South Africa FinTech Awards 2024

A Celebration of Innovation and Excellence

October 22nd 2024 | Cape Town | Gala Dinner


11 Awards

Recognising the Best in the South African FinTech eco-system

250 Invitations

Exclusive and by invitation only. The leaders of the industry will come together to celebrate in a lavish setting

14 Sponsors

An unparalleled opportunity to brands with fintech's finest at the South African Fintech Awards 2024

Step into the future of fintech at the most awaited black-tie gala of the year! proudly unveils the South Africa FinTech Awards 2024 — an electrifying celebration of innovation that’s shaping our economy.

This is the exclusive stage where fintech luminaries shine and where missing out is not an option. Anticipate a night where the pulse of progress beats and the spirit of excellence soars. Be part of the transformation, be part of the history this November. 

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Award Categories

Innovation in Digital Banking

This award recognises a Fintech that has made significant strides in digital transformation, offering customers a seamless, secure, and user-friendly digital or neo banking experience.

Best FinTech Startup

This category celebrates the most promising fintech startup of the year that has demonstrated exceptional growth potential, innovation, and the ability to disrupt traditional financial services.

Excellence in Payment Solutions

This award recognises a Fintech that has made significant strides in digital transformation, offering customers a seamless, secure, and user-friendly digital or neo banking experience.

Outstanding Contribution to Financial Inclusion

This award is dedicated to an organization or initiative that has made significant contributions to bridging the financial divide, providing accessible financial services to underserved or unbanked populations.

Leader in Cryptocurrency Innovation

Recognising a company or individual that has been at the forefront of cryptocurrency innovation, offering groundbreaking solutions or services that enhance the adoption and usability of digital currencies.

Most Impactful RegTech Solution

Awarded to a solution provider that has developed cutting-edge technology to help financial institutions comply with regulations efficiently and reliably.

Fintech Thought Leader of the Year

An individual award for a thought leader who has contributed significantly to the discourse and advancement of the fintech industry through speaking engagements, publications, or leadership.

Green Finance Initiative of the Year

This award recognizes a project or product that has successfully integrated sustainable practices into finance, promoting environmental responsibility within the fintech sector.

Champion of Financial Literacy

This award recognises an individual, institution, or fintech that has made significant contributions to educating the current and next generation of fintech professionals or fintech consumers.

Fintech Collaboration of the Year

This category celebrates a partnership or collaboration between two or more entities leading to a breakthrough in the fintech space. It underscores the power of collaborative efforts in overcoming challenges and pooling of resources

Best Use of AI in Fintech

This category honours a fintech company that has effectively utilized artificial intelligence to revolutionise aspects of financial services, from customer service with AI chatbots to fraud detection and risk management.

Nomination Process

How to Nominate:

  1. Access the Nomination Form: Visit [insert website URL] to find the official nomination form for the Fintech South Africa Awards 2024.
  2. Complete the Form: Provide all requested information about the nominee, including their contributions to the fintech industry and any supporting evidence that highlights their achievements.
  3. Submit Before the Deadline: Ensure your nomination is submitted by [insert deadline date] to be considered for an award.

Nomination Rules:

  • Eligibility: Nominees must be individuals or organizations within the fintech sector that have made significant contributions in the past year.
  • Multiple Nominations: You may nominate in more than one category, but separate forms must be completed for each nomination.
  • Supporting Evidence: Submissions should include detailed explanations and, where possible, quantifiable achievements that demonstrate the nominee’s impact on the fintech industry.
  • Confidentiality: All nominations will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and used solely for the purpose of judging.

Judging Process:

  • Independent Panel: A panel of 7 independent judges, esteemed for their expertise and contributions to the fintech community, will review all nominations.
  • Criteria: Judging will be based on innovation, impact, leadership, and contribution to the fintech sector.
  • Audit Oversight: An appointed audit firm will oversee the judging process to ensure fairness, transparency, and integrity.
  • Announcement: Winners will be announced during the Fintech South Africa Awards Gala in November. All nominees are encouraged to attend.

Important Points to Note:

  • Nominations must be made based on achievements within the current year.
  • Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged.
  • There is no fee required to nominate or be nominated for an award.

Why Nominate?

Nominating for the Fintech South Africa Awards 2024 is a chance to shine a spotlight on those who are driving innovation, growth, and positive change within the fintech sector. It’s an opportunity to celebrate excellence, acknowledge hard work, and inspire others in the industry.

Let’s honor the brilliance and ambition that propel fintech forward. Nominate now and be part of shaping the future of finance.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Seize an unparalleled opportunity to align your brand with fintech’s finest at the South Africa Fintech Awards 2024. With exclusive access to the industry’s elite, sponsorship is your gateway to:


Enhance your brand's stature by associating with the apex of fintech excellence.


Gain high-impact exposure to a curated audience of decision-makers and influencers.


Position your brand at the forefront of the fintech revolution, shaping the industry's future.


Be remembered as a catalyst for progress, driving the fintech community forward.

Establish Your Legacy

The South African FinTech Awards 2024 isn’t just an event; it’s a landmark in the fintech timeline. As a sponsor, your brand becomes part of a legacy — a beacon for innovation, excellence, and positive transformation in the fintech world.


  • Premier branding at the event, in all marketing materials, and main stage presence.
  • Exclusive speaking opportunity at the Gala.
  • Complimentary VIP table for 10 guests with prime placement.
  • First choice of branded items and spaces at the event.
  • Extensive pre- and post-event recognition.


  • Prominent branding at the event and in select marketing materials.
  • Opportunity to present an award.
  • VIP table for 10 guests.
  • Selection of branded items and spaces at the event.
  • Recognition in event communications.


  • Recognition at the event and in related marketing materials.
  • Reserved seating for 10 guests.
  • Brand presence in the event program.
  • Acknowledgment in event-related press releases.


  • Exclusive branding associated with a specific award.
  • Recognition during the award presentation.
  • Opportunity to be photographed with the award winner.