From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report.
The South African division of the French group Alstom recently signed an agreement with the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation to invest R8-million into the Nuclear Skills Development Centre. Keith Campbell was there.
Alstom is one of the world’s major multinationals, operating in the power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure sectors. Alstom South Africa country human resources director Duke Mgaga explains why his company has made this investment.
Alstom SA country HR director Duke Mgaga
The manager of Necsa’s Nuclear Skills Development Centre, Piet Fourie, explains what Alstom’s investment is going to be used for.
Necsa Nuclear Skills Development Centre’s Piet Fourie
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Financial firm Alexander Forbes officially opened its new headquarters in Sandton in October. Megan Wait has the story.
With green building becoming a significant player in the new built industry, Alexander Forbes has implemented significant measures at its new building on the corner of West and Katherine Street, which saw it achieve a 4-star rating. CEO Edward Kieswetter tells us more.
Alexander Forbes CEO Edward Kieswetter
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Other news making headlines this week: Vodacom’s new CEO sees data as a key growth focus; and Bombardier’s Prasa bid promises 'full localisation' from day one.
Telecommunications group Vodacom says it aims to accelerate its mobile data segment, as voice revenue growth remains static. The group is targeting a group data customer base of 25-million.
Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub
International rail equipment manufacturer Bombardier Transportation reports that its tender to supply metro coaches to State-owned Prasa embraces full localisation from day one.
Bombardier Transportation global president for services Laurent Troger
That’s Creamer Media’s Real Economy Report. Join us again next week for more news and insight into South Africa’s real economy.