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Oct 11, 2012

Real Economy Report

Real Economy Report
Johannesburg|Africa|Aluminium|Building|Defence|Denel|Eskom|Industrial|Motors|Projects|Systems|Toyota South Africa Motors|Unmanned Air Systems|Welding|Africa|South Africa|Aluminium Building Products Supplier|Motors|Products|Steel|Systems|Barry Sacks|Brian Dames|Johan Van Zyl|Keith Campbell|Motors|Power|Motors
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From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report.

Denel Dynamics has developed a new unmanned air vehicle, which was displayed at the recent African Aeropsace and Defence exhibition. Keith Campbell reports.

Keith Campbell:
Denel Dynamics is the missile and unmanned air vehicle, or UAV, business of the State-owned Denel defence industrial group. UAVs are also referred to as Unmanned Air Systems, or UAS’. The new UAV or UAS is called the Hungwe. The Denel Dynamics programme manager for the Hungwe, Sepanki Pheto, explains why the company developed it and what it is intended for.

Denel Dynamics programme manager – Hungwe Sepanki Pheto

Shannon de Ryhove:

Steel and aluminium building products supplier and manufacturer Duro Pressings recently opened the doors to its new factory. Nomvelo Buthelezi finds out what inspired this rebranding.

Nomvelo Buthelezi:
Duro Pressings has embarked on a rebranding mission, which has seen the 10 facilities of the company come under one brand. Duro national contracts manager Barry Sacks explains what inspired the change.

National contracts manager Barry Sacks

Nomvelo Buthelezi:
Sacks says the company is always looking to expand its footprint, both locally and internationally.

Barry Sacks

Shannon de Ryhove:

Other news making headlines this week: Toyota’s new parts centre leads a new round of investment from the car manufacturer; and Eskom sets up a school to train specialist welders.

Toyota South Africa Motors’ new R363-million parts distribution warehouse is the first big money spent in a fresh multibillion-rand investment cycle by the Japanese manufacturer.

TSAM president and CEO Dr Johan van Zyl

Eskom CEO Brian Dames says the utility has taken on board criticism over the fact that it is continuing to employ foreign specialist welders at its power station projects and has established an internal welding school to redress the situation.

Eskom CEO Brian Dames

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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