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14th Sep 18

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Mzansi's best apps

14th Sep 18

Chana Boucher
By Chana Boucher31 Followers

We often pride ourselves on our ‘South African-isms’, but some have taken it further and developed apps that cater to the specific needs that only South Africans can truly appreciate. This month, we celebrate Heritage Day – usually with a braai. But it’s also a time to shine the light on local wins. Here are some of the most innovative – and useful – apps developed by South Africans.

Unless noted, all the apps are available for Android and iOS. 

SnapScan

According to a recent PayPal study, most South Africans would rather leave their wallets at home than their phones. Thanks to apps like SnapScan, more and more South Africans are making payments with their phones. Since it was launched five years ago, the app has grown to having around 45 000 merchants signed up. You can do everything from paying for parking to buying a cup of coffee or settling your laundry bill with your phone. It links to either your credit or debit card and no additional bank charges are added to your transaction. 

Factory Shops SA

Looking for a bargain? The Factory Shops SA app, which has more than 100 000 downloads, picks up your location and sends you the details of the factory outlets selling the items you are interested in located near you. It...

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