Sol Plaatje University is reaching for the stars as world’s biggest telescope project ramps up in the Northern Cape.
The annual report takes a look at the factors that drove industry changes during 2018, measured against the 2025 targets the industry set for itself, and what lies ahead in 2019.
Business case and feasibility studies have been completed for a factory which will produce paints and industrial chemical products.
The South African wine grape harvest 2019 has hit a record low, largely due to the preceding drought and fluctuating weather conditions during the season. Winemakers are, however, positive about the quality of this year’s vintage.
This Special Economic Zone is ideally situated in relation to the SADC and offers attractive incentives for businesses in especially the renewable energy and aviation industries.
The wind and solar parks now spreading over the vast spaces of the Northern Cape indicate that renewable energy has well and truly arrived.
The business case and feasibility studies have been completed for the project and many opportunities have been identified within the sector.
The main focus for the investor will be the construction of a solar farm. However, there are potential for other opportunities such as the manufacture of solar panels and a silicon smelter.
The renewable energy sector has the potential to unlock other sectors in the Northern Cape, such as manufacturing and construction.
A huge zinc project near Pofadder could lead to the Northern Cape acquiring a smelter and a refinery.