Mara technology company} on Thursday opened South Africa’s first smartphone manufacturing plant where it will produce its “Made within Africa“ phones along with a facility in Rwanda.
Mara founder, Ashish Thakkar, said at the inauguration of the smartphone production plant in the South African coastal city of Durban that, “today proves that we Africans do dare to dream, and also deliver on our dreams. “
The Southern African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, acknowledged that will his country was on the move toward greatness.
“The service will not only assemble smartphone components, but also develop them, “ he said.
Meanwhile, the particular Mara Group said that it would sell its Mara X plus Mara Z smartphones across Africa for affordable prices.
However , annual production was expected to reach around 1. 2 million devices, with Google’s Android as their operating system, according to NAN report.
South Africa’s smartphone market has so far been dominated by manufacturers from Asia and typically the U. S.
The Headquarter of Mara Group is located inside Dubai along with about 11, 000 workers, and specialises in technology and financial services.