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Starting an eCommerce business in South Africa – Part 2: Payments

In this part we’re going to focus on the various payment methods, things to consider when choosing your payment gateway, integration with your chosen shopping cart system, payment restrictions, security and the payment landscape. What we aren’t going to focus on here are the numerous payment gateways out there and nit-pick between all of them. […]

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Accept Bitcoin payments with PayFast

Starting today, PayFast sellers can start accepting Bitcoin payments from local and international buyers. Note that Bitcoin payments are currently in beta testing mode. PayFast entered into an exciting partnership with South Africa’s biggest Bitcoin exchange, BitX, which will allow buyers to make Bitcoin payments to PayFast sellers. What makes this different from most Bitcoin platforms/transactions, is […]

From mimoney to Instant Money

Standard Bank discontinued the mimoney service at the end of December 2012, and has been phasing it out gradually in favour of its new Instant Money service. mimoney vouchers are no longer being issued and all existing mimoney vouchers have been (or will be) converted to Instant Money vouchers. (more…)

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mimoney and PayFast

We’re happy to announce that you can now process and purchase mimoney with PayFast. mimoney is a mobile payment method, supported by Standard Bank, which enables you to make online transactions without the need for a debit/credit card or even a bank account. mimoney has partnered with over 20 big stores (including TAKEALOT, Look & […]

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