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Tesla to open first office in Africa

Entrepreneur Elon Musk is bringing the automotive & energy storage company to Cape Town.

Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla. Picture: EPA/Jerry Lampen.
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CAPE TOWN - Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has confirmed that US automotive and energy storage company Tesla will be opening its first office on the African continent in the Mother City.

South African entrepreneur Elon Musk and a number of Silicon Valley developers played a key role in establishing the company in 2003 and it's become a world leader in its field.

Tesla manufactures electric and battery operated vehicles, as well as the Tesla Powerwall which is a home battery that charges using solar energy. 

De Lille says the company's entry into the market is a significant one.

“Some of the products will be in the country in the next month. It’s just going to add to the energy solutions that we are looking for. We are very grateful that he has chosen Cape Town as the first base in Africa.” 

LISTEN: Tesla to open first Africa Office in Cape Town

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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