Even in South Africa, merchants can become very dependent upon credit cards! When the systems don’t work, people get very upset.
“The problem started a couple of weeks ago, but we’ve been suffering of late due to the increase in customer volumes,” said a visibly annoyed Grant Murie who manages the Santa Ana Spur at the V&A Waterfront. “At peak trading times, the Standard Bank system can’t process any transactions.
Bank officials said a statement on the matter would be issued later on Tuesday.