Safe, Secure Online Shopping

We understand that by buying from us you are putting your trust in us with your valuable personal information which is why we take online security very seriously.

Are Seeds for Africa safe to shop with?

Seeds for Africa are verified sellers trading on since 2011. We have 100% positive ratings / feedback from over 80 000 transactions on bidorbuy.

Seeds for Africa transact globally on and have 100% positive ratings / feedback from over 10 000 global transactions.

Seeds for Africa were recognised in the 2015 South African eCommerce awards being named in South Africa's top 50 websites and being named as 2nd Runner up in the best small business award.

Seeds for Africa were recognised in the 2014 South African eCommerce awards being named in South Africa's top 30 websites and being named as 2nd Runner up in the best small business award.

Seeds for Africa are listed on

You can rest assured that your payment and personal details are safe with Seeds for Africa.

Are your personal details safe?

Rest easy knowing that your data is secured by some of the highest standards available. Our store is hosted by Shopify who have Level 1 PCI Compliant web hosting and shopping cart software. Rest easy knowing your data is secure.

Seeds for Africa will never share your personal information with any third party.

Are payments safe?

Credit Card Payments are processed through Payfast

PayFast is committed to keeping you and your information secure. Payfast have a multitude of checks in place to protect both buyers and sellers from fraudulent transactions.

Payfast use Extended Validation SSL with 256-bit encryption by Only two of the four major South African banks use this, the highest, level of encryption currently available.

3D Secure is in place for all credit card transactions.

All sensitive info is encrypted within Payfasts database.

Payfast run penetration testing on their system on a weekly basis to look for vulnerabilities. They are only required to do it once every three months, but they run it every week.

Payfasts entire site, blog and help site are served off secure servers, making it harder to perpetrate phishing attacks.

Payfast also have an excellent monitoring system that does, among other things: GEO IP tracking, velocity testing, BIN/IIN validation and checks against online databases.


3D Secure is an extra layer of security in using your credit card for online transactions. For online transactions over R1000 you'll be asked to enter your 3D Secure password (different from the PIN), which is called Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode by the respective credit card companies.

You have to register for 3D Secure with your card issuing bank, and can be set up either as a password of your choice or a one-time-password that will be sent to you by email/SMS.

Instant EFT Payments are processed via Ozow (Formerly I-Pay)

Thawte Certificate

Ozow are Thawte certified, i-Pay is able to offer the utmost levels of security to businesses and shoppers alike. Through Ozow, online payment processing is safe and secure. Confidence and trust between clients and businesses are built and secured, based on one of the most consistent network infrastructures available.

EV SSL Certificate

Trusted and verified sites will present a green area in the address bar, so shoppers need never be concerned as to whether the information passed to us is secure during the online payment process.

Extra Security

Personal data remains private

As Ozow or Seeds for Africa do not access the sensitive and confidential information of shoppers, their personal data remains entirely safe and private.

Consumer Protection Programm

Ozow's free protection programme for shoppers guarantees that unauthorised real-time- from the consumer’s account of up to R10, 000 made through the i-Pay payment processor, will be reimbursed.

Identity Theft

Through Ozow’s secure online payment processing service, consumers are able to keep all personal and financial information and data private, both from Ozow and Seeds for Africa, thereby significantly lowering the opportunity for identity theft and fraud to occur online.