Fintech is my sport | 🔑🏃🏾 | Sharing my musings on fatherhood, family, current affairs and the African startup landscape
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My mother did a fantastic job raising me. I’d like to believe she did an awesome job in providing me with solid foundations, consistent affirmations and support on my journey to manhood. However, there is a limit to what or how much she can further teach me in navigating this…

Spring has Sprung in the Southern hemisphere and honestly, I welcome the change, especially after one of the coldest winters we’ve had in over 10 years. I prefer winter above summer by a mile, but something magical seems to happen in South Africa around this time…and it all starts annually…

(Week 3 of potty training)

Here we are… two years later and my partner and I are pretty chuffed at the job we’re doing with our two-year old’s development. She’s chubby, extremely chatty, quite smart, steadily revealing an electrifying personality and has a unique personality trait: excellent mimicry. While it’s all this growth is fantastic…

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As a fintech enthusiast and advocate, I keep tabs on the moves all my favourite companies make on their journies to startup success, the impact made on the markets they operate in and how they positively change the lives of the users they serve. What really draws me to them…

(Attempting to plant some spring onion — we’re working on being gentle with our grip)

My shadow is less than half my size, doesn’t require any light to reveal its presence and requires me to house, feed, bathe and raise it. Ever since it figured out how to talk (with a vocabulary that improves weekly), walk and run, it’s been by my side constantly.

Not…

[This is Part One of the “Fintech African Creator Economy” where the creator economy will be further explored from its inception, current trends and industry improvements made, powered by fintech solutions]

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By now, many of us are familiar with Ryan Kaji, the 9-year-old boy announced as the highest-earning Youtuber of…

(The groomsmen and groom, roughly 3 hours away from getting married. We fetched our bride…

“Many thanks to Phike and Taneal in assisting me to gather enough people to share a presentation on this once-in-a-lifetime investment opportunity. From as little as R200, our company, ‘Cash Money Bucks’ can guarantee returns of up to R5000 next week! I’m kidding, I’m kidding…

Good evening ladies and gentlemen…

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Having been available to users since 2018, Fitbit Pay, Garmin Pay and Samsung Pay have been the only contactless payment providers in South Africa — with Samsung Pay being the clear market leader. What is tokenisation you ask? To summarise Forbes’ definition:

“Tokenisation is the process where sensitive data (i.e…

(June ’19. Getting to hold her (awkwardly) for the first time, a day after she was born)

Yesterday, my daughter unlocked a new “Growth Level” in her current developmental stage (yes, my partner and I like to use gaming terms, such as “unlock a new level” to better describe our…

Ayakha

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