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© Reuse this From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: we explore the efforts being made to reduce air pollution from South Africa's newest coal-fired power station, the energy boom spurs a R100m manufacturing investment in Pretoria and, we look at the A-Darter missile programme.
Den Braven Sealants advert
Steinmüller Africa MD Hermann Brümmer says that South Africa does not have a facility that can fabricate pressure parts, and has to build up capacity and knowledge again, and train and develop people.
SAAF Col Ian van Vuuren
Brazilian Air Force Col Nelson Silveira
We provide a comprehensive follow up on whether the EIA backlog has been reduced
We carry a piece on how a local defence company has developed further upgrade packages for three Mirage fighter platforms
And, we offer insight into a 400-million dollar, 250-MW coal-bed methane power project being developed in central Botswana
And in Mining Weekly this week:
Read how Russia's Norilsk Nickel now stretches from the Arctic to South Africa, and from the US to Australia
News that Anglo Coal South Africa is to supply Eskom's Kusile power station with 17-million tons of coal a year
And, a warning from Steve Phiri that the export of unbeneficiated raw chromite ore from South Africa is ‘suicidal'
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