OfferZen Blog

Insights about the South African tech industry and software development.

Topic: Industry insights
Why a lean UX mindset makes for better software products
Phil Barrett is one of the executive design directors at Absa’s Africa Design Office. He has been in the industry for many years and knows that user experience designers...
by Anne Gonschorek - 2 February 2018
Topic: OfferZen Updates
Start(up) Reading
Getting into the startup world can be really scary - it certainly was for us. The same goes for the people trying to build something completely new and innovative within...
by Malan Joubert - 13 December 2017
Topic: OfferZen Updates
We Built an Awesome Feed of Local Tech Meetups and Conferences
Exciting news: We’ve launched events.offerzen.com! It’s a curated schedule of the best local tech events and speakers. OfferZen’s mission has always been to support the...
by Ben Blaine - 6 October 2017
Topic: OfferZen Updates
Announcing New Roles: Design, Data Science and Product Management
Since launching OfferZen in December 2015, we’ve helped hundreds of fellow developers to find awesome jobs. We focused exclusively on software developers - mainly because...
by Philip Joubert - 4 October 2017
Topic: Industry insights
This is How Long it Takes Developers to Get Hired
We regularly look at the data we have on developer jobs in South Africa. Previously, we’ve analysed salary-related data in different ways by looking at the discrepancies...
by Harry Hands - 22 September 2017
Topic: OfferZen Updates
3 Tips on How to Engage Developers During Your Hiring Process [Video]
The way you treat people can make or break your hiring process - sounds like a no-brainer, doesn’t it? But here’s the thing: Hiring is hard and communication isn’t always...
by Danté Nel - 22 September 2017
Topic: Industry insights
Bringing High-Tech Public Health Solutions to Low-Tech Environments
Jembi Health Systems (Jembi) deliver high-tech public health solutions to low-tech environments: As a non-profit healthtech NGO, they are developing health information...
by Anne Gonschorek - 15 September 2017
Topic: Industry insights
The 3 Tiers of Blockchain Applications: Currency, Tokens, Infrastructure
The volatile trading value of Bitcoin and Ether has been a regular fixture in the news. But despite the widespread excitement about cryptocurrencies, it’s really hard to...
by Helené van Tonder - 8 September 2017
Topic: OfferZen Updates
Hiring Developers: Why a Candidate's Experience Matters
Companies want the best developers on their teams. But often, they don’t end up hiring the right candidates because their processes are focused on filtering out poor...
by Brett Jones - 6 September 2017
Topic: OfferZen Updates
Sandbox for InsurTech: Bridging the Gap Between Insurers and Innovators
Insurance is seen as one of the most old-fashioned, analogue consumer services that exists. It is also an enormous market - worth $4.6trn in global premium income a year....
by Helené van Tonder - 1 September 2017
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