Contact Burtronix

Johannesburg, South Africa

+27 82 657 6005,

Riaan Burger

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Senior Consultant

Johannesburg, South Africa

+27 82 657 6005

Burtronix Services

CMS Websites

Burtronix builds data-intensive content management websites with Drupal. We also maintain or upgrade Joomla! and Wordpress websites.

Agency and Direct

Burtronix serves both agency clients and direct clients building websites and other online solutions, assisting with planning and specification as needed.

Brochure Websites

Burtronix creates brochure-ware static websites with Jekyll and web apps including kiosk and large screen interactive interfaces with Node.js.

Mobile Apps

Burtronix builds and maintains cross-platform mobile apps for iPhones, Android phones, Windows Phone and other platforms.


Burtronix creates [software] kiosk and massive multi-story screen interactive applications for live social interactions through platforms like Facebook and Twitter at points of interest, conferences and live music events.


We are programmers by heart in the truest sense. Among our programming skills we count: C, C++, C#, D, F#, HTML & CSS, PHP, Java, JavaScript, SQL (MySQL, TSQL, PL/SQL) and less often x86 Assembler, Deplhi (Object Pascal), Haskell, Lisp, Scala, Swift, Visual Basic, VB.NET, VB Script, VBA and more.

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Our developers have many years of Drupal experience building Enterprise Solutions. Burtronix and our developers are members of the international Drupal Association and the Drupal Association South Africa.

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Burtronix helped found the Drupal Association South Africa (DASA) where we actively partake to support our community. Burtronix and our developers are members DASA.

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Burtronix sponsored the Johannesburg DrupalCamp 2015 as a Gold sponsor and our staff sponsored it as individual sponsors.

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Burtronix provides free training and workshops to the Drupal community with special focus on technology that is "off the Drupal CMS island" like front-end build stacks, git, Node.js, privacy and back-end server configuration.

We also provide custom commercial training solutions.

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Burtronix Clients and Work

A selection of our clients and work:

Example Work


Through a digital agency, Telamenta, we built a Microsoft Windows Mobile application for Munsoft. The app is used by staff working for South African municipalities and the data back-end is provided for by a Drupal CMS.

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Workers and the public can also report faults, other problems or notables including geo-location and photo data for upstream attention with Munsoft's Fieldworker app and CMS.

Social Media

For a digital agency in Dubai we built the Social Media Wall. Used at several conferences and concerts it allows for live social media interaction with huge screens.

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Bill Clinton, Metallica and the rise of social media
~ The National

Since this was the UAE, we added a very fast live streaming moderation system that was also able to inject Tweets and Facebook posts by famous people.

Our Social Media Wall can also be installed more permanently at points of interest such as at Cape Point in the Table Mountain National Park.

Content Migration

For the South African Local Government Association we upgraded two very large Drupal 6 websites to Drupal 7.


We developed live migration scripts so that the new websites were able to take over from the previous ones with but an hour's down time at midnight one weekend with all the user contributions perfectly up to date.

The websites were also under heavy spam attack when we inherited them. We managed to clean up existing spam and implemented fail2ban tied in with honey pots and hidden CAPTHCAs as well as block lists which completely blocks all spam now.

Saving a Site

Websites can outgrow initial developers' ability to maintain them and we regularly inherit websites that need immediate attention.

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My Cyberwall is a site-service full curriculum to schools allowing them to replace their regular learning material completely with an this online service.

Having had several large development companies in South Africa as it's previous custodians, we inherited it when it was in a state where it had several hours of down time each day with children from many schools not able to make use of it.

Within a month the down time was solved and we continue to redevelop part of the website as needed to enhance performance, add features and bring it up to standards compliance.