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Native Decor – African Inspired Homeware

The festive season is creeping ever closer and while you may not be racking your brains on your festive season shopping just yet, we thought we’d make things easier with our next incredible merchant story on Native Decor. It was founded in 2015 by Vusani Ravele and since then has grown to become a must-have […]

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JuiceBubble – Quirky, original T-shirts!

“Vision without execution is hallucination,” that is what Reinhardt and Rachel Scholtz would print on a T-shirt as advice for entrepreneurs. Having run their own online T-shirt business for four years they probably know what they are talking about. The pair founded JuiceBubble in 2014 for those who are fun, a bit mad and who don’t […]

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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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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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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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African Tails Gives Four-Legged Friends a Second Chance

Dog lovers out there will agree that there is nothing better than coming home to a wagging tail from a four-legged friend, they’re always happy to see you (well, cats have their moments), love you no matter what, and are quite happy to share your bed with you when it’s cold. African Tails, an NPO […]

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The Tea Merchant

Here is something you may not know about tea: it’s the most consumed drink in the world (after water). Not coffee, but tea. It seems you can find tea lovers and advocates all over the world. However, before 2009 in South Africa, quality, loose-leaf tea was hard to find. Thanks to two determined entrepreneurs, Belinda […]

Let’s Share (working spaces). Spin Street House Shares with Xero and PayFast

What do you do when you’re starting a business and you need an affordable place to work? Find a shared working space of course! Spin Street House in Cape Town has got you covered on that front. It’s a coworking space situated right in the beating heart of the city. Spin Street House was founded […]

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