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The M-PESA 1Tap service that failed

A few years ago, Safaricom introduced M-PESA 1Tap in Kenya, a service that was supposed to revolutionize payments. Unfortunately, despite it reducing the number of steps taken to make a payment, it failed.

Craig McLeod on building and scaling tech startups

In this episode of The Tefo Mohapi Show, Craig McLeod, CEO of BoxCommerce shares with us what it takes to build a tech startup that scales. Craig also shares insights on venture capital, the importance of having the right team, and more.

Trends that will likely shape Nigeria’s retail sector in 2021

According to Nigeria's TradeDepot, the impact of the pandemic, rising inflation, border closures, and other issues drove significant changes in behavior for retailers, distributors, and manufacturers in 2020.

Facebook is looking to de-platform GovChat from WhatsApp

Eldrid Jordaan, founder, and CEO of South African citizen engagement platform, GovChat, has asked the Competition Tribunal to stop Facebook from de-platforming his company's access to the WhatsApp Business API.

The 411 on storing documents (must keep for 5 years)

If you want to run an efficient business that can electronically create, store, and manage its documents, Electronic Records Management systems are a must for your company. What’s more, these systems allow collaborations to run smoothly.

Digital devices sales in Kenya grew by 84% during 2020

Between April and October 2020, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics reports that Kenyans spent KShs 16.9 billion on devices such as computers, smartphones, and networking devices. Growth in sales of nearly 85%.

Some African countries are impeding the African Union’s quest for financial autonomy

Given the current challenges, the African Union will have to change its approach in at least one of three regards: budget size, donor dependency, and culture of consensus.