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Katlego Maphai

Katlego is the co-founder and CEO at Yoco. He drives the company’s expansion, customer experience and organisational design elements as the venture looks to increase card acceptance amongst South African SMEs. Katlego’s previous work involved venture development at Rocket Internet and management consulting at Accenture and Delta Partners.
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Set your business up for success by keeping it simple

Simplicity became a way of life at Yoco. It became our daily mantra for ensuring that we committed to clear objectives and then delivered on those to the very best of our ability.

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Master your craft: Focus on what you do best, and delegate the rest

Part of the reason we developed the Yoco Formula is that it prioritises growth both on personal and professional level.

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Making space to explore: curious enough to experiment, bold enough to fail

One of our core values is to ‘make space to explore’. It speaks to prioritising, carving out time, and starting endeavours with this mindset.

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Staying connected: how Yoco’s customers played a pivotal role in innovation

By staying connected and transparent, we learnt a great deal from the people inside and out the business. Our customers helped us to find our way through the choppy waters, by listening attentively to their needs.

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Yoco to adjust team size in response to COVID-19 recovery outlook

An update from Katlego Maphai, Yoco co-founder and CEO.

The Yoco team celebrating 10 000 merchants.
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Growth lessons: 0 to 10k Yoco merchants

Katlego Maphai shares his top four growth lessons as Yoco hits 10 000 merchants. See the journey and how we have grown since 2015.

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Business Networking for Shy Entrepreneurs

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How to start a market stall

Business books to help you grow

Books to help you grow your business


Meet the Yoco Neo: here are 10 things you should know

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Seeing business differently: how Ballo puts the planet before profit

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How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

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Books on bikes with Book Ibhoni

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Yoco Business Portal: Dashboard, Sales Report & Sales History


6 basic Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) tips for beginner bloggers


COVID-19 Payment Relief with South African Banks


5 ways to cut costs during the COVID-19 pandemic

How to deal with negative online comments.

Negative comments online: 9 tips for dealing with them

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Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap


Relief funding for small businesses during COVID-19

Yoco at The Stack in Cape Town.

The return of The Stack

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The top 5 ways small businesses use business funding

Afrikan Passion Designs: A line of love & eco-edge

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Behind the scenes of our For The Sales video


How to manage your mental wellbeing during COVID-19


Basic steps to improving your online visibility without an e-commerce store

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Granadilla Swimwear: In love with summer

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Passion fuels the fire that lights up Smokin’ Joe’s

Thilo Moodley of Thilo's Timeless Closet.

Finding a niche market with Thilo’s Timeless Closet

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Are you getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale App?


Introducing Yoco’s online payment suite

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Five fundraising tips from Iris House Founder, Sue van der Linde

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Hands on at Hope on Hopkins

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“Add it to my tab”: Now you can

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3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

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JK Vending: “If you don’t pay with Yoco you must be loco”

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VAT 101: Getting money back from SARS

Sheldon Tatchell of Legends Barbershop.

The making of Legends Barbershop

Branding on receipts produced buy the Yoco Point of Sale app.

Yoco Point of Sale: Customisable Receipts