Google has announced that Android Market will increase consumer access and developer support for paid applications in several new countries, including South Africa.

Consumers in 99 new countries – including 26 African countries – will be able to purchase apps from Android Market. This latest expansion of Android Market means more applications — including games, social, and productivity apps — for consumers and more selling opportunities for developers in more countries.
New countries include South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria. Consumers from these newly supported countries will have access to over 200 000 free and paid apps in Android Market, which they can access directly from any Android-powered device.