behind the scenes at yoco

Read articles about everything that happens behind the scenes at Yoco. See the company grow, find out about the people behind the scenes and see what they get up to. From employee profiles to launches to team events, get the inside scoop on Yoco.

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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.

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.

An image of Mandisa Mjamba, a software developer on Open by Yoco.
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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.

Behind the scenes for the Yoco For The Sales campaign.
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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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Are you getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale App?

Here’s a breakdown of some of the features in the Yoco Point of Sale App, and how you can use them to make running your business simpler. 

The Yoco founders at the POS launch.
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The Yoco Point of Sale Launch

Yoco opened the doors to the new Parkhurst store. During the launch, there was also a surprise: the Yoco Point of Sale launch.

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Yoco’s Integrated Point of Sale Software Solutions

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How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

A failed payment on a Yoco card machine as seen on the connecting mobile device.

Why your payment failed

How to deal with negative online comments.

Negative comments online: 9 tips for dealing with them

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Tips on gratuity in restaurants and other businesses

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How to start accepting credit card payments

How to get SME funding with Yoco Capital

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How to set up a simple online store with Shopify

COVID-19 Lockdown: Advanced Level 3 Explained

Tshepo the Jean Maker and his employees.

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The Yoco Store in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

What we learnt from setting up the Yoco Store

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

5 ways Yoco Payments help new businesses

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Social Media: How to Communicate During a Crisis

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How to stay connected through the COVID-19 outbreak

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Small business and financial inclusion in South Africa

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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Reopening a sit-in restaurant safely during COVID-19

Bryan of Rootbar.

How Rootbar took root

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Safeguarding your business finances during COVID-19

An image of a vendor sitting on a collar on Cape Town's beaches.

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

Mashudu Modau, who works on Open by Yoco.

Mashudu Modau: Blazing a trail for small businesses

A picture of a merchant working on the Business Portal.

Filter and export your sales history

Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.

Shoe No. 14

Lizwe Thabethe of Project Inflamed in Johannesburg.

Project Inflamed lights up menswear

Gugu Nkabinde, CEO and founder of Gugu Intimates.

Gugu Intimates: Nude underwear for African women

A story about Boniface Chikwenhere.

How Boniface is carving out his future

Towels on the bed at Inkosi Eco Lodge.

Saving the planet with iNkosi Eco Lodge

An image of Ncedile Nkonyana, one of the software developers.

How I went from packing devices to developing software

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Improve your small business’s online presence

Entrepreneurs talking to each other at a Yoco Meets event.

Yoco Meets: Connecting entrepreneurs

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Staff switching: How to make employee management easier

Alistair Barnes from Ballo in his store in Cape Town.

Seeing business differently: how Ballo puts the planet before profit

Shannon McLaughlin in the Ubuntu Baba factory in a story about protecting intellectual property.

Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

A image of a candle in the loadshedding article.

Loadshedding and your business

An image of a store open sign in an article about opening a retail store.

How to open a retail shop