WordCamp 2016

WordCamp 2016 has come and gone. This year WordCamp saw two full days packed with engaging workshops, knowledgeable speakers, golf, SWAG, and an after party. All held at the River Club in Cape Town. We think all attendees will agree it was a WordCamp to remember. PayFast was lucky enough to be a sponsor and […]

Small Business Friday 2nd September 2016

Small businesses and entrepreneurs are everywhere in South Africa. At PayFast we want to support and cultivate this ecosystem in every way we can. You should too. This Friday is Small Business Friday (SBF), the perfect opportunity to support local businesses in your area. Small Business Friday is an initiative started by the National Small […]

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Launching PayFast Recurring Billing – Works like a charm to build long-term customer relationships

You asked for it; Recurring Billing is here As our number one feature request, PayFast’s much-anticipated release offers a streamlined solution to its merchants and greater convenience and control to the customer: a win-win all round. Said to be “the perfect business model”, Recurring Billing provides greatest value to both the business and the customer […]

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Startup Grind Cape Town hosts Moira Johnston & Nicky Rosin (EventRoom)

This May we celebrate Female Founders month with Startup Grind Women across the globe. In connection with Female Founders month Startup Grind Cape Town will play host to Moira Johnston and Nicky Rosin of EventRoom on Monday, 30 May at the TownHouse Hotel. EventRoom has changed the way event planners find the perfect venue for […]

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New Shopify Integration- Installation Steps

Our new integration for Shopify is now available for all merchants. The new integration is more secure and follows Shopify’s new integration requirements. The checkout process for buyers is the same and nothing changes for either party. The old integration may still be used but Shopify doesn’t allow any updates any more. The update is quick and easy […]

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StartupGrind Cape Town hosts Bob Skinstad (Seartec)

The next Startup Grind Cape Town is taking place on Monday 11 April 2016. Where they will host Bob Skinstad of Seartec at the **Workshop 17 from 6:30pm. Bob Skinstad is a household name due to his former career as International Rugby Captain with 42 caps. Today he is a Business Entrepreneur, Executive Director and […]

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uAfrica Shopify Workshops 2016

Together with uAfrica, we have put together monthly workshops for potential, new and existing Shopify store holders to attend in order to provide insight into their shopify store and which are the best apps to use to get the most out of your store. There is a beginner workshop, which is free, all you need […]

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Simodisa StartUp Thursday’s

StartUp Thursday is a gathering of funders, founders and ecosystem builders in the South African entrepreneurship ecosystem. It is a monthly event on alternating Thursdays showcasing the latest startups, a keynote speaker and a start-up or scale-up master class by an industry expert. Each month’s event has a theme and the evening’s proceedings follow the […]

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PWC Vision to Reality Awards 2015

We’re proud to announce that we have been voted as one of the top three finalists in the 2015/16 PWC Vision to Reality awards programme. The Vision to Reality awards programme celebrates emerging companies with tech-enabled solutions spanning across all industries. The programme aims to encourage companies with the best high-growth potential to become market […]

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Net Prophet 2016

Okay so it’s that time of year again and yes we’re stoked to be part of Net Prophet and Sparkup yet again! What’s it all about? Net Prophet aims to play its part in building a sustainable South Africa through entrepreneurship and economic growth, with a number of initiatives each playing a unique role in […]