The Future of Work

Wed Aug 28, 18:00 - Wed Aug 28, 21:30
The Venue

Compared to the international stages of tech innovation, South Africa’s tech ecosystem is still in its infancy. This makes breaking into traditional industries and collaborating across sectors incredibly hard. But to grow the local innovation space, players need a proper grip on how it all works. 

That’s why we’re bringing top SA tech ecosystem players into one room: 

... will talk about the challenges and opportunities around growing our tech community. 

As usual, we provide food for thought and body, but it’s your presence that makes the magic happen! Please join the discussion and bring your partners, colleagues, questions and personal experiences.

When? Wednesday, 28th August 2019, from 18:00 for 18:30 

Where? The Venue, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg

Past OfferZen events:

Malan Joubert - Co-Founder of OfferZen

Malan is a software developer at heart with an interest in robotics and a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Stellenbosch University. He co-founded OfferZen together with his brother, Philip, to help developers in South Africa find awesome jobs. He is also the CEO of FireID, a startup studio that has incubated a number of leading South African startups including Pondering Panda, Journey Apps, SnapScan and Luno. 

Having spent over a year in Silicon Valley, Malan has first hand experience of the energy, quality and grit typical of startups in the Bay area, and he is determined to build South Africa’s tech ecosystem. When he isn’t starting a startup, you’ll most likely find him running, reading, building robots, or rock-climbing. 

Devina Maharaj
- Head of Digital, South Africa, Investec Private Banking

Devina has over 14 years of experience in financial services, including as a Private Banker, head of Lending and head of Digital Channels for Private Banking. She is currently the head of Digital for Investec Bank SA and believes her experience working her way through various roles in the bank has given her not only a firm understanding of banking, but also great insight into how the world of technology is rapidly changing our future. Devina has an MBA from Wits and is an alumnus of Singularity University.


Matsi Modise, Founding CEO of Furaha Afrika Holdings and Vice Chairperson of SiMODiSA

As Founding CEO of Furaha Afrika Holdings, Matsi is on a mission to contribute to Africa’s skills revolution and boost South African entrepreneurs. And as Vice Chairperson of SiMODiSA and non-executive Director of Innovation Hub, Matsi has formidable experience planted squarely in the technology disruptions and innovation space. It comes as no surprise that she was named one of the Top 30 African leaders in technology, business, art, science, politics, design and media by Quartz Media Africa.


She has numerous other awards to her name including being chosen by the World Economic Forum as one of the Top 50 Global Shapers to attend the annual Davos conference. Matsi is an experienced international speaker with a passion for entrepreneurship, leadership and South African startups.

Stephen van der Heijden - VP of Growth at OfferZen, Moderator for the evening

Stephen is a keen and experienced startupper having founded both Stellenbosch Digital, an 8 year strong community platform that has hosted people from Silicon Valley, as well as UNO Digital. He then went on to become the Head of Product at OLX, where he led tech teams and gained experience in the African market.  

Despite his BAccLLB background, Stephen is no stranger to the tech industry and has a strength for understanding the technical aspects of projects. Now, as VP of Growth at OfferZen, Stephen uses his own experience pitching and raising funds in Silicon Valley and Europe to take teams from zero to one and grow the tech community in South Africa. When he isn’t being inspired by the highly intelligent and skilled people around him, Stephen spends time clearing his mind while trying to catch fish. 



The Future of Work
The Venue
17 High St, Melrose, Johannesburg, 2019
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