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YocoLife brings you updates from inside Yoco. From events to employee profiles, launches and events. Check out our careers page to hear about job opportunities.

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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.

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Yoco’s Working from Home Guide

To protect the Yoco team and limit COVID-19’s spread, we started working from home. Here’s the guide we used implement our new way of working.

The Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town.
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Right place, right time: launching the Yoco Bree Street Store

We recently launched our new Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town. Find out why we did it and how it will help local businesses.

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Small business and financial inclusion in South Africa

Small business is a critical part of financial inclusion, but it is often forgotten. Marcello opines on how the Yoco Go changes that.

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.
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Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

WeThinkCode is a tech institute which provides tuition-free software development training to young South Africans. Founder Arlene Mulder wants to close the digital skills gap. Here’s her story and a story from a recent Yoco intern.

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How I went from packing devices to developing software

Ncedile Nkonyana talks about his career journey at Yoco: from working in packing to becoming a coder.

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How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

Mandisa Mjamba was one of our first software engineers and as the business has grown, so has she. Here is her story.

Mashudu Modau, who works on Open by Yoco.
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Mashudu Modau: Blazing a trail for small businesses

Mashudu Modau is an active figure on the small business scene. Read about Yoco’s own entrepreneur-in-residence.

Nick Jacobs, software developer on open by Yoco.
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Nick Jacobs: From London to Yoco

Meet Nick Jacobs: a Senior Software Engineer at Yoco who relocated from London to Cape Town to join us in our early startup days.

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Behind the scenes of our For The Sales video

Yanick, visual content developer at Yoco, shares the behind the scenes for the For The Sales campaign by Yoco with small business owners.

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

Gcobani Gogoba from Barista CUP in Cape Town.

Why you need a business purpose

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Top 5 employee rights every entrepreneur should understand

8 things to consider before you start building an online store

Mashudu Modau, who works on Open by Yoco.

Mashudu Modau: Blazing a trail for small businesses

5 tips to increase retail sales this (Covid-19) Christmas

Using Yoco to grow the coffee industry.

Driving growth in the coffee industry using technology and data

15 e-commerce terms you need to know to get started

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3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

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Safeguarding your business finances during COVID-19

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A marketer’s guide to gift vouchers

Chapel Leather in Cape Town.

Yoco Point of Sale: Reporting and Receipt Features

Nick Jacobs, software developer on open by Yoco.

Nick Jacobs: From London to Yoco

Doing support at night.

Support at Yoco – we’ve got your back

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6 small business blogging tips and basic guidelines for beginners

Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.

Shoe No. 14

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Meet the Yoco Data Team

Mikhail of the Yoco support team handling customer queries.

Meet the Yoco Support Team

The Small Business Pivot | Book iBhoni Bike Courier Service

Rifqah of Riff-Wrapped teaches Yoco employees how to wrap a turban.

How value-added marketing helped Rifqah fo Rif-Wrapped

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8 social media tips for business owners during COVID-19

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How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

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Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business

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Support Small: will you join the movement?

A Yoco device and Ultimate Bike accessories.

How Jean Botha is growing Ultimate Bike with Yoco Capital

A Yoco merchant doing their tax administration.

Tax 2019: What you need to know about tax on businesses

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COVID-19 Payment Relief with South African Banks

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The new minimum wage and how it affects your business

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8 reasons why you should choose WooCommerce for your online store

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How to manage your mental wellbeing during COVID-19

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The elevator pitch has left the building

Burgers from Smokin' Joes restaurant.

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

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Top funding options for small businesses

The entrance of Manifest Yoga in Durban.

Yoga in Durban: Niki and Ellen’s yoga journey

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Beat a sales slump: Working on yourself