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By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th March 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: the Gautrain mega-project skills spin off; a R25-million wind atlas project for South Africa; and South Africa is driving forward with its MeerKAT radio telescope project. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th March 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: we report the latest on the international Square Kilometre Array radio telescope project; we speak to the president of Consulting Engineers South Africa about worrying maintenance backlogs, especially in water; and, African Rainbow... 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th February 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: we talk to the new CEO of Denel about the group's continuing restructuring; Kumba Iron Ore's chief on the market's outlook; and the world's largest industrial group speaks to us about its renewable-energy aspirations for South Africa. 

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19th February 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: we take a look at a new South African flight simulator; we speak to a wind turbine manufacturer about a possible South African wind energy industry; and we speak with the head of ArcelorMittal South Africa about prospects for steel in... 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th February 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: The first Gautrain is tested in Midrand We talk to a South African scientist involved in the hunt for the Holy Grail of particle physics And, a R42-million hi-tech surveillance system for Joburg's CBD. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th February 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: we report on South African involvement in Europe's giant $6,6-billion super-experiment, the Large Hadron Collider; an update on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project; and we witness a test flight by the CSIR's new Unmanned Air Vehicle. 

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By: Irma Venter     4th December 2008 The world started 2008 with a bang, only to end with a whimper, as the global economy faltered. South Africa escaped the worst of the credit crunch, but had its own problems to contend with: an electricity crisis, increased pressure to go green and an ever-encroaching 2010 FIFA World Cup. We look... 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th November 2008 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: there seems to be no fundamental reason for platinum's collapse, the South African business community begins to show that it is taking the threat of climate change and carbon-intensity more seriously, and the DBSA's Infrastructure... 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th November 2008 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: the CEO of the CSIR talks about the capabilities of the Council's Blue Gene supercomputer, we speak to Bernard Swanepoel on bringing Village Main back to life, and we look at the CSIR and the development of Unmanned Air Vehicles. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th November 2008 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: Nicky Oppenheimer speaks on the new Voorspoed diamond mine, we speak to Africa's largest steel producer about the so-called ‘perfect storm' battering the industry, and a Northern Cape iron-ore mine expands despite the commodities slowdown. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th November 2008 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: we look at the state of the South African shipping industry, a rail link is planned between Mpumalanga and Tshwane and, a standard for energy efficiency in buildings is published.  

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th October 2008 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: the Gautrain reaches a milestone with the first tunnel breakthrough, we speak to ABB in South Africa about improving the efficiency of the country's power grid and, we look at the role of the CSIR in South Africa's hydrogen technology... 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd October 2008 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: the Gautrain carriage assembly starts in Nigel, the South African Police Services acquire six Robinson R44 Raven II helicopters and, Mercedes-Benz launches its new State limousine. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th October 2008 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: the Japanese win the South African solar car challenge, the upgraded ConRoast smelter is unveiled in Randburg and, South Africa offers a growth platform for a Canadian coal miner. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th October 2008 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: a R1-billion clean-tech investment fund is launched, the million tree plan for Johannesburg and, we preview the upcoming India, Brazil, South Africa, summit. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd October 2008 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: South Africa is backing a future global hydrogen economy, Sasol explains why improving the environmental performance of its technology will be key to its internationalisation and, sustainable construction materials are promoted at the... 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th September 2008 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: the fuel price sparks a move to electric cars, we report on the roll-out of an open-access fibre network across broadband-hungry South African cities and, we look at the issue of radiation and nuclear power. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th September 2008 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: new rail projects to make Gautrain's R25-billion look like small change, Exxaro commissions first greenfields coal mine and, the head of industrial-component distribution group BMG, formerly Bearing Man, speaks to us about the company's... 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th September 2008 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: Sasol's Pat Davies speaks to us about the group's upstream gas ambitions, WBHO's CEO discusses the construction industry's margins and, African Rainbow Minerals CEO talks on ferrous metals and coal expansions. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th September 2008 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: South African mine protected vehicle plant is geared for growth, Impala Platinum targets a 45 MW power reduction and, South Africa's first bus rapid-transit system is to be operational by May 2009. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th August 2008 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: DRD Gold turns the corner with a near break-even at ERPM, Nissan is to nearly triple its vehicle production, and Bell takes the lead in satellite truck monitoring. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st August 2008 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: Acsa's plan for the 2010 world cup, Eskom speaks to us about how it has gone about securing equipment for its two new coal-fired power stations and the possible spin-offs for South African industry and, Rand Uranium's CEO firms up... 

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By: Shannon de Ryhove     14th August 2008 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: we explore the efforts being made to reduce air pollution from South Africa's newest coal-fired power station, the energy boom spurs a R100m manufacturing investment in Pretoria and, we look at the A-Darter missile programme. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th August 2008 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: we speak to new Angloplat CEO Neville Nicolau on safety and production challenges, explosives prices to increase futher and, we speak exclusively to ArcelorMittal South Africa's CEO about the group's long-steel expansion plans. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st July 2008 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: we speak exclusively to South Africa's Deputy President about the upcoming power conservation programme, Kumba's new CEO on plans to produce 50mt/y of iron ore and, we look at the technology options... 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th July 2008 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: South African Airways fleet plan takes wing, truck sales to remain strong post 2010, and we speak to Eskom about its commitment to start reducing its absolute emissions of carbon dioxide from 2025. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th July 2008 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: we ride the first Gautrain, missile maker Denel Dynamics unveils some of its new technologies, and De Beers' Finsch mine unveils a new R630-million diamond plant.  

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th July 2008 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: we speak to the head of Industrial Development Corporation about its aspiration to materially increase its investment portfolio over the next five years, we look at why nuclear power is coming back... 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd July 2008 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: we speak exclusively to Sappi Southern Africa CEO Jan Labuschagne about the group's Saiccor expansion, an exclusive interview with Toyota South Africa CEO Johan van Zyl, and the first phase of the... 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th June 2008 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: we speak exclusively to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa about its decision to revise the 2008/2009 power tariff and outline a clear price path for the next three years, we look at the... 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th June 2008 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: the South African defence industry needs to consolidate, the Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company is installing a surface movement guidance and control system at two of South Africa's... 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th June 2008 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: the South African Rail Commuter Corporation plans a Gautrain-like passenger rail link for Cape Town, we speak to the Department of Trade and Industry's director general about the successor to the... 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th June 2008 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: the China Development Bank confirms its willingness to make big investments in Africa; Telkom rival Neotel launches its consumer product offering and, a new acquisition by a South African company... 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th May 2008 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: technology group Reunert expects future demand for fibre optic cables to increase, the IFC's aim to boost private sector investment into infrastructure in Africa, and the Department of Science and... 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st May 2008 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: the prevailing electricity crisis is putting many South African businesses at risk, but it is also creating opportunity for some. We speak to Altron CEO Robert Venter about some of the upside for many... 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th May 2008 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: we speak to Transnet CEO Maria Ramos about the potential to crowd-in local industry around its R80-billion investment programme, a sudden spate of deaths prompts Gold Fields to take serious action in... 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th May 2008 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: the international Square Kilometre Array and the related South African MeerKAT radio telescope projects are entering important new phases in their development, inside Neotel's fibre optics... 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th April 2008 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: Keaton Energy lists on JSE main board, Mike Schussler questions Government's claim that South Africa has the cheapest electricity, and Paul Walker offers some surprising platinum forecasts. 

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