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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. 

Real Economy Report 

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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By: Shannon de Ryhove     30th September 2010 Our top stories this week: Sasol takes to the skies on a tank full of synthetic fuel; we have the story of a major repair to South Africa's biggest and oldest radio telescope dish; and we speak to Casac interim chairperson Sipho Pityana. 

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23rd September 2010 Our top stories this week: We look at a new South African weapons system for helicopters, Effective waste management is a driver of a green economy in South Africa, And, a dual focus is needed in the South African mining industry. 

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By: Shannon de Ryhove     16th September 2010 Our top stories this week: we look at the concept of the aerospace industry as a national university; the head of construction group Aveng talks to us about its acid-mine-drainage solutions; and the debate around the nationalisation of the country's mines is ignited. 

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By: Shannon de Ryhove     9th September 2010 Our top stories this week: the head of global energy equipment group Alstom Power talks to us about biomass co-firing prospects in South Africa and elsewhere; JSE-listed energy company Keaton Energy eyes a high metallurgical coal profit; and the R12-billion Triangle Core Fund is launched. 

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By: Shannon de Ryhove     2nd September 2010 Our top stories this week: a new rock drill reduces electricity and water use in mines; we look at how ozone can help gold mines to be more environment-friendly; and we explore Denel's part in the Aerospace and Defence 2010 show, in September. 

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By: Shannon de Ryhove     26th August 2010 Our top stories this week: we look at the training of the Army's engineers; we provide an update on the Sandton City shopping centre expansion; and we speak about why Africa is poor. 

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19th August 2010 We speak exclusively to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan about South Africa's growth aspirations; We take a look at the latest product offering from Johnson Crane Hire; And, the Young Sessa initiative takes Mister Sunshine to schools in Gauteng. 

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By: Mariaan Webb     12th August 2010 Our top stories this week: we consider the role of the National Defence Force in supporting the civil authorities; local mining equipment manufacturer VR Steel looks to China to gain advantage in the global market; and welding specialist Fronius launches a virtual welding system said to... 

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By: Shannon de Ryhove     5th August 2010 Our top stories this week: we look at the latest concept for the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope; Samsung Electronics increases its market presence in Africa; and we look at the risks to Africa's economic growth. 

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29th July 2010 Our top stories this week: we take a look at Africa's first ‘green-city' precinct; we report on recent OECD warnings about South Africa's youth unemployment crisis; and we look at some of Africa's infrastructure needs. 

Real Economy Report 

By: Shannon de Ryhove     22nd July 2010 Our top stories this week: a new crime-fighting system is launched in South Africa; we take a ride in a 370-horsepower electric sports car and discuss the future of eMobility with engineering group Siemens; and the artisan shortage crisis slowly starts to improve. 

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15th July 2010 Our top stories this week: electronics manufacturer Sony is preparing to launch its 3D television into private homes; while Europe flounders, Africa booms; and Southern Africa establishes a regional energy efficiency centre. 

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8th July 2010 Our top stories this week: Tom Albanese believes that Rio Tinto is under-invested in Africa; new biofuels technology to benefit agricultural sector; and the South African government, labour unions and business have come together to build a better mining industry. 

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By: Shannon de Ryhove     1st July 2010 Our top stories this week: ArcelorMittal South Africa commits itself to cleaning up its operations; the laser celebrates its 50th anniversary this year; and Steinmuller engineering services demonstrates its explosive welding technology. 

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24th June 2010 Our top stories this week: we take a look at a 50-ton rock breaker; Consol Glass plans to increase capacity with a new factory in Nigel; and a water reclamation plant adds value to a community. 

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17th June 2010 Our top stories this week: the Johannesburg Development Agency provides public infrastructure for previously neglected areas outside the city centre; we look at turnaround and expansion plans for South Africa's underperforming coal line; and Sappi's ‘I choose paper' campaign aims to create... 

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By: Shannon de Ryhove     10th June 2010 Our top stories this week: we look at one of the tools Eskom is hoping to use to close its R115-billion funding shortfall; the New Road substation in Midrand is handed over to City Power; and, FanRide offers dedicated transport for 2010 FIFA World Cup fans. 

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3rd June 2010 Our top stories this week: the Science of Soccer exhibition gets underway; we discuss the issue of South Africa merging with the Bric countries; and, we discover what should constitute the country's future generation capacity mix. 

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By: Shannon de Ryhove     20th May 2010 Our top stories this week: construction giant Basil Read makes a significant commitment to renewable energy; South African gold miners will have their ‘day in the sun again'; and managing lighting systems can contribute to energy efficiency strategies. 

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13th May 2010 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: the next phase of the solar geyser roll-out will incorporate greater local content; South African Airways' new CEO discusses the new King Shaka airport; and the South African government aims to combat... 

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6th May 2010 Our top stories this week: the Japanese Embassy in South Africa goes green; technology assists academics in the discovery of ancient fossils; and the King Shaka airport is officially open to the public. 

Real Economy Report 

29th April 2010 Acsa's R2,2-billion Central Terminal Building project is a success; General Motors South Africa revisits its brand portfolio; and we look at the significance for South Africa of the recent local certification of the Jonker JS-1 glider. 

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22nd April 2010 We report on the unique aerofoil of South Africa's world-beating new glider, we visit supplier of asphalt products Much Asphalt's unique new green asphalt manufacturing plant in Benoni, on the East Rand; and Clem Sunter forecasts possible future scenarios. 

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15th April 2010 This week: The Karoo Array Telescope has its dishes; Property returns remain positive; And, there is growing interest in technology licensing. 

Real Economy Report 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th April 2010 A new welding package is launched in South Africa; we speak to the Sheriff of the City of London's about the UK's public-private partnership model and lessons for South Africa; and the South African Weather Service unveils its brand-new weather network investment programme. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st April 2010 This week: the local diamond industry needs a skills rethink; we have a look at the latest product development from heavy lifting contractor the Sarens group; and the Legacy Group's latest hotel development, the Da Vinci hotel, goes solar.  

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25th March 2010 South Africa is declared ready to host the Soccer World Cup; 230 Mercedes-Benz buses have been received for the 2010 FIFA World Cup; And, phase one of the Gautrain rapid-rail link will be ready by June. 

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18th March 2010 We talk to the CEO of South Africa's satellite manufacturing company; We look at gas giant Afrox's new facility in Germiston; And, Airbus gives its air traffic market forecast for the next 20 years. 

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11th March 2010 We look at the importance of the Sumbandila satellite for South Africa; We speak to the head of Evraz's international operations about the company's plans to firmly align Highveld Steel & Vanadium to the infrastructure market; And, Information and Communications Technology company GijimaAST... 

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4th March 2010 This week: the EASSy cable lands at Mtunzini beach in KwaZulu-Natal; we ask: when should South Africa order its next nuclear power station? And, the iron-ore mining industry is proving recession-proof, especially for South Africa's Kumba Iron Ore. 

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25th February 2010 This week we look at nuclear power as an option for South Africa; the platinum price collapsed along with the automotive market early last year, but a much-changed outlook is now lifting sentiment; and, we look at South Africa's new aviation exhibition. 

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18th February 2010 Flying unmanned aircraft in civil air space; the head of South Africa's largest steel producer on the group's power generation plans; and gold producer Great Basin Gold eyes the mid-tier horizon. 

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