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Feb 17, 2011

Real Economy Report

Real Economy Report 140 - DSTV
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From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report.

DSTV’s Mobile TV offering is, quite literally, putting television in the hands of Africans. Christy van der Merwe speaks to DSTV Mobile’s broadcast and networks head, to find out how it works.

DSTV Mobile SA Head: Broadcast and Networks Alisdair Murray-Smith:
DSTV Mobile has rolled out this in a number of African countries – Namibia, Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana, and the uptake, especially in Nigeria has been very very encouraging.

Christy van der Merwe:
It is all made possible by using the widely accepted DVBH standard.

Alisdair Murray-Smith

Shannon de Ryhove:
Other headlines making news this week include the eradication of mud schools; Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba’s vision for State enterprises; and ArcelorMittal’s CEO on the draft carbon tax.

Public Works Deputy Minister Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu says that the Department of Public Works is spending some R2,7-billion to eliminate mud schools in some of the nine provinces.

Public Works Deputy Minister Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu

In a recent interview with Engineering News, Malusi Gigaba said that “robust leadership”, an emphasis on “enhanced stakeholder relations and communication”, greater SoE “corporate governance definition and strength”, and a focus on using the SoEs to support “youth development, job creation and industrialisation” would be the key themes of his tenure.

Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba

Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (Mittal) has warned that the proposed introduction of carbon taxes could undermine its competitiveness against both developing and developed country steel producers, which do not currently confront such a tax burden, and could also materially affect its profitability.

ArcelorMittal CEO Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita

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.

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