How technology is reshaping South Africa’s small business economy

We spoke to hundreds of small business owners across the country, to highlight the critical issue of small business technology adoption.

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Businesses are getting left behind

Three-quarters of small businesses still print invoices out at work.

Three-quarters of small businesses still print invoices out at work

Bad connectivity still a huge barrier to change

In 2018, almost half of South African small businesses struggle with internet connectivity at work.

41%

Attitudes towards technology adoption amongst small business in South Africa

Almost half of respondents admit that they could be more technology savvy.

45%

Getting on board with cloud technologies

Over half of small businesses see the significance of cloud technology, and have included it in their plans going forward.

58%

How the cloud supports business

While 70% of small businesses using cloud technology save more than 10 hours a week, over half (52%) save money.

10%

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Source: An online survey was fielded to 500 small business owners in South Africa by World Wide Worx in December 2017 and January 2018.