We are Open edX Service Partners

ABC are Trusted Open edX Service Partners

Since 2015 our team have built branded Open edX websites for a long list of happy clients from around the world including North America, United Kingdom, Africa and Asia. In 2016 our founder spoke at the Open edX Conference about IndonesiaX, one of the world's first country-level websites built on Open edX. The ABC team actively hosts production-grade Open edX websites for universities, colleges, companies and government agencies, and we are proud sponsors of the 2019 Open edX Conference. We look forward to serving you.

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Vision: To be a trusted Open edX Service Partner to organisations around the globe.

Mission: To provide our clients with trusted and affordable access to Open edX and to contribute back to the open source code base.

Our Open edX Services

ABC provides the full range of Open edX services, from small to large projects, including installation, theming, maintenance and the Open edX mobile apps for Android and iPhone.

Open edX Features

When you install Open edX, it comes standard with a Learning Management System (LMS), Course Management System (CMS), and an Auto Grader (called XQueue). There are also many available extensions (called XBlocks).

Example Themes

We have installed and themed custom Open edX websites for a wide range of clients from around the globe. All designs are to client's specifications. Contact us to learn more about theming.

Johannesburg, South Africa

Manchester, England

Ohio, USA

Basel, Switzerland







Case Studies

Check out some of our exciting case studies, installing Open edX and building online courses with great educators!

IndonesiaX: Managing a National Platform

In 2015, ABC's founder was part of the core leadership team that founded IndonesiaX, which is one of the first-ever national education platforms built on Open edX. There is a great course on Development Economics in English taught by the University of Indonesia in collaboration with professors at Cornell University. IndonesiaX serves hundreds of thousands of learners logging in from all around the world. It was featured on CNN Indonesia.

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Stellenbosch University: Blended Learning

In 2017 we partnered with faculty at Stellenbosch University to do blended learning. Students were offered course materials online in order to assist in exam preparation. The platform was built on Open edX by ABC.

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Police Museum: Online Courses for Students

In 2016 we built an online course with the Police Museum. Located upon the Muizenberg historical mile, the museum started as a colonial post office and is now a transformed and modern building inspired by history and learning.

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Our Leadership Team


Dean Jay Mathew, Managing Director

Dean is former Director and Chief Operating Officer at IndonesiaX, which is one of the first-ever national education platforms built on Open edX, hosting hundreds of thousands of learners. He has been working with Open edX since 2014 and in 2016 spoke at the Open edX Conference hosted by Stanford University and at the Asian Association of Open Universities. You can find the video on the Open edX YouTube channel by clicking here. Dean is a dual citizen of the UK and South Africa.

Isanka Wijerathne, CTO and Director of Research

Isanka has over a decade of professional e-learning experience with extensive knowledge of computer security and reliability, databases and algorithms. He is an assistant research engineer at Kyoto University, the second oldest university in Japan, where he is also in charge of all Open edX projects. Isanka has attended each and every Open edX Conference, including the partner conferences and the hackathons.

Dr. James Lee-Thorp, Ph.D, Director of Education

James has always been passionate about education, and founded a successful tutoring company named "InTuition" while he was an undergraduate student at the University of Cape Town. He attended Columbia University (New York) where he was awarded the APAM Simon Prize for the "most outstanding PhD dissertation" in mathematics. He went on to work as a postdoctoral associate at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University before joining Goldman Sachs as a Vice President for software. He is now a full-time employee at Google and ABC's chief advisor.

Richard Nicholas Vincent, Non-Executive Chairman

Dr. Emile Patrice King, Ph.D, Non-Executive Deputy Chairman


Our Operations Team


Eddy Silveira, Office Manager

Sean Mathew, Accountant

Chris Mthombeni, Account Manager

Terry Zanamwe, Web Developer

Courtney Maderra, Online Chat

Michael Vas As, Film Production

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We are open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 4pm at Eikestad (City of Oaks) Mall in Stellenbosch Central, Cape Town, South Africa.