While in London for last year's Rugby World Cup, John Robbie went to see the Bloodhound Supersonic car that had just been put on public display.
This week the team behind the project are in the country to mark the one year countdown to the first "run" of the Bloodhound supersonic car on South African soil.
The team plan to get the Bloodhound to 1 600km/h, 30% faster than any vehicle has been before.
Speaking to John Robbie this morning, the vehicle's pilot Andy Green was quick to give credit to the Northern Cape Government who saw potential for this project almost seven years ago when they were first approached.
It's been a long long process to get here. The Northern Cape saw the opportunity straight away and said 'we will create you the world's best racetrack.'— Andy Green, Bloodhound SSC pilot
Another partner in the venture that Green paid tribute to is MTN, who have "spent millions" in creating a high speed network allowing the record attempt to be streamed live to the world - from on board a vehicle travelling at 1600km/h.
Click below for John Robbie's full interview with Andy Green...
This article first appeared on 702 : Countdown to land speed record attempt in SA has begun