Cyber Security and Gamification in the spotlight in 2015

We give an overview of the six strategic technology trends to look out for in 2015. It’s expected to be a year where cyber security is intensified, and gamifictaion is embraced.  

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Complementary Mobile Experiences Key for Banks to Remain Top of Wallet

Consumer interest is expected to increase in in-store and in-app payments since the launch of Apple Pay in October 2014. Most large banks have been willing to meet the increased consumer payment demands by providing their cards in third-party mobile wallets although, Apple Pay take a cut of interchange fees. The revenue sharing through a […]

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Why study the cost of GBV?

While GBV is terrible enough in its own right to justify policy interventions. Our study “Too costly to ignore – the economic impact of gender-based violence in South Africa”, while focusing on costs, does not intend to downplay the ethical and social imperative to eliminate violence. However, a better understanding of the full cost of […]

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Investing In The Future: Opportunities for Investment Managers

KPMG’s Investing in the Future report reflects that there are significant opportunities for investment managers to play an increased role in the industry value chain. One key finding is that investment return will continue to be important for customers/clients. KPMG believes that the investment pendulum is continuing to swing from manufacturing to distribution and that […]

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Recommendations for fighting Gender-Based Violence ( GBV )

While South African data on GBV is limited, the KPMG study, “Too costly to ignore – the economic impact of gender-based violence in South Africa”, serves to illustrate with some certainty, a minimum cost of violence and the potential scale of the economic impact on the country given the current availability of information. By providing […]

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Opportunities for banking sector in mobile payments

Mobile payments services have been rapidly growing over the past few years, driven largely by telecom operators and helped by a combination of factors such as limited access to financial services and high uptake of mobile technology. The success of several mobile money deployments across Africa (Kenya and Tanzania) and in other countries (Philippines, Pakistan) […]

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The parallels between HIV/AIDS and Gender-Based Violence (GBV).

Violence against women and their children is a profound problem and addressing it is one of the greatest challenges for South Africa. It is of such magnitude and inter-generational pervasiveness that it can be likened in a number of ways to the HIV/AIDS pandemic that South Africa faced in the early 2000s. In 2003, the […]

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2014 Review of The Global Top Risks

Increased complexity, exposure to change and competitive pressure continues the global trend to refocus on risk. Pivotal to this risk focus is understanding the key risks that your organisation faces and continually revisiting this understanding in order to highlight any emerging risks that may affect the industry and environment in which you operate. Our clients […]

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