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Talk to a South African about the country’s transport infrastructure and you are likely to elicit complaints and hand-wringing over road delays, ageing railway cars, congested ports and rising fees at the airports. If something is not done about it soon, the popular sentiment goes, competition from other nations in Africa could cost the country...
Hosting the 2010 World Cup proved that building infrastructure quickly and efficiently is something South Africa can do. Airports got most of the attention in the run-up to the event, and now it is time for railways and ports to receive similar treatment, albeit without the deadline pressure. Transnet, the parastatal in charge of rail and ports, is...
South Africa lies on the southern tip of Africa, occupying 1.22m sq km with some 2800 km of coastline along the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. The so-called “Rainbow Nation” has a population of around 50.5m and is a melting pot of ethnicities, cultures and languages that reflect its rich and tumultuous history.
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