Instant EFT by PayFast gets a Refresh

We’re pleased to announce we’ve refreshed and streamlined our Instant EFT payment method. Now, your customers will experience a more flexible and efficient payment process. Let’s get to the biggest news, Instant EFT by PayFast now supports payments from Capitec Bank and Investec (in addition to existing banks – FNB, ABSA, Nedbank, and Standard Bank). […]

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5 Tips to Prepare for Black Friday Cyber Monday 2017

It’s November and that means Black Friday Cyber Monday (BFCM) is looming (taking place on 24th and 27th of November). Now, we all know there will be CHAOS from customers both in-store and online but let’s try to avoid the frenzy among business owners by doing one thing – prepare. Here is what we know […]

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Native Decor – African Inspired Homeware

The festive season is creeping ever closer and while you may not be racking your brains on your festive season shopping just yet, we thought we’d make things easier with our next incredible merchant story on Native Decor. It was founded in 2015 by Vusani Ravele and since then has grown to become a must-have […]

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JuiceBubble – Quirky, original T-shirts!

“Vision without execution is hallucination,” that is what Reinhardt and Rachel Scholtz would print on a T-shirt as advice for entrepreneurs. Having run their own online T-shirt business for four years they probably know what they are talking about. The pair founded JuiceBubble in 2014 for those who are fun, a bit mad and who don’t […]

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Small Business Friday 2017

It’s that time of year again! Small Business Friday is here on Friday, 1st of September. What does this mean? It means you need to tell your friends, family, colleagues and whoever else you can think of to support their local small businesses this Friday. Small Business Friday was started by the National Small Business […]

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Startup Grind Hosts their 4th Birthday!

Why have one birthday when you can have two? As PayFast celebrates its tenth birthday, Startup Grind is celebrating its fourth this month with a big bash on the 30th of August. However, as exciting as this event is, it’s also bittersweet as it sees our favourite host (and Startup Grind South Africa pioneer) Guillaume […]

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GetSmarter – 1 million Lives Changed by 2030

GetSmarter is the talk of the town this year having recently been acquired by 2U, a US based online education platform. The two businesses have paired together to make online education accessible and effortless for everyone and they’re fast achieving their goal of changing 1 million lives by 2030. But let’s take a step back […]

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Rain Africa

Rain Africa products have probably graced more than a few South African homes with their presence. For good reason too. What started out as a soap making hobby, in founder Bev Missing’s garage, has now grown into an international business selling handmade bath and body products from sustainable, natural ingredients. Bev Missing explains that she […]

Shoes and Socks are Nothing without Crocs – a perfect PayFast pair.

Say what you will, but nothing beats the comfort of a pair of Crocs. Since February this year, PayFast has paired with Crocs to spread this comfort to more people all over South Africa. It’s been a perfect pair destined for a great partnership. Why PayFast? Crocs’ web controller Allen Hendricks explains that the move […]

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A Decade of PayFast Partnerships

The Beginning It was the year 2007. Steve Jobs unveiled the very first iPhone, which not only revolutionized the telecommunications industry but the entire digital landscape. People around the world of all shapes, sizes (and even ages) devoured the teen vampire trilogy Twilight, and the word “selfie” was still years away from making its way […]

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