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By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th August 2011 Greater data consumption requires enormous scale of capacity delivery through a core network and, as there is a move towards more cloud-based services, undersea fibre-optic cable system operator Seacom as a wholesaler has to meet the need for the 100 Gigabit Ethernet services between key network... 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th August 2011 The Gautrain recorded 20 000 passenger trips on the first day of operations between Tshwane and Johannesburg, which opened on August second, adding to the Sandton–OR Tambo International Airport link which has been operational since June 2010. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th August 2011 South Africa’s biggest cement producer, Pretoria Portland Cement, believes the rate of decline in demand for cement has been slowing, with the industry beginning to show some signs of a possible recovery. Brindaveni Naidoo reports.  

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th July 2011 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Glass producer Consol Glass has completed about 85% of the construction and installation work of phase one of its R1.9-billion greenfield glass factory, in Nigel, Gauteng. Tracy Hancock reports.  

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21st July 2011 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. It has been confirmed that South African-made steel is being incorporated into what will eventually emerge as the UK’s tallest sculpture, as Terence Creamer narrates. 

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14th July 2011 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. The State-owned defence group Denel is financially afloat again. Keith Campbell reports. 

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7th July 2011 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. A new 70 km rail line between Swaziland and the Richards Bay Coal Terminal will be a focus area for State freight logistics group Transnet over the next 24 to 36 months. 

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30th June 2011 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Airbus Military, maker of the A400M, is reporting good progress with the aeroplane’s flight test programme. Keith Campbell reports.  

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd June 2011 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. The Pretoria campus of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has launched a centre to display various sanitation technologies. Dennis Ndaba spoke to Hans Ittmann, executive director of the CSIRs Built Environment.  

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15th June 2011 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Steelmaker ArcelorMittal South Africa will spend more than R2-billion over the next five years to ensure that all its operations are compliant with the country’s increasingly stringent environmental legislation. Environmental GM... 

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9th June 2011 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Black-empowered Kalagadi Manganese expects to start producing manganese ore at its maiden mine in South Africa’s Northern Cape within the next year. South Africa’s Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu comments on what is... 

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2nd June 2011 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Recently, the South African Air Force held an Air Capability Demonstration at the Roodewal Weapons Range in the Limpopo province. Keith Campbell was there. 

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26th May 2011 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. The Johannesburg Development Agency has refurbished the culturally significant Chancellor House in the Johannesburg inner city. Creamer Media was at the unveiling of the building. 

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By: Shannon de Ryhove     19th May 2011 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. The head of the International Air Transport Association was recently in South Africa. Keith Campbell spoke to him. 

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By: Mariaan Webb     12th May 2011 The 2011 State of the Cities report highlights the achievements and challenges of the country’s largest municipalities leading up to the municipal elections on May 18. Petronel Smit reports.  

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By: Shannon de Ryhove     5th May 2011 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. The invitation from Asian-giant China for South Africa to join the powerful group of emerging markets, dubbed the Brics bloc in December, has been described by the South African government as the ‘best Christmas gift ever’.  

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By: Shannon de Ryhove     21st April 2011 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. The Dube Tradeport at King Shaka International Airport is unique in South Africa and in Africa. Keith Campbell reports. 

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By: Shannon de Ryhove     14th April 2011 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. The South African Air Force finally has fully operational and certified Rooivalk attack helicopters. Keith Campbell reports.  

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By: Shannon de Ryhove     7th April 2011 The city of Durban is the latest location for global temporary power and temperature control company Aggreko, which recently opened a depot there. Christy van der Merwe was at the opening ceremony of the facility. 

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By: Shannon de Ryhove     31st March 2011 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. After losing the Alcan contract owing to the energy crisis in 2008, the Coega Development Corporation is focusing on renewable energy. Dennis Ndaba has the story. 

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By: Shannon de Ryhove     24th March 2011 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Air Force Base Ysterplaat in Cape Town houses the South African Air Force’s maritime aviation assets, which include one of the most modern and sophisticated aircraft in today’s air force. Keith Campbell recently visited the base.  

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17th March 2011 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Local airline company Comair has commissioned a new flight simulator at its training centre in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg. Keith Campbell has the story. 

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By: Shannon de Ryhove     10th March 2011 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. The President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, has officially launched the State mining company, African Exploration Mining & Finance Corporation, where he said that the government would no longer only be a regulator of the mining... 

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By: Shannon de Ryhove     3rd March 2011 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. The first two of 100 fuel-efficient locomotives were delivered to Transnet’s Koedoespoort manufacturing facility from General Electric in February, and will be used on the coal line and general freight business of Transnet... 

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24th February 2011 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Ciro Premium Coffees has acquired a new packaging machine that has allowed the coffee roaster to upgrade the packaging of its range of premium filter coffees, and increase output. Henry Lazenby investigates. 

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By: Shannon de Ryhove     17th February 2011 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. DSTV’s Mobile TV offering is, quite literally, putting television in the hands of Africans. Christy van der Merwe speaks to DSTV Mobile’s broadcast and networks head, to find out how it works. 

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By: Shannon de Ryhove     10th February 2011 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Quite recently, retired American astronaut Dr Jeffrey Hoffman visited South Africa. Engineering News’ Keith Campbell spoke to him about his most important mission. 

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By: Shannon de Ryhove     3rd February 2011 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Speedsters Richard Noble and Andy Green will attempt to set a new land speed record in South Africa in 2012, on the very flat Hakskeen Pan, in the Northern Cape. They hope to travel at 1 600 km/h using a new car with the rather... 

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By: Shannon de Ryhove     9th December 2010 The year 2010 has been a rollercoaster ride for South Africans and foreigners alike, with the after effects of the recession still being felt. But the successful hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer spectacular left us with fond memories for years to come. 

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By: Shannon de Ryhove     2nd December 2010 Our top stories this week: we visit a concentrated solar plant demonstration facility, we find out what it is like to work in outer space; and remanufactured printer cartridges reduce carbon footprints. 

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25th November 2010 Our top stories this week: we talk to a former astronaut about encouraging kids to study maths and science; calls are made for a paradigm shift to a future of recycling; and SA ports operator to invest billions on expansion plans. 

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18th November 2010 Our top stories this week: South African-made Hilux bakkies are modified for use in the extreme cold; we take a look at a new electricity sector maintenance and repair investment; and foreigners snap up Royal Bafokeng Platinum shares. 

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11th November 2010 Our top stories this week: we report on the improvements being made to the SAB-Miller Alrode brewery; we have a look at South Africa's industrial design industry through the eyes of one of our most successful designers, Brian Steinhobel; and we look at mining equipment solutions provider Pilot... 

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By: Shannon de Ryhove     4th November 2010 This week: a South African company is making a splash internationally with its boom system to protect ports and ships; we speak to a CSIR scientist about the threat acid mine drainage poses to heritage sites; and Pampers opens its new nappy manufacturing plant. 

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28th October 2010 Our top stories this week: we have a look at a breakthrough in environmentally friendly public transport; we speak to Sasol about its power generation projects and aspirations; and the BG3 pipeline is expected to proceed. 

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By: Shannon de Ryhove     21st October 2010 Our top stories this week: we examine a forklift that has been modified for use by disabled persons; ABB Robotics showcases three of its new robot welding packages; and we look at the defence industrial relationship between South Africa and Britain. 

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14th October 2010 Our top stories this week: we report on the latest developments with the South African Air Force's new Gripen fighters; ten new South African race records are set during the second South African Solar Challenge; and the CSIR is doing advanced research work for European airliner manufacturer Airbus. 

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7th October 2010 Our top stories this week: we take a look at the proposal for the development of a 5 000 MW solar park in the sun-drenched Northern Cape; prosthetics company Icexpress introduces a new bionic hand; and we talk to one of the world's biggest aerospace companies about the South African Air Force's... 

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