It’s easy to make an app or a piece of software, if you have the money it can be done. But what if you could make something that people really wanted, something people needed, something that really made a difference in their lives.

At Global Kinetic, we have dreams and values to create products that really resonate with your target audience.

We’ve helped build a few banks in the past from the ground up. We’ve also helped banks and financial services companies innovate through technology and product design.

Take a look at some of our work in this area and our Open Banking Platform product, FutureBank.

Continuous delivery is the holy grail in the DevOps space for most of our customers. It is achieved when there is co-operation and collaboration between Development, Quality Assurance and Operations.

We promote a software engineering culture where the building, testing and releasing of software can happen rapidly, reliably and frequently.

A high tech lab of skilled, razor sharp attention to detail freaks of nature carefully put all our software and applications through a series of rigorous tests. Then and only then, will it go live.

About us


Working either on stand-alone projects, or with your development team, our goal is to ensure that you get the best possible quality and delivery for your money, and to seamlessly integrate with your processes and people for a good all-round experience.

Global Kinetic is currently a Level 4 B-BBEE contributor.
(A copy of our certificate is available for download here.)

Who we are

Global Kinetic was formed by Martin Dippenaar in 2005. With more than 15 years average development experience per developer; we have sensible, experienced and disciplined developers that understand what it takes to produce a quality product.

What sets us apart.

We are experts in developing enterprise cloud based solutions. We are also experts in Apple, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone Mobile Application Development. We have extensive experience in SCRUM and Agile methodologies with certified in-house scrum masters and we are able to recommend appropriate strategies for you.

Why us

We are not only about software development, although this is our core business. Through the establishment of fledgling support business units like design, recruitment and quality assurance, we are able to offer our client partners a one stop shop approach. In the near future we will be introducing a training division that will ensure that our developers are always at the top of their game.

About You

You have a software product/secret project/a start-up or a mobile application that you need developed and you’re looking for a reliable, trustworthy partner.

The team

We're a large, friendly and talented team. We craft beautiful applications for awesome clients across all the platforms.

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Martin Dippenaar


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Sergio Barbosa


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Loren Rose


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Gunnar Bijker


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Sean Cleworth

Software Development Manager

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Mark Isaacs

Head of Technology

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Hendrik Hangelbroek

Lead DevOps Engineer

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Ross Pickford

Head of Human Resources

The Magnificent Seven

Who's cooking

The Magnificent Seven Joins GK

"Our newcomers often come highly recommended by our current and previous members of the GK team. Having people recommend us to their friends and ex-colleagues as a great place to work at, is the best compliment we can have." Martin Dippenaar, CEO



So, here are our offerings! At Global Kinetic we provide our partners with business solutions from an integrated approach of all our services.

Software development

With over 100 software engineers, our team has its roots in developing some of the best highly scalable and highly available transaction processing solutions in the world.

We are experts in Microsoft and Java Platforms for cloud, on premise and hybrid solutions. We are also experts in Apple™, Android™, Blackberry™ and Windows Phone™ Native Mobile Application Development. Our experience includes Swift, Objective C and Java, as well as use of a variety of Mobile Development Frameworks including, but not limited to Unity, Xamarin, Cordova and PhoneGap.

We have extensive experience in SCRUM and Agile methodologies and we are able to recommend appropriate strategies for you. We have daily stand-up meetings and use Scrum boards, test driven development, continuous integration, coding standards and formal specifications to ensure that we deliver the software you need on time.

Software quality assurance

Our development teams are supported by a world class Software Quality Assurance (SQA) competency which prides itself on its effective and efficient in-house developed Risk Mitigation Methodology (RMM).

This methodology is supported by a cloud based test automation capability (CBTAC) for both mobile, desktop, browser and API testing. This approach invariably reduces time to market of services and products, enhances quality while at the same time reducing costs.

Digital Design

Our team of experienced creative, mobile and UX designers are backed by a strong team of developers that will lovingly craft your product from concept to delivery and beyond.

We provide Concept, UX, Design, Animation and Illustration services that feed into our world class development team.

Software support

All Global Kinetic solutions are supported by our efficient and proactive Support Team that looks after your products around the clock.

Using sophisticated award winning monitoring systems like Sentinet to monitor service performance, we have a real time view on exactly how any and all solutions are operating in a production environment, be it a cloud based or on premises solution.

How we operate

The Global Kinetic process is collaborative and not concrete, touching every corner of our company and adapting to each client’s distinct, evolving needs.

Our clients are our partners

Global Kinetic will implement favourable payment terms for black-owned, black-empowered and black engendered SMME’s of less than or equal to 15 days.


The diagram below illustrates the high level view of the Global Kinetic Application Lifecycle Management Process.

  • Software
  • Software consulting

    Software consulting

    Consulting services on all aspects of the Software Development Life Cycle:

    • Requirements Gathering
    • Business Analysis
    • Systems Analysis
    • Architecture and Design
    • Software Development
    • Quality Assurance
    • Project Management
    • Configuration Management
  • Project Initiation

    Project Initiation

    • Project Initiation
    • Scope
    • Functional Point Analysis
    • Estimates and Costs
  • Analysis & Design

    Analysis & Design

    • Business Analysis
    • Systems Analysis
    • Architecture
    • Design
    • Backlog Prioritisation
    • Release Planning
  • Development & Testing

    Development & Testing

    • Backlog Grooming
    • Sprint Planning
    • Development
    • Testing
    • Release
    • Sprint Retrospectives
  • Support & Maintenance

    Support & Maintenance

    • Monitoring
    • Production Support
    • Bug fixes

The four main aspects to software projects undertaken by Global Kinetic are:

Project Initiation:

Requirements are gathered and the project is defined in terms of scope and cost.

Analysis and Design:

Requirements are translated into Use Cases and a prioritized Backlog of features is created.

Development and Testing:

Use Cases from the Backlog are allocated to Sprints and the solution is built incrementally by the team as they develop, test and release each Use Case into Production in order of priority.

Support and Maintenance:

Software in Production is monitored for performance, stability, errors and enhancement requests.

The SCRUM Process

The diagram below illustrates the high level view of the Global Kinetic Application Lifecycle Management Process.


We believe our work speaks for itself. Browse our most recent projects below.

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Kidz Banking

The Kidz Banking app is complete mobile banking app designed specifically for children with transactional capabilities.

Working with Standard Bank, Black Ginger and The Planet Art, we helped bring a first of its kind immersive gaming experience built on top of a transactional banking account.

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Money Account

We worked with Old Mutual Finance to reinvent their Mobile Banking offering, designing a new secure and modern experience for their customers.

The Apple and Android Mobile Banking Application and supporting Mobile Application Microservices architecture included access to core banking functionality as well as transactional capability for 3rd party integrations (e.g. Purchase electricity / Airtime / Data), a Notifications center for centralized app messaging and delivery (a Mobile app inbox) as well as Payments and Transfers.

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InfoSlips is an award winning e-billing provider distributing millions of documents to thousands of customers every month.

The client required the ability to deliver highly secure, engaging documents to mobile platforms to supplement their existing desktop viewer. Global Kinetic were tasked to design, develop and maintain the InfoSlips mobile applications for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

In addition Global Kinetic have been instrumental in the enhancements of the InfoSlips transaction processing back end systems to support large volumes and scalability in the cloud.

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Maths ace

Global Kinetic designed and developed an interactive distance learning tablet solution for Maths Students across all school grades. The solution was developed for Android platforms and integrates with a sophisticated Learner Management system where Tutors and Administrators can manage Course Content and Learner interactions remotely.

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Beacon talking bunny

A ground-breaking combination of Augmented Reality, 3D graphics and Audio interactions, Global Kinetic developed an AR activated Talking Easter Bunny for the household Beacon sweets brand.

The application integrates with enterprise retail systems for the digital campaign integration of competitions, coupons, discounts and more. Beacon Bunny was built with Unity 3D and is available on both iOS and Android platforms.

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Maynards juicy kaboom

Global Kinetic Design was tasked to brainstorm ideas and come up with a short list of three concepts for games that would best represent the Maynards brand. Upon approval of the final game concept, final art was broken up and handed over to the Development team who were tasked to develop the game as native iPhone and Android Applications using Xcode and Eclipse respectively.

Games are a fun way for a Brand to create awareness of their product range aimed at a specific target market. By incorporating goals to be achieved within the game that can only be accessed if the user has registered, information can be extracted and aggregated to build a user profile that is an invaluable tool for market research.

Our clients

Global Kinetic has a proven track record of delivering outsourced software projects on time across multiple industries. We build simple solutions for complex problems.

OUR CLIENTS ARE OUR PARTNERS, we protect their private information and reputation, that's why we can't tell you more about them here.

Our Products

We not only develop solutions for our partners, we are value added resellers of these products and also develop products of our own. We love to innovate - if an idea is good enough, we will build it.


Here's a reason why you should work here.

  • We feed you every day.

    Napoleon said "An army marches on its stomach!" We say "Eat good – feel good"

Contact us

We're in a lighthouse. That's pretty cool, right?

Cape town, South Africa

The Lighthouse,
6 West Park,
Grand Central Precinct
Century City, 7441

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Tel: +27 (021) 527 0050|Fax +27 (021) 551 5540

Silicon Valley, USA

228 Hamilton Ave,
Palo Alto,
CA 94301, USA

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Tel: +1 650 798 5056

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