Cape Town's plans to become Africa's first digital city received a boost on Tuesday when it switched
on its new open data portal, making public-sector information – such as the latest budget, tenders
and bus station routes – easily and freely available to the city's residents.
A R9.65-billion private-public investment at Saldanha Bay, on South Africa's West Coast, aims at
improve the deep-water port's ability to service to offshort oil and gas industry, the Transnet
National Ports Authority announced on Monday.
Concerted safety efforts at South African mines are paying off as the industry works
towards zero harm, particularly in the most dangerous aspects such as falls of
ground, transportation and machinery. The number of deaths has dropped 85% over
the two decades from 1993.
South Africa is considering options to increase its available electricity generation
capacity and to manage demand over the next six months, President Jacob Zuma told
a business delegation in Davos on Wednesday.
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