Publication extract: Digital Gateway to Africa - Software Design & Development sector

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Since 2006, more than R1.5 billion has been invested into Cape Town’s software and IT services sector. More than a third of this amount has specifically been invested into the creative industries cluster. Key source markets include the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, France and India.

Increased investment in broadband infrastructure and a greater demand for internet connectivity in the City of Cape Town will be fuelling growth in the Creative Software Design and Development sector.

Globally competitive academic institutions and entrepreneurial innovation coupled with an increase in access to capital will ensure that Cape Town continues to be a favourable investment destination in the global technology ecosystem.