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Web Design

Mobile Responsive. Beautiful.
Host with us & get a website for R1000 or R2000 (or pay p/m)

What's the Catch? Well...

  • 1st - You MUST host with us
  • 2nd - You can't move away with our design
  • 3rd - We don't do ongoing updates (extra)
  • 4th - We teach you to update it for free
  • 5th - We'll finish your website within 14 days
  • 6th - You really don't have to pay us to build your website; we have a platform where you can do it yourself...and it's free to use!
Pro Website Starter

R75 p/m
or

R1000 once-off
+ R500/year hosting

  • Disk Space: 5 GB
  • Free Domain: .co.za/.com
  • Max Pages: 15
  • Setup Fee: Applicable
  • Web Traffic: Unlimited*
  • E-mail Addresses: 50
  • FTP Accounts: 5
  • MySQL: 5 Databases
  • cPanel: Full Access
  • Scripts: +50 1 Click installs
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Pro Website Standard
Most Popular

R99 p/m
or

R2000 once-off
+ R500/year hosting

  • Disk Space: 5 GB
  • Free Domain: .co.za/.com
  • Max Pages: 15
  • Setup Fee: Applicable
  • Web Traffic: Unlimited*
  • E-mail Addresses: 50
  • FTP Accounts: 5
  • MySQL: 5 Databases
  • cPanel: Full Access
  • Scripts: +50 1 Click installs
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Pro Website Premium

R6999
once-off

no monthly
fees applicable

  • Disk Space: N/A
  • Free Domain: N/A
  • Max Pages: N/A
  • Setup Fee: N/A
  • Web Traffic: N/A
  • E-mail Addresses: N/A
  • FTP Accounts: N/A
  • MySQL: N/A
  • cPanel: N/A
  • Scripts: N/A
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Website FAQs

No. All the packages are month-to-month / per annum. If you would like to cancel all you have to do it give is 1 full calendar month’s notice.
Bare in mind; we have a no-refund policy!

Yes. In fact we encourage you to do so. Remember, the more your website is updated the better chance it has to rank in Google. We will supply you with all the login details needed to access your easy-to-use content management system.

You have a few options:

  1. You can pay for a full year (12 months) in advance while still enjoying the monthly benefits from Maru Africa.
  2. You can also buy out your website and the price will depend on the amount of effort we have put in to make your website live.But most of our customers do not buy out their website as they will lose out on all the added benefits (free WordPress updates, website security, access to a dedicated account manager, and so on).

Yes. Domains are renewed on an annual basis.

Hosting is included for the full year if you choose the buyout option. You will still have to pay for the hosting once the 1 year period is over. You can choose to pay hosting on a month-to-month basis or choose our annual packages with a month’s discount.

NB: The source code will remain the property or Maru Africa or its partners. Therefore, you may not sell the website theme. You will have full, unrestricted use of the theme for only your 1 domain.

Review

Is considered to be entered upon first presentation of the design to the customer. The Review time frame lasts 5 days at which point after, the status of the website will then switch to Deployment. The automatic update of the review status will take place if Maru Africa do not hear back from the customer regarding any amendments or changes that the customer wishes to effect. Should we receive communication during this time frame, Maru Africa will effect the changes and then present the customer with the modifications at which point the status of the Website will then move into a Deployment status. The customer will be able to make as many changes as they see fit during this 5 day period.

Deployment

Is considered to be a final status and deemed to be a live service. The customer accepts that with no communication from them to Maru Africa during a review process, Maru Africa will accept the customers silence as assent to deploy their website.

Intellectual Property

Any content supplied by you the client, has legal ownership of it. All intellectual property be it concepts, drafts, ideas, visuals, creative design, strategy, marketing suggestions, that are presented via phone, email or document shall remain the initial property & ownership of Maru Africa. Until such time a release form is signed by both parties and a mutual agreement has been met to assign any copy writing documents over to the client.

It can take as little as 7 days but this depends on a few factors, and the package you select. We will share with your our process and aim to have all websites designed and ready to go live within 14 working days. We can only do this if you help us during the process of interviews, meeting(if necessary) and availability of information. We ask you some questions about your business and request that you send us any images, logos and other business-related collateral which will help us to better understand your business and build your website.

With the exception of any Third-Party Materials and Background Technology, the Customer is to be considered the owner of the Custom Website and Customer Content. “Customer Content” means all content or information (including, without limitation, any text, music, sound, photographs, video, graphics, data, or software), in any medium, provided by the Customer to Maru Africa, “Third-Party Materials” means any content, software, or other computer programming material that is owned by an entity other than Maru Africa, and licensed by Maru Africa or generally available to the public, including the Customer, under published licensing terms, and that Maru Africa will use in the development of or to display or run a Custom Website. This excludes, without limitation any copywriting, graphic, video, music, sound manipulation to images or video supplied by the Customer to Maru Africa.

The graphics utilized from Maru Africa graphics library (If requested) are licensed from third-party suppliers OR obtained on a free to use basis. Maru Africa will provide Customer a limited, personal, nonexclusive, non-transferable license to use the graphics during the term of this Agreement. Upon written request, Maru Africa will deliver the Customer’s source files and database script, if applicable, at a pre-determined price indicated upon request from the Customer for the source code. The Customer will be required to remit full payment of the fees prior to Maru Africa providing the information via a method agreed up between Maru Africa and the Customer. Further, Maru Africa will bill pro-rata from the time of signup.

Maru Africa reserve the right to refuse any material that it deems offensive

An SSL certificate scrambles any data sent from or to your website. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser.

Q. How long does it take to build a website?
A. Your website will be live on the internet within 14 working days from the date we receive the finalized content for your website (i.e. text, images, videos, etc.)

Q. What sort of features can you build into my website?
A. We can build image galleries, contact forms, blogs, newsletters, Google Maps, Twitter and Facebook links, video, music, downloadable documents, slideshows and much more.

Q. Is it OK if I have already purchased a domain name?
A. Yes, that is no problem. You just need to provide your domain name account login details so that we can tell your domain name where your new website is located.

Q. Do you add my text and images into the web pages for me?
A. Yes – our website team builds the overall website design, setup your web pages and insert your text and images. We then provide you with the login details to your websites content management system where you can very easily edit your website’s text and images any time in the future.

Q. After you have built my website can I suggest some changes?
A. We provide 1 hour of free edits after your website has been designed. If you require our designers to make further edits the hourly rate is R450 p/hour.

Q. Can I edit the website when it is complete?
A. Yes –browser-basedbased content management systems makes it easy for you to edit and update your websites text and images when you wish.

Q. Do I need additional software to edit the website content ?
A. No, you do not need to any additional software. The content management system is browser based and built into your website.

Q. How many web pages are included?
A. This depends on the hosting package that you choose. It varies from 5 web pages to an unlimited number of pages.

Q. Do you offer support if I need edits to my website in the future?
A. Yes, our team is always here to help you. We will respond to any email enquiries within 24 hours. If you require professional editing of your website our hourly rate is R450 p/hour.

Q. Is there a limit to the number of of images I can have on my website ?
A. No – there is no limit. However, we do suggest limiting the size of the images that you upload to .4mb.

Q. Do I own the domain name if you register it for me ?
A. Yes – you own the domain name we register for you.

Q. What happens after the 12 months hosting has expired ?
A. We will contact you a month before your 12 months hosting has expired. You have the option of renewing or not renewing your website hosting for an additional year.

Q. Can I take my website to another hosting provider after 12 months?
A. If you wish to leave our website hosting after the 12 months – you may take the websites domain name and the website content that you provided. You will not be able to take the website design as it is built on licensed themes. You would need to get another web design company to design you a new website or pay a once-off fee to extend the theme license to you one domain.

Q. Do you build e-commerce websites?
A. Yes, we build e-commerce websites. E-commerce website setup and integration is charged at R2500.

Q. Can I change my website to an e-commerce website after it is built?
A. Yes, our designers can upgrade your website to our shop hosting package.

Q. How do I accept payments on my e-commerce website?
A. We will provide you with a list of options depending you your requirements.

Q. Can I edit my websites Title, Meta Tags, Keywords etc.?
A. Yes, you can log in to your website’s control panel and set unique Title, Meta Tags and Keywords for each web page.

Important!

What you get

  • WordPress Training
  • 'One Stop Shop' for Tech essentials
  • 50+ open-source scripts
  • MySQL Databases + phpMyAdmin Access
  • Support via Phone, Live Chat, & Tickets
  • Automated Billing Notifications

Why Web Design?

Today, businesses rely on a website that will not only generate leads but take a load off of their day-to-day work processes. From a straight-forward marketing website that you can use to promote your business, to full-blown e-commerce implementation for streamlining sales, We’re ready to help you create the website you’ve been dreaming of.

Maru Africa has been working with various business, organisations and brands for more than 5 years to create professional, custom websites at affordable prices. And now that technology has advanced drastically, we’ve made it easier for our customers to take advantage of our easy to use tech solutions.

Did you know?

We also accept Bitcoins alongside other known payment methods