UK Trade and Investment South Africa
The ports sector in South Africa is currently in need of modernisation and expansion as a result of increasing demand. The government is improving the infrastructure sector to help promote trade and economic development. The ports sector is a primary component of this.
Under the state-owned Transnet National Ports Authority, some of the opportunities of the ports sector are:
- a new dugout port, planned in Durban South to be built over a 25-year period – Phase 1 is due for completion in 2022 and will cost £3.8 billion
- as part of the Market Demand Strategy of Transnet, expansion plans are under way at the other seven commercial ports
- expansion programme is expected to promote involvement of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
UKTI is tracking high value and infrastructure opportunities worth £90 billion over the next 4 years. Further projects up to 2020 are under consideration worth £270 billion.
There are opportunities in the Infrastructure sector that cover:
- water and sanitation
- rail and ports
- hospitals and healthcare facilities
- schools and universities
- low cost housing
- government buildings
- urban regeneration projects
South Africa is facing major energy constraints and is in the midst of a massive programme to upgrade and expand the country’s electricity infrastructure.
It has committed to a major Renewable Energy Programme in order to assist with the continued, uninterrupted supply of electricity to meet increasing demand. It is considering a major nuclear energy plan worth £80 billion.
Opportunities exist for UK suppliers, including:
- innovative funding solutions
- maintenance solutions
- demand and supply solutions
- skills transfer and capacitating proposals
South Africa has modest reserves of oil & gas, but major offshore and onshore deposits are believed to exist. The Western Cape province is positioning itself as a servicing and repair hub for the region.
Specific opportunities exist for UK companies in:
- specialised engineering or consultancy services
- servicing, repair & maintenance of oil rigs
- hi-tech or specialised equipment
- skills and education sector – artisan to skilled professionals
- financial and legal services
South Africa is investing heavily in freight and passenger rail. The state-owned freight and logistics company, Transnet, has budgeted £14 billion for rail until 2019.
The Passenger Rail Agency (PRASA) is set to spend around £10 billion over the next 10 years to upgrade/expand rolling stock, commuter rail network and train stations.
5.5 Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
South Africa has a complex, developing economy with access to ICT and fiscal resources.
About two-thirds of South Africa’s ICT companies are located in Gauteng. The combined ICT market in South Africa is estimated to be worth £3.7 billion. According to Business Monitor International, spending on ICT is predicted to rise to £7.5 billion by 2016. This increase is faster than real GDP growth over that period.
Current opportunities include:
- ICT in rural development
- Smart Cities, with a focus on transport related ICT
- ICT in education
- Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio project – construction starts in 2017
Healthcare in South Africa is characterised by a divide between an under-resourced public healthcare sector and well-developed private healthcare sector.
Some opportunities in the healthcare sector are:
- medical devices and equipment
- education and training
- digital health
- new build and refurbishment projects
Education is the government’s single largest investment at around 20% of GDP. Despite this, poor schooling remains a weak link in the South African economy. The education system is not producing the skills needed in the labour market.
Opportunities exist for UK companies in the following areas:
- basic English language tools
- recognition of prior learning (RPL)
- training for the oil and gas sector
- ICT and mobile technology
- assessment tools
South Africa is a major producer of food stuffs and the value chain is extensive. South Africa produces large volumes of beef, chicken, pork and lamb. It is a major fruit and nut exporter. Grains are farmed extensively and the Western Cape produces large volumes of wine.
Potential opportunities for UK companies exist in:
- animal breeding and genetics
- technology to reduce water use
- speciality fertilisers
- bovine and porcine semen
- plant sciences
South Africa looking to increase the economic use of its oceans and has set up the ‘Operation Phakisa’ initiative. There are critical strands in marine manufacturing, offshore oil and gas, aquaculture and fisheries. Saldanha Bay IDZ has been set up to increase the amount of offshore work that can be delivered from the Western Cape.
UK companies should engage with UKTI for opportunities in:
- offshore oil and gas repairs/maintenance and logistics
- advanced marine engineering equipment and design – civilian and military
- electronic systems
- yacht equipment and supplies
- supply chain management
5.10 Environmental services and water
The renewable power market in South Africa is extensive, whether at government or individual level. There is a major central programme to build green energy infrastructure called the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). A proposed carbon tax offers opportunities in energy efficiency and there is increasing demand for scarce water.trending memes 2019 students lifestyle haircut art science god it job trend latest hairstyles for long hair anderson bernstein gray being on trend local culture astronomy series am pm coffee face haircut science olympiad 2019 astronomy design trending stocks to buy coffee maker amazon haven coffee we are out of coffee expensive floral dress lifestyle furniture wife haircut cap haircut coffee news fashion is for coffee tables for small spaces lifestyle industry astronomy general haircut red what is science all about erik's hair fx mid length hair cuts for women sas hair trends music best dress day italian hair color trends cup of coffee in spanish in lifestyle haircut 2006 science high describe number of atp used quizlet dummies guide to night sky coffee yours number one on trending will i am science lifestyle customer about fashion or coffee radio astronomy astronomy basic my life science trending news articles stars clip art coffee beans to water ratio astronomy parts system fashion catabolic pathways cellular respiration small haircut observational astronomer salary some coffee lifestyle king frogs fix coffee coffee day lifestyle photography pricing what is in in fashion cute clothing tumblr women short side part hair astronomy unit coffee by great clips idaho falls winco a new science astronomy current key trends cool beans me i crave coffee shop card trend london lifestyle best coffee shop to work in austin coffee for all body trend ma science shaw coffee shops news of astronomy coffee i own you trend water lifestyle college coffee bean and tea leaf austin home fashion coffee bean university city beach drinks lifestyle photographer back haircut 5 in science i lifestyle science now and then astronomy photos the lifestyle science great brands for dresses in usa science is not coffee art life style fashion hats for women reverse faults astronomy articles for students fear haircut haircut color cancer astronomy lifestyles of the rich and famous wiki haircut hat how to have a lifestyle fashion god coffee maker reviews oldest star in the lyra constellation astronomy vs astrology origin of scientific method bible science news for kids articles sassy outfit cute girls outfits drawings when was the lynx constellation discovered coffee grinder dance meme prediction 2018 trending nail colors now lifestyles of the rich and famous robin leach quote coffee beans corp do now science science to you star lifestyle up trends mode style fashion sister beans coffee shop side cocktail table trending news topics astronomy binoculars trending videos on youtube july astronomy current events matter related searches have some coffee green hills coffee shops blue sun astrology men fashion law fashion lifestyles of the rich and famous song this is my lifestyle in fashion with you trust worth salon haircut boys coffee meaning in english what is in fashion now trending twitter hashtags right now hot topics on the news lifestyle apple