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iK Tap on Phone

Turn your Android phone* into a card machine. South Africa’s first tap-and-go payment solution.

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iK Tap on Phone

*Only available on NFC-enabled Android & Huawei phones.

FREEIncluded with iKhokha App


iK Tap on Phone:
Card payments made easier

iK Tap on Phone accepts:

Tap into a new way
to pay

Use your phone to accept contactless card payments. No card machine needed!
Keep more of your money with transaction rates that get lower as your business grows.
No setup fees. No contracts. All you need is an iKhokha profile and the iKhokha App to get started.

Every transaction on the iKhokha App is protected with industry-leading safety and security measures. Our dedication to safety and innovation, specifically for iK Tap on Phone, was honoured with the 2022 Mastercard EMEA Award.

Edge 2022 Award
Phone payment via NFC
Can my phone accept card payments?You’ll need a Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled Android or Huawei smartphone to use iK Tap on Phone.

How to get started

How to get paid with iK Tap on Phone

Create a profile

Sign up to iKhokha for free.


Download the iKhokha App

Find it on your Google Play store or Huawei AppGallery.


Start trading

Take payments from all major SA bank cards and digital wallets like Apple Pay or Samsung Pay on your smartphone.

How to get paid with iK Tap on Phone


of South Africans used tap-to-pay platforms in 2023. Get
in on the action with iK Tap on Phone.

*Source: Stitch survey, e-commerce preferences, December 2023

Feel inspired

Easy to set up. Easy to use. The entire experience with the product and the team has been awesome.
- Sanjay Reewith
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Convenient and easy to use. I love it.
- Maleesha Pillay
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It works like magic. Definitely no need to stress when you have iKhokha.
- Femitha Banu Sheik
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Flexible pricing and fast payouts

Enjoy low transaction rates that get lower the more you make, starting at 2.75% (excl. VAT). If you bank with FNB and Absa, you’ll get your money on the next business day.

Calculate your rate

Your rate:


You'll pay

R 0.00

ex VAT and R2.50 settlement fee
Value included
24/7 support
No rental fees
Digital invoices & receipts
Award-winning app

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Tap on Phone lets you use a normal Android smartphone to accept tap-and-go card payments. It uses state-of-the-art security and NFC (Near Field Communication) technology. Tap on Phone is approved by Mastercard and Visa.

NFC stands for Near Field Communication. It’s basically a short-range wireless technology that lets devices communicate with each other when they're close together. NFC allows customers to make secure, contactless payments by simply tapping their NFC-enabled card or mobile device on the card machine.

NFC options for your device can be found in Settings. It's usually under “Connections” or “Wireless & Networks”. When you enable iK Tap on Phone, and your NFC is not enabled, the app will direct you to your settings to switch on NFC.

You'll need:

  1. The iKhokha App
  2. An Android smartphone that is NFC enabled. It must also be an Android 9 device or higher.

Need help?

Get help instantly on WhatsApp, our chatbot Kelly, or by requesting a callback.

You can also call  087 222 7000  or email  support@ikhokha.com