Oct 11, 2012
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Denel Dynamics has developed a new unmanned air vehicle, which was displayed at the recent African Aeropsace and Defence exhibition. Keith Campbell reports.
Denel Dynamics programme manager – Hungwe Sepanki Pheto
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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.
National contracts manager Barry Sacks
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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.
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