http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 14.86Change: 0.02
R/$ = 13.25Change: 0.06
Au 1132.68 $/ozChange: -2.17
Pt 1010.00 $/ozChange: -10.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Oct 07, 2010

Real Economy Report

Back
Real Economy Report 128
 
 
 
Engineering|Africa|Aircraft|Defence|transport|Wireless|Africa|Energy|Equipment|Power|Operations
Engineering|Africa|Aircraft|Defence|transport|Wireless|Africa|Energy|Equipment|Power|Operations
engineering|africa-company|aircraft|defence|transport|wireless|africa|energy|equipment|power|operations
© Reuse this

From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week:
We take a look at the proposal for the development of a 5 000 MW solar park in the sun-drenched Northern Cape;
Prosthetics company Icexpress introduces a new bionic hand;
And, we talk to one of the world's biggest aerospace companies about the South African Air Force's new transport aircraft requirement.

Shannon de Ryhove:
The South African government is inviting solar developers to invest in a new solar park near Upington, in the Northern Cape. Engineering News editor Terence Creamer spoke with Ministry of Energy adviser Jonathan de Vries about the initiative.

Ministry of Energy adviser Jonathan de Vries

Terence Creamer

Jonathan de Vries

Shannon de Ryhove:
Pretoria-based prosthetics company Icexpress has introduced a new bionic hand, offering advanced features for upper extremity amputees, into the South African market. Mary-Anne O'Donnell has the story.

Mary-Anne O'Donnell:
Icexpress launched the Bebionic hand at the Airports Company South Africa Disabilities trade and lifestyle expo, held in Johannesburg. The hand, which is manufactured by international prosthetics producer RSLSteeper, has advanced features and can be custom programmed to suit individuals through software and wireless technology. Icexpress CEO Johan Snyders explains.

Icexpress CEO Johan Snyders explains.

Icexpress CEO Johan Snyders

Mary-Anne O'Donnell:
The hand also includes an auto grasp feature that senses if an item in the users grip is slipping, it then automatically provides additional power to hold the item in place.

Shannon de Ryhove:
American aerospace giant Lockheed Martin is offering its new generation Hercules aircraft to the South African Air Force for its new strategic transport. Keith Campbell reports.

Keith Campbell:
At the recent Africa Aerospace & Defence show in Cape Town, I asked Jim Grant, Lockheed Martin Vice President Customer Engagement: Air Mobility and Special Operations Forces Programs, what his company was offering South Africa in terms of equipment and offsets.

Jim Grant

Shannon de Ryhove:
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
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Polity & Multimedia
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Real Economy Report
More
 
 
Latest News
Updated 2 hours 38 minutes ago Koeberg unit 2 will be shut down on Monday August 31 for scheduled refuelling and maintenance and is expected to return back to service by mid-December 2015, Eskom said late Monday afternoon. The scheduled shutdown of Koeberg unit 2 is part of Eskom’s overall...
Updated 2 hours 57 minutes ago South Africa is set to play host to Africa’s first international renewable-energy conference, providing a platform to showcase the continent’s numerous renewable-energy projects to high-level international delegates, in Cape Town, from October 4 to 7. The South...
Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Jeff Radebe
Updated 3 hours ago President Jacob Zuma has transferred the Ministry of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation to the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME), thus completing the reconfiguration of government in line with changes made to the National Executive in May...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Defence 2015: A review of South Africa's defence sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Coal 2015 report examines South Africa’s coal industry with regards to the business environment, the key participants in the sector, local demand, export sales and coal logistics, projects being undertaken by the large and smaller participants in the...
Real Economy Year Book 2015 (PDF Report)
There are very few beacons of hope on South Africa’s economic horizon. Economic growth is weak, unemployment is rising, electricity supply is insufficient to meet demand and/or spur growth, with poor prospects for many of the commodities mined and exported. However,...
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book comprises separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Water 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
Training company The Intelligence Transfer Centre will host the fourth yearly Environmental Crimes Conference at the Indaba Hotel, in Fourways, Johannesburg between September 9 and 10. Confirmed key regulatory bodies that will attend the event include the Department...
The government of Egypt has said it is ready to provide technical assistance to Malawi in the development of the Shire–Zambezi waterway, which is designed to link landlocked Malawi to the Indian Ocean by opening the two rivers for navigation. Egyptian ambassador to...
Kenya is finally set to start building a new multipurpose petroleum pipeline, after securing a $350-loan from a consortium of banks, including South Africa's Rand Merchant Bank. The other banks in the consortium are the Cooperative Bank of Kenya, Citibank's Kenya...
MARAIS VAN HEERDEN The owner/operator should be able to view the overall project design and progress made at any time
Three-dimensional (3D) engineering design models can now be viewed on tablets, which enable stakeholders to view the design without having to buy the design software used to create it, says engineering design firm 3DDraughting executive Marais van Heerden. The...
Ford’s newest offering in a long list of newcomers to the local market in the last two years is the B-Max multi-activity vehicle (MAV). The B-Max will play in the so called B-MAV segment, or the small MAV segment, currently dominated by Toyota’s Avanza, which sells...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $96 Close
Subscribe Now for $96