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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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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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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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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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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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StartupGrind Cape Town hosts Bob Skinstad (Seartec)

The next Startup Grind Cape Town is taking place on Monday 11 April 2016. Where they will host Bob Skinstad of Seartec at the **Workshop 17 from 6:30pm. Bob Skinstad is a household name due to his former career as International Rugby Captain with 42 caps. Today he is a Business Entrepreneur, Executive Director and […]

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uAfrica Shopify Workshops 2016

Together with uAfrica, we have put together monthly workshops for potential, new and existing Shopify store holders to attend in order to provide insight into their shopify store and which are the best apps to use to get the most out of your store. There is a beginner workshop, which is free, all you need […]

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Simodisa StartUp Thursday’s

StartUp Thursday is a gathering of funders, founders and ecosystem builders in the South African entrepreneurship ecosystem. It is a monthly event on alternating Thursdays showcasing the latest startups, a keynote speaker and a start-up or scale-up master class by an industry expert. Each month’s event has a theme and the evening’s proceedings follow the […]

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