South Africa
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We are a leading provider of payment solutions and transaction processing services across multiple industries and in a number of emerging economies.

We have developed and market a comprehensive transaction processing solution that encompasses our smart card-based alternative payment system for the unbanked and under-banked populations of developing economies and for mobile transaction channels.

Our market-leading system can enable the billions of people globally who generally have limited or no access to a bank account to enter affordably into electronic transactions with each other, government agencies, employers, merchants and other financial service providers.

Our universal electronic payment system, or U.E.P.S., uses biometrically secure smart cards that operate in real-time but offline, unlike traditional payment systems offered by major banking institutions that require immediate access through a communications network to a centralized computer.

This offline capability means that users of our system can conduct transactions at any time with other card holders in even the most remote areas so long as a smart card reader, which is often portable and battery powered, is available.

Our off-line systems also offer the highest level of availability and affordability by removing any elements that are costly and are prone to outages.

Our latest version of the U.E.P.S. technology has now been certified by EMV, which facilitates our traditionally proprietary U.E.P.S. system to interoperate with the global EMV standard and allows card holders to transact at any EMV-enabled point of sale terminal or ATM.

The new U.E.P.S./EMV technology is currently being deployed on an extensive scale in South Africa through the issuance of MasterCard-branded U.E.P.S./EMV cards to our social welfare grant customers. In addition to effecting purchases, cash-backs and any form of payment, our system can be used for banking, health care management, international money transfers, voting and identification.

We also provide secure transaction technology solutions and services, by offering transaction processing, financial and clinical risk management solutions to various industries. We have extensive expertise in secure online transaction processing, cryptography, mobile telephony and integrated circuit card (chip/smart card) technologies.

Our technology is widely used in South Africa today, where we distribute pension and welfare payments, using our U.E.P.S./EMV technology, to over nine million recipients across the entire country, process debit and credit card payment transactions on behalf of retailers that we believe represent nearly 65% of retailers within the formal retail sector in South Africa through our EasyPay system, process value-added services such as bill payments and prepaid airtime and electricity for the major bill issuers and local councils in South Africa, and provide mobile telephone top-up transactions for all of the South African mobile carriers.

We are the largest provider of third-party and associated payroll payments in South Africa through our FIHRST service that processes monthly payments for approximately 1,250 employer groups representing over 850,000 employees.

Our MediKredit service provides the majority of funders and providers of healthcare in South Africa with an on-line real-time management system for healthcare transactions. We perform a similar service in the US through our XeoHealth subsidiary.

Internationally, though KSNET, the second largest transaction processor by volume in Korea, we offer card processing, payment gateway and banking value-added services in that country.

The acquisition of KSNET during the second quarter of fiscal 2011, expands our international footprint as well as diversifies our revenue, earnings and product portfolio. We have also concluded deals for the provision of MVC services and/or licenses with customers in Mexico, Spain and India.

All references to "the Company," "we," "us," or "our" are references to Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries, collectively, and all references to "Net1" are to Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. only, except as otherwise indicated or where the context indicates otherwise.

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