Facts & Figures:

  • The population of South Africa is nearly reaching 58 million, where 63.0 % of the population is urban.
  • The total of mobile connections in the country reached 99.1 million (according to GSMA data) whilst smartphone penetration in the last quarter of 2018 was at 81.71%
  • According to the latest General Household Survey 88.2% South African households use mobile phones exclusively.
  • GSMA intelligence report names South Africa the wealthiest and most technologically advanced country in Sub-Saharan region, where MTN in collaboration with Ericsson is undertaking first in the region 5G trials.
  • Three biggest operators are: Vodacom (43.79% market share), MTN (31.79%m.s.) and CellC (17.16%m.s.).

Flows & Rules:

  • Regulator – WASPA, merchants requested to follow WASPA’s Code of Conduct.
  • The payment pages are hosted by the operator.
  • DCB market, USSD, CTB 1/2-click flows available in this market.
The information above is correct at the time of publication, but seek specific advice prior to launching or running a service.