SA Big ICT Spenders in Major Metros and Municipalities

Metros and the major local municipalities make up a substantial amount of ICT spend and this is set to increase as Government drives infrastructure spend through these entities. This study will provide both qualitative and quantitative insights into the major ICT projects, procurement and spend in metros and municipalities.

Included are: 

  • Strategic objectives of metros and local government departments
  • The regulatory issues like PFMA / MFMA etc and how they affect the ICT environment
  • Drivers and inhibitors for ICT adoption and spend
  • Emerging market trends in the government IT and telecommunications
  • Competitor information and major big ICT deals and projects being implemented or being considered in the next 5 years
  • ICT budgets and spend in hardware, software, services and telecommunications
  • Which municipal departments will benefit from the different governmental infrastructure spending and SIP programmes
  • ICT (hardware, software, services and communications) expenditure for metros and local government
  • ICT spend of metros and other local government
  • ICT priorities, drivers and inhibitors in metros and other local government 

Research methodology

  • Personal and telephonic interviews with a selection of metros and local government
  • Secondary research using a wide variety of resources, including international research, trade sources, government information and other published South Africa-specific research
  • Information from Treasury budgets, strategic plans and annual reports will also be included
  • Auditor-General reports and presentations to Parliament

The following organisations will be included in the research;

Local Government

  • City of Cape Town
  • eThekwini (Durban)
  • Ekurhuleni (East Rand)
  • City of Johannesburg
  • City of Tshwane (Pretoria)
  • Nelson Mandela (Port Elizabeth)
  • Mangaung ( Bloemfontein)
  • Other major municipalities 

Research team

The team for this research includes Brian Neilson (BMI-T Research Director) Penny Smith, and Tim Parle. This team has extensive sector experience in this field, having conducted these studies annually for the past 6 years.

Deliverables and format

The outcomes of the research and analysis will be documented in PowerPoint. Supporting Excel tables and a workshop/ presentation, in the Gauteng region, are also included in the deliverable. BMI-T reserves the option to combine this topic with other published topics in the same workshop.

Further information

For further information and details on how to subscribe to this syndicated research please contact Anita Mathews on 011 540 8000 or