Railway Transport and Manufacture of Locomotives and Rolling Stock in South Africa
About 42% of the more than R750bn state investment in infrastructure projects to 2050 in terms of the National Transport Master Plan is earmarked for the rail sector. The historical inefficiency of the South Africa freight rail system has led to a shift from rail to roads and a reversal of this trend will lower carbon emissions and rail is five times more efficient compared to road when hauling large volumes of high-density freight over long distances.Read more
The Petroleum Industry in South Africa
The recent gas condensate discovery by Total South Africa, 175km off the southern coast of South Africa in the Brulpadda block, is expected to attract major oil companies in exploring the blocks they have already acquired, and as a consequence, drive major new upstream oil activity offshore. Total owns 45% of the exploration rights to the Brulpadda block, Qatar Petroleum (25%), Canadian Natural Resources (20%) and Main Street 1549 (10%).Read more
The Accounting Sector
Systems integrating blockchain, AI, and data analysis, could examine huge data sets, searching for unusual patterns and anomalies, both within a company and across entire industries. The increased reliance on technology may also minimise the opportunities for fraud and human error, and generally increase the quality of audits in the future.’Read more
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