We are The Forge:

The Forge

We Craft


We Build


We Love

Cape Town

Since 1999

We solve problems.
We craft beautiful & elegant digital solutions.

Packed with goodness: This team is brimming with talent, passion and experience.

We care
about relationships. We aim to build much more than products.

Established in 1999, we like to think that our longevity reflects what we do.

Sue Rutherford

Sue Rutherford

Founder + Creative Director
Brendon Grobler

Brendon Grobler

Designer / Developer
Yongama Sobambela

Yongama Sobambela

Sarah Kandlin

Sarah Kandlin


She’s our fearless leader.

Sue has an acute business instinct, as well as natural skills in leadership and design.

She’s always instilled an ideal of unflinching work quality and customer service. She’s the defining reason for our reputation and longevity.

Sue is also something of a web pioneer in this country. Responsible for structuring and teaching South Africa’s very first web design training course,  we like to think that she invented the internet here.

From her diverse range of daily tasks – from mundane admin, to beautiful designs and business strategies, she is consistently able to bring top quality work and ideas.

Sue’s Kindle is like a third child to her. She is also a huge lover of felines.

Our creative all-rounder.

He’s a blindingly talented web-designer, CSS-guru and can even get his hands dirty with some funky PHP code when the mood takes him. Perfection, logic, and creativity are integral parts of all he does.

His interests extend far beyond  web design. He loves all creative pursuits, and enjoys a good discussion (on just about any topic).

Brendon has a degree in English and Media & Writing from UCT, and qualifications in multimedia and graphic design to add to his experience as a web designer.

An avid sports fan, film buff, and gym-bunny. Rumour has it that he can bench-press a Volkswagen. We’ve seen the guns, we have to think it’s probably true.

Codes to Maskandi

Yongama is a PHP hotshot, but also likes to show off his front-end skills whenever he can. And like most good developers, has a deep love for Ubuntu and other open source platforms.

Away from the computer, Yongama is a social guy who enjoys science & technology reading, and watching documentaries – movies are also a passion. He enjoys the simple things like going out with mates and spending time with his family. Under his headphones, theres an eclectic mix of music – from classical to Maskandi!

Yongama is our latest recruit at The Forge, and we all here look forward to seeing his skills develop through amazing work.

Notepad, bars and power tools.

Sarah started coding in Notepad way back in 1995. And while she obviously has vast experience and skill in that department, her other vocations over the years are also pretty interesting.

Some of these include: call centre assistant, bar owner, streaming internet radio station owner and building site manager.

Not surprisingly then, some of her interests include DIY and power tools.

She also has an open water PADI license, and has a habit of holding her breath when she concentrates. She fits in just great.

Dee Bratuchin

Dee Bratuchin

Project + Office Manager
Jolene OConner

Jolene OConner

Candice Beveridge

Candice Beveridge

Accounts + Admin

Our very lovable general.

Extremely committed and dedicated, Dee likes things to be done correctly the first time. We attribute this to the years she spent in Germany travelling as a trapeze artist with the circus (we kid you not!).

With experience in a diverse range of roles, Dee is able to accomplish any challenge and task thrown her way. She has a direct and focused, yet caring, approach. Also, a keen eye for detail and quality control.

She always has time for a chat, and is fluent in many languages. An animal lover, and supporter of numerous causes. We are very grateful she’s on our side.

She has our credit card.

Jolene organizes things and ties loose ends together to make the day to day operations here go smoothly.

Allowing the team to focus on their tasks and know that the small stuff is being sweated out by a capable woman.

Jolene also helps Dee and Judy with admin and client work as well as overseeing some blog content management. Jolene also has an Honours in Psychology.

The money lady & admin whisperer.

Candice is the latest addition to the Forge, and something of an accounts and admin natural.

Garnering skills though her vast experience working for The City of Cape Town, and then later in immigration.

Candice joins The Forge gang of people allergic to photographs (now 2 members), and has an awesome habit of talking to herself as she works (whisperer).

Her work ethic, dry sense of humour and stable family-orientated personality make her a great fit.

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