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​Information and Communications Technology
​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.

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

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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