This research service provides an overview of the market opportunities for the ICT solutions in the public sector in South Africa. It highlights some of the key trends in the South African public sector based on ICT spending by the country’s 9 provinces, with a special focus on the 3 leading provinces - Gauteng, the Western Cape, and KwaZulu-Natal. The research service outlines the main drivers and restraints of the market for communication and analytics technologies and services in South Africa. It also provides estimated market forecasts, as well as predictions and recommendations. The base year is 2012 and the study period is from 2012 to 2018.
• South Africa is striving towards a knowledge-based economy and, to achieve this, it is investing extensively in the usage of information and communication technologies (ICTs) across all sectors of its government. • ICT is among the leading sectors and contributes about % of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). • The key focus areas have been in education, transportation, healthcare, social protection, agriculture and rural development, urban development, infrastructure, environment, social development, public sector management and governance, economic management, finance, and private sector development. Hence, any organisation, public or private, that aligns itself with these strategic policies can participate in nation building. • Of theXprovinces in South Africa, 3 have been identified as ICT industry clusters. These are Gauteng, accounting for X% of all ICT firms; Western Cape, accounting for X%; and KwaZulu-Natal, accounting for X%. • In 2012, the government’s ICT expenditure was $X million, this is expected to significantly grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of X% as there are various projects such as the National Broadband Project planned for completion in 2020. • The finance minister’s backing of a knowledge economy is also a positive sign of how ICTs are being integrated into government service delivery.
1. South Africa is striving for a knowledge-based economy enabled by ICT. 2. ICT opportunities in this market are in infrastructure, software, and devices. 3. End-to-end service provision enables companies to integrate better with government service delivery. 4. Application and content provision in service delivery is of paramount importance. 5. Public and private partnerships (PPP) will ensure successful implementation of government ICT projects.
ICT An umbrella term used for communication devices and applications that include computers, networks, hardware, and video conferencing. ICTs are used within specific contexts such as government or healthcare.
Hardware These are physical components including disk drives, integrated circuits, display screens, cables, modems, speakers, and printers.
Software These are written programmes, procedures, or rules pertaining to the operation of a computer system. They are stored in read/write memory, for example, word processing programmes and Internet browsers.
Information Technology (IT) This refers to all forms of technology used to create, store, retrieve, handle, and utilise information.
Vendora These are the enterprises responsible for developing and delivering resources to consumers. They include IT hardware and software companies that have independent hosting applications and niches public sector ICT services.
State Information Technology Agency (SITA) This is a parastatal ICT company established by the South African Government. This entity has an active role in local, provincial, and national governments.
Annual Budget This is the budget presented by the Minister of Finance shortly after the opening of the Parliament in February and determines income and expenditure priorities for the current financial year.
Medium-term Budget This budget should include the actual expenditure for the previous year, estimated figures for the current financial year, and figures for the following X years. It is also referred to as the medium-term expenditure framework (MTEF).
National Treasury It manages the budget process and controls the implementation of the national annual budget. It also co-ordinates macroeconomic policies and inter-governmental financial relations.
National Government The Presidency co-ordinates the work of the government and provides direction and strategic support to ministers and departments. The Presidency also monitors and evaluates the overall progress towards achieving governmental goals.
Provincial Government There are Xprovincial governments in South Africa. The premier takes the lead role supported by the director general of each province. There are usually X departments that are the responsibility of the provincial government.
Local (Municipal) Government South Africa is divided into X provinces. Within each province, there are respective municipalities. Each municipality comprises a council that consists of elected members governed by the mayor. The mayor is elected by the municipal council.
Market Overview—Research Scope
Services Scope • This research service analyses the public sector ICT market in South Africa.
Geographic Scope • The following geographical areas are covered: oGauteng oKwaZulu-Natal oWestern Cape
Key Questions This Study Will Answer
What are the main developmental areas for the South African public sector? What are the main projects focuses of the 3 main provinces: Gauteng, Western Cape, and KwaZulu-Natal? What is the level of government expenditure aligned to ICT projects? What are the key challenges and provincial department requirements in ICT project delivery in the public sector? How can private sector companies take part in government initiatives? Are the products/services offered by current vendors meeting the public sector’s needs or is there additional development needed? What are the key best practices in the delivery of ICT projects to South African provincial departments?
Table Of Contents
South African Public Sector ICT Market Table of Contents
1. Executive Summary 2. Market Overview 3. Total Public Sector ICT Market â¢ External Challenges: Drivers and Restraints â¢ Forecast and Trends 4. Gauteng Breakdown 5. KwaZulu-Natal Breakdown 6. Western Cape Breakdown 7. Other Provinces Breakdown 8. The Last Word 9. Appendix
List of Exhibits
â¢ Public Sector ICT Market: Provincial ICT Expenditure Procurement Structure, South Africa, 2012 â¢ Total Public Sector ICT Market: Key Market Drivers and Restraints, South Africa, 2013-2018 â¢ Total Public Sector ICT Market: Expenditure Forecast by Province, South Africa, 2012-2018 â¢ Public Sector ICT Market: ICT Expenditure Analysis by Sector, Gauteng, 2012 â¢ Public Sector ICT Market: ICT Expenditure Analysis by Sector, KwaZulu-Natal, 2012 â¢ Public Sector ICT Market: ICT Expenditure Analysis by Sector, Western Cape, 2012 â¢ Public Sector ICT Market: ICT Expenditure Analysis by Sector, Other Provinces, 2012 â¢ Public Sector Goals, South Africa, 2012 â¢ Total Public Sector ICT Market: South Africa, 2012 â¢ Public Sector ICT Market: Provincial ICT Clusters, South Africa, 2012 â¢ Public Sector ICT Market: ICT Expenditure by Sector, South Africa, 2012 â¢ Total Public Sector ICT Market: Expenditure Forecast, South Africa, 2012-2018 â¢ Total Public Sector ICT Market: Per cent Expenditure Forecast by Province, South Africa, 2012-2018 â¢ Public Sector ICT Market: Expenditure Forecast, Gauteng, 2012-2018 â¢ Per cent of ICT Expenditure by Sector, Public Sector ICT Market: Gauteng, 2012 â¢ Public Sector ICT Market: Expenditure Forecast, KwaZulu-Natal, 2012-2018 â¢ Per cent of ICT Expenditure by Sector, Public Sector ICT Market: KwaZulu-Natal, 2012 â¢ Public Sector ICT Market: Expenditure Forecast, Western Cape, 2012-2018 â¢ Per cent of ICT Expenditure by Sector, Public Sector ICT Market: Western Cape, 2012 â¢ Public Sector ICT Market: Expenditure Forecast, Other Provinces, South Africa, 2012 â¢ Per cent of ICT Expenditure by Sector, Public Sector ICT Market: Other Provinces, 2012 â¢ Total Public Sector ICT Market: South Africa, 2012