We’re takealot.com, and we’ve built our business on the simple principle that our customers come first.

Our business is retail and we strive to have the widest range of products and the best possible customer service on the African continent. We’re doing it by employing great people and developing innovative, cutting-edge tech.

But that’s what we do. It’s not who we are. We are all about our customers. We want to be the most customer-centric online shopping destination in Africa – to make online shopping so easy and seamless that everyone will feel comfortable doing it.

We want to know our customers. We want to be a part of their lives. We want each experience they have with us to leave them with a smile, whether it’s a confirmation email, an added detail on the packaging or even the return of an unwanted or damaged order.

Sure, we’re only human and we make mistakes, but when we do, we confront them honestly, openly and immediately, doing everything we can to make things right.

Most importantly, we always say it like it is. We don’t hide behind terms and conditions and we don’t do asterisks.


Oracle is shifting the complexity from IT, moving it out of the enterprise by engineering hardware and software to work together—in the cloud and in the data centre. By eliminating complexity and simplifying IT, Oracle enables its customers — 400,000 of them in more than 145 countries around the world — to accelerate innovation and create added value for their customers.

Oracle is committed to Cloud and at the Oracle Cloud Development Centre in Cape Town, we are growing an ace engineering team to accomplish our ambitious cloud goals. The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Management Services team designs and develops the Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform that drives Oracle Cloud and Oracle's Engineered Systems offerings.

Key focus areas include scale, performance and reliability. We work in Python and Twisted to build our cloud infrastructure management product in a Linux ecosystem.

At the Oracle Cloud Development Centre, we are tackling some of the most interesting problems in tech today. The work is always interesting, challenging and skills development is guaranteed. Our team is comprised of highly skilled, motivated software developers, that span from Cape Town to Silicon Valley, and beyond. Working at Oracle allows you be part of something big!

We offer visionary leadership and innovation in a fast-paced, challenging, and always evolving environment. We know talented individuals drive success, and when we find good people we work hard to keep them. For that reason, Oracle invests in its talent, from providing extensive training and professional development to ensuring our employees enjoy excellent benefits and opportunities, from a flexible working environment to health and medical benefits.


Praekelt Foundation builds open source, scalable mobile technologies and solutions to improve the health and well-being of people living in poverty. Our programmes have reached over 50 million people across 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Foundation was founded in early 2007 by Gustav Praekelt and Robin Miller in response to the opportunities created by the rapid and unprecedented spread of mobile phones across Africa. Gustav, a digital entrepreneur and obsessive technologist, recognised how many of the mobile technologies his consultancy developed could be used to give communities access to services and information which had previously been inaccessible.


A super-scalable conversation engine for delivering SMSes, star menus and chat messages. It’s event-driven and built on top of Twisted, RabbitMQ and Riak and comes with a great set of unit tests.

Read more at vumi.org -- or grab the code from GitHub.

Python Software Foundation

The mission of the Python Software Foundation is to promote, protect, and advance the Python programming language, and to support and facilitate the growth of a diverse and international community of Python programmers.

The majority of the PSF's work is focused on empowering and supporting people within the Python community. The PSF has active grant programs that support sprints, conferences, meetups, user groups, and Python development efforts all over the world. In addition, the PSF underwrites and runs PyCon US, the primary Python community conference.

Being part of the PSF means being part of the Python community. In 2014, we changed the bylaws to make the PSF an open membership organization, so that everyone who uses and supports Python can join. To learn more, visit www.python.org/psf/membership.



Formed by three dynamic developers back in 1984, BBD now employs more than 500 software developers, system architects, application designers, digital strategists and tech-trend enthusiasts (i.e. "geeks").

Although our HQ is based in Johannesburg, we can also be found in Pretoria and Cape Town, and in Bulgaria and India too.

In addition to our core software and application development services, we have a dedicated, in-house research and development team that provides constant training, insight and guidance on the latest technology trends, tools and frameworks.


Nothing is too complex.

We thrive on challenge and use our collective, extensive experience as application developers, programmers and systems architects to innovate software solutions for even the most confounding digital situations.

Our mantra of "combined intelligence" refers not only to the software experts under our roof, but also to the collaborative knowledge and experience our team has accumulated over the last 3 decades.

And when it comes to developing a bespoke system, or software solution, for your business, we believe in combining our intelligence with yours.

Because when we merge our own unparalleled technological understanding with your intimate knowledge of your own business, we believe that we can create wonderful things together.

For more information, please visit www.bbd.co.za.


Help build the cloud!

In 2005 Amazon Web Services (AWS) opened a Development Centre in Cape Town. In 2006 the Cape Town team launched Amazon EC2. In 2012, Amazon is building an AWS Support group based in Cape Town.

What do we do?

The Cape Town based Development Center plays a central role in building the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is the web service that pioneered cloud computing.

AWS Support provides global technical support to a wide range of external customers as they build mission-critical applications on top of AWS services such as Amazon S3 and Amazon EC2.

What do we need?

Exceptional Engineers with very strong technical skills and experience. You should be obsessed with customer satisfaction, have a background in computer science and be passionate about cloud computing.


SunGard is one of the world's leading financial software companies, with annual revenue of $2.8 billion. We provide solutions for financial services, the public sector and education. Our software is delivered via Software as a Service (SaaS), in the cloud and on premises, surrounded by an extensive suite of service offerings. Through the depth and breadth of our solution portfolio, global capabilities and domain expertise, we are uniquely capable of supporting virtually every type of financial organization, including the largest and most complex institutions in the world. SunGard's approximately 13,000 employees proudly serve approximately 14,000 customers in more than 100 countries, bringing fresh ideas and inventive solutions to help our customers adapt and thrive. For more information, please visit www.sungard.com.

PyConZA brought to you by Praekelt Foundation