Mar 25, 2010
Real Economy ReportBack
Cape Town|Construction|DURBAN|Engineering|Gold|Johannesburg|Soccer City|Tshwane|Africa|Autopax|Gautrain|Gautrain Rapid Rail|PROJECT|Resources|System|TWP|Africa|South Africa|Zimbabwe|Cape Town Stadium|Gautrain|Mbombela Stadium|Moses Mabhida Stadium|R1,56-billion Soccer City Stadium|R4,4-billion Green Point Stadium|Sandton Station|Bus Operator Subsidiary|Mining|Gautrain|Dennis Ndaba|Ellis Park|Gautrain|Irma Venter|Jack Van Der Merwe|Jérôme Valcke|Mercedes-Benz South|Rail|Saki Zamxaka|R1|The 2010 FIFA World Cup|The 2010 World Cup|The Soccer World Cup|The World Cup|World Cup
© Reuse this
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
Shannon de Ryhove:
Autopax CEO Saki Zamxaka
Shannon de Ryhove:
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.
Shannon de Ryhove:
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.
Edited by: Shannon de Ryhove© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
Other Real Economy Report
Updated 6 hours ago Government, in conjunction with industry clusters had to encourage preferential procurement in the mining industry, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) capital equipment and allied services director Tapiwa Samanga has said. In a statement issued on Monday, he...
Updated 6 hours ago The South African Property Owners’ Association (Sapoa) has appealed to Rural Development and Land Affairs Minister Gugile Nkwinti to invoke the discretionary powers available to him under the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act of 2013 to prevent...
Updated 6 hours ago The Financial Services Board (FSB) has extended telecommunications group MTN’s broad-based black economic-empowerment trading platform MTN Zakhele’s exemption to the directive requiring over-the-counter (OTC) trading platforms to apply for a licence to operate,...
Recent Research Reports
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...
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.
Real Economy Insight: Road and Rail 2014 (PDF Report)
This six-page brief covers key developments in the road and rail industries over the past 12 months, including details of South Africa’s road and rail network and prospects for both sectors.
This Week's Magazine
South African State-owned defence industrial group Denel has announced its fourth consecutive year of profits. The group's results for the financial year 2013/2014 were recently announced at its head office in Centurion, south of Pretoria. Revenues grew by 17%, net...
There is little opportunity for JSE-listed infrastructure company Group Five to grow shareholder value in the domestic market, says CEO Mike Upton. He says value can still be found in the private sector, in the renewable and industrial power sector, as well as in...
The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) has announced the event dates of the 2015 Johannesburg International Motor Show (JIMS). The event will take place from October 14 to October 25, 2015, at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec.
UK engineering support services provider Babcock is set to deliver the largest order of global truck manufacturer DAF’s truck tractors in Southern Africa to bulk carrier road-based logistics company Ngululu Bulk Carriers (NBC), with 133 trucks to be delivered in...
Digital radio communications in the African local government space can open up the world, but have many challenges to overcome, notes integration and migration of legacy radio communications infrastructure with digital mobile radio company Emcom Wireless head of...