It’s been eight years since the processing of the first MasterCard shopping centre gift cards in South Africa and Tutuka staff celebrated in true birthday fashion, blowing out candles and cutting a cake.
In 2005, Tutuka launched South Africa’s ﬁrst prepaid MasterCard. This now opened new opportunities for shopping centres and meant that they could have their own shopping centre gift cards with their own centre branding and the card could be used at any store within the shopping centre.
The card was then launched at ﬁve shopping centres around South Africa. These were particularly selected because of their signiﬁcance in size and distribution around the country. Tutuka, together with Standard Bank, MasterCard and Altech supported these cards.
Today there are approximately 50 shopping centres around South Africa that use the prepaid MasterCard gift cards.
“Having launched the very first open loop gift cards in South Africa 8 years ago when the concept was not known, and watching it grow to a stage where these cards are issued at most shopping centres and by corporates is a proud achievement,” said Tutuka’s Director of New Business and Marketing, Drisha Nair.
“We could not have accomplished this without the help of our partners Standard Bank, MasterCard and Altech. The partnership has resulted in the largest footprint of MasterCard gift cards issuance across South Africa.”
Here’s to a eight great and very successful years and many, many more to come in the future.
Tutuka’s Director of New Business and Marketing, Drisha Nair, lights the candles to the 8th year celebratory cake. After all, It’s not a celebration without a cake and candles
Let’s hope that Tutuka’s Chief Technical Officer, Shaun Hodgkiss, wished for many more successful years to come
Tutuka CEO, Rowan Brewer, did the honours and cut the cake