Johannesburg to get Africa’s first smartphone factory

Onyx Connect, a start-up from Johannesburg, will soon become the first company to make smartphones in Africa.

The company says it can make a smartphone in Johannesburg for about R415 ($30).

The project will create 600 jobs.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Onyx Connect Director Andre Van Der Merwe.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

We’re subsidising the cost of our hardware with software.

Andre Van Der Merwe, Onyx Connect

We’ll start producing in March or April.

Andre Van Der Merwe, Onyx Connect

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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Johannesburg to get Africa’s first smartphone factory


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