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Stuff is South Africa's premier consumer technology magazine, and the home of this tech news podcast, hosted by Toby Shapshak. Bringing you everything you want to know about everything you want.

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Stuff is South Africa's premier consumer technology magazine, and the home of this tech news podcast, hosted by Toby Shapshak. Bringing you everything you want to know about everything you want.

    Shyft Ep 01 - Arno von Helden on digital banking in South Africa

    Shyft Ep 01 - Arno von Helden on digital banking in South Africa

    Fintech app Shyft won a prestigious innovation award from global banking organisation Efma in Barcelona in 2016 before it even launched. The innovative forex app – which was the first to offer virtual credit cards in South Africa, about five years before they became mainstream – has grown significantly, adding investment. 

    Having won a stream of awards – including a Stuff App Award – its head Arno von Helden tells Stuff Studio's editor-in-chief Toby Shapshak how it is planning to Shyft digital banking. Read more on Stuff Studios.

    • 43 min
    Visa CEMEA innovation head Akshay Chopra on new ways of transacting.

    Visa CEMEA innovation head Akshay Chopra on new ways of transacting.

    Akshay Chopra, Visa's head of Innovation & Design for Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (CEMEA), talks to Stuff Studios editor-in-chief Toby Shapshak about the innovative ways Visa is working on financial inclusion and transacting. Read more on Stuff

    • 33 min
    Visa SA head Aldo Laubscher on how transactions are evolving to “plastic with a digital feel”

    Visa SA head Aldo Laubscher on how transactions are evolving to “plastic with a digital feel”

    Aldo Laubscher, Visa South Africa country manager, tells Stuff Studios editor-in-chief Toby Shapshak that despite Covid and its effects, the last two years have accelerated digitisation and digital ways of paying. Visa found that 51% of over-50s in the country used ecommerce for the first time. Visa, which has 3,3bn card credentials and processes 65,000 to 70,0000 transactions per second, is looking at “credentials” instead of cards. Or, as Laubscher calls it, it is “plastic with a digital feel”. Read more on Stuff Studios.

    • 35 min
    Coal has no learning curve.

    Coal has no learning curve.

    Andre de Ruyter is the most important businessman in South Africa today. If the Eskom CEO can’t deal with its debt, its notorious inefficiency and the load-shedding problems, the whole country will suffer. And an explosion in Medupi this week. Stuff editor-in-chief Toby Shapshak is more interested in how De Ruyter plans to turn Eskom into a modern power utility. And yes, solar is in the mix.

    • 30 min
    Samsung's Justin Hume on the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy X Flip3 launch

    Samsung's Justin Hume on the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy X Flip3 launch

    Stuff's editor-in-chief Toby Shapshak is joined by Samsung South Africa's Justin Hume following the launch of the South Korean brand's newly established Z-range. 

    On 11 August 2021, Samsung revealed the latest in its smartphone lineup, and this time it's all about unfolding greatness. On the larger side, the Galaxy Fold3 5G features speedy 120Hz displays (inside and out) as well as an improved UI aimed at bringing a brilliant experience all-round. Then there's the Galaxy Flip3 5G -- a handset developed with the creator in mind. 

    How will South Africans adapt to the 'new-new' mobile format? #sponsored

    • 25 min
    Stephen Van Coller: EOH holding former execs accountable

    Stephen Van Coller: EOH holding former execs accountable

    Stuff's publisher Toby Shapshak talks to Stephen Van Coller CEO of EOH. 

    News broke that EOH has sued its former co-founder and several senior execs for a combined R6.4B.

    They talk about EOH holding former execs accountable to avoid being blacklisted, try to return credibility and restore public trust.

    • 20 min

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