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From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week:
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SunSpace CEO Bart Cilliers
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The plant will contribute to security of supply and consistent standards of gas production for multinational clients and will be particularly beneficial for expanding into the African market. Afrox speciality gases business manager Robert Carlton-Shields explains.
Afrox speciality gases business manager Robert Carlton-Shields
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Airbus' Director: Market Analysis Andrew Gordan
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As the new KwaZulu-Natal airport gets set for takeoff, some proponents and opponents are still at odds over whether it will truly offer any growth stimulus.
We report that by 2055, the Gauteng province will reduce its overall energy consumption by 18% and its carbon emissions by 49% in relation to 2007 levels.
And, the Department of Energy and the Department of Trade and Industry believe that the solar water heater market is set to grow rapidly in South Africa.
And in Mining Weekly this week:
In our cover story, we report that South Africa's Sasol is taking steps to join the global search for shale gas.
The mining division of the JSE-listed Basil Read construction group may be hived off into a separately listed entity.
And, we report that Zimbabwe has granted small-scale chrome-miners an 18-month period during which they can market the mineral directly without being bound by the ban imposed by government on raw chrome exports.
That's Creamer Media's Real Economy Report. Join us again next week for more news and insight into South Africa's real economy.
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