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Oct 07, 2010

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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
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