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Jonathan Smit

Online Payments

Jonathan Smit shares his recipe on the most important component of e-commerce: taking payments online.

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With a degree in computer engineering, Jonathan personally developed the core PayFast platform way back in 2007. Jonathan has grown PayFast into one of the most recognised payment brands in the country.


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Until fairly recently, taking payments online was complicated and inaccessible to anyone who wasn't a complete tech-head. Jonathan Smit, who founded Africa's largest payments startup PayFast, explains why setting up your e-commerce store and accepting payments online is available to anyone willing to try.

What You'll Learn


In this recipe, you will learn why setting up your e-commerce store and accepting payments online is available to anyone willing to try.


Learn from someone who speaks from a position of real authority, perspective and experience.


Implement practical tips and techniques learned in the trenches - doing, rather than talking.


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