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The IT Industry Updated Report Available
BY Liz Kneale
South Africa
25 May 2015
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The IT Industry


This report focuses on the South African Information Technology industry which designs, manufactures, supplies, implements and supports the technologies that enable the storage, retrieval and transmission of information. The local IT industry is growing at a CAGR of 6% and employs almost 200,000 people. It contributes approximately 7% to the country’s GDP and IT spend for 2015 is projected at R143bn. The sector includes South African companies Dimension Data, Gijima Group Ltd and Business Connexion, which have become global leaders in the IT sector.


Developments in the sector


Just as the industry offerings are dominated by continuous new developments, innovations and technologies, so the sector itself is characterised by mergers, acquisitions, vendor partnerships and licensing agreements in order to increase the portfolio of services offered, strengthen presence in existing markets and enable expansion into new markets. Although there are numerous challenges, including electricity supply constraints, a lack of skills, and the slow implementation of government initiatives such as the ICT policy, the broadband roll-out and digital migration, stakeholders remain optimistic about the prospects for the sector.


Report coverage


The report on the South African Information Technology sector describes the current market, lists corporate actions and other developments within the sector and focuses on factors influencing the success of the industry. The report also profiles 53 South African-based companies, ranging from Microsoft (SA) (Pty) Ltd which offers a back-up service to the American holding company, providing a service that includes the marketing of Microsoft computer products as well as providing technical support and training for end-users, to Dexani cc based in Centurion, which employs seven people involved in IT services including the retail of hardware and software as well as networking design and implementation for the corporate sector.


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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 3
2.2. Geographic Position 3
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 3
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 9
4.1. Local 9
4.2. Corporate Actions 16
4.2.1. Regulations 22
4.2.2. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 24
4.3. Continental 27
4.4. International 30
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 33
5.1. Economic Environment 33
5.2. Electricity Supply Constraints 34
5.3. Government Initiatives 35
5.4. “Smart Provinces” and “Smart Cities” 36
5.5. Strong IT Investment 40
5.6. Innovation 41
5.7. Labour 42
5.8. Cybercrime 46
5.9. Environmental Concerns 47
5.10. Cyclicality 48
6. COMPETITION 49
6.1. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 51
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 53
8. OUTLOOK 54
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 54
10. REFERENCES 55
10.1. Publications 55
10.2. Websites 56
APPENDIX 1 58
The Media and ICT Seta Priority Skills List (February 2015) 58
ORGANOGRAM 60
COMPANY PROFILES 68
ABSA BANK LTD 68
ACCENTURE (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 74
ACER AFRICA (PTY) LTD 78
ACI GLOBAL LTD 80
ADAPTIT HOLDINGS LTD 82
ADCORP PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LTD 85
ALLIED ELECTRONICS CORPORATION LTD 87
ALLPAY CONSOLIDATED INVESTMENT HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 91
ATTACHMATE GROUP SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 93
BARONE BUDGE AND DOMINICK (PTY) LTD 95
BIDVEST OFFICE (PTY) LTD 97
BLUE LABEL TELECOMS LTD 100
BUSINESS CONNEXION (PTY) LTD 105
CASH CONNECT MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 111
CASH PAYMASTER SERVICES (PTY) LTD 113
CCI TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 115
CEB MAINTENANCE AFRICA (PTY) LTD 117
CHM VUWANI COMPUTER SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 119
CISCO SYSTEMS (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 122
DATACENTRIX HOLDINGS LTD 124
DATATEC LTD 128
DELL COMPUTER (PTY) LTD 133
DELOITTE & TOUCHE SOUTH AFRICA 135
DIMENSION DATA (PTY) LTD 139
DIRECT TRANSACT (PTY) LTD 143
DOCU-FILE (PTY) LTD 146
DOCUMENT WAREHOUSE (PTY) LTD (THE) 148
EASYPAY (PTY) LTD 151
ECENTRIC PAYMENT SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 153
ENTERPRISE ELECTRONIC COMMERCE (SA) (PTY) LTD 155
EOH HOLDINGS LTD 157
EOH MTHOMBO (PTY) LTD 162
ERNST & YOUNG ADVISORY SERVICES LTD 164
FACE TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 166
FARANANI IT SERVICES (PTY) LTD 168
FLASH MOBILE VENDING (PTY) LTD 170
FUJITSU SERVICES CORE (PTY) LTD 173
GIJIMA GROUP LTD 175
HETZNER (PTY) LTD 180
HEWLETT-PACKARD SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 182
IBM SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 184
INFOVAULT (PTY) LTD 186
INTEGR8 IT (PTY) LTD 188
INTEL SOUTH AFRICA CORPORATION 190
IT DYNAMICS (PTY) LTD 192
ITEC DISTRIBUTION (PTY) LTD 194
KPMG SERVICES (PTY) LTD 196
LIGHTSTONE AUTO (PTY) LTD 199
LIGHTSTONE CONSUMER (PTY) LTD 201
MARINE DATA SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 202
MCKINSEY INC 204
METROFILE HOLDINGS LTD 206
MICROSOFT (SA) (PTY) LTD 209
MORVEST GROUP LTD 212
MUSTEK LTD 215
OLTIO (PTY) LTD 219
ORACLE CORPORATION (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 221
PARACON SA (PTY) LTD 223
PAYCORP CORPORATE SERVICES (PTY) LTD 225
PAYCORP GROUP (PTY) LTD 227
PINNACLE HOLDINGS LTD 230
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS EXORDIA (PTY) LTD 233
PRISM PAYMENT TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 235
RICOH SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 237
SAGE ERP AFRICA (PTY) LTD 239
SAS INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 241
SETCOM (PTY) LTD 243
SGX LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD 245
SIEMENS (PTY) LTD 247
SOUTH AFRICAN BANKERS SERVICES COMPANY (PTY) LTD 251
SPARK ATM SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 253
STATE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AGENCY SOC LTD 255
STELLAR CAPITAL PARTNERS LTD 259
SYMANTEC SA (PTY) LTD 262
SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS PRODUCTS (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 264
T-SYSTEMS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 267
TPG AFRICA (PTY) LTD 269
TRANSACTION CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES (SA) (PTY) LTD 271
TRUSTLINK (PTY) LTD 273
TUTUKA SOFTWARE (PTY) LTD 275
UCS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 277
UNISON COMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 280
VERIFONE AFRICA (PTY) LTD 282
VSOLUTION (PTY) LTD 284
WIZZIT PAYMENTS (PTY) LTD 286