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We’re on a mission to grow the digital economy of South Africa.
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Since 2007, Payfast’s mission has been to disrupt the payments industry and bring South Africa, and the continent at large, into the age of ecommerce. We’ve worked hard to break down the barrier of online payments and assist businesses of all sizes to get online and generate revenue.

Our success as a leading, home-grown payment gateway is thanks to the awesome people, or Payfastians, who work at our organisation. We appreciate and celebrate everyone’s individuality and are as passionate about helping our colleagues succeed, as much as the online businesses and entrepreneurs who have partnered with us.

What We’re About

Celebrate success

We go for our dreams. We make things happen. When we win, the people around us win and are invited to succeed.

Love what you do

Believe in what you’re doing. And if something doesn’t feel right, have the courage to question and make changes. We believe people should love their vocation.

Lead. Don’t follow.

Solving problems is in our life-blood. We don’t wait for others to show us what’s possible. We take risks. We take the plunge and lead with the most innovative tech solutions in the country.

Own it

Take responsibility for everything. Own your passion, your power and even your mistakes. We have the humility to admit when things go wrong, fix it. And the courage to start again.

Kindness first

Behind every business interaction is a person involved. We think about the impact of our decision. And treat our colleagues, merchants and clients with kindness, respect and humility.

Why Payfast is the right fit for you

You’ll love working at Payfast if you don’t take yourself too seriously, yet understand the importance of hard work. You’ll fit in perfectly with our culture if you:

  • Get energised by a fast-paced environment
  • Cherish a good work-life balance
  • Are adaptable and don’t mind a bit of chaos now and again
  • Regard collaboration as an essential part of getting the job done
  • Pride yourself as being a self-starter who doesn’t lack motivation
  • Don’t need to be micromanaged
  • Take feedback well and use it for self-improvement
  • Welcome change and new ideas
  • Value the importance of diversity

Open Positions

No available positions at present.

Development Tech Stack

We provide our employees only work with the best of breed tools and resources. We make sure that you’ll have everything you need for your role.


Lumen & Laravel





PCI – Data Security Standard





Webpack, Gulp

Benefits and what you get

You’ll love working at Payfast if you don’t take yourself too seriously, yet understand the importance of hard work. You’ll fit in perfectly with our culture if you value:

Onsite barista


People-centric culture

Extremely casual dress code

Flexible working hours

Employee assistance programme

Diversity, equity and inclusion is important to us

Payfast prides itself as an inclusive company that doesn’t discriminate against applicants or employees. We ensure equal employment opportunity for all, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status and disability. All terms and conditions of employment are applied fairly and consistently, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits and pay.