OfferZen Blog

Insights about the South African tech industry and software development.

Topic: Industry insights
How Long Does it Take a Developer to Find a Job?
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: 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
Topic: Industry insights
A Jury of Peers: How Independent Game Developers Depend on Feedback
Free Lives is an independent South African video game developer based in Cape Town. The studio is best known for Broforce, a game that sold over 1 million copies while...
by Anne Gonschorek - 31 August 2017
Topic: Industry insights
How Luno Uses Data to Make Product Decisions
Luno is an online wallet provider and Bitcoin exchange. Founded in South Africa, the company’s headquarters are now in Singapore and their operations also stretch into...
by Anne Gonschorek - 22 August 2017
Topic: Industry insights
What Data Scientists Do at, Zoona, JUMO and Curately
The term “data scientist” has only been around for a few years: Apparently, it was coined in 2008 by either D.J. Patil or Jeff Hammerbacher - the then respective leads of...
by Helené van Tonder - 18 August 2017
Topic: OfferZen Updates
OfferZen Hackathon: Building Root Apps to #hackbehaviour
OfferZen’s mission is to help developers build great things. A big part of that is helping talented developers find jobs at companies where they can learn and contribute...
by Helené van Tonder - 11 August 2017
Topic: Interviews
Outsourcing Financial Management: The Perks of a Virtual CFO
OutsourcedCFO is a Cape Town-based financial management boutique that gives emerging companies access to the skills typically associated with a Chief Financial Officer...
by Helené van Tonder - 10 August 2017
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