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Apr 08, 2010

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From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week:
A new welding package is launched in South Africa;
We speak to the Sheriff of the City of London's about the UK's public-private partnership model and lessons for South Africa;
And, the South African Weather Service unveils its brand-new weather network investment programme.

Shannon de Ryhove:
Industrial robot and factory automation manufacturer Motoman has introduced a new welding package to its clients. Mary-Anne O'Donnell was at the launch.

Mary-Anne O'Donnell:
The Micromig, which is developed for thin sheet metal applications, was launched in South Africa at the end of last month. Micromig developer and technical manager Thomas Klein from SKS Welding Systems in Germany explains the system.

SKS technical manager Thomas Klein

Shannon de Ryhove:
Public-Private partnerships are back on South Africa's infrastructure agenda and also emerged as key theme during a recent City of London mission to this country. Terence Creamer spoke to Sheriff David Wootten about the UK PPP experience and possible lessons for South Africa.

UK Sheriff David Wootten

Terence Creamer

David Wootten

Terence Creamer

David Wootten

Shannon de Ryhove:
The South African Weather Service recently upgraded it 30-year-old weather radar system and unveiled its brand-new weather network investment programme. Loni Prinsloo was there.

SAWS project manager Georgie George

Loni Prinsloo:
The R240-million weather-radar network is also viewed as a key climate-adaptation tool. South Africa's Environmental Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica explains further.

Environmental Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica

Loni Prinsloo:
SAWS project manager Georgie George tells us how the new infrastructure will be used to alter climate change policies.

SAWS project manager Georgie George

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

In our cover story this week, we report that South Africa is seeking to align its industrial development zones with the sector thrust.

We report that the Construction Industry Development Board's Construction Industry Indicators survey for 2009 reveals a worrying payment-delay trend.

And, read about South African transport utility Transnet investing 80-million-rand in a second healthcare service train as part of its corporate responsibility programme.

And in Mining Weekly this week:

In this week's cover story, read how the nuclear energy revival is ensuring the future of uranium mining.

We report that South African Mineral Resources Minister, Susan Shabangu, has moved quickly to avoid a repeat of the Sishen iron-ore rights controversy.

And, read that gold-mining major AngloGold Ashanti has suspended processing operations at its mine in Ghana while a tailings facility is being built.

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
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