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Dashtech (also known as X-tech)  

Sector-specific Technology Hubs and Ecosystems 

The Dash-Tech initiative aims to capitalise upon the burgeoning start-up culture in the region by optimising the local enabling environment so that the Western Cape becomes the leading African technology hub and a driver of economic growth and employment.

The initiative aims to enable the establishment, setup and operationalisation of specialised technology-based ecosystems and incubator hubs, each focused on a key economic sector to maximise the opportunity for innovation, economic growth and job opportunities across the value-chain.


Dash-tech explainer


The Digital Economy team has previously focussed on the Ed-Tech and Safety-Tech sectors, but will be expanding its support to the wider tech ecosystem through three key interventions:

  1. Creating platforms for diverse stakeholders to strengthen partnerships, foster collaboration and nurture innovation, thereby improving product development and opening new markets and supply-chains.
  2. Implementing projects that fill structural gaps in the ecosystem, from sources of funding to the quality and quantity of start-ups and the efficacy of incubators and accelerators.
  3. Leveraging partnerships with National and Local Government to address regulatory issues affecting competitiveness in the tech ecosystem.


Sector model

The content on this page was last updated on 26 August 2019