Digital Health - South Africa

  • South Africa
  • The Digital Health market in South Africa is forecasted to experience significant growth in the coming years.
  • According to projections, the market's revenue is expected to reach €857.30m by 2024.
  • This growth is anticipated to continue at an annual growth rate of 9.05% (CAGR 2024-2029), resulting in a projected market volume of €1,322.00m by 2029.
  • In terms of average revenue per user (ARPU), in South Africa is expected to see an amount of €55.21.
  • This indicates the potential for substantial revenue generation within the Digital Health market sector in the country.
  • When compared globally, United States is expected to generate the highest revenue in the Digital Health market, with a projected revenue of €43,690.00m in 2024.
  • However, in South Africa has its own unique opportunities and potential for growth within the market.
  • Among the various markets of the Digital Health market, Digital Treatment & Care is anticipated to be the largest, with a total revenue value of €463.10m in 2024.
  • This market presents significant prospects for growth and development in South Africa's Digital Health market industry.
  • South Africa is experiencing a surge in telemedicine adoption, with an increasing number of healthcare providers offering virtual consultations to reach patients in remote areas.

Key regions: United States, China, Japan, Asia, Europe

Comparaison de régions

Analyst Opinion

The Digital Health market in South Africa is experiencing significant growth and evolution, driven by various factors shaping the healthcare landscape in the country.

Customer preferences:
Consumers in South Africa are increasingly turning to digital health solutions for convenience, accessibility, and cost-effectiveness. The younger population, in particular, is more tech-savvy and comfortable with utilizing online platforms for fitness tracking, virtual consultations with healthcare providers, and accessing digital treatment options.

Trends in the market:
One notable trend in the South African Digital Health market is the rise of digital fitness and well-being platforms. With the growing awareness of the importance of health and wellness, more individuals are incorporating digital tools and apps into their daily routines to monitor their fitness levels, set goals, and track progress. This trend is also fueled by the popularity of wearable devices that enable users to monitor their physical activity and health metrics in real-time. Moreover, online doctor consultation services are gaining traction in South Africa, especially in rural areas where access to healthcare facilities may be limited. Virtual consultations provide a convenient way for patients to seek medical advice, receive prescriptions, and monitor chronic conditions without the need for physical visits to a clinic or hospital. This trend is further accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has highlighted the importance of telemedicine and remote healthcare services. In addition, the digital treatment and care segment in South Africa is witnessing innovation and growth, with the development of mobile health apps, remote monitoring devices, and personalized treatment plans. These digital solutions aim to improve patient outcomes, enhance the quality of care, and optimize healthcare delivery in the country.

Local special circumstances:
South Africa faces unique healthcare challenges, including disparities in access to quality healthcare services, especially in rural and underserved communities. The Digital Health market presents an opportunity to bridge this gap by providing remote healthcare solutions that can reach a wider population and improve health outcomes across the country. Furthermore, the regulatory environment in South Africa is evolving to accommodate digital health technologies and services. The government is taking steps to establish guidelines and standards for telemedicine, data privacy, and digital health platforms to ensure patient safety and quality of care in the digital space.

Underlying macroeconomic factors:
The growth of the Digital Health market in South Africa is also influenced by macroeconomic factors such as increasing internet penetration, smartphone adoption, and investment in healthcare infrastructure. As more South Africans gain access to the internet and mobile devices, the potential for digital health solutions to reach and impact a larger audience continues to expand. Additionally, government initiatives and private sector investments in healthcare technology are driving innovation and shaping the future of healthcare delivery in the country.


Data coverage:

The data encompasses B2C enterprises. Figures are based on revenues and user data of relevant mobile applications and consumer electronics companies.

Modeling approach / Market size:

Market sizes are determined through a combined top-down and bottom-up approach, building on a specific rationale for each market segment. As a basis for evaluating markets, we use annual financial reports of key players, industry reports, third-party reports, and survey results from primary research (e.g., the Statista Global Consumer Survey). In addition, we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific associations, such as GDP, population, internet penetration, smartphone penetration, consumer spending, and healthcare spending. This data helps us estimate the market size for each country individually.


In our forecasts, we apply diverse forecasting techniques. The selection of forecasting techniques is based on the behavior of the relevant market. For example, the S-curve function and exponential trend smoothing are well suited for forecasting digital products and services due to the non-linear growth of technology adoption.

Additional notes:

The market is updated twice a year in case market dynamics change. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war is considered at a country-specific level.

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