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South Africa is top for affordable financial services

South Africa is top for affordable financial services

Three-quarters of adult South Africans have bank accounts, and women generally have equal access to formal financial services. Several mobile money payment systems, initiatives to digitise government transfers, and an extensive banking infrastructure all support financial inclusion.
Make banking 'fairer

Charter ‘boosted banking access in SA’

The percentage of South Africans with a bank account increased from 47% in 2005 to 63% in 2011 after the launch of the country's first Financial Sector Charter, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said at the opening of the 4th Global Policy Forum in Cape Town on Wednesday.
Tackling poverty: investing in agriculture

Access to food in SA improves: report

South African households' vulnerability to hunger has declined in the past 10 years, from 23.8% in 2002 to 11.5% in 2011, Statistics South Africa reports in its latest General Household Survey.

Getting needy kids hooked on books

The Bookshelf Project provides books and bookshelves to organisations that work with youngsters in poor communities, bringing the joy of reading to thousands of needy South African children.
Young writer to publish 18th book

Africa leads solar laptop revolution

The world’s first solar-powered netbook, recently released in Kenya, is the ideal product for a continent where electricity access can be limited, but sunlight is never in short supply.
Laptops to boost Africa’s e-literacy

Altech invests in East African cable

Africa set for ‘internet revolution’

Businesses across Africa are expecting a revolution in internet access, costs and technology as a result of the rush of new undersea cables connecting the continent, a new report finds, with wider access also driving increased use of social networking as a business tool.

Cape expands free web access

Capetonians who do not own computers or who cannot afford to use internet cafés can now access both, free of charge, through the City of Cape Town's expanded Smart Cape Access Project.

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