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EcoCash guarantees USD plus an extra 7% incentive for receiving money from the diaspora

Like I said, Iā€™m on a roll to help you save money. Actually, maybe we should call it the #cheapskate series, what do you think? šŸ˜‰ Anyway, so EcoCash enables you to receive money from the diaspora in USD through the EcoCash Diaspora service. The sender however has to send the money any one of […]


Aggressive expansion into new territories for fintech startup Mama Money (Press Release)

The South African fintech startup that slashed the costs for Zimbabweans living in SA to send money home when it launched two years ago has expanded its money transfer service into Nigeria, Ghana and Tanzania. The business will expand into Mozambique, Malawi and Kenya by April. It has also earmarked a country outside of Africa […]


EcoCash integrates with global mobile payment network, TransferTo

EcoCash has tied up yet another remittanceĀ partnership deal with TransferTo, a “business-to-business mobile payment network interconnecting financial institutions and mobile operators globally”, which will allow South African based remittanceĀ service Mama Money a direct link to make payments to EcoCash Wallets. Techzim’s understanding of the deal is that TransferTo will provide the bridge linking the two […]


Mama Money becomes latest remittance service to tap into mobile effectiveness with Telecash partnership

This means recipients in Zimbabwe have the option to get their remittances sent straight to their Telecash mobile money wallet, something that widens Mama Money’s payout network which has already gained a national presence through a strategic relationship with CABS and its Textacash service.


Podcast: NatiV App, POTRAZ Report, Mama Money, TelOne Fibre and our giveaway

Here is the latest edition of the Techzim Podcast that was a run through the different topics and trending issues in local technology for the past week. In this episode we discussed a wide range of topics that included the latest report from POTRAZ and some of its not so accurate figures, the e-learning language […]


Mama Money to launch SA-to-Zimbabwe money transfers to Textacash wallets

You might have heard that a new South Africa to Zimbabwe remittance service called Mama Money is coming in the next couple of weeks. The key problem that Mama Money identified is that it’s still very expensive for migrants in the country to remit back home soĀ they are bringing a new andĀ somewhat anti-capitalist thinking to […]