For over 100 years, GE has been leading localised global infrastructure technologies, services and solutions in South Africa, giving customers fast, powerful access to in-market expertise and resources.
GE is committed to partnering with South Africa in Nation-building, by actively participating in the sustainable development of the country with advanced infrastructure technologies, services and solutions.
In South Africa, GE’s strategy is focused on local innovation, partnerships, building capability for customers by investing in local talent and presence. Key businesses span across a number of key sectors, including rail transportation, healthcare and energy management.
Today, GE’s footprint in South Africa consists of over 400 employees with offices in Johannesburg (Headquarters), Cape Town, Durban and Secunda. GE also has a strong manufacturing base in South Africa, which includes a Switchgear manufacturing and assembly facility in Johannesburg.
GE is committed to supporting South Africa’s sustainable development as outlined in the national development plan – Vision 2030. This comprises GE’s work in key sectors of the economy as follows:
Water: GE Water and Sasol launched the jointly developed Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor Technology (AnMBR) that will clean waste water and make it reusable in industrial processes, while also providing biogas as a by-product for power generation.
Mining: GE intelligent platforms’ ‘Real-Time Operational Intelligence (RtOI) technology known as the Proficy® Mobile is assisting the mining industry to drive efficiency with real-time access to operational information, using the latest generation of mobile iOS and Android devices.
Rail Transportation: GE has been working with South Africa’s Transnet Rail Engineering in assembling locomotives locally, and has fulfilled over 140 locomotives for Transnet to date.
In 2014, GE launched its Kujenga Sustainability program at the World Economic Forum, Africa. The word kujenga means “build” in Swahili. Our approach is to empower people by building valuable skills, equipping communities with new tools and technology, and elevating the ideas that are helping to solve Africa’s challenges.