Contactless payment

Helping small firms overcome cash problems

Handling cash can cause problems for business all over the world, but Yoco, a contactless mobile payments service, is helping small firms in Cape Town, South Africa as our video shows.

"We take cash but we much prefer card as it's much safer. There's no hassle of joining the queue to put the money in the bank," Abbas Maazu, the owner of handbag, fashion and souvenir shop A&TG Ekasi told the BBC.

About 70% of people in South Africa now have a debit card, one of the highest levels in the world for an emerging market.