Our services

Web development

Rural labs has a professional approach when it comes to your responsive website build; we are masters of HTML, CSS and WordPress integrations

We have a keen creative eye when it comes to the look of your site, and won’t stop until it works perfectly across all desktop browsers and mobile devices

Web design

Designing stunning visuals for your bespoke website project, Rural labs considers all areas of your journey, both on and offline

We are responsible for the creative elements for our clients, from website design to brand creation

Online strategy

At Rural labs, our expertise enable us to work on any web project with the confidence to deliver and exceed your expectations

We have years of experience in business analyses and running projects, keeping you up-to-date each step of the way, delivering on time and within budget

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Made by Hand is a boutique gem that celebrates life by helping its clients make lasting memories

The services include event photography, graphic design, hand-made event stationery amongst other great artifacts. Go ahead, browse Made By Hand affordable collection, you might just find that one thing that could make your special occasion memorable – forever!


At The Media Gate, they are able to offer clients services from film, video (shoot, edit, mix), to television production. With a two-time SAFTA award-winning nominee editor, The Media Gate films have maintained reputable accreditation nationally. The team is well equipped for any task at hand

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The objective of Zulzi.com was to make books easily available to anyone who has internet access. Today they are present across various categories including fashion, toys, apparels, shoes – and still counting. Academic books bought directly from Zulzi.com will be delivered within 24 hours (South Africa)

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Benefits of having a website for your business

What is the difference between a client and a customer? Well, a customer is the one who walks in and buys something and that’s it. A client is your regular customer. He/She is buying your products or services daily or contractually. Having a website gives you a chance to gain more clients that can help your business grow

*Long term clients*

A website gives you the opportunity to prove your credibility. You have to tell your customers why you deserve their trust through your website. This can earn positive feedback for your service and products. Also, your website serves as a place for a potential investor to explore what your business is about and what it can do in the future


If you are a business owner, more visitors  leads to more potential sales. That’s how your website will help you. You can drive more people to your site by consistently updating and promoting the contents of your site. The more informative your site is, the greater the possibility of increasing your sales

*Increase Sales*

Having a website can build better relationships with your customers. You can send messages instantly to your customers through email. Also, your customers can review your products online and can also leave feedback for you and your business

*Better Relationship*

Links are very important to viral marketing. If you have many sites linking to you, it is like spreading the word about your company all around the world. If you have a good website with good content-related  information, products or services, people are more likely to link your website to theirs. This can increase your search engine page ranking


Did you know that if you own a website, you can actually track everything that is happening on it? You can even look for information that will tell you how many people visited your site, or how many people messaged or emailed you. You can even make an update anytime, making it much less expensive than printed material

*Access to Info*

Have you ever experienced having to turn customers away because it’s closing time? Well, you don’t have to close the doors of your website.  An online site can be visited anytime of the day or night. Just make sure to post enough information about your products and services


Most businesses have local popularity, but what about potential customers outside their city?  A website can help you generate more customers. Not just outside your city, but worldwide. The internet offers a global community. With a website, your business will be visible around the world

*Increase Customers*

Having a website will be more convenient for your customers and leads. Make it easy for your customers to purchase from you. Many will be more likely to visit your website, rather than driving a car to your physical location and browsing for your products


Investing in advertising is necessary, but it takes a lot of money. Having a website will make promoting your company less expensive. Many versions of offline advertising available on the internet are sometimes free

*Less Expensive*

A website is more environmental friendly when it comes to advertising and marketing. There are lots of ways to advertise your products or services through the internet e.g. Facebook Ads or Search Engine Optimisation, this can boost your website ranking which may results in increased sales and higher profits


Who we are?

We believe that the internet is a great enabler for individuals as well as businesses. The world is changing and at the core of Rural labs are innovation and agility that enables us to respond to your business needs. Below are our goals:

  • Offer our clients guidance and strategy on how to best position their business online
  • Design state of the art websites for our clients so they can be proud of their online presence
  • Provide best value for money while offering a quality product for all our clients
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About us

We're a small web design & development agency based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Rural labs was founded in 2015 with a deep conviction that mixing creativity, technology, and empathy can change behavior and improve the way we live, work, and play. This combination is infused into our approach helping us empower brands large and small to better understand and communicate with, not at, their audiences. We like to be challenged because safe is boring, so we’re perfectly happy to embrace the new and design tomorrow, today! If you like what we do, and think we could work together, then complete the form below..

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The state of UX in 2016

Here’s our take on looking at the past, understanding the present, and anticipating what the future holds for UX in 2016. #1 Our Fascination with Pixels is Almost Over It might be that 2015 was the year you finally added the buzzword “UX” to your Linkedin profile — but were still spending most of your time pushing […]

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Three ways to strengthen your discovery phase

The discovery phase of a project reminds me so much of dating—specifically that point in a new relationship where you realize you really like the person and want to get to know the real them. Why they want to be with you, what they expect, what makes them happy, what makes them sad. How they […]

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Article on Product Management

I recently compiled all the lessons I learned at Product School into a Product Management Manifesto, pictured below. Over the past couple of weeks, I had the chance to test the ideas in the manifesto, and I was happy to discover that they helped me navigate my first few weeks in the product management (PM) discipline. […]

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