About Us

The founders of Real Pay have developed a system to simplify payments and address the growing demand for electronic solutions, after they identified the need for multiple payments in Southern Africa.

Company profile

Real Pay was founded in 2003, and 2006 marked the launch of the first Real Pay collections solution in Botswana. Additionally, unique product offerings were introduced in South Africa, Namibia, Eswatini, Lesotho and Zambia – pioneering time-sensitive payments in Africa. Our practical and innovative technology strengthens Real Pay’s multi-bank web-based payments system. Real-time management reports and our interactive dashboard differentiate us from traditional debit order platforms.

The system may be implemented in a range of financial environments – ranging from small enterprises to multinational corporations – fulfilling Africa’s need for time-sensitive collections.

To lead the digital payments transition in Africa, enabled through tailored solutions, trusted expertise and specialised knowledge.

· To optimise business cashflow through efficient and stable payments systems.
· To innovate through collaboration with our stakeholders in the payments ecosystem.
· To enable simplified and seamless integrations through open API’s.
· To provide world-class safe and secure platforms.

We value the following:
Learning – Through constant innovation
Integrity – Displayed in all initiatives we undertake
Value – Our people, communities and the environment
Excellence – In our customer service

Who are we?


  • Pieter Swanepoel

    Managing Director

    Pieter’s career originated in South Africa’s banking sector during the mid-nineties where he filled senior and general management positions during his tenure at two of the leading banking groups.

  • Willie van Zyl

    Group Executive Director: Business Development & Strategic Partnerships

    Willie is a seasoned banker and payments specialist that brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him. His in-depth understanding of these industries positions him perfectly for his role at Real Pay that is focused on further expansion of the brand and footprint, as well as collaboration and the establishment of strategic partnerships.

  • Werner Webb

    Director: Operations

    An expert in the fields of system integration, infrastructure management and support services, Werner has been accumulating IT experience since 1992.

  • Erns Erasmus

    Director: Africa Expansion and Payments Solutions

    A lifelong entrepreneur, Erns acquired vast knowledge in the retail environment, from the start of his career in 1990. Building on his experience, Erns became skilled in different aspects of retailing, sales and marketing.

  • Luan Cloete

    Head of Sales and Marketing: Real Pay Group

    Luan started his career with a prominent property developer in Gauteng where he fulfilled the role of property investment consultant.

  • Tjaart Booyens

    Head of Digital Payments: Real Pay Group

    Tjaart started out in the information technology industry in 1999. He gained in-depth knowledge and experience in various fields within the industry specialising in software and infrastructure

  • David van den Berg

    Head Of Finance: Real Pay Group

    David is the Head Of Finance: Real Pay Group and joined the company in 2016.

  • Khumo Lekang

    Country Manager: Botswana

    Khumo is a born Botswanan citizen and currently resides in Gaborone. She heads up the team that is responsible for sales, client retention, and regulatory compliance as well as support to users in Botswana.

  • Anél Diedericks

    Team Leader: Operations department

    Anél is responsible for supervising, managing and motivating team members to ensure smooth operations support and to create an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture.

  • Aletia Meyer

    Compliance Department

    Aletia’s first and foremost task is to act as a mentor to key department personnel; encouraging professional growth and grooming their future positions.

  • Liezl Roos

    Human Resource Department

    Liezl started her career with Real Pay in 2015 after obtaining her BCom(Hons) Human Resource Management degree from North-West University.

  • Petrony Oberholster

    Marketing / Design Department

    With a BA(Hons) degree in Graphic Design from North-West University, Petrony is responsible for all designs, events, marketing and creatively-related activities of Real Pay.