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The Gestamp Renewable Industries wind tower manufacturing plant in Atlantis will not only expand South Africas industrial base, but will breathe life into a town afflicted by social and economic challenges.
Construction of a R300-million wind turbine tower factory is nearing completion at the Coega Industrial Development Zone in South Africa's Eastern Cape. The facility will help supply the burgeoning renewable energy industry in the province.
The Absa Campus, located in downtown Johannesburg and home to the bank's headquarters, consumes at least 12MW of electricity a day - but hardly any of this is drawn from South Africa's national grid.
Four South African climbers have overcome treacherous conditions to reach the top of the Trango Tower in Pakistan. Summitting a sheer rock formation that juts over a kilometre into the sky (altitude 6 250 metres) were Peter Lazarus, James Pitman, Andreas Kiefer and Marianne Pretorius - the third woman ever to conquer Trango.