http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.18Change: -0.04
R/$ = 12.10Change: -0.04
Au 1186.69 $/ozChange: 0.09
Pt 1119.00 $/ozChange: -0.50
 
 
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 Letters Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Oct 04, 2012

Real Economy Report

Back
Real Economy Report
 
 
 
DURBAN|Engineering|Johannesburg|Pretoria|Africa|BKS Group|Building|Defence|Design|MTN|Namibia|Africa|South Africa|Zimbabwe|Aerospace Sector|Manufacturing|Andr|Anton Fourie|Kanagaratnam Lambotharan|Keith Campbell|Marie Ashpole|Schalk Burger|Seana Nkhahle
Engineering||Africa|Building|Defence|Design|Namibia|Africa||Manufacturing|
durban|engineering|johannesburg|pretoria|africa-company|bks-group|building|defence|design|mtn|namibia|africa|south-africa|zimbabwe|aerospace-sector|manufacturing|andr|anton-fourie|kanagaratnam-lambotharan|keith-campbell|marie-ashpole|schalk-burger|seana-nkhahle
© Reuse this



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
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Polity & Multimedia
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Real Economy Report
More
 
 
Latest News
Updated 3 minutes ago A clash of ideology between Sanral and the Democratic Alliance (DA) about the Winelands toll road project gained steam on Thursday when the two bodies argued over the impact it would have on the agriculture sector in the Western Cape. “Once again, the DA got it plain...
Updated 17 minutes ago Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane tweeted a photo of a page from the police minister's report on the upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's private home in Nkandla ahead of its release to the media later on Thursday. “This is at my desk now. Working through it...
DTI deputy director-general Garth Strachan
Updated 1 hour 19 minutes ago A senior Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) official has admitted that the roll-out of South Africa’s industrial policy has, to date, been “suboptimal”, partly owing to a lack of coordination within government on key elements of the policy, including local...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Steel 2015: A review of South Africa's steel sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Steel 2015 report provides an overview of the key developments in the global steel industry and particularly of South Africa’s steel sector over the past year, including details of production and consumption, as well as the country's primary carbon...
Projects in Progress 2015 - First Edition (PDF Report)
In fact, this edition of Creamer Media’s Projects in Progress 2015 supplement tracks developments taking place under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, which has had four bidding rounds. It appears to remain a shining light on the...
Electricity 2015: A review of South Africa's electricity sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Electricity 2015 report provides an overview of State-owned power utility Eskom and independent power producers, as well as electricity planning, transmission, distribution and the theft thereof, besides other issues.
Construction 2015: A review of South Africa’s construction sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Construction 2015 Report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment; the key participants in the sector; local construction demand; geographic diversification;...
Liquid Fuels 2014 - A review of South Africa's Liquid Fuels sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2014 Report examines these issues, focusing on the business environment, oil and gas exploration, the country’s feedstock supplies, the development of South Africa’s biofuels industry, fuel pricing, competition in the sector, the...
Water 2014: A review of South Africa's water sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Water 2014 report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context, but also in the African and global context, and examines the issues of water and sanitation, water quality and the demand for water, among others.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
While economic forecasts for the African continent are most favourable, African airlines may not be able to benefit from the expected growth in the region’s gross domestic product (GDP), International Air Transport Association VP: Africa Raphael Kuuchi has warned....
The Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP) will need to change substantially post 2020, says Metair Investments South African operations COO Ken Lello. “We must not make tweaks. We have to change. What we are doing is not sustainable.”
Banking group Absa’s forecast is for the rand to end the year at around R13 against the dollar, weakening further to R13.50 by 2016, says Absa sectoral analyst Jacques du Toit. He warns that possible interest rate hikes in the US may see capital being pulled from...
The Dispute Resolution Centre at the Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry (BCCEI) is now open to handle party-to-party disputes. The BCCEI represents the interests of all level four to nine Construction Industry Development Board companies.
FREDRIK JEJDLING Sustainability becomes an important part of a business’ decision-making process
Communications technology firm Ericsson sub-Saharan Africa head Fredrik Jejdling says the company’s commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility has been integrated into all facets of its operations, which has provided it with sustainable revenue...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
Subscribe Now for $96 Close
Subscribe Now for $96