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Current PayFast status is up

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Recent PayFast Outages and Issues

Follow the recent outages and downtime for PayFast in the table below.

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September 16, 2021 22:04 UTC


about 5 hours

Scheduled Masterpass maintenance upstream

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September 08, 2021 06:14 UTC


about 1 hour

Absa EFT payments currently unavailable

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September 07, 2021 08:59 UTC


about 1 hour

Some credit cards transactions are failing due to a 3DSecure issue.

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No status changes in the last 24 hours

PayFast status, last 24 hours:

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12:00 AM
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12:00 PM
12:00 AM
  • Up: 24 hours

  • Warn: 0 minutes

  • Down: 0 minutes

  • Maintenance: 0 minutes

Status History

We've been monitoring PayFast since August 19, 2021.
Here's the history of service outages we've observed from the PayFast status page:

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Supported Features

We support the following features in our integration with the PayFast status page:

If PayFast is having system outages or experiencing other critical issues, red down notifications appear on the status page. In most cases, it means that core functions are not working properly, or there is some other serious customer-impacting event underway.

Warn notifications are used when PayFast is undergoing a non-critical issue like minor service issues, performance degradation, non-core bugs, capacity issues, or problems affecting a small number of users.

PayFast posts separate notifications for planned maintenance work. StatusGator will notify subscribers when PayFast enters a pre-planned maintenance window, keeping you up to date.

Since PayFast publishes a feed of praoctive maintenance events on their status page, StatusGator will collect information about these events. Maintenance events for all your services can be viewed within StatusGator as a unified feed.

When PayFast posts issues on their status page, we collect the main headline message and include that brief information or overview in notifications to StatusGator subscribers.

When PayFast has outages or other service-impacting events on their status page, we pull down the detailed informational updates and include them in notifications. These messages often include the current details about how the problem is being mitigated, or when the next update will occur.

Because PayFast has several components, each with their individual statuses, StatusGator can differentiate the status of each component in our notifications to you. This means, you can filter your status page notifications based on the services, regions, or components you utilize. This is an essential feature for complex services with many components or services spread out across many regions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is PayFast down today?

According to its status page PayFast is currently up. You can check the most recent events in the 'Recent Outages and Issues' section above.

How can I get notified when PayFast is not working or have outages?

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How can I find out if PayFast is having issues?

There are two main options: You can check the PayFast status page or you can subscribe to StatusGator for free alerts and notifications when their status page changes.

PayFast status page says the service is up, but I'm having issues. What's wrong?

There may be several reasons for that:

  • An outage that hasn't been communicated yet via the PayFast status page.
  • Some local issues with a small group of accounts on the service side.
  • Technical issues on your side, or problems with your software or ISP.
  • A misconfiguration on your side.

We recommend contacting PayFast customer support while checking everything on your side. You can also try Tweeting at them via @PayFast on Twitter. Or visit their official status page or website:

Where do you get the official PayFast status?

We use the official PayFast status page. Here are links to their status page and other helpful links.

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