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South Africa’s education system critical to competitiveness

As Team South Africa prepares to showcase the country's successes at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, we must remember that a quality education for young people is critical to our global competitiveness, writes Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola.

An inclusive and responsive social protection system

In 2030, South Africa is a working nation, individuals are engaged in meaningful activity, and vulnerable groups and citizens are protected from the worst effects of poverty. Everyone is able to live the life they wish to lead.

A responsive, accountable, effective and efficient developmental local government system

In 2030, local government in South Africa has the trust of the people, being committed to working with communities to find sustainable ways to meet their social, economic and material needs, and improve the quality of their lives.

City of Tshwane a step closer to launching bus rapid transit system

City of Tshwane a step closer to launching bus rapid transit system

New A Re Yeng bus rapid transit system buses have been unveiled by the City of Tshwane. The BRT system will start operating on 17 November for a two-week test period with buses operating from the city centre through to Hatfield.
Africa's first solar data centre cooling system unveiled

Africa’s first solar data centre cooling system unveiled

Mobile telecommunications company MTN has unveiled Africa's first concentrating solar cooling system - complete with 242 sun-tracking solar mirrors - for the energy-hungry data centres at its Johannesburg head office.
South Africa's new Cabinet

Centralised tender system ‘will root out corruption’

Centralising the government's tender system will go a long way towards rooting out corruption in South Africa's public service, President Jacob Zuma said during an interview on national television on Sunday night.
500 Gb/s network trial a global first in SA

Africa’s EASSy cable set for upgrade

French company Alcatel-Lucent is set to upgrade the 10 000km EASSy submarine cable system with the latest 100 gigabit-per-second technology, boosting ultra-broadband capacity in eastern and southern Africa and strengthening its connectivity with Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Bank opens Africa's first 'green' outlet

Bank opens Africa’s first ‘green’ outlet

Nedbank has opened the continent's first bank that runs entirely on renewable energy. Its innovative hybrid system uses solar and wind energy, enabling the bank to not only save electricity but even offset its consumption by feeding electricity back to the national grid.

Cape Town’s transport system lauded

Cape Town was one of four cities short-listed for the prestigious 2012 Sustainable Transport Awards held in Washington recently, with its non-motorised transport and bus rapid transit network receiving an honourable mention.
SA's first green transport service

Dube solar project in time for COP17

The first phase of a massive rooftop solar energy project is currently underway at the Dube TradePort, 30 kilometres north of Durban. When complete it will be Africa’s biggest rooftop solar installation, generating in excess of 600 kilowatts peak.
SA becoming a renewable energy hub

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