Abangani Media builds custom web & mobile applications, such as employee apps, client portals etc.
‘Abangani’ is an isiZulu word, which means ‘friends’. We as Abangani Media would like to make friends with people from different backgrounds, cultures and continents. We’d like to make a positive impact in South Africa, while working for companies all over the world.
We use WordPress for small, brochure type of websites. We build WordPress themes & plugins mainly for advertising agencies, which outsource their dev work to us.
I am Hein van Vlastuin. I have been in South Africa since 2011. Originally I came as an academic researcher, and I was meant to stay for six months only, but I decided to stay longer. I love South Africa and its people.
I have been working as a website developer for over 15 years. As a young student I started my own website development company, Heinosoft. After running the company for a couple of years, I had the opportunity to sell the company.
In 2015 I decided to start working for myself again. It is my mission to build an innovative company which makes a positive impact in South Africa. I believe that South Africa is well equipped to build a strong IT industry.
Originally I started working by myself, but currently we have employed close to ten developers and designers.