Which online payment methods to accept in South-Africa?

The most popular online payment methods in South-Africa include the major card brands, like MasterCard, VISA and American Express, and Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT, bank transfers).

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E-commerce Market Profile

Find below the key stats for the South-African ecommerce market.


South-African Rand (ZAR)

Household Internet Access Rate

Internet Country Code


B2C E-commerce Market Size

475 million USD (2015 est.)

Population (+ Global Rank)

56.5 million (2020) (#26)

Online Payment Methods

International credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express), Loyalty Cards, PayPal, MasterPass, internet banking links (Smart EFT, Bank Debit Order)

Country GDP (+ Global Rank)

$767,200,000,000 (#30)

National E-commerce Association(s)

Ecommerce Forum Africa

GDP per capita (+ Global rank)

$13,600 (#119)

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