Seedstars World is back in South Africa

. Good news! Seedstars World is coming back to South Africa. They are here to scout for the top high growth startups and entrepreneurs to accelerate them on their path to global success. This year,  Seedstars will hold satellite events in Cape Town and Johannesburg where entrepreneurs can pitch their business and winners will be […]

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do_action WordPress Charity Hackathon

PayFast has been a long time supporter of the WordPress community in Cape Town. This incredible network of developers, designers and website builders believe that WordPress is the perfect platform for any organisation to use to build their online presence effectively. For the last three years, the community has hosted the do_action WordPress Charity Hackathon […]

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Why you should “Outsource” Your PCI Compliance

First of all, what is PCI DSS Compliance? PCI DSS stands forPayment Card Industry Data Security Standard and is a PASA (Payment Association of South Africa) regulation in South Africa, this means any company accepting credit card payments on their website needs to comply in some way. When you accept card payments on your website, you […]

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Brownie Points, a rewarding way to volunteer.

The founders of Brownie Points spent a lot of time wanting to give back to their community but initially found it difficult to find volunteering opportunities online. Instead of giving up, Brownie Points was born. Brownie Points is an online marketing agency and social network that connects NPOs with South African individuals and businesses looking […]

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The Xero Roadshow – 3 Things You Should Know

It’s hard to imagine a room full of accountants as being anything but conventional. However, the accountants attending the Xero Roadshow in South Africa were the exact opposite. Taking place in Johannesburg and Cape Town, forward thinking accountants, SMEs and startups flocked to the event to network and learn about how they can change their […]

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Lekker South African T-Shirts by Mevrou & Co.

There is always excitement when South African small businesses excel. Starting your own business is a big step, but when it starts to grow and gain traction the hard work certainly pays off. At PayFast we’re always rooting for South African businesses, big or small, so when they do well the high fives are flying […]

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WHMCS Recurring receives an upgrade!

It’s here, the latest version of the PayFast subscription plugin for WHMCS. With this version, merchants can now manage their subscriptions directly from their WHMCS dashboard instead of their PayFast dashboard. It couldn’t get easier. The advantages of subscription and tokenized payment options are vast, but let’s mention a few. Firstly, merchants can streamline their […]

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African Tails Gives Four-Legged Friends a Second Chance

Dog lovers out there will agree that there is nothing better than coming home to a wagging tail from a four-legged friend, they’re always happy to see you (well, cats have their moments), love you no matter what, and are quite happy to share your bed with you when it’s cold. African Tails, an NPO […]

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uAfrica and Shopify Meetups 2017

It’s 2017, a new year and time for new projects and exciting prospects. One thing we’re excited about is a year filled with new Shopify Meetups with new forward- thinking attendees looking to take their business online. You could be a part of this. Perhaps you’re thinking of starting a business and want to take […]

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Black Friday – The Frenzy Unfolds

This year South African consumers embraced the US tradition of Black Friday; a day of frenzied shopping to mark the start of the festive season. Many South African merchants were quick to adopt special deals and discounts to entice consumers to spend. Of particular interest this year was the significant increase in online sales in South […]

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