The Coega special economic zone (SEZ), the largest industrial precinct in Southern Africa, is planning to kick-start a process of installing solar power in four buildings by August as it seeks to go partially off-grid to offset the impact of load-shedding on its tenants.

The 903ha zone, established outside Gqeberha in 1999,  hosts more than 60 companies, including automotive manufacturers such as BAIC and FAW, as well as logistics giant DHL...

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