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Amazon Web Services (AWS) will set up a data centre in Cape Town in 2020 to serve Sub-Saharan Africa. Microsoft Azure data centres have been launched in Cape Town and Johannesburg. There are 2 000 ICT firms in the Western Cape, and they have 17 000 employees. Encouraging investment in Cape Town has been recognised as something that needs a fulltime office and a strategy. Invest Cape Town is an agency of the city that works to create the best possible conditions to attract investors. Areas of focus include broadband access, energy security, the reduction of red tape and improving air access to the city.

The province has a dedicated investment agency, Wesgro, which also serves the City of Cape Town. The Investment Promotion Unit of Wesgro has been working with various regions within the Western Cape to attract investment and accelerate exports. Seminars have been held in the Cape Winelands, the West Coast and the Garden Route. In the decade to 2015, the Garden Route’s economy grew at an average rate of 4.8% and total exports (about R2-billion) expanded by 45% in the same period. Key sectors are agri-processing, aviation, business services, education and training, financial services, real estate, ICT, light manufacturing, oil

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WESTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2020

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Western Cape Business 2020  

A unique guide to business, investment and tourism in the Western Cape. The 2020 edition of Western Cape Business is the 13th issue of this...

Western Cape Business 2020  

A unique guide to business, investment and tourism in the Western Cape. The 2020 edition of Western Cape Business is the 13th issue of this...

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