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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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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