Apple has added support for Apple Pay in South Africa to select banks. South Africa now becomes the first country on the continent to get Apple Pay support.
Apple Pay is supported by three South African banks now: Absa Group, Nedbank Group, and Discovery Bank. Customers from these supported banks can now load their credit/debit cards to the Wallet app on the iPhone.
As reported by South African tech blog TechCentral, Nedbank executive Chipo Mushwana confirmed the news. Mushwana further added:
As the affinity for digital payments grows in the South African market, we strive to ensure that we continue to provide our clients with the most recent and in-demand contactless payment solutions.
With Apple Pay, you can pay for restaurants, taxis, and many more by just holding your iPhone near the contactless reader. The support for Apple Pay comes to South Africa after Samsung Pay, Fitbit Pay, and Garmin Pay became available to consumers back in 2018.