Roast chicken and veggies for homeless

Cape Town software company, Global Kinetic delivered masses of meals to The Haven Night Shelter.  Altogether, 70 homeless people enjoyed a hearty meal of roast chicken, potatoes and vegetables.

Each Mandela Day, Global Kinetic gives food to the homeless and annually they run many other social investment initiatives – for example, for the Zip Zap Circus School, Global Kinetic provides the organisation with all their software, hardware and technology needs and they fund a number of scholars through programmes such as Siyaya Skills Institute and the Kay Mayson Foundation. 

About The Haven Night Shelter


The Haven was established in 1978 in Cape Town, South Africa and registered as a Section 21 (a) (Not for Gain) Public Company in 1983, a Non-Profit Organisation in 2000, and as a Public Benefit Organisation in 2004.

The Haven Night Shelter Welfare Organisation provides temporary shelter, physical care, social welfare and family re-unification services to adult homeless persons in the Western Cape.

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Patrick’s Story

“I had never heard of The Haven and didn’t know what to expect.” Arriving late in the evening, all the beds had already been allocated. “The kind host must have felt my desperation and made a plan to let me stay the night – my first at The Haven.” That was in June 2016.

Patrick did not wait for a miracle. From almost day 1, he set to work in the kitchen and very soon he was helping with cooking and planning menus! “My vision was not to spend the rest of my life in a shelter! I was determined to find a job, and decided to scour the internet and do all my job-hunting online.

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Left to right:  Ryan Berkowitz from Global Kinetic and Jeffy Louw who works at the shelter

About Global Kinetic

Launching a rocket from a lighthouse

Achieving the seemingly impossible, a group of highly fuelled people work together at Global Kinetic to spearhead and develop brilliant products, including some that seriously disrupt the market.  One of the coolest places to work, this company has the nicest people creating amazing apps and products, which they do with flair and sheer professionalism, mixed with a dash of fun.

Steeped in expertise*, Global Kinetic makes both end-users and their clients equally happy because they get the stuff right every time.  They designed and created the world’s first fully immersive gamified children’s mobile banking app in Unity for Standard Bank as one example; in another they designed and developed PayToday, the Venmo for Southern Africa.  They’ve built slick and powerful mobile banking experiences for Old Mutual, Bidvest Bank and many more.

Global Kinetic is a leading software engineering company with a team of just under 100 tech-savvy and inspired developers, designers and creatives. They have great offices in Century City as well as in Palo Alto in the US.

*Global Kinetic (GK) provides solutions across the application stack, predominantly .NET or Java deployed to Azure, AWS or physical infrastructure on the enterprise side, and native or hybrid technologies on the mobile side for Apple, Android and Windows Phone.  GK implements SCRUM on all customer projects and provides professional services around the delivery, quality assurance, test automation, requirements gathering, analysis, UX/UI design and architecture.