African Fintech company, Cassava Fintech International (CFI), has announced the launch of Africa’s first integrated Social Payments Platform, ‘Sasai’ which will be available to both individuals and businesses.

Darlington Mandivenga, CEO of the company mentioned that, Sasai was launched in response to a call by the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) for mobile payment operators to embrace convergence with social payment platforms to create value addition for clients.

According to him, Sasai is an All-in-One App to Pay, Chat and Explore which allow users to familiarise with the bedrock features of the platform.

While Chat and Explore features will be instantly available to the public globally, the payment features on Sasai will be available through the first partnership arrangement with Econet Wireless Mobile Network Group, which has business operations in Burundi, Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

Additional markets and MNO partnerships will be introduced across Africa on an ongoing basis with the aim of having at least eight markets going live by March 2020.

The app which will be available for download on Google Play Store as well as the iOS app store from August 1, 2019.