.

Huawei is increasing its investment in South Africa, creating a new campus consisting of 18 buildings in Johannesburg to house its various operations in the country, reports Techcentral, according Telecompaper. The company has already begun moving into the Harrowdene Office Park in Woodmead, north of Sandton, and will be launching it in the near future. Huawei spokeswoman Vanashree Govender said the area has become something of a technology hub, with multinationals such as Ericsson, 3M, SAP, Sage and Accenture all in the immediate vicinity. JSE-listed telecommunications provider Huge Group also has an office in the suburb. 
 
Huawei has invested about USD 100 million in the new Woodmead campus to purchase and refurbish the property and buildings. The new campus has been christened the Huawei Office Park. She said there are plans for all three of Huawei’s business groups to eventually move into the campus. 
 
At present, Govender said, the consumer business group, the Innovation Centre and Open Lab are still in Vunani Office Park in Sandton, and the enterprise business group is still in Bryanston.” Huawei said that in 2016, it invested USD 5 million in an innovation centre with the department of telecoms and postal services.