http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 14.00Change: 0.01
R/$ = 10.66Change: -0.03
Au 1286.40 $/ozChange: -1.10
Pt 1423.50 $/ozChange: -2.50
 
 
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 Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
May 03, 2012

Real Economy Report

Back
Real Economy Report 196
Construction|Johannesburg|Lubumbashi|Of Congo|Africa|Korongo Airlines|National Airways Corporation|Nuclear|Africa|China|Democratic Republic Of Congo|South Africa|OR Tambo International Airport|Airline Industry|Energy|Mining|Nuclear|Training Services|Christophe Allard|Dina Pule|Dipuo Peters|Martin Banner|Power
Construction||Africa|Nuclear|Africa|Democratic Republic Of Congo|||Energy|Mining|Nuclear||Power
construction|johannesburg|lubumbashi|of-congo|africa-company|korongo-airlines|national-airways-corporation|nuclear-company|africa|china|democratic-republic-of-congo|south-africa|or-tambo-international-airport-facility|airline-industry|energy|mining|nuclear-industry-term|training-services|christophe-allard|dina-pule|dipuo-peters|martin-banner|power
© Reuse this



From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report.
The National Airways Corporation’s (Nac's) 43 Air School plans to double its capacity over the next five years to accommodate the growing African and global demand for pilots. Idele Esterhuizen has the story.

Idele Esterhuizen:
Although somewhat subdued over the past two years owing to financial constraints in the airline industry, pilot training is expected to pick up in the short- to medium term.

International growth, especially in China and Africa is calling for additional pilots to be trained and Nac’s 43 Air School plans to further develop its training services to meet this growing demand. Nac CEO Martin Banner elaborates:

Nac CEO Martin Banner

Shannon de Ryhove:

Other news making headlines this week: Communications Minister Dina Pule unveils new policy plans; Korongo celebrates its first flight from Johannesburg to Lubumbashi; and new nuclear expansion will create mining and construction jobs.

Communications Minister Dina Pule has announced that the Department of Communications is embarking on a process to overhaul the South African information and communications technology policies.

Communications Minister Dina Pule

The maiden flight of new African air operator Korongo Airlines’ twice-weekly service between Lubumbashi, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Johannesburg, left the OR Tambo International Airport in mid-April.

Korongo Airlines CEO Christophe Allard

Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said at the National Union of Mineworkers' Nuclear Energy Workshop that expanding South Africa’s nuclear power industry would boost job creation, particularly in the uranium mining and construction sectors.

Energy Minister Dipuo Peters

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
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Latest News
Updated 3 minutes ago Statistics released by the Department of Trade and Industry on Monday, showed that August new vehicle sales declined by 1.4%, to 55 722 units, compared with the same month last year. Assisted by the car rental market, the South African new passenger car market, at 37...
Updated 3 minutes ago The 14 350 km Sat-3/Wasc/Safe cable system connecting Europe to the west coast of Africa has been successfully upgraded, doubling the system capacity. The fourth upgrade, undertaken by Alcatel-Lucent and the Sat-3/Wasc/Safe consortium, which includes Telkom, had seen...
Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko
Updated 41 minutes ago As telecommunications group Telkom continued the turnaround that raised its share price from R11 a few years ago to the current R55 a share, the previously beleaguered group aimed to play a significant role in the provision of broadband to all South Africans....
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Road and Rail 2014: A review of South Africa's road and rail infrastructure (PDF report)
Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2014 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and the push to move...
Real Economy Year Book 2014 (PDF Report)
This edition drills down into the performance and outlook for a variety of sectors, including automotive, construction, electricity, transport, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum.
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2014 (PDF Report)
This four-page brief covers key developments in the automotive industry over the past 12 months, including an overview of South Africa’s automotive market, trade figures, production and the policies influencing the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the construction industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the sector and includes details of employment in the sector, infrastructure and municipal spending, as well as insight into companies’...
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the electricity industry over the past 12 months, including details of State-owned power utility Eskom’s generation activities, funding and tariffs, independent power producers and prospects for the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Road and Rail 2014 (PDF Report)
This six-page brief covers key developments in the road and rail industries over the past 12 months, including details of South Africa’s road and rail network and prospects for both sectors.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
South African State-owned defence industrial group Denel has announced its fourth consecutive year of profits. The group's results for the financial year 2013/2014 were recently announced at its head office in Centurion, south of Pretoria. Revenues grew by 17%, net...
There is little opportunity for JSE-listed infrastructure company Group Five to grow shareholder value in the domestic market, says CEO Mike Upton. He says value can still be found in the private sector, in the renewable and industrial power sector, as well as in...
The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) has announced the event dates of the 2015 Johannesburg International Motor Show (JIMS). The event will take place from October 14 to October 25, 2015, at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec.
UK engineering support services provider Babcock is set to deliver the largest order of global truck manufacturer DAF’s truck tractors in Southern Africa to bulk carrier road-based logistics company Ngululu Bulk Carriers (NBC), with 133 trucks to be delivered in...
Digital radio communications in the African local government space can open up the world, but have many challenges to overcome, notes integration and migration of legacy radio communications infrastructure with digital mobile radio company Emcom Wireless head of...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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