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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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Johannesburg is Africa’s most visited city in the Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index

By Press Release 10 October 2017

Cape Town ranked second and Durban sixth on the list of the continent’s most visited cities in 2016. FULL STORY >

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New Mastercard service helps reduce fraud-related costs while improving the consumer experience

By Press Release 4 October 2017

Earlier this week Mastercard launched a new service, Early Detection System, which provides issuers with a unique advanced alert for cards and accounts at a heightened risk of fraudulent use. FULL STORY >

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Mastercard invests in South Africa’s young female entrepreneurs

By Press Release 5 July 2017

More than 160 Junior Achievement South Africa graduates move into the next phase of the Youth Enterprise Development Programme. FULL STORY >

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Digital disruption in the financial services industry is inevitable

By Press Release 4 May 2017

Deloitte and Mastercard review transformative power of technology in Africa during World Economic Forum on Africa 2017. FULL STORY >

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Mastercard unveils next generation Biometric Card

By Press Release 20 April 2017

Mastercard today unveiled the next generation biometric card, combining chip technology with fingerprints to conveniently and safely verify the cardholder’s identity for in-store purchases. FULL STORY >

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Mastercard rolls out Artificial Intelligence across its global network

By Press Release 2 December 2016

Decision Intelligence leverages machine learning technology to increase approvals for genuine transactions and deliver overall better consumer shopping experience. FULL STORY >

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Masterpass accepted at 30 000 SnapScan merchants nationwide

By Press Release 24 November 2016

Masterpass is now the most widely accepted digital wallet in South Africa. FULL STORY >

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