SA ICT regional market report

Introduction

The SA ICT regional market publication presents estimates of the IT and telecoms spend of each province, broken down by vertical and by ICT category. The publication analyses the ICT market size per province for the past calendar year, 2021. A dashboard for each province offers a profile of the region, and brief overviews are provided of the economic conditions and structural developments within each province. A spreadsheet with detailed tables forms a companion deliverable, in addition to this report.

Methodology

The SA ICT regional market publication draws on the BMIT databases, formulated from secondary research input, supplemented by primary research.

Enterprise ICT spending patterns are based on BMIT’s end user surveys and derived models, and top-down industry revenue figures, tied back to BMIT in-depth reports on IT and telecoms market segments, which in turn are informed by primary research (vendor interviews) and analysis of operator reporting. Secondary sources include SARS’ reporting of the number of VAT-paying companies, and StatsSA’s QLFS and QES reports.

Secondary sources for the other quantitative and qualitative data pertaining to the provinces in South Africa, include various StatsSA and National Treasury publications, as well as extensive secondary research across a range of sites and publications.

Regrettably, StatsSA has not produced any regional GDP data since 2019.

Table of Contents

  • Methodology and research components
  • BMIT ICT category segmentation
  • South African economic overview
  • South African provincial overview: GDP and employment
  • South African provincial ICT spend summary
  • South African ICT spend per province

South African Economy

GDP

South African provinces – a comparison

  • Provincial comparative sizes: land area and  population
  • Regional GDP in South Africa (GDPR)
  • Provincial comparative sizes: employment
  • Provincial comparative sizes: employment and unemployment
  • Employment by province and vertical sector
  • Provincial proportions of knowledge workers, and workers in ICT occupations
  • Number of companies per province

South African regional ICT spend

  • Comparative GDPR and ICT spend by business, per province, 2021
  • ICT spend per province, 2021
  • Business ICT market size per province, 2021 (Rm)
  • IT market size per province, 2021 (Rm)
  • Telecoms market size per province, 2021 (Rm)

South African ICT spend per province

Eastern Cape
  • Eastern Cape profile
  • Eastern Cape: business IT market size, by sector, 2021
  • Eastern Cape: business telecoms market size, by sector, 2021
  • Eastern Cape: economic growth
  • Eastern Cape: contribution of industry sectors to the provincial economy
  • Eastern Cape economic growth in industry sectors
  • Eastern Cape industry sector investments
  • Eastern Cape industry sector investments
  • Eastern Cape IDZ and SEZs
  • Eastern Cape industrial parks
Free State
  • Free State profile
  • Free State: business IT market size, by sector, 2021
  • Free State: business telecoms market size, by sector, 2021
  • Free State: economic growth
  • Free State: contribution of industry sectors to the provincial economy
  • Free State: economic growth in industry sectors
  • Free State industry sector investments
  • Eastern Cape industry sector investments
  • Free State SEZ and industrial parks
  • Free State investment prospects
  • Free State industry sector masterplans and incentives
Gauteng
  • Gauteng profile
  • Gauteng: business IT market size, by sector, 2021
  • Gauteng: business telecoms market size, by sector, 2021
  • Gauteng: economic conditions
  • Industry sectors in Gauteng
  • Gauteng SEZ developments
  • Gauteng ICT industry sector developments
  • Gauteng township industry developments
KwaZulu-Natal
  • KwaZulu-Natal profile
  • KwaZulu-Natal: business IT market size, by sector, 2021
  • KwaZulu-Natal: business telecoms market size, by sector, 2021
  • KwaZulu-Natal: contribution of industry sectors to the provincial economy
  • KwaZulu-Natal economy
  • KwaZulu-Natal economic prospects
Limpopo
  • Limpopo profile
  • Limpopo: business IT market size, by sector, 2021
  • Limpopo: business telecoms market size, by sector, 2021
  • Limpopo economy
  • Limpopo: contribution of industry sectors to the provincial economy
  • Limpopo industry sector developments
  • Limpopo economic prospects
  • Limpopo: SEZs, Digital Hubs and an IST Park
Mpumalanga
  • Mpumalanga profile
  • Mpumalanga: business IT market size, by sector, 2021
  • Mpumalanga: business telecoms market size, by sector, 2021
  • Mpumalanga economy
  • Mpumalanga geographic GDP
  • Mpumalanga: contribution of industry sectors to the provincial economy
  • Mpumalanga industry sectors
  • Mpumalanga industry sector developments
  • Mpumalanga economic prospects
Northern Cape
  • Northern Cape profile
  • Northern Cape: business IT market size, by sector, 2021
  • Northern Cape: business telecoms market size, by sector, 2021
  • Northern Cape economy
  • Northern Cape: contribution of industry sectors to the provincial economy
  • Northern Cape industry sector developments
  • Northern Cape industry sectors
  • Northern Cape Industrial Corridor, Namakwa SEZ, & Kathu IP
  • Northern Cape Industrial Corridor – Upington IP and Boegoebaai
North West
  • North West profile
  • North West: business IT market size, by sector, 2021
  • North West: business telecoms market size, by sector, 2021
  • North West economy
  • North West: contribution of industry sectors to the provincial economy
  • North West industry sector developments
  • North West SEZ, Industrial Park and smart city
Western Cape
  • Western Cape profile
  • Western Cape: business IT market size, by sector, 2021
  • Western Cape: business telecoms market size, by sector, 2021
  • Western Cape economic prospects
  • Western Cape: contribution of industry sectors to the provincial economy
  • Western Cape economic inhibitors
  • Western Cape economic opportunities
  • Western Cape tourism sector
  • Western Cape investment levels
  • Western Cape foreign direct investment (FDI)

Deliverables and format

The outcomes of the research and analysis are documented in a rich PowerPoint document with supporting tables in Excel. Clients are also entitled to a presentation/workshop in Johannesburg (may be combined with other topics at BMIT’s discretion).

Related research

SA ICT Market Overview Sizing and Forecast 2022

SA ICT Industry Market Sizing & Forecast by Verticals 2022

Further information

For further information and details on how to subscribe to this research please contact Anita Mathews on 011 540 8000 or 082 4662317 or anita@bmit.africa