Contactless payment service Apple Pay has launched in South Africa, joining Samsung Pay which launched in the country in 2018 (via Reuters).
Apple Pay in South Africa
Currently, three South African banks support Apple Pay: Absa Group, Nedbank Group, and Discovery Bank, part of the Discovery Group. To set up Apple Pay on your iPhone:
- Open Wallet and tap the plus (+) icon in the upper right corner.
- Follow the onscreen instructions, such as using the camera to scan your card, or manually enter details like card number, expiry date, and your three-digit number.
- Once your bank has verified the information, tap Next. You can then start using Apple Pay.