About Mukuru



Cape Town | Johannesburg

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What we do

Mukuru helps you move money around Africa. Whether you are sending cash for instant collection or topping up a bank account or mobile wallet it has never been easier. We use the latest mobile and web-based technologies to give you the best experience possible. But that’s just half the story. To really understand us, you need to know the “why” behind all we do.

We know that every one of our customers has a story. Just like we do. So whether they are sending money for school fees, hospital bills, rent or groceries, we are passionate about making that story end well.

It is this, the opportunity to enrich the lives of Africa's people by helping family, friends and loved ones stay connected, that motivates us to improve, to do more and to reach further. To us a remittance is more than money. It represents the love, care and hard work of the sender and can be a lifeline, an opportunity or even a celebration to the recipient.

Our Values

  • World Class Service - It sets us apart from the competition.
  • Innovation and Creativity - If we don't have it, we'll build it.
  • Growth Through Learning - It's about progress.
  • A Sense of Family - We are all in it together.
  • Integrity - We're just down-to-earth, honest people.
  • Passion in Work and Play - It's about giving everything.

Our Hiring Process

We a close-knit bunch so we place a lot of emphasis in the hiring process as we grow our family.

  1. You will firstly have an interview with the Team Lead, Development Manager or HR - we are down-to-earth, honest, all-in-it-together kind of people so have the first meeting is about getting to know each other seeing if we are a good fit for you and you for us
  2. We will give a short technical assignment to do in your own time - we are not the push a deadline kind of company but it is about giving it your everything in what you do. We tend to be able to move quite quickly in our process so completing the technical assessment as quickly as you can help to make the process even less of time hassle and we actually give you feedback on how you did - we take our world-class service seriously even our promises to each other as a team
  3. Our system works with people's livelihoods and trust, background checks (credit and criminal records) are part of our process
  4. Learning and growth is a big part of the Mukuru and an online psychometric test helps assist in identifying how we can work together to grow you career in the team
  5. We have a discussion about our offer to you.

For us, it's just as much about you choosing to make us a part of your story as much as it is about us choosing you to be a part of ours

Flexible work hours
Games / chill out room
Great coffee
Choice of Macbook Pro or Laptop
Relaxed working environment
Generous leave allowances
Competitive salaries with reviews and annual discretionary bonuses
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Amazon S3
Amazon EC2
Amazon VPC


Travis CI
New Relic


Amazon Route 53
Amazon SES
Google Analytics

Business Tools

Google Apps
The Trough - our Friday drinks spot.
The Pasture - where staff go out to play.