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After more than two decades of work, Mozambique is now clear of landmines - freeing up valuable agricultural land, opening up tourism and infrastructure development, and ensuring the safety of rural communities.
A liquid natural gas plant in Eastern Cape is the next phase of a government project to provide not only employment opportunities for the area, but also more sustainable energy options for South Africa. Natural gas is considered the most environmentally friendly fossil fuel.
Scientists agree that South Africa is experiencing a water crisis, although the issue is more quality and quantity, they point out. The government is looking at a range of solutions, and has issued a tender to develop an Integrated Water Quality Management Strategy.
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.
Investment in infrastructure must be a priority for Africa if it is to achieve double-digit economic growth, Prof Jeffrey Sachs tells delegates at the Third Financing for Development Conference. They have gathered to set the new financing architecture for a new global partnership.
South Africa has spent a trillion rand on building its infrastructure as a key to expanding its economic opportunities. The investments have been made in energy, water, sanitation, rail, public transport, the nation's ports and in upgrading its hospitals.
South Africa sees infrastructure development as a key job driver, alongside tourism, manufacturing, mining and beneficiation, the green and blue economies and agriculture. Its projects dovetail with the continental infrastructure programme.
The World Economic Forum's three-year blueprint, Africa Strategic Infrastructure Initiative, promotes public-private co-operation and identifies solutions to bottlenecks that lead to failure of large infrastructure projects in Africa. The initiative is being handed over to Nepad.
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.
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.