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Founded in 2001, we're a private technology services group that provides businesses and organisations in various vertical markets with state-of-the-art web-based software applications integrated with on-demand payment processing. Humanstate owns and manages a global transactional platform that forms the core of all its solutions.

The group consists of an international holding company with a number of subsidiary companies. The holding company develops and owns all intellectual property, and manages licensing agreements with subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, South Africa and the GivenGain Foundation in Switzerland.


When we founded Humanstate in 2001, we were inspired by the idea that it is more blessed to give than to receive.

Influenced by our upbringing where “worldly” work was seen as a duty which should benefit both the individual and society as a whole, we believed that our lives and work would only be meaningful if we focused on "what really matters".

Today, Humanstate is like a tree with many branches - some bigger than others. But we will never forget our roots: Nothing would have happened without our foundational belief that it is more blessed to give than to receive.

Whereas corporate social responsibility is an adjunct to the operating models of many companies, it has always been integral to our business models. We call it GivenGain Foundation, and it is our Foundation. It represents not just the "things we do", but the way we do the things that matter to us. It embodies our roots, and it was created not as an afterthought, but to give gestalt to what we already are. It helps us focus on what really matters.