Jason Adriaan
I help businesses build a better internet

I'm a digital consultant, developer and commentator with over fourteen years of experience.


eNCA | Development/Configuration/Infrastructure

In 2012 I was contracted to head the development of eNCA’s digital environment. I architected the technology stack and developed a Desktop Web & Mobile Web Application that today serves more than 2 million South Africans every month.

eTV | Development/Configuration/Infrastructure

I upgraded, maintained and refactored the eTV platform and continues to provide development & monitoring services for the company.

OpenViewHD | Development/Configuration

I built the Openviewhd.co.za website on Drupal and actively maintain it. I also manages other internal development projects for the Platco company.

Nandos (Global) | Configuration/Infrastructure

I was contracted to do all global deployments of the Nando’s digital platforms. As part of this project I refactored the Nando’s Drupal Installations and architected the infrastructure to provide them with scalability.

Simba | Development/Configuration/Infrastructure

I worked on a number of marketing campaigns with PepsiCo, a number of these campaigns were for Simba. I developed their websites, games and provided a suitable infrastructure solution.

Other Notable Projects
BBC Worldwide - A “wake-up” call service for their 1 minute news broadcasts Internet Solutions - Local List Search Engine ProjectErnst & Young - iPad application for their eventsBlack River FC - Rebuild of their Desktop & Mobile applicationsVodacom - A Facebook application for marketing campaigns Goliath & Goliath - Desktop & Mobile websitesColourof9 - iOS applicationsPollen - Christmas iOS applicationUCT - DPRU Desktop & Mobile websites TSL - Web ApplicationBonitas - Digital marketing campaign


Application Development & Architecture

This is my key strength, I made all the architectural decisions on all the projects I have been involved in during my career. In recent years I have developed a preferred development stack, having come from a Java background academically I am now completely a PHP developer.

Favourite stack: PHP, Laravel Framework, nGinx, Varnish, Vue.js Javascript framework MySQL/PostgreSQL, Redis

System Infrastructure

I was responsible for putting together the system architecture at eNCA. The system had to be able to handle more than 20 000 concurrent users and more than 10 million hits per month. We achieved this through using: Varnish for page cacheing and as an load-balancer, a redundant AWS RDS DB setup, multiple AWS EC2 instances, Redis for cacheing DB Query results.


Profiled by 5fm by Sureshni Rider Interviewed by Reuben Goldberg on ClassicFM Profiled by The Herald for locallist.co.za Named top young tech entrepreneur by the W. Cape's Citi ITHeroes project. Profiled on top SA tech blogs like Memeburn.com & iAfrica.com Named top emerging entrepreneur by Old Mutual Appointed as Head of Development at eNCA BBC Award for Best Application for Target Users Regular contributor to eNCA Moneyline in their technology segment


I've been interviewed on 5fm (SABC), ClassicFM and The Herald for Local List an innovative search engine built in collaboration with Internet Solutions in 2009. I was featured in 2012 on eNCA’s TechReport for architecting the launch of eNCA.com.

I am a weekly technology contributor on Moneyline on eNCA (DSTV Channel 403) and as a technology writer at Destiny Man South Africa.

Notable Interviews

CliffCentral interview
OldMutual interview
TechReport interview

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