We connect retailers with opportunities for success

SME's play a vital role in the re-build and growth of our economy.

At Connect, we develop solutions for retail merchants that open doors for opportunities – financial technology solutions that enable access to working capital, ensures a safe and secure trading environment and most of all, allows for growth in profits.

We work hard to constantly innovate and expand our set of solutions to allow SME’s to be the driving force of our economic growth. Whether that is achieved through a smart retail cash management solution, a hassle-free capital injection, card payment solutions or value-added and point of sale products and services that give your customers that extra edge of convenience - you can be at ease  that the Connect team has the expertise to take your business to the next level.

Our Offerings

At Cash Connect we manage in excess of R85 billion a year on behalf of our diverse client base. We are an approved service provider to blue-chip companies including the Spar Group, Shell, Engen, Pick ‘n Pay, OK as well as to the three largest banks in South Africa - FNB, ABSA and Standard Bank.

Our solutions include business funding that are tailored for retail growth opportunities. Access to our loan capital product is quick and easy and available within 24 hours - providing the agility needed by retail entrepreneurs.

With our Card Connect offering, retail merchants can enjoy the best in card solutions and personal service. Whether big or small, our range of card accepting machines allow for secure debit and credit card transactions. And, based on your card volumes, you may get access to lightning-fast, flexible working capital.

Kazang Connect specialises in virtual vending product services, allowing retailers in both formal and informal trading environments to top up their businesses with extra income simply by selling prepaid airtime, data, electricity, do money transfers and provide gaming vouchers.

Let us connect you with opportunities to maximise your business potential.

Our fintech solution:

  • Capital - Click & Borrow to access business funding in just 24 hrs!
  • Virtual vending services - Enabling virtual vending products and services  like prepaid airtime, electricity, bill payments, money transfers and many more
  • Cash – With our robust cash management solutions, we put the bank in your store
  • Card - The best in card solutions and personal service

Values Statement

An insurgent entrepreneurial spirit is at our core. It drives our innovative thinking and relentless search for disruptive solutions. It is a spirit that is carried with a bone-deep integrity, a non-negotiable commitment to doing the right thing and always doing what we say we will do. This is the bedrock of our environment where we relish open and safe debate, embracing all ideas, recognising that our collective wisdom will find the answers and allow the best ideas to succeed. Our environment is driven by a belief in shared ownership, based on a commitment to performance and accountability, and an energised bias to action.

These are our values that underpin our mission to enable Merchants to compete and grow, and Grant Beneficiaries to improve their lives, by providing innovative financial technology and value-creating solutions.

About the Connect Group

Founded in 2006, the Connect Group is a profitable, high-growth and leading provider of financial technology solutions to nearly 44,000 micro, small and medium enterprises (“MSMEs”) in Southern Africa. The Connect Group includes established and highly respected brands such as Cash Connect, Capital Connect and Kazang.

About Lesaka Technologies, Inc.

The Connect Group was acquired by Lesaka Technologies, Inc. in April 2022. Lesaka is a financial technology company that utilizes its proprietary banking and payment technology to deliver on its mission of financial inclusion through the distribution of low-cost financial and value-added services to underserved consumers and merchants in Southern Africa. Lesaka offers banking, lending and insurance solutions to consumers, and cash management solutions, bill payment technology, value-added services, business funding and card acquiring solutions to formal and informal retail merchants.

Lesaka has a primary listing on NASDAQ (NasdaqGS: UEPS) and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE: NT1). Visit lesakatech.com for additional information about Lesaka Technologies Inc.