South Africa’s technology industry is diverse. It covers areas such as broadcasting, local content, electronic media, postal services, telecommunications, and IT. Also, the country’s information and technology sector’s growth rate is above the world’s average. The established and sophisticated ICT industry has more than 3 000 companies. In addition South Africa is ranked as one of the top countries when it comes to worldwide IT spending. Below are some of the top technology companies in the country.
The first company on our list of technology companies is Napsers. Naspers is one the leading companies in the internet and entertainment space in South Africa. It has invested huge amounts in a lot of technology companies all over the world. Founded in 1915, as the Afrikaner Nasionale Pers, Naspers has grown into a modern technology giant. The company was founded as a publishing house but its operations are now mainly in Internet companies. Some of the companies owned by Naspers include, OLX, Takealot, PayU, Multichoice, Supersport, and media 24 to name a few.
One of South Africa’s leading technology company, Afrihost was founded in 2000 by Visser, Armstrong, Meintjes. The company was developed to fill a gap in the internet service business since the cost of domains and web hosting was high. The company provides a wide range of products and services including ADSL broadband, fibre, fixed wireless, mobile services in addition to web hosting. It has grown from a small hosting provider run from home, to one of South Africa’s largest internet service providers employing about 250 people. The Johannesburg based technology firm also offers web design and internet marketing services.
Founded by Laurie Fialkov Shaun Courtney, Zaid Bester and Dave Johnstone Cybersmart, was first an Internet café with no outside funders. Cybersmart has also grown to be one of the country’s internet service providers. Their products and services include ADSL broadband and web hosting services plus a wide range of connectivity products and they employ around 70 people.
Psybergate is another top technology company that was established in 1999 by software engineers. The organisation works closely with some of the major universities in South Africa. The tech giant also provides software services to big companies such as SAQA, Absa, Foundation for Human Rights, Nedbank, RMB, Supergroup, FNB, JSE, Momentum Metropolitan, to name a few. The leading software solutions provider designs, builds, implements, maintains, supports, and hosts custom software solutions on both web and mobile platforms. They also provide consulting and management consulting services to their clients.
ASG is another leading IT company that has been operating for over 30 years as an outsourced IT support company. It has its headquarters in Johannesburg, Gauteng. ASG provides maintenance, outsourced IT services, technology, and software solutions, as well as IT support. The company has offices in Sandton, Midrand, Centurion, Durban, and Cape Town. The firm offers a wide range of IT services that a company may need to run its IT infrastructure optimally.
IT Evolution, also part of the top IT companies in South Africa was established in 2007 and specializes in Ad-Hoc IT support, managed IT services, and computer networking. The firm partners with some of the global leader in technology such Microsoft, Mimecast, Solarwinds, MSP, Bitco, Intel, Afrihost, HP, Palladium to ensure that clients get the best services. Some of the services offered by IT Evolution include online support, cyber security consulting, networking, cloud services and software and hardware sales.
Formerly known as CompuSerge, the company was re-launched in 2006 and changed its name to Innovate IT. The company is a middle-market IT managed services firm with headquarters in Bellville. Also, the company has been operating for 11 years and offers cabling, and internet Services, business IT support, cloud services, as well as business IT consulting. It is also considered as one of the top technology companies in the western cape. Innovate IT’s mainly specialises in End-to-End managed services, meaning that they offer support and maintenance from the computer cabling through to connectivity.
Complete IT is also among the top software companies in Cape Town. The company has over 15 years of experience in the industry. The company provides IT support, connectivity solutions, communication solutions, and security solutions to name a few of their products and services. Since the year 2002 the company has been a leading ICT vendor in the country, offering competitive IT services and cutting edge technology to clients across South Africa. The firm has also partnered with other IT service companies and remote technology firms. Their products and services range from ICT architecture, hardware procurement, implementation to maintenance and technical support.
Westech, also on our list of the top technology companies in South Africa offers IT support services to various companies in South Africa. Westech is based in Johannesburg and the firm has been operating for a long time since 1994. The firm also has offices in Cape Town, Durban, or Gauteng. Westech works in partnership with well known global tech companies such as Microsoft Silver and Dell EMC and it is a well known and preferred IT support and services partner. The company provides services to businesses in all sectors.
Also an IT service provider located in Johannesburg, Wired IT offers managed IT services, Microsoft Office 365, cloud services, networking, malware protection, firewalls, and other software needs. The company mainly focuses on providing ICT solutions to small and medium enterprises.
Strategic IT Group provides support services to various companies in Johannesburg, and surrounding regions. They also offer other services including computer and IT support, hardware and software services, Microsoft Office 365 solutions, cybersecurity services, Voice over Internet Protocol, web and graphic design, to name a few.
Also one of the leading tech companies in South Africa Datacentrix , provides integrated ICT solutions and serves a large market covering Africa and Middle East. Some of their services include digital business solutions, technology solutions, managed services, cybersecurity, as well as other internet services.