Passionate about web development

We're the Penguin Collective, a team of fresh, young programmers with energy and innovation guided by seasoned members with decades of professional experience.

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Services

Website development

We develop websites for companies, community groups, projects, events, and other initiatives. These websites are custom-made for each client and can be as simple or as advanced as is required. We offer three standard packages and for other requirements we can provide a custom quotation. Development time can range anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months or longer depending on complexity and other requirements.

Systems development

Does your organisation use a lot of (online) spreadsheets, shared documents, back-and-forth through e-mail, or other repeated processes that are not as efficient as they should be? We are here to help. We develop systems that can help centralise, automate, or streamline your internal or external processes. Solutions are built to suit your needs and can vary widely from internal communication systems, registration and data entry procedures, to mapping, monitoring or report generation.

Project & event management tools

Are you planning an upcoming event or are you managing a project? We are experienced builders of websites and tools to manage participant registration, activities, progress, calendars, etc. By using a custom-built website you can spend less time administering the website and more time administering your project or event.

Official partner of The Back Office

We are an official partner of The Back Office. This is a cloud solution for companies that are looking to have one integrated solution to manage projects, tasks, contacts, files, e-mail, and more. The Backoffice can be installed within a week and provides a way to centralize information and streamline the way you work as a team.

For more information and for a trial demo, please contact us.

Note on frameworks

We provide a range of professionally designed templates for you to choose from and we customise and optimise these to your needs with professional back-end programming you can rely on.

Please note that we do not work with frameworks (such as Wordpress or Drupal) and instead build custom solutions to suit your needs.

Contact us

1 Smith Road
Rosebank, Cape Town
South Africa

Our office hours are from Monday to Friday, 07:00 to 15:00.
We're closed on weekends and public holidays.

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Philosophy

Customer satisfaction

We assist our customers with their website and system development needs with professional-grade programming that you can rely on. We're loyal to our clients and ensure a smooth operating website with responsive customer service.

Professional growth

We seek to continuously grow the skills of all our team members. We provide options for training and development and actively support anyone seeking new roles or responsibilities within or outside of the organisation.

Social responsibility

Our aim is to be responsible in the community and environment that we operate in. We share our skills through our web development course and provide reduced rates as well as pro-bono work for social and environmental causes.

Our team

Christian Christian
Cape Town, South Africa
Cristhiana Cristhiana
Aurora, United States
Fernando Fernando
Managua, Nicaragua
Guus Guus
Valencia, Spain

Testimonials

Penguin Collective has been superb in creating the Communitree website. We asked for a very complex backend system that needed to track the movement of plants within our numerous nurseries and gardens. Quite a task! But after working through exactly what we needed, Penguin Collective responded with more than we could have imagined. Without this backend system, it would have been impossible to track our plants in the way we do. Their system has taken our work to the next level. And what a pleasant and down-to-earth group of people to work with. I recommend Penguin Collective for your website.

Frances from Communitree Frances - founder of Communitree

Course

Since 2010, we have been teaching web development. This is not a commercial activity. Instead, it is a way to share our knowledge with people around us. These courses are taught to a variety of people: from young students just out of high school to people who have been working for many years in a variety of industries looking to reach their full potential in the web-development industry. These courses teach web development from scratch, starting with HTML and ending with database management.

The duration and specific roll-out will vary a bit depending on the level and availability of the students. There is generally one class session per week, with a high homework load (20+ hours). Our focus is to teach web development skills to people who can not afford this kind of course through other means. Courses are provided free of charge but each participant must go through a selection procedure.

We have provided 7 courses over the past 12 years, each course lasting generally 8-12 months. Groups have ranged from 7-24 participants, with about 25-35% of the participants graduating from this demanding course. Our goal is not to graduate the maximum number of people but instead to make sure that those that do graduate, really understand web development.

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