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PayFast is a payments processing service for South Africans and South African websites. We enable easy, secure and instant transfer of money between online buyers and sellers.

Why Payfast?


No setup fees or monthly subscriptions

Only a per-transaction fee is charged. Register in a matter of minutes and be ready to accept payments through PayFast if you're an individual, a registered business or a charity.

Accept credit card payments: Visa & MasterCard

The most widely used online payment solution. We process local and international credit cards, with a variety of fraud protection mechanisms in place to protect you against chargebacks.

Accept Instant EFT: bank payments that clear instantly

Instant EFT enables buyers to make payments with traditional internet banking with SA's four biggest banks. The electronic funds transfer (EFT) gets verified instantly. No two day waiting period, no proof of payment required and no disclosing of financial information.

Reduced fraud through effective use of technology

PayFast is committed to keeping you and your information secure. We have a multitude of checks in place to protect both buyers and sellers from fraudulent transactions.

Works with

A variety of shopping cart and other platforms are already integrated with the PayFast payment solution.

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What our sellers are saying

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  • Payfast is a hassle-free payment gateway; this is what we as resellers were waiting for!

    Elroy Cornelissen
  • I am completely blown away by the support service received from PayFast. Your speedy reaction time in resolving my query is highly appreciated.

    Andrew Menne
  • Thanks for the immaculate service!

    Peter Nagel
  • I will definitely ask buyers to use [Instant EFT] -> it’s a fantastic service and works way better than your competitors’ options

    Norio De Sousa
  • We are SO impressed with Payfast. Have dealt [with] other payment gateways but nothing like you guys. Well done!

  • Just want to thank everyone at PayFast for the continuous development of extensions for online applications, as a developer it makes it easy to provide clients with a transaction medium.

    Theuns Coetee
  • You guys are totally awesome! I’ve been dealing with PayFast since the beginning of 2010 and we’ve always had fast and professional service from you guys.

    Ashleigh Coetzee
  • PayFast have always excelled in providing us with an unparalleled customer service experience which has enabled TikTok Distribution to continually improve and excel within it’s core markets.

    Julian Titshall