The Fintech Scaling Show

Episode 124: Tapping into the Rich Business Landscape of Africa with Guest: Wayne Zwiers, CEO of Basalt Technologies

July 15, 2022

Guest:  Wayne Zwiers, CEO of Basalt Technologies. Wayne was voted into the Top 50 Most Influential Business Leaders in Tech 2021. 

Basalt is a global Fintech studio focusing on designing and developing digital banking and insurance solutions for the future. They partner with clients as "one team" to build new products and processes using an ever-changing and improving tech-stack that utilizes modern architectures (such as domain-driven design, micro-services patterns) and cloud computing.

Listen on Apple Podcasts 

How to navigate the Business Landscape of  South Africa for Success

With 1.3 billion people, Africa offers a “goldmine” for commerce. However, the route into this potential paradise is through South Africa and existing there are a few uncharted courses and landmines that could throw you off course. This broadcast includes one of the more predominant entrepreneurs and businesspeople in SA, Wayne Zwiers. Wayne dives into the do and don’t of trying to break into the South African marketplace, including the must-know cultural nuances that will make your inroads successful or not. 


HOST: In addition to being the host of the internationally popular Fintech Scaling show, Richard Doherty is the founder and CEO of Scale Up Consulting, A consulting business that helps scale Fintech companies to attain stellar profits with their Key to Profits System.


Top 3 Insight Bombs:  

1) South African cultural nuances you must know about before you go

2) Why having or displaying local expertise is important in South Africa

3) Three business setup tips that could be the difference between success and failure 



E-book: Unlock Hidden Profit Zones:

Scaleup Diagnostic:

Guest Profile:

Guest Website


Scale your company faster and better now 

Want to speed up your scaling journey with my help? Get in touch with me here to see how I can help! or visit our website

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App