http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.67Change: 0.08
R/$ = 10.99Change: -0.03
Au 1199.04 $/ozChange: -0.12
Pt 1220.50 $/ozChange: -9.50
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Jun 19, 2008

Real Economy Report

Back
 
Engineering|Johannesburg|Kyoto|Africa|CoAL|Cogeneration|Creamer Media Television|Defence|Denel|ECBCC|Education|Ethics SA|Navigation Services Company|PROJECT|Safety|System|Systems|Africa|China|South Africa|Cogeneration|Defence Group|Mining|Services|Steel|Systems|Chanel Pringle|Cogeneration|Hennie Stoffberg|Keith Campbell|Philip Smuts|Shannon O'Donnell|Shaun Liebenberg|Kyoto Protocol|Regulatory Framework Protocols
Engineering||Africa|CoAL|Cogeneration|Defence|Denel|Education|PROJECT|Safety|System|Systems|Africa||Cogeneration|Mining|Services|Steel|Systems|Cogeneration||
engineering|johannesburg|kyoto|africa-company|coal|cogeneration|creamer-media-television|defence|denel|ecbcc|education-company|ethics-sa|navigation-services-company|project|safety|system|systems-company|africa|china|south-africa|cogeneration-industry-term|defence-group|mining|services|steel|systems|chanel-pringle|cogeneration-person|hennie-stoffberg|keith-campbell|philip-smuts|shannon-odonnell|shaun-liebenberg|kyoto-protocol|regulatory-framework-protocols
© Reuse this From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: the South African defence industry needs to consolidate, the Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company is installing a surface movement guidance and control system at two of South Africa's busiest airports, and, Exxaro launches the Chair in Business and Climate Change.



Shannon O'Donnell:
Consolidation is essential to ensure the future of the local defence industry. Keith Campbell has the story.

Keith Campbell:
Shaun Liebenberg stepped down as CEO of State-owned defence group Denel on May 31st. Having served in both the private and public sectors of the local defence industry, he says that, while it is highly competent technically, it has a major weakness.

Denel former-CEO Shaun Liebenberg

Shannon O'Donnell:
We'll be back after this short commercial break.

Shannon O'Donnell:
Safety in air traffic control is vital. We spoke to ATNS project manager Philip Smuts about the systems upgrade at two major airports.

Shannon O'Donnell:
The Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System, being installed at the OR Tambo and Cape Town International Airports by the Air Traffic and Navigation Services company, will provide continuous detection, tracking, monitoring and display of aircraft, vehicles, people, animals and obstruction positions on and near the surface of all airport movement areas. The systems will meet operational requirements in reduced visibility.

Project manager Philip Smuts explains.

Project manager Philip Smuts

Shannon O'Donnell:
Smuts says that unidentified vehicles and objects on the airport runways and taxiways will be detected by the different types of sensors used in the system.

Project manager Philip Smuts

Shannon O'Donnell:
For Creamer Media Television, I am Shannon O'Donnell.

Shannon O'Donnell:
Exxaro is proud to sponsor a Chair that envisions a centre of excellence for research, education and support in Business and Climate Change. Chanel Pringle reports.

Chanel Pringle:
The newly launched Exxaro Chair in Business and Climate Change (ECBCC), which will research climate change developments in the South African context, is in the process of developing a corporate climate change code or 4C code for developing countries, which it believes will raise the bar in terms of climate change response in South Africa.

ECBCC programme manager Dr Hennie Stoffberg says he believes the code, which the ECBCC is developing in cooperation with Ethics SA, will raise the bar beyond ‘business as usual' practices and will transcend the global regulatory framework protocols on climate change, such as the Kyoto protocol, which does not have any legally binding emission reduction targets.

ECBCC programme manager Dr Hennie Stoffberg

Chanel Pringle:
Stoffberg explains that the 4C code is focused on developing economies and a dual economy such as South Africa's. He adds that the ECBCC hopes the code will eventually become a prototype climate change code for developing countries, but that it would first have to be successfully implemented in South Africa.

Dr Hennie Stoffberg

Shannon O'Donnell:
And now for a sneak preview of this week's Engineering News magazine:

Read a report on how Sandton, the continent's richest square mile, could double in size over the next decade

News that the Medupi turbine order may be affected by the China earthquake

And, reports that Armscor's missile acquisition programme will involve plans to boost South African industry

And in Mining Weekly this week:

Read a report on how difficult-to-find coking coal's price rockets as global steel demand orbits

The quest by International Ferro Metals' cogeneration plant to slash carbon dioxide emissions by 160 000 tons

And, about South Africa being a preferred destination for Chinese mining investments

Shannon O'Donnell:
That's Creamer Media's Real Economy Report. Join us again next week for more news and insight into South Africa's real economy.

 


Edited by: Creamer Media Reporter
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Real Economy Report
More
 
 
Latest News
Updated 1 hour 16 minutes ago Increased maintenance costs, poor rolling mill yields and strike action have widened Evraz Highveld Steel’s operating loss, from R149-million in the nine months ended September 30, 2013, to R483-million for the comparative 2014 period. The company added on Monday...
Updated 1 hour 17 minutes ago Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has misled Parliament and should be suspended pending an investigation, the DA said on Monday. "Reports indicate that the minister was involved in recommending and appointing Mr Tshepo Kgadima as chairman of the board of...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Defence 2014: A review of South Africa's defence industry (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Defence 2014 report examines South Africa’s defence industry, with particular focus on the key participants in the sector, the innovations that have come out of the sector, local and export demand, South Africa’s controversial multibillion-rand...
Road and Rail 2014: A review of South Africa's road and rail infrastructure (PDF report)
Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2014 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and the push to move road...
Real Economy Year Book 2014 (PDF Report)
This edition drills down into the performance and outlook for a variety of sectors, including automotive, construction, electricity, transport, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum.
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2014 (PDF Report)
This four-page brief covers key developments in the automotive industry over the past 12 months, including an overview of South Africa’s automotive market, trade figures, production and the policies influencing the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the construction industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the sector and includes details of employment in the sector, infrastructure and municipal spending, as well as insight into companies’...
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the electricity industry over the past 12 months, including details of State-owned power utility Eskom’s generation activities, funding and tariffs, independent power producers and prospects for the sector.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
JSE-listed real estate investment trust (REIT) Rebosis Property Fund achieved a distribution growth of 8.1% to 99.45c per linked unit in the financial year ended August 31, despite volatile market conditions.
JAMES ROBERTS The MOM incubator was designed to help babies in developing nations who were dying in conflict-struck nations or who do not receive hospital care
A low-cost, inflatable incubator won this year’s international James Dyson design award, which aims to encourage and inspire the next generation of design engineers.
The World Bank released its ‘Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency’ report last month and ranked South Africa 43 out of 189 global economies for its ease of doing business, with Singapore topping the rankings.
Air Products South Africa officially launched its R300-million Eastern Cape air- separation unit (ASU), at its new manufacturing facility in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), earlier this month. It is the second facility that Air Products launched in South...
BMW South Africa (SA) has signed a power purchasing agreement with energy company Bio2Watt. The offtake partnership will bring renewable energy to the carmaker’s Rosslyn plant, north of Pretoria.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks