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From Soccer City in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week:
Shannon de Ryhove:
The tour started with a visit to Johannesburg's two stadiums - Soccer City and Ellis Park and ended at the Moses Mabhida stadium, in Durban.
Soccer City, Gauteng
Mbombela stadium, Nelspruit
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Autopax CEO Saki Zamxaka
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Gautrain Management Agency CEO Jack van der Merwe
Forty buses, following dedicated routes, will also be used to ferry passengers to the stations and back.
The journey from Sandton station to OR Tambo takes an effortless 14 minutes - much less than it would to guide a car through the notorious traffic jams around the airport.
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In our cover story, we take a trip on the Gautrain with the man who drove the 25,4-billion-rand project.
We report that soaring European demand for the new Polo is to benefit Volkswagen of South Africa's Uitenhage plant.
And, Airbus Military is in talks with the South African government regarding the cancellation of its order for eight A400M airlift aircraft.
And in Mining Weekly this week:
In this week's cover story, we report that government has drawn the line on illegal mining.
We report that project house TWP is building a gold plant in Zimbabwe on a build, own and operate basis with African Consolidated Resources.
And, the High Court of South Africa grants a 28-day extension to the judicial management order issued for DRDGold's Blyvooruitzicht mine.
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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