MASTERCARD AT THE 2019 WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM AFRICA

Six Important Highlights from WEF Africa

A comprehensive multi-media report featuring full length video of each WEF session#1 Africa Economic UpdateA key component of WEF Africa was establishing where Africa’s macro-economy is headed.  This topic was covered through a panel discussion exploring the comprehensive economic outlook for the continent.  Panelists included Sola David-Borha, Chief Executive...
Raghav Prasad

Special WEF Edition: Top10 Business News

World Economic Forum EditionGuest Curated by Raghav Prasad, Division President, Mastercard Sub-Saharan AfricaMastercard's Raghav Prasad carefully chose this week's Top10 business news stories, and summarised each story from his unique perspective as the head of one of...
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Insider’s Buzz Around WEF This Week

Didn’t make it to Cape Town for WEF this week?That’s OK - Below we will share with you some of the insider’s buzz that people in the know were talking about.  You had to be there to know this stuff...

Q&A with Shamina Singh of the Center For Inclusive Growth

Africa.com had a chance to do an exclusive interview with Shamina Singh, President of the Center for Inclusive Growth.  This interview comes on the final day of the World Economic Forum Africa, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa. Shamina had just concluded an event at WEF featuring a...

When Industries Collide

Mastercard in partnership with Deloitte, hosted an insightful and robust panel discussion under the theme “When Industries Collide: How to manage the forces of Competition & Collaboration in a Converging World”.The panel was moderated by Martyn Davies, Emerging Markets and Africa Managing...

The Five People You Need to Know Who Were at WEF Africa

A multi-media report that can be consumed in less than five minutes.The World Economic Forum on Africa concluded today, having explored the theme, ‘Shaping Inclusive Growth and Shared Futures in the Fourth Industrial Revolution’ over three days in Cape Town, South Africa.South African President Cyril Ramaphosa...
TogetherWeLead

#TogetherWeLead

“You need to harness the collective uniqueness of those around you to widen your field of vision – to see things differently, to fail harder, to innovate, and to question everything. Widening that field of vision means widening your worldview.”– Ajay Banga,...

Podcast: The Future of the Payment Industry with Mark Elliott

In this 30 minute podcast, Mark Elliott, Division President, Southern Africa, Mastercard provides insightful observations on the future of the payments industry from his unique perspective overseeing Mastercard for all of Southern Africa
Technology Africa

Getting Lions To Leapfrog: Understanding The Role Of Technology In Promoting Inclusive Growth In...

'Press Release'Research collaboration between Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and The Fletcher School at Tufts University highlights opportunities to optimize digital evolution across the continentAs the world continues to become more digital, building an inclusive world in which the digital economy works for everyone, everywhere, is crucial. A recent...
Mark Elliott Division President Mastercard Southern Africa

Shedding Light on the Informal Economy: Technology and Partnerships to Drive Next Wave of...

Despite positive advances in financial inclusion on the continent, 95 percent of all consumer payments in Africa are still made in cash. Why is this such a bad thing?
Mastercard Deloitte Report

Partnerships Are Key To Driving The Future Of Inclusive Payments In South Africa –...

'Press Release'South Africa poised for notable change as digital convergence takes holdThe financial services sector in South Africa is undergoing an unprecedented transformation. Rapid developments in digital technologies are both disrupting and enabling change in previously disconnected sectors, such as banking, telecommunications and retail. These advancements make digital payments...
Gender Diversity

Mastercard Puts a Spotlight on Gender Diversity and Female Entrepreneurship at the World Economic...

'Press Release'Discussions at Mastercard’s ‘Together We Lead’ event focused on challenges faced by women entrepreneurs in Africa, and the role of technology in helping drive inclusive growth.As part of its commitment to supporting the advancement of gender diversity and inclusion in Africa, Mastercard hosted the second edition of...

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