About Hippo Comparative Services


1 Telesure Lane, Riverglen, Dainfern, 2191

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What We Do

Launched in 2007, Hippo.co.za is South Africa’s first comparison website and compares insurance and other personal finance products from a range of South African brands. Before Hippo.co.za, consumers had to call around for hours trying to find the cheapest quote to suit their needs.

Hippo.co.za compares a range of South African providers, their prices and benefits in minutes via our instant real-time search results. Hippo.co.za compares Motor Insurance, Home Insurance, Business Insurance, Health, Life Insurance, Personal Loans, and more. The Hippo.co.za comparison website helps you save time and the hassle of shopping around for quotes by doing all of the hard work of searching for you. Hippo.co.za will help you find the right product, and then if you are interested, will put the selected provider in touch with you directly so that you can find out more or buy.

According to 2017 independent research, you could save hundreds of Rands per month* on your Car Insurance alone by using Hippo.co.za. Every day, Hippo.co.za helps thousands of people compare quotes for free before they buy or switch.

Hippo.co.za makes use of cutting-edge technology to provide our customers with the best deal. Our web services are managed and run by leading and experienced web developers, meaning that our customers always have the best experience, and that the quotes are always competitive. The quotes we provide are pulled directly from our providers, which means that we always provide you with the best deal.

Hippo.co.za is free to use, and commission free. We make money simply by charging our partners a fee when a customer chooses to find out more about their products. This is important because, as a business, we need to make money in order to continue to provide you, our customers, with the best deals.

Why We Do It

Technolgy and Development is the key to success for us, staying on top of the latest digital trends and taking those to market is what we do. Developers have the oppurtunity to dictate the technology that we use and there is very little red tape to restrict what and how we do it. We embrace change and are always willing to listen to better ideas of doing things. Our aim is to become South Africa's leading online brand and we need you to make that happen!

Our Hiring Process

  1. A Formal interview at our office
  2. A written coding test that the applicant can complete in their own time at home
  3. A Psychometric assessment (This is just to determine culture and job fit)
Medical Aid & Group Life Cover
Staff gets up to 50% discount on their insurance
Gym in the building
Flexible Working Hours
Tech Stack

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