Nine South African financial technology companies, including prepay specialist Nomanini and QR code payment app Snapscan, have been recognised among Africa’s best fintech solutions and will be going up against 16 others for the top prize in the first African Innovators FinTech Awards.

Organised by Fintech Africa and taking place at the Finance Indaba Africa in 2016, the African Innovators Fintech Awards recognise excellence in the sector on the African continent.

Below is the full list of all 18 award nominees.

Each will pitch their business to a panel of judges for the chance to win. Award prizes are yet to be announced.

The awards will be held on the 13th October 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Tickets for the Finance Indaba Africa, which takes place on the the 13th and 14th Otcober, are already available for R600 a head from Webtickets.