OPEN designs, builds and manages inspiring and comfortable spaces to work, meet, learn, cooperate and hold events. Our spaces offer a platform for developing entrepreneurship, for innovation and finding solutions.

The way we work has changed. Workplaces need to change too.

In the next three years, we will grow our network to multiple locations across South Africa to make a real contribution to inclusive economic growth. To do this we have partnered with Growthpoint Properties to open in all the major business nodes and forged a co-operation agreement with Rhiza Babuyile to grow our community in township settings.

Our drive

OPEN’s drive is to create the best physical and virtual environments that help others to thrive and succeed. We remain neutral and provide a level playing field for others to come in as equals and contribute based on passion, talent, expertise, trust and reciprocity.

Let your environment affect your creative thinking and productivity in a unique way

We create OPEN on the following Pillars

Sharing and supporting

Sharing creates more for everyone: more facilities, more flexibility, more ideas, more inspiration, better quality.

Comfort and flexibility

OPEN is easy, simple, generous and adapted to your needs.


There will be no surprises: no extra bills at month end and no hidden costs


Work spaces are attractive and make you feel good.



Building a startup is flippin difficult. There are so many barriers, pitfalls, punches to the throat and extremely long periods of uncertainty. Thinking about our offices and all the logistics that go into maintaining it is the last thing we want to have to worry about. Workshop 17 eliminates all those worries and by some stroke of magic made office space a friction free, delightful experience. It's a real competitive advantage for our team.

Aaron Marshall


The space is full of creative, innovative start-ups and people who have vision. I instantly had an amazing office space and awesome ‘co-workers’. I’ve fallen in love with the faces I see every day and I’ve been able to collaborate with people and businesses that wouldn’t have crossed my path in my isolated office back in Parkhurst.

Leyla Tavernaro Haidarian


OPEN provides an alternative space to really explore new thinking in the creative and business arena. The OPEN concept has broken the mould of how any business should operate and has created a very exciting alternative for the future of work…. Collaboration, not competition, creates growth for all…!

Glen Sampson


I am a very simple person with a simple concept and OPEN has given me just that "simple" no frills or fuss as you work your bottom line.

Ntsoaki Pali


What a privilege it was to be one of the first companies to use OPEN at the Main Change for the Unilever Leadership conference. The thrust of the conference was the magic of technology across all digital platforms. We are sure OPEN will continue to attract the businesses that wish to be recognised as trendsetters – and salute you for pioneering this project – and recognising the potential of placing the OPEN environment within the heart of South Africa’s major city.

Nazeer Suliman


The workshop went off very well, and the venue – the hospitality, warmth and professionalism of the people who work at The Open – contributed to our workshop success. Margaret, in particular, you were a star in ensuring that we were well taken of at all times – from the cleanliness of the facilities, to the fresh food and the drinks, to immediate support on IT and similar. I’ve also had very good feedback from other attendants so thank you very much. We’ll definitely be returning to The Open in the near future.