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SMME grocery stores permitted to operate during South Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown

South Africa’s Minister of Small Business Development, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has issued directions aimed at helping SMMEs operating grocery stores in the country, including corner shops, spaza shops and fruit and vegetable stores, comply with the government’s COVID-19 lockdown regulations.

Paga, Visa partner to drive secure mobile payments in Nigeria

Mobile money platform, Paga is entering a new strategic partnership with Visa to make mobile payments more secure and convenient. Tayo Oviosu, Founder and Group CEO of Paga and Otto Williams, Visa's Vice President and Head of Strategic Partnerships, Fintech and Ventures for Central Europe, Middle East and Africa joins CNBC Africa for more insight into this partnership.

Nigeria commits to visa on arrival for all African passport holders

Two years ago Rwandan Immigration & Emigration announced that the country would be granting 30 day visa upon arrival for all countries without prior approval, the move was met with mixed reactions but now it's been reported that president of Nigeria, has made a similar declaration. According to President Muhammadu Buhari, the country would now be granting visa on arrival for all travellers with African passports, this comes some months after the country ratified the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) agreement. CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor speaks.

Visa-free Africa campaign: How effective has it been 3 years later?

In 2016, Kigali Global Shapers (KGS) started a Visa free Africa campaign that later became one of the catalysts of the AfCFTA. 3 years later, on the progress of this campaign, Curator of KGS, Aimee Dushime joins CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera for more.

Visa’s Suzan Kereere on the role of digital payments in boosting intra-African trade

Despite the huge growth in smartphone adoption and increasing demand for digital banking, majority of countries here on the continent remain heavily dependent on cash. Suzan Kereere, Visa’s Head of Global Merchant Client Group joins CBNC Africa for more.

U.S. imposes visa restrictions on Nigerians involved in this…

The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday it had imposed visa restrictions on Nigerians it said were involved in...

How the Fintech industry is boosting financial inclusion in Africa

Africa’s Fintech industry has been growing steadily as evidenced by huge funding which it has been attracting in the recent years. Otto Williams, Head of Partnerships, Fintech and Ventures at Visa joins CNBC Africa for more.

Tracking SA consumer spending habits this festive season

South Africans take advantage of the country coming out of technical recession with heavy shopping, CNBC Africa took to the malls around Johannesburg to track spending habits of South Africans this festive season.