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South African Business 2017 edition

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South African Business is a unique guide to business and investment in South Africa. In addition to an up-to-date economic overview of the country, analyses of the main industrial sectors, plus profiles of the nine provincial economies, the 2017 edition of South African Business includes special features on key topical issues such as skills development and education, renewable energy and the REIPPPP programme, and trade with Africa.

PROFILE of 2009 of the

PROFILE of 2009 of the Republic of South Africa. Its service/ support includes: • Market data analysis and research • Opportunity identification and modelling of a potential air service/opportunity • Development of an air service/route business case with a prospective airline(s) • Operational start-up information support through a central airline account manager • Continuous collaborative review of the route performance and advice as required • International focus International focus In 2006, Airports Company South Africa formed part of a consortium that took over the expansion and management of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India. The success of this venture encouraged the company to seek similar opportunities elsewhere. Such undertakings allow the leveraging of the pool of skills and experience amassed over the years to grow the business and increase shareholder value. In 2012, Airports Company South Africa, in partnership with the Brazilian company, Invepar, was successful in a bid to manage the development, maintenance and operations of Guarulhos International Airport in São Paulo, Brazil. Airports Company South Africa’s international growth strategy is centred on strengthening and expanding existing footprints in India and Brazil through upcoming opportunities in these respective countries. The company also intends to focus on developing the African continent’s aeronautical infrastructure landscape. Our airports at a glance South Africa: International airports O.R. Tambo International Airport Airports Company South Africa’s flagship airport, O.R. Tambo International, is South Africa’s principal and largest airport, servicing airlines from all five continents and with more than 50% of the country’s air passengers passing through it. Situated in Gauteng, the airport is ideally situated in the heart of South Africa’s commercial and industrial hub with excellent road infrastructure linking it to Johannesburg, Pretoria and the national road network. The Gautrain rapid rail system now links the airport with the CBDs of Johannesburg, Sandton and Pretoria. This truly world-class facility now handles about 19-million passengers a year, with a capacity of 28-million, and boasts a total of more than 14 300 parking bays. Cape Town International Airport Cape Town International Airport is Africa’s thirdlargest airport, with an annual passenger throughput of nearly 8.5-million and a capacity of 14-million. It is also Africa’s premier tourist and VIP destination and has established a reputation as Africa’s foremost international award-winning airport, consistently performing among the best in the world in its category for passenger service. This is the first Airports Company South Africa operated airport to achieve the internationally recognised ISO 14001 accreditation for its environmental management system. King Shaka International Airport King Shaka International Airport is the newest in Airports Company South Africa’s local airport network, and has been in operation since 2010. The site of the previous Durban International Airport was to small to handle the growth in air traffic and this prompted the construction of a new airport 35km north of Durban. The new airport currently handles about 4.5-million passengers annually and has a capacity of 7.5-million, with opportunities for significant expansion as required (up to 45-million passengers by 2060). Its multi-storey parkade caters for 1 500 vehicles, while there are atotal of 4 500 vehicle parking bays at the airport. South Africa: Regional airports East London Airport Each year, East London Airport processes around 665 000 passengers, with just over 31 000 air traffic movements. It has an overall passenger capacity of 1.2-million passengers. The airport provides a cru- SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESS 2017 84

PROFILE cial link in the local cargo chain, playing an important role in the growing economy of the Eastern Cape. Its flights carry a variety of cargo headed for domestic destinations, as well as countries such as France and Holland. Although the two domestic airlines that operate from the airport (South African Airways and SA Express) only employ A320s, the airport can also accommodate A300 aircraft. George Airport George Airport is located at the heart of the Western Cape’s Garden Route, a much-loved holiday destination for domestic and international tourists alike. With increasing numbers of visitors travelling to the region’s mountains, beaches and forests, George Airport now facilitates over 570 000 passengers each year, with the capacity to handle 900 000. The airport also acts as a national distribution hub for cargo such as flowers, fish, oysters, herbs and ferns. The unwavering commitment to service and efficiency has won it the South African Airport of the Year award six times in total. Kimberley Airport Kimberley Airport is situated in the Northern Cape and facilitates about 10 500 air traffic movements a year. It handles nearly 160 000 passengers annually, of which three-quarters are business travellers, and has a total passenger handling capacity of 200 000, together with 114 public parking bays. It also has a thriving cargo business that dispatches a remarkable range of cargo, ranging from game trophies to industrial equipment. Bram Fischer International Airport Bram Fischer International Airport is the thirdlargest of Airports Company South Africa’s national airports and provides an important gateway to the Free State, which is a land-locked province. The airport processes around 380 000 passengers annually, the majority of whom are business travellers, and 14 000 air traffic movements are facilitated. Bloemfontein also operates a significant cargo business. The growth and development opportunities at this airport include: Boulevard Precinct Immediately adjacent to the airport, the Boulevard Precinct will include a private hospital, residential, retail, schools and commercial premises. This is an exciting and innovative, 44ha development, which will support the N8 development corridor. It will accommodate a wide range of tenants, ranging from mixed-use offices, a service station and a private hospital. Construction of the first three developments commenced in 2016, acting as a catalyst for the node. The Grasslands Approximately 98ha in extent, this development property represents a diverse range of business opportunities. These include an extended general aviation area, freight, cargo, logistics and housing. Port Elizabeth International Airport Affectionately known as the "10-minute airport", Port Elizabeth International Airport is situated within five minutes of the CBD and the beachfront, and just 10 minutes from all other key city locations. The airport currently handles more than 1.25-million passengers per year and over 800 tons of cargo. The growth in tourist numbers to the region, together with preparations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, resulted in a number of improvements to the airport including a terminal expansion and it now has the capacity to handle up to two-million passengers every year. The airport boasts a new retail area, together with a fully compliant international arrivals and departures terminal to complement upgraded amenities for domestic traffic. Upington International Airport Although Upington International Airport is a small operation with an annual passenger capacity of 100 000, it boasts a number of unique services and facilities that are unmatched on the African continent. The airport has three runways, the primary one measuring 5 900m (the longest civilian runway in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the few able to land a Space Shuttle). Both South African Airways and the South African Air Force use the airport to train pilots in the handling of large aircraft such as Boeing 747s, 707s and the South African presidential jet. The airport also has a cargo business, sending anything from livestock to 85 SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESS 2017

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