Netgen Company Overview

The directors of Netgen boast a combined 80 years of experience in software development in the IT industry and since 2000 the business has built many diverse software systems and apps.

Netgen is a proud BEE Level 2 contributor (125% B-BBEE procurement recognition level).

The Business is spearheaded by the three founding members, Grant Scheffel, Hardy Esterhuizen and Matthew Vreenegoor and recently Andrew McGregor has joined the team as a director after running various teams with Netgen since 2009. This team is involved in every project and collectively oversee our operations locally and abroad.

Netgen Custom Software opened for business in October 2000 and has offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Amsterdam. Our aim is to address specific needs related to custom application software. A large demand exists for custom developed software at reasonable rates. Netgen develops custom software and databases that are primarily web-based and in recent years has moved into developing mobile applications as well.

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We know that it is more cost effective over the long run to develop bespoke software that is an exact fit for your business. In addition to custom development, we do integrations into a number of third-party services and APIs via Rest, JSON and Soap. This means that your new software will seamlessly work with other systems and share information, all while reducing the cost of ownership and development.

The company has moved into the .net and web environment, collecting talented young IT professionals along the way. The growth has culminated in a software development company with a team of project managers, technical developers, mobile developers, application specialists and support technicians. Netgen Custom Software can assist with any development such as software, web design, mobile apps and is a full solution business.

At Netgen, we offer a full turnkey solution: development, support, maintenance and hosting. Currently, we actively support and service clients across southern African, Britain and Europe. We have recently completed projects in Holland, Israel and Ethiopia, and continue to support and maintain these clients.

Netgen Cape Town
Netgen Johannesburg
Netgen Amsterdam

Our offices


Our three branches are interconnected and allow for quick client liaison, without travelling between centres. Full development teams operate in both the South African offices. Our hosting centres are also interconnected with all three offices. All of this allows us to provide full support to our clients, no matter where they are in the world.