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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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 […]