OPENCOLLAB, established in 1999, is a niche software development house based in South Africa’s own ‘Silicon Valley’ software development regions. We have a long tradition of developing specialised and bespoke solutions for some of the world’s most reputable higher education institutions.

Effective modern education demands openness and collaboration, and in a fast-changing digital world, post secondary education information systems must support a new approach to learning.

As our name implies, OPENCOLLAB utilises open source development technologies  to design, develop, implement and integrate solutions for e-learning, student information management, finances and research. In short – education done smartly.

Our collaborative approach to development has seen us partnering with institutions and equally niche software development companies globally to bring only the most effective, engaging and efficient solutions to clients. Our skills and experience cut across systems design and architecture, development, support, project management, training, integration, migration and implementation.

The fact that most of our new business is via referrals and our client retention is exceptional, speaks to the very high standard of our software development skills and methodologies used for our services and solutions. This assists in driving progress at modern education institutions around the world.

B-BBEE Certificate

Promotion of Access to Information Act – Section 51 Manual


Revolutionary solutions for the digital student


Collaborating with various specialists to pioneer smart software solutions in support of the digital education experience


• Respect • Collaboration
• Courage • Commitment • Simplicity

General Software Development Services

Requirements Analysis
Analysis and Design
Applications Development
Applications and Systems Architecture
Application Support
Applications Integration
JAD session facilitation
Project Management
Database Administration
Scrum and Kanban
Data Migrations

The Team

Martilene Orffer (Managing Director)
Martilene Orffer (Managing Director)
Garth Airey (Service Delivery Manager)
Garth Airey (Service Delivery Manager)
SW Genis (ERP Product Manager)
SW Genis (ERP Product Manager)
Elsabe Botha (Business Development Manager)
Elsabe Botha (Business Development Manager)
Francois Campbell (Teaching, Learning and Portal Product Manager)
Francois Campbell (Teaching, Learning and Portal Product Manager)


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Belvedere Office Park, Bella Rosa Street,
Rosenpark, Bellville, South Africa
Phone: +27 21 970 4000
Fax: +27 21 914 3098
Email: info@opencollab.co.za
Qmuzik building,
cnr of Leonie and Von Willich Streets
Doringkloof, Centurion, South Africa
Phone: +27 12 640 3517