PayGate extends business reach into Africa

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DPO Group (Direct Pay Online) will be rolling up its Southern African payment service providers (PSPs) into the consolidated brand of DPO PayGate.

In August 2017, DPO Group announced its acquisition of PayGate South Africa and Virtual Card Services (VCS) South Africa.

The deal followed its previous acquisitions of PayGate, PayThru and VCS Botswana and Namibia.

“PayGate will be adopting the DPO Group brand identity, but the real story is the collective benefit we now offer our customers. DPO PayGate can now provide our merchants with a truly pan-African payment solution. Previously companies looking to access customers on the continent had to sign up with different payments service providers in each region and each country where they did business. Now organisations can reach their customers in more than 14 African countries through a single integration into the DPO Group, via DPO Paygate South Africa, explains Peter Harvey, Managing Director of DPO PayGate.

In the last year the DPO Group has established legal entities in more than 14 countries throughout Africa.

“DPO PayGate clients now have access to a complete bouquet of payment offerings including card, Instant EFT, and app-based payments such as Zapper and MasterPass. We offer a one stop solution to all organisations from start-up to enterprise. We take away the pain of multiple platform integrations and have a single sign-up agreement with a number of banks. The power of DPO PayGate lies in our ability to quickly and simply take organisations from sign-up to revenue generation, anywhere in Africa,” says Harvey.

“For the DPO Group, South Africa is an important market, which presents its own unique challenges and opportunities,” says Eran Feinstein DPO Group CEO.

“DPO PayGate will manage this large market by utilising high-end technology, engaging and leading a highly skilled team, and maintaining the highest standards in the industry.”

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Thabo Mphahlele is the BizNis Africa Head of Sales and Marketing. Mphahlele was previously MultiChoice Production Support Analyst responsible for developing and monitoring applications. In addition, Mphahlele develops and automates batch scripts and is responsible for the daily infrastructure maintenance at MultiChoice. As a Production Support Analyst, he is responsible for incident analysis solving , developing and constructing business reports for SQL and Oracle and implement change controls for the business. Additional responsibility includes monitoring system performance via SOA, Kibaba (Elasticsearch), H.P BSM, HP Sitescope. Mphahlele is responsible for creating infrastructure performance reports through HP Ops Analytics, monitoring payments via Splunk and in-house built-in tool and disaster recovery simulation and testing. At Nashua Mobile, he was responsible for application development and enhancing the web sites At South West Gauteng College, he was the IT Technician and Network Administrator. During his tenure at Double Digit Media, he was he focused on application and web site development for new and existing clients Mphahlele contributes as a Content Manager for BizNis Africa.

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