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Since 2007 PayFast has become the trusted online payment solution for over 65,000 merchants in South Africa, including businesses, causes and individuals.
2007
PayFast founded by Jonathan Smit and Andy Higgins
2008
First Instant EFT transaction Instant EFT by PayFast logo
2009
First credit card transaction Visa Mastercard by PayFast logo
2010
Integration to Prestashop & WooCommerce Prestashop by PayFast logo
2012
Integration to Shopify Shopify by PayFast logo
2013
PayFast WooCommerce Plugin becomes free WooCommerce by PayFast logo
2016
Recurring payments launched
2017
Automatic Instant EFT launched
July 2019
Acquired by the DPO Group, spurring the growth of Africa’s largest payment service provider PayFast a DPO Company
October 2019
Launched Split Payments, a first in South Africa

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