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Oct 04, 2012

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From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report.
The government has set up a Joint Aerospace Steering Committee to help develop the country’s aerospace sector. Keith Campbell reports.

Keith Campbell:
The creation of the Joint Aerospace Steering Committee, or JASC for short, was announced at the recent Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition, in Pretoria.
The Chief Director: Advanced Manufacturing (Aerospace and Defence) in the Department of Trade and Industry, Nomfuneko Majaja, explains what JASC is meant to do.

DTI Chief Director: Advanced Manufacturing (Aerospace and Defence) Nomfuneko Majaja

Shannon de Ryhove:

The South African Institution of Civil Engineering recently held a bridge building competition for school children from South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia to familiarise the children with engineering disciplines. Schalk Burger has the story.

Schalk Burger:
Engineering consultancy BKS Group sponsored the event and also gave the students tips about structural concepts, including tension, compression and structural elements of design, before they set to work building bridges that had to span 830 mm x 135 mm.

Domino Servite School, from Pietermaritzburg, placed first with their bridge weighing 130 g, which carried 87 kg before it succumbed.

SAICE outreach officer Marie Ashpole speaks about industry involvement in such initiatives.

SAICE outreach officer Marie Ashpole

Schalk Burger:
SAICE Pretoria volunteer and geotechnical engineer André Archer speaks about the technical aspects of the competition and the tips BKS structural engineering technologist Anton Fourie gave to the students before the comptetition.

SAICE Pretoria volunteer and geotechnical engineer André Archer

Shannon de Ryhove:
Other news making headlines this week: Partnerships are key to local governments delivering on their strategies; and MTN will launch its long-term evolution in three cities soon.

A report by auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers indicates that, if local governments in South Africa are to overcome challenges of strategy execution, they will have to partner with private, public and voluntary sector organisations.

Salga acting executive director for strategy, policy and research Seana Nkhahle

Telecommunications group MTN is set to commercially launch long-term evolution in Johannesburg, Durban and Pretoria within the next three months.

MTN South Africa chief technology officer Kanagaratnam Lambotharan

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
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