Apr 22, 2010
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From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week:
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Sailplanes chief design engineer Attie Jonker
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Much Asphalt operations director Bennie Greyling
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Anglo American Chairman's Fund CEO Clem Sunter
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In our cover story, we report that algal biofuels could be a viable endeavour, but more research is still needed.
Read about the role Google Earth played in the discovery of two partial hominid skeletons at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.
And, we report that South Africa was facing no increase in the price for the eight Airbus Military A400M aircraft it had on order when it cancelled its participation in the programme late last year.
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In this week's cover story, we report that the lithium market is seeing many new entrants as electric cars, consumer goods and alloys drive demand.
We report that platinum can be mined free of cost at Anglo Platinum's rich, long-life Mogalakwena mine.
And, a request for a proposal for the building of a 600-million-dollar, 300-MW power plant using Anglo discard coal may be invited this year or early next.
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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