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Infographic: Mining robot can save lives

Safety in mines is a big issue in South Africa, and robots produced by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research present the perfect solution. Its Mobile Intelligence Autonomous Systems group created and tested robots that can monitor the safety of mines after blasting.

Iron Lady of manganese takes on mining’s big boys

Daphne Mashile-Nkosi is the owner of a multimillion-rand manganese mine in the arid Northern Cape town of Hotazel and one of a handful of women in South Africa's mining industry. Battle-hardened by her experiences in the struggle against apartheid, she's not afraid to tackle those who stand in her way.

The National Development Plan: A vision for 2030

South Africa's National Development Plan is a detailed blueprint for how the country can eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by the year 2030. It aims to do this by uniting South Africans, unleashing the energies of its citizens, growing an inclusive economy, building capabilities, and enhancing the capability of the state and leaders working together to solve complex problems.

The National Development Plan: Downloads

South Africa's National Development Plan is a detailed blueprint for how the country can eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by the year 2030. Download key documents about the plan, the Medium Term Strategic Framework to implement priorities by 2019, and broader policy initiatives to move South Africa forward.

Quality basic education

In 2030, South Africans will be enriched by universal early childhood education, high-quality schooling, further education and training that allows them to fulfil their potential, and expanding higher education that accelerates the shift to a knowledge economy.

South Africa’s Unesco World Heritage Sites

The oldest visible meteor crater on earth. The island prison that held Nelson Mandela. The remains of an ancient African city state. Evidence of the earliest humans, and the richest and most beautiful collection of cave paintings south of the Sahara. South Africa is home to eight Unesco World Heritage Sites.

Sustainable human settlements and improved quality of household life

In 2030, the terrible spatial legacy of apartheid has finally been broken. South Africans have humane and environmentally sustainable living and working conditions. Their homes have all the basic services they need and are closer to their workplaces, to which they travel in safe public transport.

Infographic: Khi Solar One

Khi Solar One is Africa's first concentrated solar power plant. Situated outside of Upington in the Northern Cape, the 140-hectare plant will produce 50 megawatts of power by using 4 200 concave mirrors to reflect and concentratea large area of sunlight onto a small area on a 205 metre tower.

 

22 monuments for 22 years of freedom

There are a significant number of monuments to peace and freedom scattered across South Africa – not surprising given its long history of struggle against oppression. With April marking the 22nd anniversary of South Africa’s freedom, we will showcase 22 monuments that pay homage to those who made this country great.

Decent employment through inclusive economic growth

In 2030, South Africa's economy is inclusive and dynamic. The fruits of growth are shared fairly. The economy has close to full employment, equips people with the skills they need, ensures the ownership of production is more diverse and able to grow rapidly, and provides resources to pay for investment in human and physical capital.

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