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Although South Africa’s scenery, wildlife, beaches and wine have kept leisure tourism as the sector’s key contributor, business tourism is on the rise. Recognised as an important untapped segment within the powerhouse that is South Africa’s tourism industry, business tourism has become a key priority for the government in recent years, and it is hoping that by targeting...

A powerhouse industry, major employer and economic mainstay during troubled times, South Africa’s tourism sector has risen to rival its mining sector in terms of overall contribution to GDP, with 2014 witnessing record levels of foreign visitor arrivals, drawn in by the country’s natural beauty, outdoor attractions, food and culture, and increasingly by its business and...

To what extent do you see demand for cloud services taking off among businesses in South Africa?

Rising to become a larger economic contributor than agriculture in recent years, South Africa’s ICT sector has shown rapid expansion over the past two decades. The government has increasingly sought to provide support for nationwide development of internet connectivity through the National Broadband Plan, while rising data demand and the burgeoning e-commerce and mobile...

Despite ongoing challenges in obtaining the spectrum necessary for 4G long-term evolution (LTE) services, South Africa’s ICT sector has seen a number of operators invest billions in rolling out new services and infrastructure as demand for high-speed mobile services soars. Innovation plays a key role in many new offerings, which include pre-paid 4G LTE SIM cards and...

How best can broadband be deployed nationally to ensure universal access?