The Cape Innovation and Technology
Initiative (CiTi),

formerly known as the Cape IT Initiative, was

founded as a non-profit organisation in 1998 by a broad group of
industry stakeholders and inspired citizens.

Our vision is to develop Cape Town and the region as a global
technology cluster and a vibrant hub for innovation that is a
significant contributor to economic growth.


Almost 20 years later CiTi continues to aspire and work towards this
vision, primarily by being the 'oil' that connects the many diverse and
interested role players regionally and internationally, and the 'engine'
that develops and implements innovative models to address
key industry challenges and blockages.

We can proudly say that, since 1998:



is the flagship organisation for the technology sector in the

region and has become a blueprint for industry and public
sector collaboration models for sector development.

The Bandwidth Barn,

a CiTi operated initiative,

has been recognised as Africa's leading and most established
incubator and accelerator, incubating hundreds of start-ups
generating thousands of new jobs. Numerous entrepreneurs
and start-ups with their roots in Cape Town have become
global success stories.



, CiTi's skills initiative, has been recognised as a valuable

contributor to the development of necessary skills and
professionals to the technology sector. CiTi's
established enterprise development programmes have attracted
some of the sector's leading blue-chips as partners; and

We are only just beginning!

Thought Pieces

With thanks to our funders and supporters,
without whom our work would not be possible: