South Africa Data Center Market Investment Opportunities Report 2024-2029 with Top Investors

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South African Data Center Market

South African Data Center Market

South African Data Center Market

Dublin, February 28, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “South Africa Data Center Market – Investment Analysis and Growth Opportunities 2024-2029” the report has been added to offer.

The data center market in South Africa shows significant growth potential, with an expected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.44% from 2023 to 2029. Recent investments highlight Johannesburg and Cape Town as leading development centers in this sector, establishing a solid foundation for the market. expansion.

Following substantial investments from colocation data center operators and cloud providers, South Africa’s data center landscape is poised for substantial growth and capacity additions in major urban centers. In the dynamic cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town, investments are culminating in an ambitious expansion of IT infrastructure, power capacity and service offerings. Investments from global giants like AWS, Google, Microsoft, Huawei and Oracle highlight the region’s importance as a strategic node for data and cloud services.

Strategic investments and infrastructure development drive growth

  • Operators have taken concrete steps to embrace sustainability by investing in renewable energy sources, which contribute to the environment and local communities.

  • With the ICT sector expected to boom beyond $60 billion by 2028, the migration of businesses to the cloud is adding vitality to the colocation market.

  • Digital connectivity initiatives such as the 2Africa and T3 submarine cables denote an infrastructure prepared for growing demand and reduced latency, directly benefiting end users.

The increase in data center capacity is enabled by the strategic efforts of established players and new entrants, strengthening the resilience and competitiveness of the South African digital economy.

Data Center Market Insights Guide Investment Decisions

  • The market landscape, trends and forecasts provide valuable insights to stakeholders examining the South Africa data center market size in terms of investment, area, power capacity and revenue.

  • Critical analysis and data-driven insights provide a panoramic understanding of infrastructure investments segmented by IT infrastructure, power, cooling and general construction.

The report detects the scope and dynamic nature of the market, including profiles of key IT infrastructure providers, construction contractors and investors contributing to the strength of the South Africa data center market.

Supplier landscape and opportunities

The competitive market environment could drive down infrastructure prices, thereby further catalyzing market growth. Reputable infrastructure providers and construction contractors, both local and global, have demonstrated their commitment by contributing to major projects, highlighting the fertile ground for future data center expansions.

Forecast market growth and investment models

Across the industry, numerous initiatives are driving investment in IT and support infrastructure, creating a resilient and future-ready data center landscape. The South African economy is poised to benefit from these strategic market developments, with potential knock-on effects across the African continent.


  • Market size in terms of investment, area, power capacity and revenue of the South Africa colocation market is available.

  • An assessment of data center investment in South Africa by colocation, hyperscale and enterprise operators.

  • Investments in area (square feet) and electrical capacity (MW) in cities across the country.

  • A detailed study of the existing South Africa data center market landscape, in-depth industry analysis and insightful predictions on the market size during the forecast period.

  • Overview of existing and upcoming third-party data center facilities in South Africa:

    • I. Covered installations (existing): 53

    • II. Facilities identified (to come): 10

    • III. Coverage: 29+ cities

    • IV. Existing or future (area)

    • V. Existing or future (IT load capacity)

  • South Africa Data Center Colocation Market:

    • I. Colocation Market Revenue and Forecast (2023-2029)

    • II. Wholesale and Retail Colocation Revenue (2023-2029)

    • III. Retail colocation rates

    • IV. Wholesale Colocation Pricing

  • Investments in the South Africa data center market are categorized into IT, power, cooling and general construction services with sizing and forecasting.

  • A comprehensive analysis of the latest trends, growth rate, potential opportunities, growth constraints and industry outlook.

  • Business overview and product offerings of prominent IT infrastructure providers, construction contractors, supporting infrastructure providers and investors operating in the market.

  • A transparent research methodology and analysis of the demand and supply aspects of the market.

Key Attributes:

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Number of pages


Forecast period

2023 – 2029

Estimated market value (USD) in 2023

$2.28 billion

Projected Market Value (USD) by 2029

$3.71 billion

Compound annual growth rate


Regions covered

South Africa

IT infrastructure providers

Data center construction contractors and subcontractors

Supporting Infrastructure Providers

Data Center Investors

New entrants


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