South Africa’s economy is growing in leaps and bounds (particularly the ICT sector), and this is leading to more and more new companies setting up their businesses in the country. From over 5,000 young South African companies, our analysts have selected Top 46 truly South African most innovative companies, all leading in industries ranging from media and telecommunications to retail and restaurants and food & beverages. The most innovative startups in South Africa are diverse, leading in industries ranging from Technology to Social Media, Entertainment, News and Content, to Education, Analytics, E-commerce, Design, Food, Hardware, Healthcare, Commerce, Sports, Finance, Marketing, Open source software and retail.
What all the 40+ companies we’ve listed share in common is the desire to keep innovating. Inside these companies, big ideas and innovation is anything but passive. South Africa’s startup scene is thriving with huge talent constantly pouring out of South African universities. It’s no wonder why South Africa has produced big-name innovative companies like Yola, PriceCheck, Zando, Addynamo.
Some of these start-ups are already established, while others are just getting their footing, there are several we came across that were too stealth to be included in this list. One thing is very clear: There are undoubtedly a number of innovative startups in South Africa and all the companies we’ve listed have fresh concepts with the potential to become industry leaders.
South Africa is chock full of startups bringing up innovation and big changes in industries, creating new business models as well as jobs and helping to reinvigorate the South African economy.
We’re very excited about these companies’ unique products and services, their fervor for building great things and their visions for a better world. These are some of the innovative companies and big ideas that keep us excited about the industry, please let us know in the comments if you think we missed any. Check out the companies that make the list.
Most Innovative South African Companies to Follow
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