY >

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Mastercard announces roadmap for contactless payments consistency

By Press Release 4 June 2018

Every cardholder across the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Latin America and Asia/Pacific will be able to tap their Mastercard or device in stores by 2023, according to company's latest roadmap. FULL STORY >

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IFC, Mastercard foundation extend financial inclusion for millions in Africa

By Press Release 17 May 2018

The Partnership for Financial Inclusion has been an important actor in helping to drive financial inclusion in Africa. FULL STORY >

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Women entrepreneurs making headway in South Africa, but roadblocks remain – Mastercard Index

By Opinion 8 March 2018

While South Africa has made progress in reducing the gender bias for women engaging in early stage entrepreneurial activities, the number of women business owners remains constrained by a lack of... FULL STORY >

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Mastercard acquires Oltio to accelerate digital payments adoption in Middle East and Africa

By Press Release 6 March 2018

Acquisition to drive cash displacement and innovation in emerging markets. FULL STORY >

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Mastercard uses Facebook Messenger to help small businesses go digital

By Press Release 1 March 2018

Mastercard Launches Masterpass QR bot for Messenger to enable Nigerian businesses to set up digital money accounts and accept QR payments. FULL STORY >

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Live it and Give it: Love is Still in Fashion!

By Press Release 12 February 2018

Looking to win over your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Try ‘date night’ experiences or romantic getaways. FULL STORY >

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Mastercard partners with Spazapp to bring mobile payments to informal traders

By Press Release 14 November 2017

Mastercard has announced the collaborating with Durban-based tech company Spazapp, to bring secure, seamless and convenient mobile payments to thousands of informal traders and convenience stores, better known as... FULL STORY >

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Mastercard collaborates with Yoco to bring card payments to another 15 000 Small and Medium Businesses in South Africa

By Press Release 25 October 2017

Mastercard has announced a collaboration with South African fintech company Yoco to roll out 15 000 mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) devices to small and medium-sized businesses by... FULL STORY >

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Mastercard opens-up access to Blockchain API for partner banks and merchants

By Press Release 20 October 2017

Provides connections into other Mastercard APIs to create new digital commerce experiences; APIto be featured at Money20/20 Hackathon. FULL STORY >

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African tourism trends in the age of developing smart cities

By Press Release 18 October 2017

Elias Aad, Vice President, Government Solutions Lead, Mastercard Advisors discusses African tourism trends in the age of developing smart cities. FULL STORY >

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