Gartner Research

Emerging Market Analysis: South Africa Encounters Challenges as a Regional IT Leader

Published: 25 August 2015

ID: G00279556

Analyst(s): Bettina Tratz-Ryan , Wm. L. Hahn, Venecia Liu , Luis Anavitarte


Digital transformation finds South Africa at a crossroads; the region's leading economy may not retain its traditional position as a hub for regional investment. TSP planners should seize the opportunity to leverage advantage around new capabilities in bimodal IT and smart city business models.

Table Of Contents


  • Economics of IT
  • Unique Challenges Inform and Constrain the Opportunity
  • Demand-Side Insights
    • IT Budgets
    • IT Technology Priorities Should Guide Your Strategies
    • Bimodal IT Brings Business Opportunities
    • Smart City
  • Vertical Industries
    • Insurance
    • Healthcare

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.