Policies that help create black industrialists in townships and rural areas need to be the focus of the
newly appointed Black Economic Empowerment Council, President Jacob Zuma said at the council's
inaugural session held at Tuynhuys in Cape Town on Tuesday.
South Africa opened its first solar thermal electricity plant – KaXu Solar One – near Pofadder in the
Northern Province on Monday. KaXu, which means "open skies" in the local Nama language, will
add 100MW of electricity from the sun to the national grid, equal to the consumption of
80 000 houses.
The first of Medupi power station's six units was connected to South Africa's national power grid on
Monday, marking "an exciting milestone" toward full commercial power of the Limpopo plant,
Eskom boss Tshediso Matona said.
The one-millionth 3-Series sedan rolled off the assembly line at BMW's plant in Rosslyn, Pretoria
this week. The factory remains "a vivid example of a successful market entry through local
production", says Harald Krüger, the chief executive of BMW South Africa.
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