23 September 2014 – Spark plans to roll out 300 ATMs in Zimbabwe

“It already had nearly 40 cash machines installed inside shops, food courts and filling stations.” SOUTH Africa’s Spark ATM Systems is targeting expansion into five other African countries in the next three years after successfully growing in Zimbabwe, where it has rolled out in-store cash machines. In Zimbabwe, the company has plans to have about [...]

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17 September 2014 – Metacom enables SA’s leading independent ATM network

Since 2005 Spark ATM has grown to be South Africa’s leading independent ATM network, with over 2,500 cash machines in some of the country’s most remote areas – all built on the basis of a uniquely lean, low-cost business model that has enabled it to put ATMs where nobody else can. Metacom enables SA’s leading [...]

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11 September 2014 – Spark Atm Systems Awarded International Certificate for Atm Operators in the Africa and the Middle East

The ATM Industry Association has announced that the first African ATM operator has been internationally certified for the industry’s professional online ATM operational training. Spark ATM Systems Awarded International Certificate for ATM Operators in the Africa and the Middle East  

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12 December 2013 – SA retailers aim for under-serviced communities

SA RETAILERS have been in spatial expansion mode for more than 10 years, with no sign of their race for space slowing. It is a trend Evan Walker of 36One  Asset Management believes has negative implications for retail share investors and consumers. SA retailers aim for under-serviced communities

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12 December 2013 – Poor sales offer little festive cheer for SA retailers

If October’s poor retail trade sales are anything to go by, a bleak Christmas trading period lies ahead as household budgets remain under strain and South African consumers continue to tighten their belts. Poor October sales offer little festive cheer for SA retailers

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09 December 2013 – Deloitte Year-end Holiday Survey

South African consumers want to avoid thinking about the ‘bad’ economic situation, and plan to enjoy this festive season.  This is one of the findings of the Deloitte Year-end Holiday Survey, currently in its 16th edition. Deloitte Year-end Holiday Survey

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08 December 2013 – Mandela: Backbone of business

Johannesburg - Nelson Mandela turned South Africa from a pariah state to the world’s darling, and in doing so, he brought the country into the global economy, City Press reported on Sunday. Mandela: Backbone of business

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02 December 2013 – Global ATM Market 2012-2016

The analysts forecast the Global ATM market to grow at a CAGR of 6.36 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the growth in the APAC region and Africa in ATM installations. Global ATM Market 2012-2016: Both APAC and Africa are Considered as High Growth Regions

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28 November 2013 – Holiday season spending tips

When festival spree is in the air, people get  busy shopping and spending. This is the time when monthly budgets are at risk of holiday overspending. It is natural to get carried away with all the deals and offers during this time, especially when one has worked so hard for it during the rest of [...]

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10 November 2013 – Consumers cautioned about reckless spending

In credit-hungry South Africa, where household debt is at 75.4% of disposable income while the household savings level remains at a mere 1.7% of GDP, the South African Savings Institute (SASI) faces the momentous task of reminding consumers about the need to spend wisely and set aside a portion of their end of year earnings, [...]

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