30+ speakers

20+ PANEls  


15th & 16th march 2019

White Space venue, CAPE TOWN, sa 

Perks & Benefits

CMS Africa brings the best open source event in Africa. 


We have global speakers coming to Cape Town to talk tech and business. 


What you get at CMS Africa are handy workshops on how to do it, install it and tweak it. 


Talk to other techies, know what they are up to, learn from them and grow your art. 


We have our partners around the world bringing all the goodies you think of. 



Business can be hard. That is why we bring business gurus to give you a scoop on how they have done it. 


The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company has been providing visitors with a world-class experience.



Leading Open Source Softwares


Come Learn  WordPress.comWooCommerceJetpackSimplenoteLongreadsVaultPressAkismetGravatarPolldaddyCloudup, and more. We believe in making the web a better place.

Joomla! in the real world!

Joomla! is used all over the world to power millions of websites of all shapes and sizes.
Discover examples of companies using Joomla! in the official Joomla! Showcase Directory.

Joomla! can be used for:

  • Corporate websites or portals, intranets and extranets
  • Small business websites
  • Online magazines, newspapers, and publications
  • E-commerce and online reservations
  • Government, non-profit and organisational websites
  • Community-based, school and church websites or portals
  • Personal or family homepages


PHP & More

Learn PHP, Javascript, App Design.  and much more. 


PHP & More

Learn PHP, Javascript, App Design.  and much more. 


New Technologies 

Big Data

Today, big data has become capital. Think of some of the world’s biggest tech companies. A large part of the value they offer comes from their data, which they’re constantly analyzing to produce more efficiency and develop new products.


Mobile money has transformed the financial landscape in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the 2017 GSMA Mobile Economy Report, forty-three percent of the population in sub-Saharan Africa has access to mobile phones. Financial technology (fintech) services like peer-to-peer mobile payments have made financial services much more accessible.

Cloud Computing

With cloud computing, you eliminate those headaches that come with storing your own data, because you’re not managing hardware and software — that becomes the responsibility of an experienced vendor like Salesforce. The shared infrastructure means it works like a utility: You only pay for what you need, upgrades are automatic, and scaling up or down is easy.

Social Media

It’s easy to see that social media marketing is a key element for success in marketing and many marketers realize the potential for business growth using the platform. However, some of these professionals are unsure of which tactics to apply and if they are effective.

Business & Strategy

Marketing & Communication

Your small business is chugging right along and your marketing efforts have done pretty well, but you’re ready to take things to the next level. You wonder, what do marketing professionals do that I could implement in my company?


Startups are the lifeblood of our economy and innovation across the globe. They create jobs, new products, dreams, and disruption. They are led by entrepreneurs who work hard to bring their ideas to life. Often overshadowed by failure, they persist and can change the world.

Branding & Design

As a business, you may be competing against big brands with devoted customers and unlimited marketing budgets. That’s why you have to find ways to differentiate–with a solid brand building process of your own.


Financial Success

A general rule in your financial success in business is that you cannot increase profits directly, only indirectly.  You cannot just say that you are going to increase profits of your business without some specific strategy.

Featured Speaker:Elizma Nolte 

Regional Marketing Manager, Facebook.

Elizma Nolte is Regional Marketing Manager for Facebook Africa. She is passionate about media, technology Africa – and finding ways to connect the three for positive change.

Before joining the Facebook Africa team, she did so as Country Marketing Manager for Google South Africa and as media entrepreneur, journalist and publisher. She holds a B. Computer Science and BA Honours Journalism from Stellenbosch University, M.Sc Online Publishing from City University London and an MBA from INSEAD in France and Singapore.

Kuba Zwolinski, Poland

CEO Snowdog

Jonathan Bossenger, SOUTH AFRICA

Coder, Codeable

Mathias Schreiber, GERMANY 

CEO Typo3

Ola Olusoga, USA

Product Designer, Automattic

Fred Abuyanga, UGANDA

CEO Webstar

Shane Rielly, SOUTH AFRICA

Team Leader, Lonely Viking

Chido Warambwa, SOUTH AFRICA

Coder@ DevKid

Marc Dechevre, BELGIUM

CEO Woluweb

Tania Melnyczuk, SA

Project Expert 

Oduor Jagero,  KENYA

Founder CMS Africa

Serem Shadrack,  KENYA

Co-Founder CMS Africa
Founder NBS

Marina Pape, UK

Marketing Brand Manger, Automattic

Bob Ochieng, KENYA

Engagement Manager, ICANN

Stephen Tredrea,  SOUTH AFRICA

Coder @Amibe Websites

Jessica Hannah  SA

Social Media Guru

Alexander Metzler, GERMANY

Vice President, Joomla!


The White Space Venue

The White Space is a chic and modern venue administered by  by the very creative Red and Yellow Creative School of Business.

The White Space Venue at Red & Yellow is a highly sought after collection of unique event venues in the heart of Salt River, Cape Town, offering a bespoke solution for events of all shapes and sizes. Whether it’s a workshop, cocktail party, conference, product launch or company function.

That's right! This versatile air-conditioned space will adapt well to CMS Africa Summit.

Our Title  SPONSOR

Automattic are the people behind WordPress.comWooCommerceJetpackSimplenoteLongreadsVaultPressAkismetGravatarCrowdsignalCloudup, and more. 


Our Collaborators


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