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Byron Clarence



Byron Clarence unpacks the workings of South Africa's leading online payment gateway, PayFast.

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Byron Clarence is in charge of Business Development at PayFast, a leading payment platform in South Africa and a valued partner of Heavy Chef. An entrepreneur at heart, Byron has an innate understanding of business and its challenges, which makes him the right person to guide PayFast clients through their payments journey. He has qualifications in Business and Project Management.


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Payments are an essential part of e-commerce - if you're receiving payments then you need a payment gateway of some sort to do so effectively. PayFast is a payments processing service for merchants in South Africa that makes it safer for buyers to send money and easier for sellers to receive money online. PayFast provides access to payment methods like credit and debit cards, Instant EFT, Masterpass, S Code and Mobicred. Byron Clarence, PayFast's Business Development lead, explains how the platform works.

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Payments are a core component of e-commerce. In addition to the platform you choose to sell your product or service on and your product or service itself, how you receive payments for what you’re selling is vital if you want to receive payments at all. This is where a payment gateway like PayFast comes into play.

In this recipe, Byron unpacks the workings of PayFast, from their offerings to how you can sign up and join their community.


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