The Best Software Developers in South Africa

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As the use of mobile and web apps rise, your business’s digital presence becomes even more important. The biggest challenge facing organizations is how they can keep up in the digital world. The best way is to continuously develop up-to-date software that allows your organization to maintain an impactful digital presence.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top software development companies in South Africa. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best South Africa Software Developers

  • 1

    2Base Technologies Pvt. Ltd

    Founded in 2010, 2Base Technologies Pvt. Ltd is an IT solutions provider in Palakkad, India. With a team of 51, they specialize in e-commerce development, mobile app development, and web design. 

    Notable Project

    2Base Technologies Pvt. Ltd partnered with a warehouse management portal on a site design and development project. They worked to drive traffic to the site and increase leads. The client was impressed with the quality of their service. 

    "It was easy to communicate with their project manager, and they frequently updated us." – Senior Marketing Manager, Warehouse Management Portal

    Former clients
    DIB
    SKoolBeep
    BlinkVisa
    GadgetBy
    FlowBot Bars
    WorkIt
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Johannesburg, South Africa
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
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  • 2

    Webtonic Solutions

    Webtonic Solutions is a web agency based in Sandton, South Africa, and founded in 2010. Their team of no more than 50 offers custom software, e-commerce, and web development solutions for clients in the industries of e-commerce, retail, and business services.

    Notable Project

    Webtonic Solutions developed a platform for a foreign exchange retailer. The platform was to allow corporations to make online purchases for currencies. The platform has since seen millions of orders transacted.

    “They’ve become my go-to people.” - Project Manager, Foreign Exchange Retailer

    Former clients
    RMB
    Travelex South Africa
    Deloitte SA
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Sandton, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 3

    SIVOXI™

    SIVOXI™ is a design and development agency based in Johannesburg. Founded in 2016, their team of fewer than 10 employees serves enterprise and midmarket businesses in industries such as business services, advertising and marketing, and consumer products. Services include custom software development, UX/UI design, and IT strategy consulting.

    Notable Project

    SIVOXI™ provided web development services to a business advisory company. They built the .NET platform from the ground up. With a dedication to understanding their client’s business processes, the team delivered an excellent solution.


    “Getting a software developer to understand our legislative requirements and putting it into a platform that we were able to get what we needed out of was impressive.” — Divisional Manager, Business Advisory Company

    Former clients
    BEE-Connex
    Lank Chilled
    Prestige Adhesives
    Allied Paint Solutions
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Johannesburg, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    Saratoga

    Saratoga is a software development company based in Cape Town, South Africa. It was founded in 1998 and has since grown to a team of 86 that works on custom software development, IT staff augmentation, enterprise app modernization, application management and support, and more to mostly large enterprise clients. 

    Notable Project

    A financial services non-profit had a previous development partner that was unsatisfactory. Saratoga took over and has succeeded where the previous developer failed. They use the SQL server and C# to design architecture, test products and create API's. 

    "... they designed and developed our foundational API that leads the direction we’re taking the rest of our products. That’s been a major success and has put us in a good position for the future." — Systems Development Consultant, Financial Services Non-Profit

    Former clients
    Sanlam
    CSPC
    Direct Axis
    Coronation Asset Management
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Cape Town, South Africa
    4.3
    4.3
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    Bitcube

    Bitcube is an app development company based in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Founded in 2009, their 26 employees provide custom software development, UI/UX design, and mobile app development services.

    Notable Project

    Bitcube developed an analytics platform for a cultural analytics company. This included SaaS development, frontend, platform as a service, SecOps, and application support. Traffic has increased while load times decreased. The quality of the code meets expectations.

    “They listen intently to my needs, and understand what I'm trying to achieve in the long-term. We also have a very good relationship. They treat us as partners, and we trust each other.” –CEO, Cultural Analytics Platform

    Former clients
    Bruce's Doggy Daycare
    MSTY
    MORI
    Temporall
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Bloemfontein, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    PYCOGroup

    Founded in 2014, PYCOGroup is a development firm. Their team of around 370 employees is based in Brussels, with an additional office around the globe. They focus on custom software, web, and mobile app development.

    Notable Project

    PYCOGroup developed a mobile app for a travel services company. While the internal team was responsible for the database and API, the team handled the rest of the project. 

    "The team has been really efficient and helpful to build up and deliver the solution." – Program Director, Travel Services Company

    Former clients
    Microsoft
    American Express
    Volkswagen
    Coach
    Adobe
    Ansarada
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $100,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place Johannesburg, South Africa
    4.8
    4.8
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    Codeswop

    Codeswop is a development firm based in Cape Town, South Africa. Founded in 2014, this team of five offers a range of services, including web app development, website creation, mobile app development, and interactive prototype design. 

    Notable Project

    Codeswop completed a web development project for a data management firm. Building off of a pre-existing set of wireframes, the team offered a variety of design options before building out a site using WordPress. The team maintained open lines of communication throughout the project, which, coupled with their flexible approach, made for a fruitful engagement.

    "It's rare for a developer to be willing to create such a bespoke web solution for a business. They've also been very responsive and accessible throughout the project." – CMO, Offsite Data Backup Firm

    Former clients
    Biblo
    34 Agency
    Old Mutual
    Pienaar and Son Distilling Co.
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Cape Town, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Haefele Software

    Haefele Software is an outsourced Microsoft software development company based in Cape Town, South Africa, with offices in Melbourne, Australia; Tampa, Florida; and London. The company, founded in 2006, has more than 50 employees and provides custom software development, IT strategy consulting, and IoT development services to enterprise and smaller-sized companies in various industries.

    Notable Project

    A mobile development agency hired Haefele Software to provide outsourced support for one of its projects and to run workshops for their internal teams on improving processes and business offerings. Haefele Software completed the project and provided the agency with a debriefing document that covered what the internal teams need to focus on after the project's completion. 

    "The Haefele team had familiarized themselves with the project before they got started and were able to hit the ground running." - Co-Founder and Director, Mobile Development Agency

    Former clients
    Tesco
    Spur Corp
    Fenergo
    Victoria Asset Management
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Cape Town, South Africa
    4.5
    4.5
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Thought Inc.

    Thought Inc. is a technology and development company headquartered in Woodmead, South Africa. They were founded in 2008, and have a team of less than 50 people who specialize in mobile app development, web development, and custom software development. 
     

    Notable Project

    Thought Inc. is providing mobile app development services for a research company. The client needed an app for their learning solutions platform; Thought Inc. is currently using PhoneGap and Ionic to develop the app. They are adding features to the app, and they continuously work closely with the client. The client is happy with the company’s work so far, and they are looking forward to the final product. 
     

    “Although it's taking longer than we anticipated, they're moving things forward nicely and paying close attention to our needs. We expect the app to launch shortly.” — Director, Research Company
     

    Former clients
    FNB
    Lenovo
    CHAI
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Woodmead, South Africa
    4.5
    4.5
    1 Clutch review
  • 10

    ZonkeTech

    ZonkeTech is a software company based in Umhlanga, South Africa, and founded in 2016. With no more than 10 members, they are experts in custom software, web, and mobile app development solutions for clients in the fields of gaming, business services, and IT solutions.

    Notable Project

    ZonkeTech provided database and web dev solutions for a software dev house. ZonkeTech created APIs and provided fixes throughout the project. The work (which was for the dev house’s client) was met with positive feedback from the client.

    “Internal PM, comms with ZT were good.” - Director, Software Dev House

    Former clients
    Derivco
    DVT
    UCBRacing
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Umhlanga, South Africa
    4.8
    4.8
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 11

    SovTech

    SovTech is a custom software development company based in Johannesburg with offices in London and Nairobi. Founded in 2012, they work with enterprise and midmarket businesses with a focus on clients in the financial services industry. 

    Notable Project

    SovTech built a financial risk-assessment platform that provides applicants with quotes and recommendations. Their work increased the number of quality leaders the client could provide to their partners. 

    "They were accommodating and executed well." – CEO, IT Company

    Former clients
    Standard Bank
    Deloitte
    Canon
    ADT
    vodacom
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Johannesburg, South Africa
    4.3
    4.3
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    Livex Software

    Livex Software is a software development company located in Pretoria, South Africa and founded in 2016. With a team of less than 50 employees, they provide custom software development, web design, and cybersecurity for businesses.
     

    Notable Project

    Livex Software developed an e-commerce platform for a manufacturing company. They created several functionalities for the client in order to improve payment processing and order notifications. After this project was completed, the client was able to see an increase in sales from online orders. 

    “Our website is live, and we receive great compliments from users. Because of the strong work Livex Software produced, customers can efficiently use the site to place orders. We’re impressed with the designs they created.” – Manager, Manufacturing Company
     

    Former clients
    Glofurn Ltd
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Pretoria, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    Top 10 Mobile App Development Companies in South Africa (2019) , Top 10 Web Development Companies in South Africa (2019)

  • 13

    Codenatics

    Codenatics is a software development agency with a team of around 10 employees based in Cape Town, South Africa. They provide custom software development, e-commerce development, and mobile app development services to small businesses in a variety of industries including education, financial services, and telecommunications. 

    Notable Project

    In partnership with an e-learning company, Codenatics developed an e-learning platform using a variety of front- and backend technologies. They collaborated on a product plan and then developed the platform according to agreed-on specifications. 

    "The dynamic of the technologies they used is quite unique, and setting it up was a complicated process. Codenatics is very skilled in modern technologies." – CEO, E-Learning Platform 

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $250,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Somerset West, South Africa
    4.5
    4.5
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 14

    BNRY Digital

    BNRY Digital is a creative technology company headquartered in Johannesburg with offices in Cape Town, South Africa, and London. Founded in 2009, the team of 25 specializes in advertising, custom software development, social media marketing, and more. They work primarily with small businesses and midmarkets, focusing on hospitality and leisure, automotive, and business services.  

    Notable Project

    BNRY Digital worked on UI/UX and data integration for a health screening platform. They used .NET to deliver a user-friendly interface and a flexible data integration solution. They developed the platform’s front-end and implemented technology to capture clinical screening information, organize data, and generate reports to the UI. The client appreciated the dedication they had to the project. 

    “They worked into the late-evening to make sure we could go live the next morning. I value this level of dedication. We also appreciated their commitment to understanding our company and the solutions we provide.” – Head of Corporate Wellness, Health Screening Platform

    Former clients
    Vodaphone
    BMW
    ISUZU
    Wilderness Safaris
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Johannesburg, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 15

    Appstrax Technology

    Appstrax Technology is a development agency based in Johannesburg, South Africa with more than 10 members. Since 2016, they have offered custom software, web, and mobile app development services for small and mid-market firms in various fields.

    Notable Project

    Appstrax Technology developed a website for a web portal. The site was built to allow schools to sign up and choose speakers to contact for a seminar. The website has been marked as a major achievement for the portal.

    “This platform gives us the credentials and capability to reach a mass number of schools and speakers at once.” - COO & Co-Founder, Web Portal

    Former clients
    Blocklab
    Converlens
    Vinex
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Johannesburg, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 16

    Bermont

    Bermont is a web development company based in Cape Town, South Africa. The company, founded in 2016, has a team of less than ten that provides e-commerce development, web development, web design, UX/UI design, custom software development, and SEO services to midmarket and other-sized companies an institutions in the e-commerce and other industries. 

    Notable Project

    A food company hired Bermont to provide branding, creative design, and web development services based on provided information briefs. The website was developed according to the company's specifications despite the limited budget. The designs of the packaging also received good feedback. 

    "They knew our brand and knew exactly what we needed." - Founder, Food Company

    Former clients
    KLûK CGDT
    Edgemead Primary School and High School
    Tiger Lilly
    Skip and Ogilvy
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Cape Town, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 17

    Lightstack

    Founded in 2012, Lightstack is a software development company based in Cape Town, South Africa. Their team of 2 employees specializes in mobile app development, web development, and custom software development for clients. 

    Notable Project

    Lightstack developed an iOS, Android, and Windows application for a legal verification company. Their team created a process map, outlining the design, coding, and testing of the apps. Registered users and usability have increased.

    “They were keen to not only execute on my designs but also to suggest more efficient or better alternatives for reaching our goal. I like to work with people whose expertise can come through. The skillsets of Lightstack's team were clearly there.” –CEO, Legal Verification Company

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Cape Town, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 18

    Elemental Web Solutions

    Elemental Web Solutions is a web development and digital marketing agency in Table View, South Africa. Founded in 2005, they have about 10 employees that serve mostly small-business and midmarket clients in the advertising, business, and education sectors. Services include web development, SEO, and custom software development.

    Notable Project

    Elemental Web Solutions provided custom backend web development for a media and marketing company. They developed a CMS and followed wireframes using PHP. The platform has increased traffic and received praise for its design and functionality.
     

    “They did a very good job with project management.” – Chief Visionary, Media & Marketing Company

    Former clients
    Adidas
    Nescafe
    Mini
    Heineken
    BMW
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Table View, South Africa
    4.5
    4.5
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 19

    Codener

    Codener is a software company based in London that was founded in 2016 and currently has more than 50 employees. They provide custom software, web, and e-commerce development solutions to clients ranging from startups to large companies in the fields of e-commerce, advertising, and business services.

    Notable Project

    Codener developed a website for an accounting agency. The client had an existing website, but it was outdated. Codener developed a new website that generated significantly more traffic.

    “They provide a full admin panel where we can manage our site by own.” - CEO, Accounting Agency

    Former clients
    JP Associates
    Ghazee Offal
    Olie
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Johannesburg, South Africa
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 20

    Specno

    Specno is a tech company based in Cape Town, South Africa, with an office in Paarl, Soutf Africa. The company, founded in 2018, has a team of more than ten that provides, among others, mobile app development, UX/UI design, and custom software development to various small and midmarket companies. 

    Notable Project

    A parcel delivery service hired Specno to streamline the service's mobile app by building wireframes and improving the designs to decrease the pain points. The internal team tested the new designs and found them to be more intuitive than the service's old app. 

    "The team managed to wireframe and prototype the system within just a months work." - CEO, parcel delivery service

    Former clients
    BDO
    Overberg Agri
    Talisman
    Sawex
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Cape Town City Centre, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 21

    Team4Solution

    Team4solution is a mobile and web application design and development agency, founded in 2017. They have between 10 and 49 employees across their offices in Wakad, India and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where they provide web, mobile and software solutions from small and mid-size businesses. Services include e-wallet and e-learning apps, cross-platform apps, and SalesForce.

    Notable Project

    Team4solution developed software to assist in the product lifecycle management of an automotive company. They upgraded existing systems and developed a new frontend for the content. Team4solution was highly engaged and professional throughout the project, impressing the client by delivering the project on time and in conformance with all stakeholder requirements.

    “They fulfilled the requirements, and we were extremely satisfied. We were very close to the product lifecycle management, software topics, and computer-aided design. I was really impressed with how fast and how well they implemented these different requirements of file handling.” – Product Engineer, Automotive Company

    Former clients
    Lines International
    Chonga Chu
    Damien Black
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Johannesburg, South Africa
    4.9
    4.9
    7 Clutch reviews
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