The dozen agencies that keep the country moving

Transport is the heartbeat of South Africa’s economic growth, ensuring goods and people move swiftly and safely to their destinations. We list the 12...

Desalination: Cape Town’s solution to water shortages

With drought an ever present threat, the City of Cape Town has approved plans to build a plant to turn salty sea water into...

South Africa can be a technology leader

The country – and the rest of the continent – has the potential to be a disruptor, by using ICT and the size of...
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South Africa’s transport network

South Africa has a modern and well-developed transport infrastructure. The air and rail networks are the largest on the continent, and the roads well maintained. The country's ports provide a natural stopover for shipping to and from Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australasia and both coasts of Africa.

Infographic: Wind and sun power in South Africa

Significant amounts of sunshine and good, prevalent wind conditions have given South Africa the perfect opportunity to diversify its energy generation plan, moving away...

Tesla Powerwall is now available in South Africa

Tesla Motors, the electric vehicle and energy storage company based in the US's Silicon Valley and led by South African-born industrialist Elon Musk, will open an office in South Africa during January 2016 to develop its Powerwall energy storage solutions for local consumers and businesses.
South Africa still to set price for nuclear build

South Africa still to set price for nuclear build

South Africa is committed to adding nuclear to its energy mix, saying the procurement process for the nuclear new build programme will start in the second quarter and be completed by the end of the 2015 financial year. The first station will come on line in 2023.
BA opens R20m lounge at Cape Town International

Acsa plans R7.7-bn overhaul for Cape Town International

The Airports Company South Africa says its expansion plans for Cape Town International include the upgrading of the domestic and international terminals and the realignment of the runway.

South Africa to build six new dams

Six dams will either be built or expanded over the next 10 years, according to the Presidential Infrastructure Co-ordinating Commission. A more co-ordinated system across spheres of government will also get water from source to tap quicker and more efficiently.
Eskom's Sere wind farm is up and running

Eskom’s Sere wind farm is up and running

Sere adds 100MW to the grid and will save nearly six million tons of greenhouse gas emissions over its 20-year lifespan. Each year, it will supply enough energy to power about 124 000 homes. Next on Eskom's renewables agenda is a concentrated solar power plant.

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