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Feb 23, 2012

Real Economy Report

Real Economy Report 187 - South African Air Force
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From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report.
Among the general public, the Mobile Deployment Wing is one of the least known units of the South African Air Force. Keith Campbell has the story.

Keith Campbell:
Little known it may be, but the Mobile Deployment Wing is one of the most important formations within the South African Air Force. It comprises 140 and 142 radar squadrons, 501 protection squadron, the Mobile Communications Unit and 18 Deployment Support Unit. The Wing’s Officer Commanding, Colonel Eddie Crous, explains what his formation does.

Colonel Eddie Crous

Lt-Col Pierre Wright, Officer Commanding (OC) 140 Squadron

Lt-Col Edrich Wilson, OC 142 Squadron

Lt-Col Mashadi Tswidi, OC 501 Squadron

Lt-Col Pat Moodley, OC Mobile Communications Unit

Major Gerhard Kroukamp, Acting OC 18 Deployment Support Unit

Shannon de Ryhove:

Other news making headlines this week: Samsung honours the first crop of electronics graduates from its Academy; foreign investment is key to sustaining African growth; and a survey finds that Black Economic Empowerment is a priority for companies.

Samsung Electronics Engineering Academy’s first class of matriculants graduated last month, at a ceremony held at the Alberton Civic Centre, in the East Rand, Gauteng.

Video courtesy Samsung

Ernst & Young Africa CEO Ajen Sita says Africa must ensure that it improves its attractiveness to foreign direct investment, including from other large emerging countries, if it is to sustain its growth and development.

Ernst & Young Africa CEO Ajen Sita

Advisory firm KPMG’s 2011 ‘Black Economic Empowerment’ survey results have shown a significant improvement in participating companies’ scorecards.

KPMG partner and restructuring advisory head Warren Watkins

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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