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Mascom’s innovative solutions

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Mobile Money Manager, Nozizwe Tumelo says they are continually seeking ways to bridge the gap in financial inclusion to the unbanked customers.

The company introduced Myzaka Visa Card, which allows customers to make cash withdrawals at any local or international ATMs, pay for purchases at any point-of-sale (POS) terminal and make online payments at any merchant displaying the Visa sign.

Tumelo told The Midweek Sun that Mascom is committed to bringing affordable innovative solutions that bring convenience to Batswana. “We wanted to allow customers to be able to do what they want without limitation. They have more accessibility and flexibility,” said Tumelo.

The card also offers a virtual card feature, which is an online version of the chip-enabled card to allow customers to shop online. To get the card, Mascom subscribers are required to pay P35 for the physical card while the virtual card is free. “We take pride in constantly finding ways of providing innovative services that bring comfort and convenience to our customers. We urge Batswana to register for the MyZaka VISA card and experience convenience locally and internationally,” said Tumelo.

To apply for the card, customers need to provide a valid identity document, proof of income, proof of residence. Customers without formal employment and students can collect an affidavit from any Mascom shop and have it certified and provide it with their ID/passport to get the MyZaka Visa Card.

Mascom MyZaka mobile money was launched in 2011, as a convenient and secure way to send, receive, buy and pay using mobile phones. “To cater to the growing needs of our customers, Mascom’s MyZaka mobile money is introducing an exciting evolution to the service, the MyZaka Visa Card. The Card serves as a self-service platform that enables users to access their MyZaka wallet from anywhere in the world, at any time”. Meanwhile Myzaka Visa card offers similar services as Orange Money visa card, which was introduced in 2013.

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Church distances itself from Pastor who livestreamed his suicide

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Head Pastor at Metsimotlhabe Holiness Union Church France Koosimile has distanced his church from Phenyo Godfrey who committed suicide live on social media a week ago. Speaking to this publication this week, Koosimile said Godfrey was never a Pastor at Holiness church as assumed by many.

Godfrey, who goes by the name Bishop P Godfrey on social media, allegedly shot a video of himself committing suicide on Sunday evening. According to a few friends and those close to Godfrey, the deceased was from Molepolole and has been identified as a pastor at Holiness Union Church in Metsimotlhabe.

On the evening  of Sunday last week, he went live on Facebook and proceeded to put a rope around his neck. He was seen in the short video hanging by the neck until he took his last breath. TO READ THE FULL STORY, BUY THIS WEEK’S (11 August 2021)  PRINT EDITION OF THE MIDWEEK SUN AT A STORE NEAR YOU.

 

 

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Women challenged to step-up food production

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National Development Bank CEO, Lorato Morapedi has challenged women to take up more agribusiness ventures to cut down on the country’s food import bill.
With an annual P7 billion food import bill hanging over the country, Morapedi said women can significantly trim it down. “We need to get out of our comfort zones, let’s open our eyes and seize the opportunities,” said Morapedi, adding that women need to work in groups.
She emphasized that women should leverage on collective expertise found in clusters to grow the country’s food production sector.
“Grab the opportunities that exist with the food value chain,” she said, citing that women have been hard-hit by COVID-19 in their endeavors to put food on the table.
She further implored women not to shy away from finance development institutions (FDIs) to finance their projects. Morapedi bemoaned that a handful people are willing to go into food production despite the high import food bill that the country faces.
Very few people are doing food production; people are lazy to go into food production,” said Morapedi. She also highlighted that the country’s major supplier, South Africa is also not coping as COVID-19 challenges unravel.
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