The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) 2019 Global Fintech Hackcelerator @ Southern Africa competition (Funded to 2019 Singapore Fintech Festival)
Applications for the Global Fintech Hackcelerator @ Southern Africa are open. The South African Reserve Bank calls fintech firms to submit their innovative and sustainable solutions to challenges identified within the financial services industry.
The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) today launched the 2019 Global Fintech Hackcelerator @ Southern Africa competition. The Global Fintech Hackcelerator, powered by KPMG Matchi, is a fintech acceleration programme that creates a platform for fintech firms to demonstrate their innovative solutions to complex financial challenges in the Southern African region. Fintech firms from anywhere in the world can apply to participate in the programme, to address problem statements constructed by the SARB.
The SARB views such global fintech acceleration programmes as enabling processes to embrace fintech, while affording the opportunity for regulators to appraise benefits and risks in a balanced manner.
Shortlisted respondents will be invited to showcase their solutions at the Southern African Demo Day on 29 October 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Demo Day will seek to explore sustainable financial services innovations that must address real-world financial services challenges.
On the Demo Day, a panel of judges from the SARB and the Financial Sector Conduct Authority as well as local industry experts will select and announce two winning solutions. Each Global Fintech Hackcelerator @ Southern Africa 2019 winner will:
- receive a stipend towards travel expenses to attend the 2019 Singapore Fintech Festival;
- get an opportunity to pitch their solution live during the Hackcelerator Demo Day at the 2019 Singapore Fintech Festival and engage with industry experts;
- receive funding to develop a contextualised proof of concept, to be deployed within a year from the Demo Day; and
- work with high-value corporates to contextualise a solution to their needs, while obtaining market entry into the Singapore and Asia-Pacific region.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
- Interest applicant are click on the link below
- Fill the following information
- Summit the application with the portal
DEADLINE: October 08, 2019
To apply and for more information visit here
Awoof: Get 2GB For N200 on MTN
With an incredible offer, you can now subscribe 2GB Data plan for N200 on the MTN night plan. MTN Night plan can now be activated from 11 PM and will expire by 6 AM.
Formally, the timing span between 12:00 AM and 5 AM. The new offer can now give you a 2GB data every night on MTN nightlife plan.
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The plan five you 500MB for N50 and 250MB for N25
Meaning, you can only subscribe to 500MB plan four times, which is a total of 2GB for N200, while you can subscribe to the 250MB eight times which will also give a total of 2GB for N200 as well.
How to Activate MTN Pulse Night Plan
- All you have to do is dial *406# and select 3.
- Choose any option of your choice and subscribe to it.
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- Note that you can only use this plan between 11 PM – 6 AM.
Npower: We will Pay June Stipend and Pay July Next Week-Sadiya (Video)
Batch C Will be Enrolled by the End of The Year
All Owed Stipends will be Paid within the Week
CBN Will Give GEEP, AGSMEIS & ANCHO BORROWER Loans but Not compulsory
Volunteers who Received Double Pay in May Will not be Paid
Batch A and B will start receiving June Stipends in no distant time. The Federal Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has approved June stipend
While speaking with DW News Channel, Sadiya blamed GIFMIS as a slow but effective platform for huge credit transactions like the N-power scheme
This will be the last stipend for Batch A volunteers as they exit the programme, the Federal government is transitioning volunteers into a new level of partnership, whose details are not clear as we speak
Batch B will be eliminated same way by July ending, giving way for Batch C entrance
Here is the brief Transcription of Sadiya Farouq with Binta Zumi on DW Hausa Version
‘‘BINTA ZUMI — What can you tell us about N-Power?
SADIYA — Npower is an initiation of President Muhammad Buhari to help the unemployed graduates
BINTA ZUMI– What is the fate of Npower beneficiaries?
SADIYA — Npower is a programme design for the beneficiaries to be train and exit after two years due to some issues the first batch was not exited but right now we have exited them from the programme and batch B will also be exited by end of this month.
BINTA ZUMI — Does the government have any plan for these exited youths that were disengaged?
SADIYA — Well majority of them have established themselves and they are doing well over 100, 000 of them and those who couldn’t be able to start up any business, we are currently discussing with CBN to give them a loan from GEEP, AGSMEIS and ANCHO BORROWER and other available loans but is not going to be compulsory.
BINTA ZUMI — Some beneficiaries are asking about their June stipend
SADIYA — Those who will received have received it and for the june stipend by next week they should receive it’’
The Interview with Sadiya Umar Farook regarding the Npower Batch A & B beneficiaries are as follows:
The payment of backlogs and June stipends to Npower beneficiaries will commence this week.
Npower Batch A has already been exited from the scheme since June 30th and Batch B will follow them on July 31st, 2020.
The Hon Minister did not talk about transition and exit packages for both batches, but she says they are negotiating with CBN to put us in some plans.
The Hon Minister also did not talk about Batch B devices
Regarding batch C enrollment exercise she said the portal will be close next week but no specific date and time yet.
The minister also said they maybe enroll into the program by the end of this year.
Nigeria Singer Wizkid Hints On Expecting Baby Number 4
Nigeria singer Wizkid who already has three kids from different baby mama’s appears to have dropped a hint on expecting another baby.
See post below:
It seems singer Wizkid is not tired of making more babies.
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