OfferZen Blog

Insights about the South African tech industry and software development.

Topic: Industry insights
Developer Salaries: Trends Amongst Top Earners
How do some developers manage to out-earn the rest? We’ve looked at the top 5% of highest earning developers to find interesting insights on trends and demand.
by Trinka Mynhardt - 10 July 2018
Topic: Industry insights
Expert Guide on How to Make a Badass UI/UX Portfolio
Portfolios are the one thing allowing UI/UX designers to stand out - even more so than CVs. Here are the tips from experts at Dropbox, InVision and Glucode.
by Marike Brown - 2 May 2018
Topic: Industry insights
Empathy Can't Be Automated: Solving Complex Problems in a Tech Marketplace
As a tech company, it was tempting to completely automate guiding candidates through the hiring process, but we decided against doing so. Here's why.
by Danté Nel - 24 April 2018
Topic: Industry insights
Developer salaries: Cape Town vs Joburg [2018]
At the start of 2017, we investigated dev salaries between Cape Town and Joburg. Now, with more data we revisit our analysis and see how things have changed in the last year.
by Matthew Sturgess - 26 March 2018
Topic: Industry insights
Why a lean UX mindset makes for better software products
Phil Barrett has been in the industry for many years and knows that UX designers still have to justify what they do and why it matters.
by Anne Gonschorek - 2 February 2018
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: 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: 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
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