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Real Economy Reports

Real Economy Report 

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. 

Real Economy Report 

11th February 2010 Top stories this week: diamond giant De Beers opens the Diamond Route in South Africa; the first black jeweller from the South African jewellery development projects opens his own retail shop; nd, how to enhance maths and science teaching skills through an e-learning computer-aided design course. 

Real Economy Report 

4th February 2010 Our top stories this week: emerging market risk remains; we have a look at the most innovative new products from defence company BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa; and, Harmony Gold spreads its wings. 

Real Economy Report 

28th January 2010 We report on the argument that South Africa's energy regulator doesn't have legal and policy tools necessary to adjudicate Eskom's unpopular tariff request; nickel junior African Nickel eyes high profits at a ‘moderate' global nickel price; and, green software is beneficial in reducing energy... 

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21st January 2010 Top stories this week: vehicle affordability is the key to sales growth in 2010; a new product claims to revolutionise the use of polymers for road stabilisation; and, the Netcare hospital group commissions its third solar installation. 

Real Economy Report - Top Ten 2009 

14th January 2010 News in early 2010 that commodity markets are on course for their strongest year since 1973 is seen as a positive start to the year after a bleak 2009. Mining Weekly takes a look at 2009's ten most popular Real Economy Report mining stories, which cover the spectrum from gold and platinum to... 

Real Economy Report - Top Ten 2009  

10th December 2009 Nobody expected the economy to get better in 2009, and the year certainly lived up to these expectations as the energy crisis deepened and the deadlines for the FIFA World Cup crept ever closer. Engineering News' Real Economy Report reflected all of this, and then some. 

Real Economy Report 

3rd December 2009 The CSIR showcases its new housing technology; we look at the Navy's new submarines; and the government is pondering the future of the PBMR nuclear reactor project. 

Real Economy Report 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th November 2009 We take a look at the Navy's new technology ships; we visit a South African facility manufacturing solar flat plate collectors for solar water heaters; and consultants remain bullish on platinum and palladium. 

Real Economy Report 

19th November 2009 We take a look at prospects for South Africa newest deep-water harbour, which began operating in the Eastern Cape last month; Trevor Manuel speaks at the second Africa Water Week; and 48 drivers graduate from the Bombela Operating Company's training programme. 

Real Economy Report 

12th November 2009 Acsa launches the OR Tambo Airport Management Centre; a look at South Africa's first Green Star certified building; and we speak to Caterpillar CEO Jim Owens. 

Real Economy Report 

5th November 2009 A new rock drill embraces reduced noise levels; Harmony Gold is about to benefit from its suite of gold projects; and, we look at excellence in South African design. 

Real Economy Report 

29th October 2009 We celebrate the Soccer City roof wetting; we look at South Africa's first water and energy autonomous house; and the DTI warns that the Doha negotiations could drag on to 2011. 

Real Economy Report 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd October 2009 Veteran South African mine-protected vehicles get a new lease of life; conflicting views on the remediation of the Wonderfonteinspruit; and, we speak to Solar World Congress chairperson Jon Adams. 

Real Economy Report 

15th October 2009 It's not a dog's life for Denel; the upside potential and downside risks of opening up South Africa's electricity-supply industry to the private sector; BMW gears up for still higher-tech production. 

Real Economy Report 

8th October 2009 South African Airways gives an update on its fleet replacement programme; South Africa and Russia want to stimulate bilateral trade and investment; and, we discuss Carbon Capture and Storage. 

Real Economy Report 

1st October 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: we provide a progress report on the Soccer City construction; some links in the Gauteng freeway project will be completed for 2010; and, Zimbabwe relies on mining to kick-start its economy. 

Real Economy Report 

23rd September 2009 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: South Africa's Sumbandila satellite is now in orbit; construction group Aveng sees 18% growth; and Sasol begins to perform innovative feats on the world stage. 

Real Economy Report 

17th September 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: the Regulator is confident that renewable energy targets can be met; the developed world wants commitments from South Africa at Copenhagen; and, we highlight the issue of acid mine drainage. 

Real Economy Report 

10th September 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: electric car Joule can unlock the battery industry in South Africa; African Rainbow Minerals warns of South Africa's logistics ineptitude; and, the wheels start turning on the Bus Rapid Transit system. 

Real Economy Report 

3rd September 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: Eskom's CEO talks about plans to reduce the power utility's carbon footprint; we look at Denel's strategy for the next five years; and Neil Pretorius, the CEO of DRDGold, talks about the mining company's fourth quarter performance.  

Real Economy Report 

27th August 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: We look at South Africa's opportunity to boost its manganese business with the help of the world's biggest mining company; the Airports Company reports on its readiness for the 2010 World Cup; and we look at South African gold major... 

Real Economy Report 

20th August 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: we look at the construction of the Seacom undersea cable; we look at South Africa's military information and communications technology sector; and, we speak to the head of the South African delegation to the World Trade Organisation. 

Real Economy Report 

13th August 2009 We speak to the World Trade Organisation Director General Pascal Lamy on trade and climate change; we see record earnings for Africa's top gold producer; and, we witness the unveiling of Johannesburg's tallest statue. 

Real Economy Report 

6th August 2009 The first phase of the Rea Vaya bus rapid transit system; South Africa's largest iron-ore producer has outperformed the mining industry with an astounding set of financial results in the eye of the global economic storm; and, the world's largest platinum company, Anglo Platinum, is traditionally... 

Real Economy Report 

30th July 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: we look at just one of South Africa's large new power stations and discover that it's four times the size of Gautrain and six times the 2010 soccer World Cup expenditure; we look at the Air Force's high-tech Hawk jets; and, we visit... 

Real Economy Report 

23rd July 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: we report that Toyota's production plunges; Afrisam unveils Southern Africa's most advanced cement mill; and, tougher times lie ahead for Foskor. 

Real Economy Report 

16th July 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: the first phase of the Gautrain heads towards its 2010 completion date; we discuss the greatest base-metal discovery since the Copperbelt; and, Ernst & Young highlight the risks and opportunities for African construction companies. 

Real Economy Report 

9th July 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: we speak to Transnet about the freight utility's plans to crowd-in domestic industry around its R80,5-billion investment programme; mining explosives company BME opens its first shocktube plant; and, we look at a new water sanitation... 

Real Economy Report 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd July 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week:We discuss solar photovoltaic technology for Africa; we look at the role of the South African Air Force in stimulating the country’s technology base; and, a US company announces a world first for the South African mining industry.  

Real Economy Report 

25th June 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: in the aftermath of the Air France Airbus disaster, we look at South Africa's ability to conduct an over-ocean search and rescue operation; the construction industry needs better health and safety statistics; and Gold Fields launches a... 

Real Economy Report 

18th June 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: we talk to new Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor; we speak to the World Energy Council secretary general; and we look at the role of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers in the Twenty-first century.  

Real Economy Report 

11th June 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: renewable energy projects are set for growth; a Canadian coal-junior continues to grow its portfolio of South African projects; and we examine the importance of the search for wreckage from the Air France Airbus lost last week over the... 

Real Economy Report 

4th June 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: the Ben Schoeman highway expansion is on track and on time; green building is gaining momentum in South Africa; and the Ekurhuleni jewellery project empowers communities. 

Real Economy Report 

28th May 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: it's a blast as microdots prove their mettle; gold junior Gold One eyes the Toronto Stock Exchange; and, Synovate announces quality vehicles of the year. 

Real Economy Report 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st May 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: we visit a new R120-million pressure part facility, built to provide boiler parts into Eskom’s big build programme; we look at the impact of the global recession on air passenger traffic in Africa; and, Developments in glass transform... 

Real Economy Report 

14th May 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: we reveal how thermal imaging technology is used to detect swine flu; Dark Fibre Africa's communications enabling infrastructure goes national; and DRD Gold is confident about its 2009 crisis relief outlook. 

Real Economy Report 

7th May 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: South Africa must accelerate its energy efficiency push; we speak to the International Energy Agency about how the twin challenge of producing more energy with less carbon dioxide could be met; and, GFMS CEO Paul Walker provides new... 

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