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Working in Cape Town

We also act as a gateway to Africa with several companies running their African operations from our city.

Cape Town offers the perfect work-life balance.

The city’s favourable lifestyle is one of the major reasons why many of the top wealth and asset management firms choose to base themselves here.

Cape Town is home to an impressive group of wealth managers, including the likes of Allan Gray, Old Mutual, Foord, Coronation, Sanlam, Prescient and Sygnia. Most of these companies’ staff and top executives live in the city.

Top employment sectors in Cape Town include finance, community and social services and trade sectors. The finance business services sector employed the largest number of skilled individuals in 2016 (280 983) and the manufacturing sector employed the largest number of semi­skilled and unskilled individuals (102 284).

Cape Town is also home to over 200 companies in the Information Technology (IT) and software industry employing 7 500 people.

Cape Town also has a booming film and media industry. It’s a sector that has created more than 35 000 jobs, contributing about US$ 92 million to the economy in the last 3 years.

Cape Town is home to the only Hollywood style film studio complex in Africa.

Coupled with exceptionally skilled film crew and post­production services, our facilities are winning awards and attracting a growing number of productions and stars to our shores.

We also act as a gateway to Africa with several companies running their African operations from our city.

The City of Cape Town is making sure that our infrastructure investments support key sectors, like the tech industry. An extensive open source fibre optic network has been installed with plans to extend the footprint over the forthcoming years.