Abela - Send, Spend, Save

217 reviews
Content rating
Rated for 3+
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About this app

Everything money in one app! Available to everyone, NO bank account required! Sign up and get verified in minutes.
Sign Up Quickly and Easily
Joining Abela is painless and hassle-free, all you need is a phone number; your SA ID, passport, or asylum papers; and your best selfie! That’s it!
Send Money Freely to Your Friends, Family, or Anyone with a SA Cell Number
Remember when you needed your friends to help you out? Link your contact book and pay them back instantly at no cost, even if they are not an Abela user!
Top Up Your Account Easily
You can top up your Abela account easily and quickly via EFT, OTT, Ozow, Masterpass, SnapScan, and Zapper. You can also top up at any Pick n Pay nationwide or link an existing debit/credit card!
Get Paid Instantly
Are you running a business and hate the hassle of cash? Get paid instantly without a card machine, all you need is your smartphone and Abela!
Receive and Make Bank Transfers
Need to pay into a bank account, but you don’t have one yourself? No worries! We got you! Simply enter their details and we take care of the rest.
Withdraw Your Money Conveniently
You can withdraw your money from Abela at anytime via an EFT, from a CashExpress ATM, or at any Pick n Pay!
Buy Airtime, Electricity, Vouchers and Much Much More!
Get airtime for yourself, or send it to a friend. Send airtime to over 150 countries. You can buy everything from your water, electricity, data, airtime, and much more! We offer you a wide variety of products and services that you can enjoy!
Send Your Money Home with Mukuru, Mama Money, Sikhona, EcoCash
Send money to your friends and family outside of SA in seconds at no additional cost!
Shop Online and Offline
Want to shop online or offline? Pay by scanning your Zapper, SnapScan, or Masterpass QR code and the best part is, it’s completely FREE! Get those goodies!
Earn with Abela
Share your Abela referral code and earn for each friend who joins Abela, gets verified and loads a minimum of R100.
Stay tuned
Abela is growing rapidly. Keep updated on the latest features, deals and new promotions on our social media:
Instagram: @abela.app
TikTok / Twitter: @abela_app
Contact us at: hello@abela.app
Abela.app is an offering by Abela iMali (Pty) Ltd (2020/491145/07) in association with Nedbank Ltd (1951/000009/06), an authorized FSP and credit provider.
Updated on
Mar 20, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 3 others
Data isn’t encrypted
You can request that data be deleted
217 reviews
Christine Welham
January 30, 2023
Abela is a great application. I can easily make payments. You can also buy airtime, and lots of different vouchers.
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Fagan Hughes
January 23, 2023
Abela is such a great enabler for easy day-to-day payments. We pay our domestic worker via the app, we buy vouchers (at no extra charge). The set up takes just a moment but ensures safety and credibility. It's great to have this option where we can pay directly, even if the recipient doesn't have a bank account.
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January 25, 2023
Hi Fagan, thank you so much for your wonderful review of the abela app! We would like to thank you for being a loyal abela customer and if you have any further feedback or questions, please feel free to contact us on our WhatsApp support line (+2764 547 6258) and our abela agents will be happy to help you further.
Mpumi Nceku
March 17, 2023
I can't able to sign up Chabot still referring to the same app I can't able to sign up😳😳
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