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PayFast gives back to three worthy causes

As what has become a proud PayFast ‘giving back’ tradition, we kicked off 2020 by donating a total of R60,000 to three PayFast registered causes: Adopt a Pet, PATCH and Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust. For the past few years, every December we select viable candidates from the PayFast Cause Index and give our active […]

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Black Friday 2019 breaks PayFast records

Even though it was predicted, we have been blown away at how successful Black Friday and Cyber Monday were this year. Black Friday alone broke records all around, demonstrating the enthusiasm of South Africans to find the best online shopping deals ahead of the festive season.   In the lead up to the Black Friday and […]

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This payday weekend is on us

This payday weekend we are treating you to something special… From 00:01 on 25 October to 23:59 on 27 October 2019 we will reduce our Instant EFT fees to 0%. That means all payments processed via Instant EFT during this period won’t incur any processing fees! If you aren’t a PayFast merchant yet, then now […]

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PayFast celebrates Future Females 2nd birthday

PayFast is all about supporting South African entrepreneurs and startups in achieving success. That’s why we are proud to sponsor empowering and inspirational initiatives such as Future Females, which recently celebrated their 2nd birthday. Future Females was established in Cape Town in August 2017 by Lauren Dallas and Cerina Bezuidenhout as a solution to the […]

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Small Business Friday happening on 6 September 2019

Every year on the first Friday of Spring we take time out to recognise the important role that small businesses play in our economy. Not only are they the pillars of our community in providing employment opportunities, but we also all know that ‘local is lekker’. We want to invite you to join us in […]

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WordCamp 2019 to bring together the SA WordPress community

It’s that time of year again when we get to look forward to attending the biggest gathering of WordPress enthusiasts in South Africa – WordCamp 2019. Every year WordPress community volunteers organise a two-day event in Cape Town and Johannesburg where attendees get to network with like-minded people, attend workshops focusing on relevant topics, and […]

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PayFast sponsors Ecommerce Conference at Leaderex 2019

At PayFast, we are dedicated to enabling the easy and safe digital transfer of money from buyers to sellers. We also pride ourselves in remaining at the forefront of the South African ecommerce industry by taking part in all relevant gatherings of industry stakeholders. Following the success of our involvement in last year’s largest assembly […]

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Looking back on Black Friday 2018

After a number of retailers and PayFast merchants adopted the Black Friday and Cyber Monday (BFCM) traditions, sales have steadily increased year on year. This year was no exception. With even bigger discounts and most shoppers having been paid, the sales were through the roof for the BFCM period. The PayFast team was hard at […]

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PayFast Sponsors Ecommerce Conference at Leaderex 2018

At PayFast we like to mingle and get real with the people behind the Merchant IDs. That’s why you’ll find us at numerous events across the country. This year we’re excited to have partnered with Leaderex, SA’s largest gathering of business leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs, to bring you the latest in ecommerce at the PayFast […]

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WordPress do_action 2018 at a glance

Waking up before the sun on a Saturday morning is a daunting thought for many. Add a full 8am ’til 5:30pm work day into the mix and it seems downright crazy! But tell people that it’s for a good cause and you’ll see why there’s still a reason to have faith in humanity. WordPress do_action […]

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