The African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management (AIFMRM) invites applications for a permanent appointment in Financial Technology (FinTech) at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level. The closing date for applications is 15 May 2018.Read more "Vacancy: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Financial Technology"
Blockchain technology isn’t just about trading cryptocurrencies – it can make everyday life better. The winners at the continent’s largest blockchain hackathon last week proved this, delivering solutions that can incentivise water saving, facilitate cattle trading, increase transparency in voting and corporate governance, and more.Read more "Save water, vote safely or trade cattle – all with the help of blockchain"
Regulators face substantial challenges when evaluating the risks associated with cryptocurrencies. While cryptocurrencies hold significant promise for economic growth in Africa, there is a strong case for cryptocurrency regulation.Read more "Cryptocurrency regulation: current issues, future challenges"
Maryjane Mokgethi, a student on AIFMRM’s MCom in Risk Management of Financial Markets programme, headed to New York to attend the UN Global Leaders Summit. Her winning solution, in a UN Global Compact competition, focuses on the problem of food waste and was presented at the Summit this September.Read more "UCT rising star presents solution to food waste at UN Global Leaders Summit"
To harness the power of blockchain technology for the continent, we need a new generation of highly skilled professionals to drive its application. South Africa will soon see a first-of-its-kind intensive skills building boot camp and hackathon to achieve just that.Read more "What we need to keep blockchain booming in Africa"