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Get to Know Us

The Fintech Association of South Africa (FINASA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the growth and development of the fintech industry in South Africa.
FINASA was founded in 2022 by a group of fintech industry leaders who saw the need for a platform where fintech companies, entrepreneurs, investors, and other stakeholders could connect, share ideas, and collaborate on projects. Today, FINASA is a thriving community of fintech professionals from a wide range of backgrounds, all united by a common goal: to drive innovation and growth in the fintech sector.
We invite you to join us and become a part of the vibrant and growing fintech community in South Africa. Together, we can build a brighter future for the industry and create a positive impact on the lives of people around the world.

Founding Team

Who We Are


Kagisho Dichambe

Interim Chairman

Kagisho Dichabe is an ingeniously disruptive Leader with core strategic focus on digital inclusion (financial, telecoms, health, educational & property) for Africa, Her People and their businesses (especially informal). His passion is achieved by empowering the unbanked and unconnected People with digital platforms that enable them to participate in the much-needed digital economy in the townships and rural areas of South Africa.


As a Co-Founder and Chairman of FINASA, he advocates for “the new way of doing things” and continuously ensure that the South African fintech ecosystem has a seat at the roundtables, especially regarding regulatory and compliance requirements. He was one of the core Design Team members, and now sit as an Advisory Committee member, for the newly formed Payment Industry Body (PIB) set up by the South African Reserve Bank and the Payment Association South Africa (PASA). He is also a co-Founder of a fintech platform, mojaPay, that focus on the unbanked and underbanked individuals and businesses.

+27 71 152 2856

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Andres Perez

Interim Deputy Chair

+27 61 055 8528

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Darren Franks

Interim CEO

As the Co-founder and interim CEO of FINASA (FinTech Association of South Africa), Darren is a driving force in shaping the FinTech landscape across Africa. His role at FINASA involves advocating for regulatory innovation, fostering industry collaboration, and setting benchmarks for excellence. Darren's expertise spans FinTech, Payments, Digital Banking, and RegTech, making him a sought-after thought leader. In addition to his pivotal role at FINASA, Darren is also the founder of, a Full-Service Growth Agency for FinTechs, further solidifying his commitment to strategic growth in the sector.

+27 82 669 8967

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Danielle Lawrence

Interim COO

+27 71 033 3720

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