Investing in South Africa
The 138 MW Jeffrey's Bay wind farm, one of Africa's largest, has been officially inaugurated. Comprising sixty 80-metre high turbines spread over 3 700 hectares in South Africa's Eastern Cape province, the facility will supply enough renewable electricity to power more than 100 000 homes a year.
Australian company Sunbird Energy is pushing ahead with the development of the Ibhubesi gas project off South Africa's west coast, which could pave the way for a multi-billion rand investment that would significantly boost the country's gas-to-electricity generation capacity.
The government aims to help South Africa's automotive sector to double its vehicle production by 2020, President Jacob Zuma said at the unveiling of Chinese company First Automotive Works' new truck manufacturing plant outside Port Elizabeth on Thursday.
President Jacob Zuma will officially launch Chinese automaker First Automotive Works' new R600-million truck manufacturing plant at the Coega industrial development zone outside Port Elizabeth on Thursday.
South Africa has now connected more than half a gigawatt of utility-scale solar power, moving into the world top 10 of countries harnessing renewable energy from the sun, according to the latest figures from utility solar authority Wiki-Solar.org.
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