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May 31, 2012

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From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report.
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, or CSIR, has many important facilities. The Mechanical Testing Laboratory is one of them. Keith Campbell reports.

Keith Campbell:
The CSIR’s Mechanical Testing Lab is a little known but key national facility offering important services to both researchers and industry. CSIR Materials Science and Manufacturing Executive Director Dr Liesbeth Botha explains its role.

CSIR Materials Science and Manufacturing Executive Director Dr Liesbeth Botha

CSIR Competence Area Manager: Light Metals Dr Wille du Preez

Keith Campbell:
CSIR research group leader: advanced casting technologies, and mechanical testing laboratory manager, Dr Sagren Govender, explains the types of equipment in the lab.

Dr Sagren Govender

Shannon de Ryhove:

Other news making headlines this week: The Department of Energy says the small renewables tender will be released within weeks; Eskom calls for urgent ‘guidance’ on its role in energy plan; and Gautrain considers aligning operating hours with Gauteng’s ‘vibrant nightlife’.

A request for proposals for small-scaled renewable energy projects, with capacities of below 5 MW, would be released within the coming “few weeks”, South Africa’s Department of Energy has confirmed.

Department of Energy COO Thandeka Zungu

The head of State-owned power utility Eskom has called for urgent “guidance” from Energy Minister Dipuo Peters on the implementation of South Africa’s Integrated Resource Plan for electricity, including the role that Eskom will play in the execution of the plan, which runs from 2010 to 2030.

Eskom CE Brian Dames

The possibility of running later operating hours on Fridays and Saturdays between the Gautrain end-points of Park station, in Johannesburg, and Hatfield station, in Pretoria, has been considered to enable users to enjoy the vibrant nightlife of the two cities, says Gautrain operator Bombela Concession Company executive Errol Braithwaite.

Bombela communications manager Errol Braithwaite

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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