http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 14.20Change: 0.11
R/$ = 11.08Change: 0.00
Au 1216.40 $/ozChange: -0.63
Pt 1339.00 $/ozChange: 4.00
 
 
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  
 
 
Aug 23, 2012

Real Economy Report

Back
Engineering|Johannesburg|Africa|Lighting|Solar Charge|Africa|South Africa|Thusong Centre|Building|Indoor And Outdoor Solar Lighting Products|Mining|Products|Services|Technology Providers|Transport|Christo De Klerk|Mike Upton|Peter Graham|Middle East
Engineering||Africa|Lighting||Africa|||Building|Mining|Products|Services|Transport||
engineering|johannesburg|africa-company|lighting|solar-charge|africa|south-africa|thusong-centre-facility|building|indoor-and-outdoor-solar-lighting-products|mining|products|services|technology-providers|transport-industry-term|christo-de-klerk|mike-upton|peter-graham|middle-east
© Reuse this



From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report.
Mines Rescue Services recently opened its fourth rescue station in Steelpoort, in Limpopo. Leandi Kolver has the story.

Leandi Kolver:
The significant expansion of Limpopo’s mining industry, with the number of mines increasing from 68 in 2007 to 89 in 2012, and the number of employees increasing from about 25 000 to 63 000 in the same period, led to the opening of this new rescue station to cater specifically for the needs of mines in the Steelpoort, Burgersfort and Lydenburg areas. Mines Rescue Services GM Christo de Klerk tells us more.

Mines Rescue Services GM Christo de Klerk

Leandi Kolver:
This rescue station will also provide more realistic training than MRS’s other three rescue stations, De Klerk explains.

Christo de Klerk

Shannon de Ryhove:
Technology providers of indoor and outdoor solar lighting products Solar Charge has launched its first solar charge centre at the Thusong Centre in Alexandra. Nomvelo Buthelezi finds out what inspired the initiative.

Nomvelo Buthelezi:
Solar Charge CEO Peter Graham tells Engineering News why the solar charge centre is such an important establishment in a township like Alexandra.

Solar Charge CEO Peter Graham

Nomvelo Buthelezi:
Graham says the company hopes to achieve community development with this establishment, with a special focus on the youth in the area.

Peter Graham

Shannon de Ryhove:
Other news making headlines this week: Group Five exits the Middle East, targeting Africa as it records a R230-million loss.

Group Five CEO Mike Upton believes there is a strong market for the building and operating of assets in Africa, especially in the transport market. The group has wrapped up work on the Middle East for the foreseeable future, with only one active contract remaining.

Group Five CEO Mike Upton

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
President Jacob Zuma would next month officially launch the Dube Tradeport, in Durban, as an industrial development zone (IDZ), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) announced on Friday. At the launch event, which was scheduled to take place on October 7, the...
JSE-listed York Timber Holdings on Friday said it expected its operating profit for the year ended June 30 to be between 25% and 30% lower than that of the prior year. As a result of the lower operating profit, combined with a 1% increase in the company’s biological...
Engineering solutions provider ELB Group has reported an 18% increase in turnover for the year, boosting overall income, from R1.9-billion in 2013, to R2.3-billion for the 12 months ended June 30. Describing this as “a satisfactory result, given the current difficult...
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 road...
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
MANUFACTURING CAPABILITY Reliable Transformers designs and manufactures dry-type and oil-filled power and distribution transformers up to 3.5 MVA
While Ekurhuleni-based transformer manufacturer Reliable Transformers currently designs, manufactures and tests its products according to the SANS 780 specifications for distribution transformers and other applicable transformer specifications, it is working towards...
GHAREEB SAAD Kaspersky Lab products contain strong heuristics engines that monitor suspicious file execution to detect attacks
Global endpoint security solutions company Kaspersky Lab has introduced new measures to prevent cyber criminals from accessing sensitive data, alongside its malware-signature and heuristic device analysis detection methods. Threats to mobile devices have increased...
MICHAEL FLETCHER Real-time information available to government when citizens use publicly funded Wi-Fi networks will enable it to communicate with citizens and provide services
To ensure uptake and a positive impact, Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) networks in cities must be provided at schools, community centres and commercial centres to enable citizens and government to access information that will improve access to and delivery of services....
Eco-estate Monaghan Farm, located near Lanseria airport, north-west of Johannesburg, has taken a new approach to modern living and sustainability with its 517 ha development, dedicated to farm living.
Forklift and lift-truck distributor Goscor Lift Hi-Reach launched the Genie SX-180, the tallest self-propelled super boom in Africa, in Johannesburg last month. “As the official distributor of the well-known Genie range of equipment in Southern Africa, we are pleased...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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