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South Africa Has 3 Solar-Powered Airports, 3 More On The way

South Africa has three regional airports powered by solar energy the first on the continent and three more solar-powered airports are planned in larger cities as the country moves to expand renewable energy use. The solar-run airport at George, launched in September 2015, was Africa’s first and the second in the world after Cochin Airport in Southern India, AFP reported. Two other solar-run airport power stations have since been launched one in May at Kimberly, South Africa’s diamond capital, and a third one in July at Upington Airport near the Namibian border, according to Traveller24. Upington was recently named Best Airport in Africa with less than 2 million passengers per year by the Airports Council International.

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Coca-Cola Plans To Buy SABMiller’s Stake In African Bottler

The Coca-Cola Company said today that it plans to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev’s stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa after InBev completes its merger with SABMiller, Coke said in a prepared statement. SABMiller shareholders approved a $104-billion merger in late September with Belgian giant Anheuser-Busch InBev, making way for one of the largest-ever mergers in history. InBev closed its acquisition of SABMiller Monday to create a giant beer company with a large African footprint. As of late August, SABMiller had a 54 percent stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, which distributes about 40 percent of Coke’s volume on the continent, Wall Street Journal reported.

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Siemens Considers $3.7 Billion Investment In South African Gas-To-Power

Germany based Siemens AG, the largest engineering firm in Europe, is considering a bid for a $3.7-billion project in South Africa to generate power from natural gas, Bloomberg reported. Gas-power development has become a priority as the government tries to reduce South Africa’s dependence on coal. A plan announced by the Department of Energy on Oct. 3 involves importing 1.6 million metric tons a year of liquefied natural gas to generate electricity sold under a 20-year power-purchase agreement with state-owned utility Eskom. Siemens has had “significant discussions” with potential partners about bidding for the contract to develop 3,000 megawatts of gas-fired generation at two ports on South Africa’s east coast, said Siemens South Africa CEO Sabine Dall’Omo in a Bloomberg interview.

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Start-up business opportunities in South Africa

Starting a business isn’t for everyone. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. Starting a small business in South Africa requires you to invest time, energy and patience. But more than anything else a Start-up needs passion, commitment and a clear sense of purpose. If you have what it takes and are willing to do the difficult things, then you should start your own business.

Reasons for starting a small business in South Africa

Own and run your own business in South Africa in order to provide employment and produce wealth. Your wealth represents potential jobs for countless people and it can lead to a better life for many South African as well as for yourself.

Always consider your wealth as a means of improving living conditions everywhere. Remember, you have a responsibility toward your associates, employees, stockholders and public. Use your capital to benefit your employees, customers and their families.

Secret to your success:

Do work that interests you. Increase your ability to earn. Start with desire and persistence. The more interested you are in your work, the more persistent your efforts will be.

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