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About Huawei South Africa

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Driven by responsible operations, ongoing innovation, and open collaboration, we have established a competitive ICT portfolio of end-to-end solutions in telecom and enterprise networks, devices, and cloud computing.

Since its establishment in South Africa in 1999, Huawei has realized steady and remarkable growth to become the country’s leading ICT solutions provider. Huawei employs over 1000 staff members in its South African office, with a localization rate of over 60%. The company serves all of South Africa’s mainstream telecoms operators, provides ICT business solutions to government and enterprises, and has a strong presence in the local consumer market with high quality and affordable smart phones and devices, such as Mate 9 and recently launched P10. As a responsible corporate citizen, Huawei also contributes to the local community, with initiatives like innovation and training centres, SMME incubators, student scholarships and other CSR activities. Our dedication to Building a Better Connected South Africa has led to more that 80% of South African people being connected to communication networks.

Annual Report 2016


Net Profits

Cash flow from operating activities

Our Value Propositions

Resonating with the revolutionary changes taking place in the information industry, Huawei continuously innovates to meet customer needs and advance our technological leadership. We openly cooperate with industry partners, focus on building future-proof information pipes, and continuously create value for our customers and society at large. 

Financial Highlights

In 2016, Huawei’s Carrier, Enterprise, and Consumer business groups (BGs) each achieved solid year-on-year growth. Group annual revenue was CNY521.6 billion (US$75.1 billion), an increase of 32% over 2015. Net profits were CNY37.1 billion (US$5.3 billion), an increase of 0.4%.

Corporate Governance

By staying customer-centric and inspiring dedication, Huawei have sustained long-term growth by continuously improving our corporate governance structure, organizations, processes, and appraisal systems.

Research & Development

Huawei remains tightly focused on its ICT pipe strategy. To build a Better Connected World, we continue to invest in key technologies, basic engineering capabilities, network architecture, technical standards, and product development. We aim to create a better user experience by providing broader, smarter, and more reliable data pipes, with higher performance and zero wait time.

Openness, Collaboration, and Shared Success

Huawei believes in the power of dissolving boundaries to work more closely with the world. Together with our partners, we are working hard to build a symbiotic business ecosystem that thrives on shared success.

Cyber Security

Huawei views building and fully implementing an end-to-end global cyber security assurance system as a key corporate strategy and considers cyber security a shared global challenge. 


Founded in 1987, Huawei has grown from a USD 5,680 small company to a global company with a sales volume of over USD 39 billion with business presence in over 170 countries and regions thanks to the tireless efforts of its staff and the company's global-mindedness.

Quality Policy

Actively ensure that our customers' requirements and needs are identified and incorporated into our solutions,ensure that quality is included at all points in our research, development and delivery processes,strive to provide a superior service to our customers.