Celebrating PayFast’s heritage

While we love celebrating our diverse range of merchants, this Heritage Day we are taking the opportunity to look inwards to celebrate what PayFast has accomplished as a proudly South African company. What started off as a small one-man startup has flourished into a nationally recognised online payments processing company that over 100 employees, from a variety of backgrounds, are proud to be a part of. 

The story of PayFast dates back to 2007 when self-proclaimed technophile, Jonathan Smit developed the core platform of PayFast with investment capital from Andy Higgins. Fast forward to over a decade later, and it’s amazing to see PayFast powering online payments for more than 80,000 merchants across South Africa. 

We’ve put together the following infographic to show you PayFast’s journey in becoming one of South Africa’s most popular and trusted online payment gateways. 

It’s an understatement to say how proud we all are of what PayFast has achieved. As the local ecommerce industry flourishes in the wake of COVID-19 lockdown, we will continue to be the online payment gateway partner for South African businesses looking to succeed in their ecommerce ventures. 

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