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20 December 2009
A computer assembly plant in Johannesburg

THIS sector continues to show strong growth, with global IT market intelligence firm IDC reporting that SA’s IT spend is set to grow to ZAR 125-billion by 2013, driving the creation of 2300 new businesses and 95 000 new jobs (2009 – 2013).

The Government is expected to be the primary driver of ICT spend after the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Within Joburg, opportunities exist in the following areas:

  • ICT skills development
  • ICT research and development
  • Provision of ICT infrastructure
  • ICT incubation and venture capital.

Opportunities exist in ICT skills development
Opportunities exist in ICT skills development
The City is focusing on sustainable and catalytic projects and is looking for business partners and industry players to take these forward.

Examples of current projects include:

  • The Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE)
  • The Wireless Broadband Connectivity Programme.
  • The Distance Support Project
  • The Orange Farm ICT Hub

For more info, go to Information and communications technology.

Joburg is ideally placed regarding telecoms, mobile telephony and Internet:

  • Joburg is the telecoms hub of South Africa (which ranks 23rd globally in telecoms development)
  • 85 percent of the sector’s activities occur in Gauteng
  • SA is the 4th fastest growing Global System for Mobile market globally
  • Joburg is home to the four largest mobile network operators
  • SA is Africa’s dominant internet centre, with a quarter of Africa’s users
  • 75 percent of South Africa's major ISPs are based in Joburg

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Last Updated on 19 February 2010