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Financial Inclusion Regulatory Practices in SADC
Addressing Prospects and Challenges in the 21st Century



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ISBN 9781032439150
May 5, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
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Book Description

Against a background of calls to prioritize the improvement of financial inclusion in Africa, this book provides an analysis of current financial inclusion measures in Southern Africa. Evaluating the existing strengths and weaknesses of financial inclusion in Africa, it identifies opportunities to improve inclusive financial services and aid poverty reduction in the region. Interrogating the regulation and promotion in Southern Africa, it focuses on South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe as case studies to case evaluating existing financial inclusion in the context of specific challenges faced by unbanked and underbanked customers who, because of low levels of digital literacy, are easy targets for cyber criminals. because they tend to have lower levels of digital literacy. The book explores financial inclusion in the context of digital transformation in the 21st century, examining the regulation and promotion of financial inclusion in the context of digital transformation, as well as the challenges related to financial inclusion. Suggesting improvements to aspects of companies law, securities and financial markets in the Southern African Development Community region, the book offers a comprehensive study on the regulation and promotion of financial inclusion in the Southern African Development Community region. It will be essential reading for students and academics researching financial inclusion, international economic law and development

Table of Contents

1)An introduction to financial inclusion as an enabler of 21st century sustainable development goals

Howard Chitimira and Tapiwa V. Warikandwa

2)South Africa’s initial implementation of the Financial Action Task Force’s customer identity verification standards: Perspectives and reflection on regulatory processes and approaches 

Louis de Koker

3)Financial Inclusion or Exclusion: A British Perspective on Poor Underwriting Questions in Insurance Law

Neels Kilian

4)‘Shareholder capitalism’ or an all-inclusive stakeholder model: what is the preferred corporate governance model for South Africa?

Jean Jacques du Plessis

5)Impact of financial education on financial literacy and financial inclusion in Namibia

Eukeria Wealth, Tendai D Svotwa & Charles Makanyeza

6)The role of trade finance in promoting the financial inclusion of small and medium enterprises and the poor in South Africa

Howard Chitimira & Friedrich Hamadziripi

7)Mobile money: a double- edged sword to financial inclusion and covid-19 prevention in Botswana

Olipha Mpofu & Nednah Maraga

8)Advancing financial inclusion for women in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe

Tendai D. Svotwa, Charles Makanyeza and Eukeria Wealth

9)Digital transformation strategies for financial inclusion in South African rural areas

Gertruida van Niekerk

10)‘Economic inclusion’ as a prerequisite and catalyst to ‘financial inclusion’? a case study of the economic exclusion of refugees in the Gauteng Township Economic Draft Bill

Tinashe Kondo & Yvette Basson

11)The provision and administration of the covid-19 social relief distress grant to promote financial inclusion for the poor and unemployed persons in South Africa

Howard Chitimira & Phemelo T. Magau

12)Financial inclusion and youth empowerment in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe

Eukeria Wealth, Tendai D Svotwa & Charles Makanyeza

13)An analysis of the policy and regulatory framework for financial inclusion in Zimbabwe

Friedrich Hamadziripi & Vimbai Jana

14)Climate change and financial inclusion in Namibia: A contemporary legal perspective

Tapiwa V. Warikandwa, Eugene Libebe, Elize Shakalela, Lineekela Usebiu & Marvin R. Awarab

15)Exploring the legal protection of bank depositors as an instrument for promoting financial inclusion in Zimbabwe

Ashley B Nyaude

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Editor(s)

Biography

Howard Chitimira is Research Professor and Professor of Securities and Financial Markets Law at the Faculty of Law, North West University, South Africa

Tapiwa Victor Warikandwa is Senior Lecturer in Private and Commercial Law at the University of Namibia