Aspire does tech better

How we do tech better

Our get-going mindset

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At the helm

A strong leadership team

Aspire services

A services overview

A list of what we do

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An extraordinary team

The Aspire staff

We integrate a ‘start-now' philosophy and ‘just-in-time design’ principles with agile development processes.  This ensures rapid and cost-effective delivery of custom IT solutions that exceed client expectations.

But we go further than this... We don't only know what works in theory; we know what works in practice. We apply these principles using the wealth of experience that we have gathered over time and with lashings of common sense.  We prioritise value at all times.

Complex projects often fail to launch due to the range of variables that need to be understood and foreseen.  At Aspire Solutions, we believe in a start approach. We do not get stalled by guesswork, nor do we try to plot a full course before we get going, as we know that the solutions to complicated problems are developed over time.

The ‘just-in-time’ and lean design principles that we apply ensure continuous improvements through iterative development. Working in short cycles makes it possible for us to effectively determine which routes best serve our clients and which challenges need to be avoided. In doing this, projects run a lower risk of stalling and the time required and costs are significantly reduced.

The responsive nature of rapid and short feedback cycles allows for less guesswork and for more substantive choices to be made. We examine the results of every work loop in order to adapt our thinking and make the necessary changes required to optimize development. This results in better integrated and sustainable software design.

Once the project is complete and a system has been implemented, we continue to share expertise and offer support, in areas such as data cleaning and data flows, to ensure that your system is and remains successful.

Mike Steyn and Mushfiqoh Samodien head up the Aspire team and together are a force to be reckoned with.  They bring to the table very different work profiles, skills and experience that they dovetail cleverly to form a leadership team without gaps or blind spots.

Operations director and company founder, Mike, has a background in engineering and a wealth of experience in the tech industry.  He is grounded and resolute, and a phenomenal teacher.  He understands that leadership is not a title but an action and an example.

Mushfiqoh Samodien, business director and mover and shaker, drives Aspire forward into a future that she understands, taking due care to bring each person with her.  She has walked a journey that most would have faded from, which has made her strong, passionate and unwilling to quit. Mushfiqoh lives by the philosophy that good leaders lead businesses that make a difference.

Enterprise Technology

To solve complete company-wide needs, from the most straightforward to the widely complex, we develop and implement custom information systems. These systems may require the design of tailored architecture or even the building of applications that integrate with new/existing hardware, packaged solutions and/or custom software.

Geospatial Expertise

With many years of experience in this area, we have a sound understanding of the extended benefits that geospatial applications offer. They provide the ‘precisely where and when’ insights that companies need. Using geospatial technology allows you to utilise your information in a real and immediate way and makes data more accessible and more intuitive to use.

Strategic IT Consulting

At Aspire Solutions, we have a distinctive and niche approach to advising and steering our clients. It is this mindset, along with broad cross-industry experience, that has allowed us to offer comprehensive and specific support and guidance and to spearhead flagship projects. One of our core focuses is to create and aid meaningful strategic alliances.

System Implementation

Due to the extensive scope of expertise and experience that Aspire brings to the table, we are able to identify and offer a unique perspective on the immediate needs of an organisation. By means of targeted, tactical interventions, we focus on solving high-impact issues and flaws, and in this way, ensuring high-value and timeous deliverables.

Custom Software

Businesses lose both time and money trying to bend software to their needs, instead of the other way around. You need it? We build it. We realise that often our clients have specialised IT needs so we create professional, custom-built software that integrates into all technology platforms with ease. We do this by using specially developed hybrid techniques.

Data Cleansing

During this time of the 4th industrial revolution, we need to learn to work with clean data like people before needed to learn to use clean water. We help clients to ensure data quality by offering a comprehensive service wherein we identify valued data sets, while correcting or removing inaccurate data. Clean data aids intelligent business decisions.

Data Analytics

To make sure that businesses get the most from their information, we follow a thorough process of inspecting, cleansing, transforming and/or modelling business or enterprise-wide data. Once data has been properly analysed and understood, we are able to help companies identify useful information, to support decision-making and to reach informed conclusions.

System Integration

Having well integrated and streamlined systems is key to a business or enterprise’s success. To this end, we create complex systems through the design, building and implementing of customized architecture and/or applications. We then integrate these into new or existing packages and/or custom software, as well as communication systems.

We are unwavering in our belief that Aspire Solutions will always be a people-centric company.  The formula is simple: we do great work because we take care of a great team.

Each remarkable staff member is fully committed to the agile Aspire mindset and doing tech better.  We believe in close collaboration and role flexibility. Furthermore, we understand the immeasurable value of continuous learning and self-enrichment, and go above and beyond every single day to improve on yesterday.

Mogamat Allie Samsodien

Junior Consultant

Chef | Gamer | Lover of Long Drives

Aspire has a 'all hands on deck' attitude. We all pitch in where needed to sail each project smoothly.

"Always find the lesson in everything so you can do better next time. There is always room for improvement."

Kobus Du Plessis

Senior Developer

Traveller | Motorcyclist | Coffee Drinker

Aspire has a very distinctive company culture that helps us do tech better.

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that determine the significance of the life we lead.” - Nelson Mandela.

Verushka van Jaarsveld

Senior GIS Technician

Motocross Rider | Surfer | Artist

Aspire is a team. Where one person falls, another will hold out a hand and pick you up.

"Light can devour the darkness but darkness cannot consume the light. Be the light."

Waseem Essack

Senior Business Analyst

Traveler | Football Fan | Car Enthusiast

There is a real sense of unity among everyone at Aspire. We learn from each other as we are encouraged to wear multiple "hats" and our titles/roles do not define the way we are treated.

"When things are too hard to handle, retreat and count your blessings instead."

Philip Nel

Senior Developer

Cyclist | Hiker | Gamer

We punch well above our weight. The quality and the rate at which we deliver solutions sets us apart.

“The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.” ― Thomas A. Edison

Rob Gracie

GIS Technician

Hockey Player | Reader

At Aspire, we are a diverse set of people who work well together.

"Keep your eye on the ball."

Ashley Alexander


Jazz Lover | Football Fan | Underwater Enthusiast

We work together like a well oiled bicycle, changing to the right gear at the right time.

“Laughter is the best medicine."

Lance Oakes


Diver | Lifesaver | Triathlete

Everyone at Aspire has a real passion for what they are doing, which is inspiring.

"One life... live it."

Rob MacMillan


Motorcyclist | Electronics Guru | Radio Nut

The only way to do great work is to love what you do and I love working here. Aspire fills a large part of my life.

"Do what is right, not always easy."

Visi Mansukinini

Project Developer

Reader | Footballer | Nature Lover

We work and interact as a team with one vision. As a work environment, Aspire is a cool and healthy place.

"Never give up. Remember things take time"

Louis Botha

Project Data Scientist

Chef | Yoga Enthusiast | Reader

Aspire is place to learn and grow while delivering high impact results.

"The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience."

Mike & Mushfiqoh


Teachers | Friends | Business Owners

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."