Doing business with SA
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.
The African Growth and Opportunity Act has been positive for both South Africa and the US
– and the case for continuing to include South Africa is "pretty compelling", says Trade and
Industry Minister Rob Davies.
The second Automotive Incubation Centre has opened in the capital city, Tshwane. It will
establish and nurture small- and medium-sized enterprises that can supply components to Nissan
South Africa's production line. It is expected to bring economic transformation.
A R1-billion government incentive scheme aimed at developing black industrialists will help South
Africa achieve radical transformation of its economy, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said
at the Black Industrialists Indaba held in Midrand this week.
Sunbird Energy, an Australian listed energy company, has signed a 15-year gas sales term sheet
which will see it supplying gas to Eskom. South Africa's national energy utility plans to use gas
rather than costly diesel to power its generators.
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