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The Developer Finance Guide


The Developer Finance Guide contains carefully curated content to help you navigate the world of personal finance. As you progress through your career as a developer, your financial position will change and so will your questions about money.

This guide aims to answer those personal finance questions that are top-of-mind - whether that be how to maximise tax rebates while working from home, figuring out how your salary compares to other developers or how you can better customise your banking.

Our partners


We have partnered with Investec to provide in-depth insights from financial experts. Investec is committed to enabling software developers in South Africa, not only by providing innovative financial products, but by assisting with financial education. Where relevant, we have also consulted with other financial experts to make sure we have covered all the bases.

In addition, we have worked closely with members of the OfferZen developer community to develop the framework for this guide and ensure that the content we include is valuable and useful to you.


If you're a developer reading this guide and have questions relating to personal finances that we haven't covered, please submit them here or create an issue on GitHub. We want to make sure that we curate content that is useful to you. You are also welcome to make suggestions or edits to the guide so that we can build this out together.

What this isn't

This guide is for general information only. It should not be taken as professional advice as OfferZen is not a financial adviser. You should consider seeking independent legal, financial, taxation or other advice to check how the information relates to your unique circumstances. OfferZen is not liable for any loss caused, whether due to negligence or otherwise, arising from the use of or reliance on the information provided, directly or indirectly, on this website.