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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Card Authorisations for Recurring Billing is here.

We’re excited to announce a brand new feature. As you may know, we released recurring billing earlier this year, and because we never stop bringing you the best features, we’ve now released card authorisations for recurring billing. This feature allows our merchants to authorise a customer’s card for future payments without the customer having to […]

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The Tea Merchant

Here is something you may not know about tea: it’s the most consumed drink in the world (after water). Not coffee, but tea. It seems you can find tea lovers and advocates all over the world. However, before 2009 in South Africa, quality, loose-leaf tea was hard to find. Thanks to two determined entrepreneurs, Belinda […]

SiMODiSA Startup Thursday

It’s that time again. Another SiMODiSA StartUp Thursday. SiMODiSA is an initiative that serves to amplify entrepreneurship in South Africa. They do this by running various events, workshops and competitions. All to give small businesses a leg up to get their businesses going. PayFast has been an official partner of SiMODiSA since February 2016. We […]

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Let’s Share (working spaces). Spin Street House Shares with Xero and PayFast

What do you do when you’re starting a business and you need an affordable place to work? Find a shared working space of course! Spin Street House in Cape Town has got you covered on that front. It’s a coworking space situated right in the beating heart of the city. Spin Street House was founded […]

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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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