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R3bn solar plants unveiled in Northern Cape

South Africa set to become global leader of green energy

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has announced plans to expand South Africa's renewable energy sector by adding another 6 300MW of wind and solar power to the 5 243MW the government programme already buys from the private sector.
South Africa names builders of Kathu Solar Park

South Africa names builders of Kathu Solar Park

Spanish companies Sener and Acciona have a strong presence in South Africa, and have been involved in several projects under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme. Now they have been signed up to build Kathu Solar Park, outside Upington.
South Africa moves ahead with nuclear new build plans

South Africa moves ahead with nuclear new build plans

The third and final nuclear vendor parade workshop will take place with Canada and Japan this month. South Africa is looking at pressurised water reactor nuclear technology, similar to what it has safely used at Koeberg for the past 30 years.
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Education, health get lion’s share of KwaZulu-Natal budget

KwaZulu-Natal plans to spend just more than R12-billion on infrastructure projects across the province this year. Schools, hospitals, roads and housing will all get a cash injection to enable construction of much-needed facilities and catalytic projects.
KaXu Solar One to ease pressure on SA's energy grid

KaXu Solar One to ease pressure on SA’s energy grid

South Africa opened its first solar thermal electricity plant - KaXu Solar One - near Pofadder in the Northern Province on Monday. KaXu, which means "open skies" in the local Nama language, will add 100MW of electricity from the sun to the national grid, equal to the consumption of 80 000 houses.
Mpumalanga invests in infrastructure

Mpumalanga invests in infrastructure

Mpumalanga is making progress in the rehabilitation of the coal haulage network, which will mitigate the degradation of roads, says the premier. Construction of the Majuba railway is progressing well and the Moloto rail corridor development programme has been approved.

State of the Nation 2015: Opening the doors of learning

South Africa has made enormous strides in increasing student numbers in schools, universities and colleges over the past two decades, Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande said during the State of the Nation debate. But with these higher numbers have come a massive need for expanded educational infrastructure.

Economic boost for Saldanha Bay

A R9.65-billion private-public investment at Saldanha Bay, on South Africa's West Coast, aims at improve the deep-water port's ability to service to offshort oil and gas industry, the Transnet National Ports Authority announced on Monday.
Manufacture of South Africa's new rail fleet under way

South Africa gets new high-powered trains

Four new diesel locomotives have been unloaded at Cape Town harbour, which are expected to help reduce rail commuter travel time, provide comfort and reliability, and improve efficiency. The trains are part of a multibillion-rand investment in the modernisation of South Africa's rail system.
Expansion of N3 between Joburg and Durban

Expansion of N3 between Joburg and Durban

The N3 Toll Concession is investing more than R1-billion in expanding and upgrading sections of the highway, the major freight link between South Africa's inland cities and Durban port. Traffic disruptions will be kept to a minimum, and the company will cover the costs of the upgrade, it says.

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