Amazon Web Services South Africa has achieved B-BBEE Level 1 Contributor Status for the second consecutive year. Achieving B-BBEE Level 1 status demonstrates our continued commitment, and long-term investment in South Africa.
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.
Customer Success Stories
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.
OneFi provides loans to customers throughout Africa. To support its growth plans and compliance requirements, OneFi chose to go all-in on AWS.
RecoMed is South Africa’s largest online healthcare booking platform that connects over 150,000 patients and 2,000 healthcare providers every month. The company uses Amazon EC2 for both frontend and backend services, utilizing multiple availability zones and auto scaling groups.
Sentian is a smart security hub that integrates existing alarm, CCTV, and automation systems into one control application to allow them all to work together to solve problems they cannot solve individually.
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.
APN Partners that help customers design, architect, build, migrate, and manage their workloads and applications on AWS.
APN Partners that provide software solutions that are either hosted on, or integrated with, the AWS platform.
APN Training Partners have access to authorized AWS Training courseware, resources, and lab environments.
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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.
AWS Africa Startup Blog
Find out how AWS startups in Africa are solving emerging market challenges.
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: