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    McDonald’s South Africa pilots QR code mobile payments with WeChat

    November 24th, 2016

    McDonald’s South Africa is piloting a mobile payment service at select restaurants in Johannesburg and Cape Town using social messaging app WeChat Africa, enabling customers to complete purchases by presenting QR codes generated by the… More

    SnapScan rolls out beacon payments in South Africa

    April 13th, 2015

    South African mobile payments company SnapScan has rolled out Bluetooth beacon based in-store mobile payments at 50 merchants in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The SnapBeacons system pops up a “pay here” button on the customer’s phone as they come within range of a store’s beacon. “SnapScan customers can now simply tap a button in the app to initiate the transaction via Bluetooth,” Ventureburn explains. “A message on the customer’s phone will alert them when the option is available.”

    Standard Bank rolls out mobile payments to 10,000 merchants in South Africa

    May 22nd, 2014

    Standard Bank, one of South Africa’s largest financial services groups, has launched a service that allows small merchants to accept mobile payments by simply placing a QR code at their point of sale, with no… More

    SA festival-goers pay with NFC

    October 9th, 2013

    Mobile payments startup Gust Pay provided NFC wristbands to festival-goers at last weekend’s Rocking The Daisies music and lifestyle festival in South Africa. Attendees were able to use the wristbands for cashless payments across the festival site near Cape Town, and the company’s Event Intelligence service was used to provide analytic data.