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Top 100 Software Development Companies in South Africa

July 2022

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List of the Best South Africa Software Developers

  • 1
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      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Cape Town, South Africa

    Specno is a tech company based in Cape Town, South Africa. The company, founded in 2018, has a team of more than forty that provides, among others, mobile app development, UX/UI design, and custom software development solutions to businesses of all sizes.

    Clients

    • Old Mutual
    • Standard Bank
    • Wellness Warehouse
    • FinMeUp

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Specno had been hired to develop a mobile app for a food delivery platform. Technologies used include Angular for their frontend and Firebase for their backend platform.
     

    "The team is young but very talented."

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  • 2
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Cape Town, South Africa

    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.

    Clients

    • Adidas
    • BMW
    • Heineken
    • Mini

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Elemental Web Solutions provided custom web app development to a website consultancy for financial services providers. They worked in SQL and PHP to design and implement a treasury maintenance portal.

    "Their flexibility set them apart from the rigidity of other folks who we approached."

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  • 3
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Johannesburg, South Africa

    Melsoft is a website design and development agency located in Johannesburg. They have about 4 employees who provide web design, web development, and e-commerce development services to primarily small businesses in the business services, e-commerce, and education industries. They were founded in 2018.

    Clients

    • CIPS ISAF
    • ISAF Africa
    • Ikusasa Ikamva

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Melsoft is providing custom software development services for an IT services company. They are tasked with developing the website landing page, chrome browser, and custom software app.  

    "The passion of the team in terms of developing and delivering software with great customer service is impressive."

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  • 4
    • Scheduling

      4.0
    • Quality

      4.2
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      4.7
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    • $10,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Randburg, South Africa

    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. 

    Clients

    • Discovery
    • Deloitte
    • Standard Bank
    • SureSwipe

    Industries

    Notable Project

    SovTech designed and developed an MVP for a financial services company to connect customers with third-party partners. Their work is ongoing with support efforts.

    “Their team was always accessible.”

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  • 5
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Sandton, South Africa

    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.

    Clients

    • Deloitte and Touche
    • iStore South Africa
    • Discovery | Khoury and Associates
    • Allied Paint Solutions

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A digital sports magazine engaged SIVOXI™ to build a mobile-friendly website that addressed their columnists' and users' needs. The team devised user functions that allowed content filtering and customization.

    "SIVOXI™ valued our ideas and creatively delivered our requirements."

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    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.5
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Sandton, South Africa
    Liorra Tech is a custom software development firm headquartered in Sandton, South Africa. The company specializes in custom software development, web development, mobile app development, IT strategy consulting, and more and has a small team.The company was founded in 2018.

    Notable Project

    An ed-tech platform hired Liorra Tech to develop a website. They utilized React and Node.js technologies to revamp both the front- and backend, making several iterations and adding new features. 

    "They were good communicators and very flexible."

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  • 7
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Johannesburg, South Africa

    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.

    Clients

    • RMB

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Webtonic Solutions is a crowdfunding platform’s development partner. They’ve built the client’s POC and continued providing front- and backend development as the product grows.

    "Webtonic is naturally inquisitive — they’re always thinking about the bigger picture."

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  • 8
    • $5,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Cape Town, South Africa

    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.

    Clients

    • Tesco
    • Spur Corp
    • Fenergo
    • Simple

    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

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  • 9
    • Undisclosed
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Pretoria, South Africa

    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.
     

    Clients

    • Glofurn Ltd

    Industries

    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
     

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  • 10
    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Sandton, South Africa

    Located in Sandton, South Africa and Johannesburg, South Africa, Digital Design Agency Group is a small software development firm. They provide custom software development, IT strategy consulting, web development, mobile app development, and more and were established in 2017.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A property management company hired Digital Design Agency Group for rental management system development. The team managed the planning and execution of requirements for the documentation process accuracy.

    "We valued their responsiveness and their ability to listen to our needs."

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  • 11
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.5
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Durban, South Africa

    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.

    Clients

    • Derivco
    • DVT
    • UCBRacing
    • RewardsCo

    Industries

    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

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  • 12
    • Scheduling

      4.5
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Bloemfontein, South Africa

    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.

    Clients

    • Fortune 500 companies
    • HR Technology
    • Ecommerce
    • Utilities Management Technology

    Industries

    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

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  • 13
    • Scheduling

      4.4
    • Quality

      4.2
    • Cost

      4.1
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $10,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Cape Town, South Africa

    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. 

    Clients

    • Old Mutual
    • Sanlam
    • Direct Axis
    • Coronation Asset Management

    Industries

    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

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    • $10,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Johannesburg, South Africa

    Custom software development firm and web development firm PINECONEPIXEL APP DEVELOPMENT (PTY) LTD is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The midsize company was founded in 2019. Their services include custom software development and web development.

    Notable Project

    PINECONEPIXEL APP DEVELOPMENT (PTY) LTD has developed the website from scratch for a mechanical repair shop. They’ve also worked on branding, creating the entire image for the business, including the logo.

    "I’ve never dealt with someone with such a prompt and friendly service."

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    • $5,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Cape Town, South Africa

    Warp Development, an e-commerce development company, is headquartered in Pretoria, South Africa and Cape Town, South Africa. The midsize firm was established in 2002. Their services include e-commerce development, custom software development, IT managed services, mobile app development, and more.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A consumer electronics brand hired Warp Development for e-commerce development services. The team built the client's platform with a payment gateway and their storefront as well.

    "Their skills, communication, and customer-centric approach were impressive."

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    • Scheduling

      4.0
    • Quality

      4.2
    • Cost

      4.5
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $250,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Cape Town, South Africa

    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. 

    Industries

    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 

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    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Edenvale, South Africa

    Softserve Digital Development is an Edenvale, South Africa-based custom software development company. The small firm was launched in 2011. Their team specializes in custom software development, web development, ux/ui design, mobile app development, and more.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Softserve Digital Development created the brand identity of a change management company, defining the logo and color schemes. They also built a WordPress website and integrated payment functions and plug-ins.

    “They not only do what we say we want, but they also understand what we’re looking to create with our customers.”

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    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Vanderbijlpark, South Africa

    TransformIT Dynamics is a Vanderbijlpark, South Africa-based software development firm. The small company was established in 2020. Their services include custom software development, web development, mobile app development, e-commerce development, and more.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    An online car marketing company partnered with TransformIT Dynamics to develop a website. The project will help to view detailed dashboards and portals.

    "They go the extra mile to make sure you are happy and satisfied."

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  • 19
    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Johannesburg, South Africa

    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.  

    Clients

    • Vodaphone, ISUZU, Wilderness Safaris, Discovery Health, Roman's Pizza, Dimension Data, Imperial Car Rental, BMW, Mondelez.
    • Application and brand activation
    • Product and experience design, software development, integration and launch
    • VW Polo Campaign

    Industries

    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

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  • 20
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Johannesburg, South Africa

    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. 
     

    Clients

    • FNB
    • Lenovo
    • CHAI
    • Epol

    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
     

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  • 21
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Sandton, South Africa

    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.

    Clients

    • Blocklab
    • Converlens
    • Vinex
    • RTI

    Industries

    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

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  • 22
    • Scheduling

      4.4
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.6
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Cape Town, South Africa

    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. 

    Clients

    • Dianaloon
    • Beluga Restaurant
    • De Villiers & Hulme Engineers
    • SSB Transport

    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

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  • 23
    • Undisclosed
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Sandton, South Africa
    Midsize software development firm KB Consulting, is headquartered in Sandton, South Africa. They focus on custom software development, web development, mobile app development, e-commerce development, and more and were established in 2020.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    KB Consulting supported the development of a bespoke web application for a digital marketing agency. They used Laravel as the framework and integrated a BI reporting tool into the app.

    "We were impressed with their turnaround time."

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  • 24
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Polymorph Systems is a custom software development firm headquartered in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The small company was launched in 2012. Their services include custom software development.

    Clients

    • OneDayOnly
    • STBB
    • Open Learning Technologies
    • Korbicom

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  • 25
    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Randburg, South Africa

    Small custom software development company ExoSystems, is based in Randburg, South Africa. Established in 2012, the team offers custom software development, mobile app development, enterprise app modernization, and other application development.

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  • 26
    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Umhlanga, South Africa

    App development firm Phantom Digital is based in Umhlanga, South Africa. The small company was established in 2015. Their team focuses on mobile app development, digital strategy, social media marketing, marketing strategy, and more.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Phantom Digital developed an African-centered marketing strategy for a steel company. Their team utilized their regional expertise to determine which market sectors to target to promote the client’s products. 

    “I was very happy with our partnership with Phantom Digital.”

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  • 27
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Sandton, South Africa
    Bluebird Development is a software development company. Founded in 2017, the small firm is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Sandton, South Africa. Their team offers custom software development, web development, mobile app development, application management & support, and more.

    Clients

    • BSC
    • The Delta Group
    • CoinDirect
    • BVNK

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Bluebird Development built a custom software for an environmental sustainability company. They implemented designs and briefs while working with a technical product manager from the company's side.

    "Their communication was excellent and they delivered very well."

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  • 28
    • Undisclosed
    • 1,000 - 9,999 employees
    • Johannesburg, South Africa

    BBD is a custom software development company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. The large company was launched in 1984. Their services include custom software development, digital strategy, business consulting, and cloud consulting & SI.

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  • 29
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Polymorph Systems is a software development firm and application development firm. They focus on custom software development and mobile app development and were established in 2012. Their small team is based in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
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  • 30
    • $10,000+
    • 250 - 999 employees
    • Johannesburg, South Africa

    Specializing in custom software and mobile app development, the 666 employees of DVT Johannesburg provide digital solutions for global clients. Testing and DevOps are also part of the Johannesburg-based team's portfolio. The firm has been in business since 1999.  

    Clients

    • Nedgroup Investments

    Industries

    Notable Project

    DVT Johannesburg worked with a central bank to develop a mobile application featuring past and current issues of their quarterly publication. Users can search for data within the publications by time period and keyword, perform statistical calculations, and export the results via email. The app is available for Windows, iOS, and Android. 

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