South Africa Transport Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Transport from The Report: South Africa 2016

One of the world’s more open economies, South Africa’s commercial activity and economic performance are closely linked to its ability to transport goods both within and beyond its borders. Although South Africa’s transport infrastructure is among the best on the continent, lack of investment in recent years has led to high usage costs and bottlenecks. The government is seeking to address the...

The second-largest economy in Africa after Nigeria, South Africa benefits from some of the most sophisticated financial markets in the world, paired with a robust regulatory system, and is also home to the headquarters of a number of major multinational players in the fields of industry, energy and financial services.

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Following the liberalisation of the aviation industry in 1991, the survival rate of new entrant domestic airlines has been low. Two new entrants launched services in South Africa – a trend that is set to continue as new start-ups seek to capture a share of the air passenger growth that is predicted to grow over 5% annually up until 2032....

 

One of the world’s more open economies, South Africa’s commercial activity and economic performance is strongly linked to its ability to move goods into, within and out of its borders.

 

Which infrastructure corridors offer most potential for boosting regional cross-border activity?

The second-largest economy in Africa after Nigeria, South Africa benefits from some of the most sophisticated financial markets in the world, paired with a robust regulatory system, and is also home to the headquarters of a number of major multinational players in the fields of industry, energy and financial services.

The arrival of a new budget airline in South Africa promises cheaper domestic fares for travellers, though the increased competition may put pressure on the low-cost carrier (LCC) segment given weak consumer spending. 

South Africa’s National Infrastructure Plan (NIP), which was launched in 2012 and is expected to run through 2027, is organised into 18 Strategic Integrated Projects (SIPs), including initiatives aimed at catalysing development and growth in the areas of energy supply, social infrastructure, health and education provision, and water and sanitation networks. Under the...