Yes, remote working is feasible for the South African market. We are no different to anywhere else in the world when it comes to access to technologies, systems and people.
Yes, remote working is feasible, but companies need to understand that there is going to be a cost effect to this. South Africa still needs to catch up with the rest of the world from an infrastructure point of view: getting the right infrastructure at the right places at the right price point.
On the other hand, if you look at the traditional way of doing business in South Africa, a lot of those cost components will fall away. If you think about your brick and mortar, you won’t need that anymore. It becomes a cost that can be used to offset against your operating costs.
But we do know that by pushing people into central environments, your technology operating cost comes down per person, as opposed to when each employee is remote.
Labour laws will also come into play. South Africa needs to make sure that the labour laws and labour processes support a remote working environment.
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