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South African invests R7bn in ports

South African invests R7bn in ports, ocean economy

South African's commitment to creating a viable ocean economy, as part of its National Development Plan Vision 2030, was underscored this week with an announcement that it has made a R7-billion investment in new port facilities, such as oil and gas hubs, aquaculture and boat building.

Stalled on the Trans-Africa Highway

Infrastructure matters. If Africa wants to play on the global field, a network of well-constructed, well-maintained roads is crucial. Until recently, work on the Trans-African Highway Network was sporadic, hit by conflict and constrained budgets. But now, nations see the value of the system for growth.

State-of-art port control centre opens in Cape Town

State-of-art port control centre opens in Cape Town

South Africa opened a state-of-the-art border control centre at Cowrie Port in Cape Town harbour on Friday. The centre integrates all government departments and agencies involved in immigration and customs, marking a significant step in securing and modernising the country's borders.

Global competitiveness and African trade

THE continent is on the cusp of growth, but it needs to get its house in order before it can play on the world stage. African countries must improve cross-border trade and flow on the continent, experts say at an African integration discussion, which is used as a platform to launch the South African Competitiveness Forum.

Cranes boost for SA port productivity

Cranes boost for SA port productivity

South African state company Transnet has unveiled seven new ship-to-shore cranes at the Durban Container Terminal Pier 2 as part of its accelerated crane fleet acquisition programme to drive productivity and boost efficiency.
Trade Port to boost KZN exports

Trade Port to boost KZN exports

Investment in and exports from South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province are set to increase with the completion of the R6.5-billion Dube Trade Port to the north of Durban.
SA citrus boost for Maputo port

Moz port to boost SA exports

A US$4-million expansion of the ferrochrome terminal at the port of Maputo in Mozambique is set to boost South Africa's exports of the alloy to over a million tons a year.
R1.7bn oil investment for W Cape

R1.7bn oil investment for W Cape

German-based industrial giant MAN Ferrostaal has unveiled plans to establish two offshore oil and gas fabrication and refurbishment facilities, together worth R1.7-billion, at the ports of Saldanha Bay and Cape Town.
Coega IDZ and deepwater port

Coega port blasting ahead

South Africa will soon have a brand new high-capacity port. Developers say Ngqura, a multi-user deepwater port on the Coega River, and part of the multi-billion rand Coega industrial development zone, is rapidly taking shape.

R23m upgrade for Cape port

The South African Port Operations will spend R23-million to acquire four new straddle carriers to increase container terminal capacity at the Cape Town port.

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