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    Web application development

    Using newest back and front end technologies
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    Continuous improvement

    Offer targeted business goals through smart assessment
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    Cloud deployment and hosting

    Optimal availability and always up to date

What We Do

Systems design

This is the creative, interactive process where we sit with you to get an in-depth understanding of your needs. We translate these needs to a technical solution. During and after development we keep on monitoring if needs change and if the solution keeps delivering. If not, we suggest changes.


Development is the process of implementing the system design. We believe in an organic agile approach. We continuously do (unit) testing and we involve our clients intensively during the implementation process, allowing for adjustments that improve the end result.


Every web application needs a reliable environment available on the internet to be able to deliver. Too often we have had to fix sites that were hacked and servers that kept failing. Hence we decided to build our own extremely relaible and secure cloud environment to host our clients' applications.


Needs change, users change, platforms and environments need security updates. No web application deployment is static. However well built, like with a car, if you don't service, in the end it will break. DITS will always support whatever it built however long ago it was built.


Knowledge management

DITS works extensively organisations like the Human Sciences Research Council, Management Sciences for Health, South African Journal of Sciences, and the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association. Thus DITS has gathered extensive insights in ways to disseminate knowledge and how to allow exchanging and sharing knowledge.

Continuous improvement

Over the past few years, in association with IMPEC, DITS developed a platform for Continuous Improvement. This Laravel based platform assists organisations in measuring their performance, identifying ways to improve, and monitoring the impact of improvement initiatives. The Department for Planning Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency is our first client for this platform.

Research data curation

Organisations that do research have a responsibility to properly manage and curate the data collected during that research. DITS has helped creating system disseminating these data and enabling the use of these data for secondary analysis. In the process DITS abouth these data as well as about the intentions and corncerns researchers have regarding the proper use of their research.


Dugan Fraser
Chairman of the board

On behalf of SAMEA we thank Development IT Solutions for all their support and excellent service over the past twelve years.

Henk Serfontein

This is the first time we have had a system developed and at the end realise that we actually got what we asked for.

Department for Planning Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency
lucia Lotter
Manager Data Curation

It is always a pleasure working with Development IT Solutions. They understand our needs and they deliver what they promise.

Human Sciences Research Council

Technologies we use


Laravel is a free, open-source PHP web framework intended for the rapid development of web applications following the model–view–controller (MVC) architectural pattern.

October CMS

October is a free, open-source CMS platform based on the Laravel PHP Framework. A simple and modular CMS that grows with you, with a precise and beautiful interface that comes as second nature.


Drupal is a free, open-source CMS platform. Drupal has great standard features, like easy content authoring, reliable performance, and excellent security. Modularity is one of its core principles.


CodeIgniter is a free, open-source PHP framework with a very small footprint. We support Codeigniter for legacy projects but prefer and recommend Laravel for new projects.


We develop 99% of what we do in PHP. PHP is free, open source, scalable, secure, object oriented and used in the most popular web application frameworks.


HTML5 is a new version of the language HTML, with new elements, attributes, and behaviors, as well as a larger set of technologies that allows more diverse and powerful Web sites and applications.


CSS3 is the latest evolution of the Cascading Style Sheets language. It brings a lot of long-awaited novelties, like rounded corners, shadows, gradients, transitions or animations, as well as new layouts.


Bootstrap offers us a responsive, mobile-first, prevailing, front-end framework, which is developed along with CSS3, JavaScript, and HTML5.


Ubuntu is an extremely robust and reliable LINUX operating system published by Canonical, initiated by Mark Shuttleworth. We use this platform for development as well as hosting.

MySQL / MariaDB

MySQL and it's fork MariaDB are highly reliable relational database management systems. MariaDB is an open source fork of MySQL created when MySQL was taken over by Oracle. We currently use MariaDB.


NGINX (Pronounced as Engine-X) is an open source, lightweight, high-performance web server. We use it in stead of Apache since we believe it is faster, uses less RAM, and is easier to configure.


Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to large projects with speed and efficiency. Git is easy to learn with lightning fast performance.