Cape Town

Flights to Europe and Cape Town ‘still up in the air’

Direct flights between Europe, St Helena and Cape Town remain a possibility, even though the island’s government has chosen to work with an airline that will link only with Johannesburg. A report on an aviation intelligence website says that the rival Atlantic Star is still considering operating on its own routes – including to Ascension. The …

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Governor’s Cape seduction: tax breaks to lure investors

The lure of ten-year tax breaks is set to make St Helena a hot topic with investors in Cape Town, says a South African financial website. The MoneyWeb report – ahead of a visit by Governor Mark Capes – says the opening of St Helena’s airport in 2016 “will open the island up for business.” And it lists …

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Engineering News reports New R49m St Helena power station project to be completed by April

Barloworld Power expects the St Helena Island’s diesel generator power station improvement project to be fully completed by April, following the installation of the final generator and facility handover in February. The power company was awarded a R49-million contract in 2011 to supply and commission four new Cat generating sets, new medium-voltage switchgear, a modernised …

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