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UL Collaborates with WIZZIT Digital to Advance Retail Payments in Sub-Saharan Africa with Launch of a SoftPOS with PIN Mobile Payment Solution

UL and WIZZIT Digital help speed deployment of contactless payments to help drive financial inclusion and empower merchants of all sizes realize their ambitions. JOHANNESBURG, July 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — UL, the global safety science leader, has announced that WIZZIT Digital, a digital payments company, has launched a Tap2Pay software point-of-sale (SoftPOS) solution with personal identification […]


Unrest death toll rises to 337

Acting Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, says the death toll related to the recent unrest has risen to 337 in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. Briefing media in Pretoria on Thursday, Ntshavheni said the revision of the death toll, which stood…


Repo rate unchanged at 3.5%

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided against changing the repo rate, opting to keep it at the current 3.5% per annum.This was announced by South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago on Thursday following Wednesday’s MPC meeting.Spe…


Human Settlements MECs commit to deliver on housing target

Although business and the country may be battered by the COVID-19 pandemic, Provincial Human Settlements MECs have made an undertaking to accelerate housing delivery over the next coming months.The MEC made the commitment during a meeting between Human…


Inequalities in property ownership under the spotlight

KwaZulu-Natal Human Settlements and Public Works MEC, Jomo Sibiya, says despite legislative and policy interventions to eradicate inequalities in ownership of property, in practice, skewed patterns of ownership, participation and benefit remain.“Black …


Stage 2 load shedding from 4pm

Eskom says it will implement Stage 2 load shedding from 4pm to 9pm this evening.According to the State-owned entity, this is due to a shortage of generation capacity coupled with the severe cold weather.It comes after the entity issued a warning about …