WordCamp Cape Town 2013 is over! Thanks so much to the entire local community for making it such an awesome event.
Read our recap post here to find out how the day went and see a quick promo video.

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WooThemes is an international, market leading, bootstrapped business providing a platform to extend standard WordPress-powered websites via a range of innovative themes and plugins. With WooThemes businesses and individuals can get professional WordPress sites launched quickly and affordably.


Established in 2001, RSAWEB has extensive industry experience. Our commitment to customer service excellence and our in depth technical understanding, allows us to retain partnerships with some of SA’s leading brands from a wide array of sectors. We take pride in offering our clients the best in service and support, and our SLA’s ensure all clients absolute peace-of-mind, with a 24-hour help-desk fully supporting and monitoring all services. We have invested heavily in our infrastructure and have a strong presence in South Africa and Internationally with data centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town, and POPs (points of presence) in London, Europe and the USA. We believe that great technology doesn’t have to be complex and expensive; our motto ‘technology meets life’ implies just that. We bridge the gap between IT innovation and everyday life – and our team take pride in doing this every day.

Food Sponsor


FNB is the oldest bank in South Africa, and can be traced back to the Eastern Province Bank formed in Grahamstown in 1838. Today, FNB trades as a division of FirstRand Bank Limited.


Obox Themes

Obox Themes. Creators of beautiful and usable Premium WordPress themes for business owners, freelancers and designers.



Clickatell is a global leader in mobile messaging and transaction services, which enable its customers to connect, interact and transact with their business partners and communities on the mobile phone.

Clickatell’s global footprint means that it can deliver short message service (SMS) messages through it’s next-generation Clickatell Mobile eXchange (CMneXt) to over 960 mobile networks in over 220 countries and territories, with the potential to reach 6 billion mobile phone users – more than 80 percent of the world’s population. In addition, with Clickatell Transaction eXchange (CTX), it provides the essential link between mobile consumers and their financial institution, with services like airtime top-up.

More than 15,000 enterprise, government, medium and small business customers and application developers have embraced Clickatell’s technology solutions. Founded in 2000, Clickatell is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif. To learn more, visit http://www.clickatell.com/


SiteOrigin pushes the limits on what you can expect from free WordPress themes and plugins. Page Builder, a free plugin by SiteOrigin is fast becoming the standard way to build rich, responsive page layouts.



PayFast is a payments processing service for South Africans and South African websites. They enable easy, secure and instant transfer of money between online buyers and sellers and integrate with a variety of WordPress solutions.

Post Status

Post Status is a WordPress news blog. The site features a blend of original news and content plus daily links to the most interesting WordPress oriented blog posts on the web. Post Status was created by Brian Krogsgard, a web developer in Birmingham, Alabama and Junior Partner at Range.

Scholarship Sponsor


e-magination Info Solutions is an information systems and consulting firm specialising in Business Intelligence and Information Management. We provide customised, cost-effective and relevant IT solutions that support and guide client strategy development as well as intelligent Report and Technical Data Warehouse Development.


Code Poet

If you use WordPress to build things for other people, Code Poet wants to make your life easier. No matter whether you freelance on a solo basis, lead a small web shop, make plugins in a dark closet, or crack the whip at a large design firm, Code Poet’s aim is to become your go-to source of information and resources to help you expand your WordPress skills and know-how. To make you better at what you do. To make it easier to make your living and look great doing it. You’re part of a tribe of WordPress designers and developers over 10,000 strong, spanning the entire globe. codepoet.com aims to bring the working knowledge and real world strategies of those people into one place, for you to tap into.


Bluehost has been a WordPress partner since 2005 and powers over one million WordPress sites. Their goal is to provide outstanding hosting services and customer support for the best possible price. Bluehost is also constantly innovating and upgrading their services and infrastructure at no additional cost to their customers. Join the millions of other website owners that have already chosen Bluehost and see how they can help you with your site.



WPML makes it easy to build and run multilingual WordPress websites. You’ll be able to translate everything in the site, including content, navigation, widgets and even theme and plugin texts. WPML powers over 150,000 commercial websites from all over the world. Want to go multilingual? Visit us at WPML.org


Views plugin lets you build WordPress sites from within the admin dashboard. With Views, it’s possible to develop custom functionality in a fraction of the time it takes to code it from scratch. Views works with any theme and other plugins. A powerful query engine lets you select what content to load. The render engine lets you quickly design templates and display them. Views fully supports WooCommerce, for rapid e-commerce development. Add custom product catalogs to any site, running any theme, in minutes. Create amazing product listings, sliders, and parametric searches. Build fully custom e-commerce sites from within the WordPress.

Community Partners

Silicon Cape Initiative

The Silicon Cape Initiative a community of tech entrepreneurs, developers, creatives, angel investors, and VC’s who are passionate about entrepreneurship and the roles we play in the future of South Africa. The Initiative is a non-profit, community owned and driven movement, that aims to improve the environment in the Western Cape to create more and better startups as well as increase access to capital.

Media Partners



MyBroadband is the largest IT Website in South Africa with 1 million unique monthly visitors, serving the local market with technology and business tech news and the largest online community in the country. MyBroadband was started in 2003 (known then as MyADSL) as a forum to address the broadband problems which existed in South Africa at the time. Since then the website grew into a full blown IT News publication and online community, serving over 6.5 million pages per month.


HumanIPO is a top pan-African technology news site, with journalists based in all the continent’s major hubs covering Africa’s technological revolution. Whether it is startups, innovations or big tech business, you can read about it first on HumanIPO. We truly are the home to African tech.

I Am Not Many

Freelance content strategist @iAmnotMany builds and manages online communities, such as the vibrant @CapeTown Twitter community and mimiCommunities range with their various hashtags that bring citizens and visitors to a region together in social networks.  The association with WordCamp Cape Town aims to promote bloggers in Cape Town #capeblogPost, and support local business with affordable exposure to 68 000 followers #capelocalBiz. As an early-adopter of disruptive technologies, Dorette (using only her first name online) registered a first Twitter account in 2006 and experienced the platform’s growth intimately – as social media emerged into mainstream communication in the world.  Dorette’s  first love is business development and impact investment – specifically in the startup IT and educational industries and she works as social innovator across Africa. She excels in Twitter where she works closely with a few handpicked brands and their publicity teams – communication agencies, radio presenters, publishers or SMO professionals – to increase social media reach if it has value to followers. iAmnotMany is a play on words – I Am Many (via followers), but also NOT many (as freelancer): with a mission is simply to Create and Influence online Communities for Good with relevant, well-curated Content.



Memeburn (pronounced “meem”, not “meh-meh” or “mee mee”) is a website that focuses on everything digital in the emerging markets sphere, from current events in the world of social media, mobile and general technology, to in-depth interviews with the likes of WordPress creator and CEO Matt Mullenweg, Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley, Evernote CEO Phil Libin, the co-creator of Google Now and entrepreneur Richard Branson as well Naspers CEO Koos Bekker, Wired founder Chris Anderson and StumbleUpon CEO Mark Bartels. It is particularly interested in the BRICs*, as well as digital innovation, viral online marketing campaigns and general tech trends.

Transport Partner


Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through their apps, they make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to their launches in over 35 cities today, Uber’s rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer.


Cobus Bester

I have a great passion for good design, and pride myself in the attention to detail. I am currently designer and front-end developer at WooThemes.

Jeffrey Pearce

Most know me as Jeffikus. I’m a senior developer at WooThemes where I focus on PHP and JQuery. I work mostly on WordPress plugins such as Sensei, while also dabbling in applications written in NodeJS. Education is my passion!

Mark Forrester

I’m a proud co-founder of WooThemes and an even prouder dad. I’m also an avid sports fan, photographer and digital designer.

Gerhard Potgieter

WooCommerce Ninja at WooThemes. Avid WordPress enthusiast, web developer, blogger, technologist and homebrewer.

Joel Bronkowski

Business Development Manager at WooThemes. Been known to blog from time to time. Passionate about social development, music, sports, innovation and I love getting to know people.

Matt Cohen

Chief Product Officer at WooThemes. WordPress and web developer, musician and blogger. Lover of punk rock, innovation, business and 80s/90s cartoons.

Hugh Lashbrooke

Self-taught geek and PHP developer from Cape Town currently coding up a storm at WooThemes. New father. Lover of all things WordPress.

Dominique Rossouw

I manage the daily operations at WooThemes and ensure that everything runs smoothly behind the scenes. Apart from managing the Woo base I am a board member of a local animal rescue group and in my spare time can be found surrounded by four legged friends of the doggy variety.

Warren Holmes

I’m a Product Manager over at WooThemes focused on growth.