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Sep 29, 2011

Real Economy Report

Real Economy Report 171
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From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report.
Developments at South African company Carl Zeiss Optronics are ensuring the company keeps its place as a top periscope maker. Keith Campbell reports.

Keith Campbell:
Carl Zeiss Optronics recently opened a new periscope manufacturing facility at its plant in Irene, Centurion, just south of Pretoria. Company MD Kobus Viljoen explains the importance of the new building.

Carl Zeiss Optronics MD Kobus Viljoen

Keith Campbell:
The Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Rusty Higgs, highlights the importance of the new periscope facility to the South African Navy.

Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Rusty Higgs

Shannon de Ryhove:

Other news making headlines this week: the Ports authority takes an ‘activist’ stance to foster new private terminals, building insulation is set to gain popularity, and South Africa signs an agriculture MoU with Swaziland.

The head of South Africa’s national ports authority has pledged to adopt a far more “activist” approach to the development of harbour infrastructure and terminal capacity “ahead of demand” and to do so in partnership with private sector investors.

Transnet National Ports Authority CEO Tau Morwe

The use of insulation and passive design in buildings will gain momentum as the cost of energy rises and energy demand exceeds supply.

Automa project manager Dirk Cajada

South Africa’s Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the government of Swaziland signed a memorandum of understanding in September, to collaborate on research, technology and capacity building.

Deputy director-general for agriculture production and food security Kgabi Mogajane

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
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