AWS Africa

Thousands of active customers, from Absa, Investec, Old Mutual, Pick n Pay, University of Pretoria and Standard Bank use AWS to deliver flexibility, scalability and reliability.

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AWS re/Start

AWS re/Start is a skills development and job training program that prepares unemployed individuals for careers in the cloud. The program’s mission is to build diverse local talent by providing a pathway to become an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner and connecting graduates with job opportunities. In October 2020, AWS re/Start launched a cohort in South Africa, Nigeria, and Ghana.

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B-BBEE Certificate

Amazon Web Services South Africa has achieved B-BBEE Level 1 Contributor Status for the sixth consecutive year. Achieving B-BBEE Level 1 status demonstrates our continued commitment, and long-term investment in South Africa.

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The new AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region is now open

Starting today, developers, startups, and enterprises, as well as government, education, and non-profit organizations can run their applications and serve end-users with even lower latency, from data centers located in Africa, as well as leverage advanced AWS technologies to drive innovation.

To see a complete list of AWS services available in the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region please visit the AWS Region Table. Pricing for the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region is available on the detail page for each respective AWS service.

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Events & Webinars

AWS holds events, both online and in-person, bringing the cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn from AWS experts.

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Customer Success Stories

Zailab is a cloud-based contact center platform to simplify the complex process of setting up and managing contact centers. To support its performance, Zailab chose to go all-in on AWS.

Gap Draught uses AWS for a more reliable, scalable infrastructure that makes it easier to grow internationally. The company provides technology that helps bars manage stock better and bill more of what they pour. Its sensors in customers’ beer lines send data to Amazon EC2 instances for processing.

Absa uses AWS to help deliver it's aims to which by 2020, had launched more than 100 initiatives on the AWS Cloud.


Flutterwave leverage AWS by cutting time for onboarding customers by 60 percent.



Khwela used AWS to develop and launch its new mobile taxi app, giving thousands of South African commuters a better experience with the use of AWS Activate, growing the company 80 percent since launch.

DataProphet uses AWS to help manufacturers reduce scrap rates to zero.



TymeBank, the first bank in South Africa to receive a full banking license in almost 20 years, migrated 85 percent of its infrastructure to AWS using Amazon ECS and Amazon EKS.


OneFi provides loans to customers throughout Africa. To support its growth plans and compliance requirements, OneFi chose to go all-in on AWS.

Cellulant Powers Digital Payments Across Africa with AWS.


Sensor Networks builds predictive models using AWS IoT and machine learning.


WesBank uses AWS to deliver a smooth customer experience.


Jembi leverages AWS Training to Improve Healthcare Information Exchange in Africa

JUMO chooses AWS to enable faster, more cost-effective access to digital financial services.

Mix Telematics increases productivity with AWS.

Rhino Africa Relies on AWS to Provide Unique African Holiday Experiences.

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Aella Credit uses AWS to improve identity verification and grow its business.

Custos Media Technologies scales globally with AWS.


Customer Testimonials

AWS Partners

The AWS Partner Network (APN) is the global partner program for AWS. It is focused on helping APN Partners build successful AWS-based businesses or solutions by providing business, technical, marketing, and go-to-market support.

Consulting Partners

APN Partners that help customers design, architect, build, migrate, and manage their workloads and applications on AWS.

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Technology Partners

APN Partners that provide software solutions that are either hosted on, or integrated with, the AWS platform.

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Training Partners

APN Training Partners have access to authorized AWS Training courseware, resources, and lab environments.

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Contact Us

Have a question that needs an answer from Business Support, Professional Services, or an AWS Account Manager? 

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B-BBEE Certificate

Amazon Web Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd (AWS ZA), has attained Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Level 1 status. AWS ZA’s other initiatives, contributing to its Level 1 status, include funding for small business, the Amazon Web Services Equity Equivalent Investment Program (AWS EEIP), and skills development programs delivered through AWS Academy and AWS Educate.

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AWS Africa Startup Blog

Find out how AWS startups in Africa are solving emerging market challenges.  

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Join AWS User Groups

AWS User Groups are independent platforms where users connect to discuss ideas and learn about new AWS products. If you are a passionate AWS user and are interested in joining an AWS User Group, see the list of existing groups below or create your own.

User Groups in Africa: