The Cape Town software development cluster.

Policy Brief
21 April 2020

Stuart, J, Black, A.

The Cape Town ICT sector is a globalised and leading services sector within Africa. Many firms in the sector – not just the large multinationals – have international investors, clients, financiers, suppliers and partners. The sector is more than the sum of its parts because it serves as a localised hub of diverse enterprises, a skill pool, financier support, local and provincial government support and a strong physical infrastructure. It is the fastest growing services sector in the Western Cape. Within the broader Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector, business and software services are the highest value-add activities, and the software sub-sector geographically located within the greater Cape Town area is the focus of this brief.

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Publication | 18 March 2021