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Synthesis is excited to be hosting its annual hackathon on 5 March where Synthesis’ over one hundred employees will spend just under 24 hours straight developing incredible technology in the form of a minimum viable product (MVP).

This year Synthesis dedicates the hackathon to social good. One of the greatest challenges that South Africa faces is gender-based violence and Synthesis seeks to use technology to address this. They have begun a competition through ChaiFM asking the public to submit all technology or app ideas that will help tackle gender-based violence. The winning idea will be built during the hackathon.

“We want to use this hackathon to get our team and the public thinking about how we can address this problem. Collective action, coupled with technology and innovation can have an exceptional impact. The more minds that come together, the more ideas created, the better we can address the problem. We are excited to create the winning idea and the ideas of our developers,” explains Howard Feldman, Synthesis Head of People and Marketing.

Synthesis believes that technology should be used to improve lives. “Technology should be used for good and to benefit society. The hackathon is just one small step in the right direction,” says Feldman.


For more information on the innovative work Synthesis has done for its blue-chip clients, contact:

Kim Furman

Marketing Manager

072 236 3572


About Synthesis

Synthesis is a true South African success story. Synthesis believes that providing innovative solutions based on emerging technologies will help their clients become globally competitive. Synthesis focuses on banking and financial institutions, retail, media and telecommunications sectors in South Africa and other emerging markets.

In 2017 Capital Appreciation Limited, a JSE-listed Fintech company, acquired 100 per cent of Synthesis. Following the acquisition, Synthesis remains an independent operating entity within the Capital Appreciation Group providing Cloud, Digital and RegTech services as well as corporate learning solutions through the Synthesis Academy. Visit www.synthesis.co.za or follow on LinkedIn