The AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region

Dream, build, grow

Since 2004, organizations in South Africa have used AWS to help build their ideas, improving everyday life for people and communities across the country, throughout the wider African continent, and the world. 

Innovation continues to shape an exciting new era, helping to better support the 43 million South Africans who depend on public healthcare with pharmacy dispensing units and smart lockers. Enabling remote learning at a scale beyond what anyone thought possible, and even beating online pirates through blockchain. Your ideas are helping to tackle the greatest challenges on our continent and in the world. Get started with the AWS Free Tier today.

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A fresh approach to process optimization

Learn how DataProphet uses machine learning (ML) in the AWS Cloud to reduce scrap rates to zero, reduces customer costs by 40% and is generating insights for clients in record time.

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"It’s fair to say that we would not be as successful without the variety, responsiveness, and reliability of the AWS technologies we use."

It’s fair to say that we would not be as successful without the variety, responsiveness, and reliability of the AWS technologies we use."

Dr. Michael Grant
Chief Technology Officer, DataProphet

African innovators, global solutions

Watch and learn how these local pioneers are using the AWS Cloud to help them develop innovative solutions for Africa and for the world. Read more on how customers are deepening roots in South Africa's public sector.

Explore Data Science Academy
Teaching students in South Africa how to solve real-world problems using the latest data science technologies.
Using Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud technologies to remotely monitor temperatures in the vaccine supply chain.
Flexible, cost-efficient cloud solutions for the entire country’s television and radio communications.
Automated Fleet Solutions
Building an intelligent public transport system for the Western Cape Provincial Government.
Secure, resilient, digital payment platforms for every sector in Africa’s largest economies.
Tyme Bank
Why South Africa’s first digital bank migrated its core systems to AWS.
University of the Witwatersrand
How WITS University provides accessible remote learning with AWS.
Enabling the scalability and reliability to ensure access to their suite of programs for more than one million South Africans a day.
Creating access to information services, financial infrastructure and products all on one platform.

“AWS has provided the building blocks for an innovative cloud environment that we can leverage for a highly reliable and engaging LMS. Corporate users are able to use the platform to conduct safe, effective, and efficient training of their members and staff from any device and any location.”

– Allan Mushabe, CEO and Founder, Lightbulb Education

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Level up your skills

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AWS in South Africa’s Public Sector

Visit our Public Sector in South Africa page for more information and more customer stories.

Empowering local businesses in South Africa

The AWS Equity Equivalent Investment Program is an 18-24-month enablement and acceleration program for businesses.

AWS re/Start program expands across Africa

AWS re/Start is a free, full-time, 12-week program for the unemployed or underemployed with little technology experience.

AWS in Africa

Learn more about AWS in Africa, new announcements, customer success stories, and local AWS Partners.

Dream, build, grow: A bright future in the cloud for South Africa

In this ebook, you will learn how local customers are using AWS to help change lives and help communities across the continent.

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AWS Partners

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