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Real Economy Reports

‘Homeless’ S African CEOs raise R25m on icy streets of Joburg 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th June 2015 Over 250 CEOs from South Africa’s largest corporates last week traded in boardroom suits for cardboard boxes, spending 12 hours on the streets of Johannesburg as part of an initiative to raise some R25-million for charity Girls and Boys Town and bring awareness to the plight of the homeless in... 

‘Homeless’ S African CEOs raise R25m on icy streets of Joburg

Calgro M3 Memorial Parks aim to revolutionise the burial industry 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th June 2015 JSE-listed residential property developer Calgro M3 Holdings’ subsidiary, Calgro M3 Memorial Parks, has diversified its portfolio by recently launching its first memorial park, in Nasrec, near Soweto.  

Calgro M3 Memorial Parks aim to revolutionise the burial industry

Metric Automotive expands, increases capabilities 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th June 2015 Metric Automotive Engineering has recently invested in a factory expansion and several new technological innovations to increase its machining and remanufacturing capabilities and capacity for earthmoving and surface mining equipment.  

Metric Automotive expands, increases capabilities

R3.5bn Mall of Africa counts down to 2016 opening 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th June 2015 Almost a year before Waterfall Estate’s sprawling Mall of Africa, in Midrand, is due to open its doors to the public, property developer Atterbury reports that development of the flagship development remains firmly on track, with some 83% of gross lettable area already tenanted.  

R3.5bn Mall of Africa counts down to 2016 opening

R1-billion Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital to admit first patient in 2016 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th May 2015 A year after first breaking ground on the 238-bed, eight-theatre Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, in Parktown, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust, or NMCHT, continues to advance construction of the legacy project with a view to admitting its first young patient in the first half of... 

R1-billion Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital to admit first patient in 2016

NHBRC to open training workshop, academy 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st May 2015 The National Home Builders Registration Council recently invited Engineering News to its training centre and the Eric Molobi Housing Innovation Hub in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria to discuss the training and major projects currently underway. Sashnee Moodley has the story.  

NHBRC to open training workshop, academy

Joscho’s Dobsonville rental housing project underway 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th May 2015 As part of its ongoing attempts to alleviate the housing shortage in the City of Johannesburg, the Johannesburg Social Housing Company is building 502 rental units in Dobsonville, in Soweto, Zandile Mavuso has the story. 

Joscho’s Dobsonville rental housing project underway

R250m water treatment plant unveiled at Matla 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th May 2015 Diversified miner Exxaro has unveiled the first of three water treatment plants designed to mitigate underground water storage constraints, protect scarce natural water resources and ensure the safety of mineworkers.  

R250m water treatment plant unveiled at Matla

Eskom Young Scientists Expo encourages science, maths skills 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th April 2015 Realising the need to unearth promising science and mathematics learners in South Africa, the Eskom Young Scientists Expo, which is a programme of the Department of Science and Technology, aims to encourage young scientists to further develop their scientific skills which in turn will benefit the... 

Eskom Young Scientists Expo encourages science, maths skills

WWF-SA moves into new Joburg home  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd April 2015 WWF-SA will officially launch its new green premises, on the corner of Melle and De Korte streets in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, next month, following the refurbishment of an existing building in January.  

WWF-SA moves into new Joburg home

Portable emulsion pump facility and training centre opened 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th April 2015 Explosives company BME recently opened its first narrow-reef emulsion site and training centre at platinum miner Anglo American Platinum’s Tumela underground mine in Thabazimbi, Limpopo.  

Portable emulsion pump facility and training centre opened

Air Cargo Africa 2015 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th April 2015 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. The latest edition of the Air Cargo Africa conference and exhibition was held in South Africa.  

Air Cargo Africa 2015

Multibillion-rand Steyn City development sets new property benchmark 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd April 2015 The R6.5-billion first phase of Africa’s largest residential development to date –Steyn City Lifestyle Resort – was launched last month. The 2 000 acre development is located north of Fourways, in Johannesburg.  

Multibillion-rand Steyn City development sets new property benchmark

Barloworld Transport expands business with launch of new crane division 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th March 2015 As an extension of its range of specialised transport solutions, Barloworld Transport launched Barloworld Cranes on March 11, noting that it was another step towards investing in niche products and services, Zandile Mavuso has the story.  

Barloworld Transport expands business with launch of new crane division

Expanding Eastern Cape port moves to corner regional transshipment market 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th March 2015 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Transnet Port Terminals has injected some R14-billion into the development of the purpose-built Ngqura container terminal in the Eastern Cape.  

Expanding Eastern Cape port moves to corner regional transshipment market

Necsa expands range of radiopharmaceuticals to fight cancer 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th March 2015 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation, better known as Necsa, is working on two new products to treat cancer.  

Necsa expands range of radiopharmaceuticals to fight cancer

New waste disposal system developed by Necsa 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th March 2015 The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation, better known as Necsa, displayed a demonstration unit of a new waste disposal system at the recent Innovation Bridge event in Pretoria. Keith Campbell was there.  

New waste disposal system developed by Necsa

Tenova Takraf constructs new overland conveyor system 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th February 2015 Mining services company bulk handling division Tenova Takraf has designed a modular overland conveyor system that is quicker to install and can be relocated after use, helping to reduce costs and construction time for mines.  

Tenova Takraf constructs new overland conveyor system

Innovation Bridge event 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th February 2015 The first Innovation Bridge event took place at the beginning of February and was held at the International Convention Centre of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.  

Innovation Bridge event

Mega Aero Training Academy 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th February 2015 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. At the start of this year, the Mega Aero Training Academy opened its new Practical Training Centre.  

Mega Aero Training Academy

Satellite payment system enables worldwide aircraft tracking 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th February 2015 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. National carrier South African Airways is installing a locally developed satellite payment and tracking system on its airliners.  

Satellite payment system enables worldwide aircraft tracking

Mustek donates solar powered toilets to school  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th January 2015 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. The first solar powered water-recycling toilets have been installed at a primary school near Midrand.  

Mustek donates solar powered toilets to school

Desktop 3D printers in industry may change development cycles 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd January 2015 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Electronics distributor Rectron brings 3D printing to consumers and industries with the launch of its latest offering, the MakerBot range of 3D printers.  

Desktop 3D printers in industry may change development cycles

LG to increase manufacturing output this year 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th January 2015 Electronics company LG South Africa expects to increase its manufacturing output to 320 000 units this year at its only manufacturing facility in South Africa. Sashnee Moodley has the story. 

LG to increase manufacturing output this year

Rhino ambulance to save poaching survivors  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th December 2014 Rhino conservation initiative Saving the Survivors has received more than R3-million from Dubai-based air services provider dnata – part of the Emirates Group – to acquire and operate a rhino ambulance.  

Rhino ambulance to save poaching survivors

The importance of South Africa’s radar capabilities 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th December 2014 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. The South African radar sector marks an important milestone this month. 

The importance of South Africa’s radar capabilities

Govt, private sector join forces to promote skills development at schools  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th November 2014 With South Africa faced with a significant shortfall in skilled artisans, gas and welding products group Afrox has partnered with the Gauteng Department of Education by investing over R1-million in upgrading and resourcing the welding training facilities of five under-privileged technical high... 

Govt, private sector join forces to promote skills development at schools

Rustenburg christens R7bn integrated public transport system 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th November 2014 Likely to soon become a familiar brand in the city of Rustenburg, the North West-based metropole has, some three years after first announcing its integrated public transport strategy, officially launched the name and logo of its developing R7-billion integrated rapid transport system, now dubbed... 

Rustenburg christens R7bn integrated public transport system

Siemens showcases technological advancements in manufacturing 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th November 2014 The future of manufacturing in South Africa has in recent times raised concerns across the manufacturing sector. This has since seen multinational electronic company Siemens advocating that technology will be at the forefront of manufacturing in years to come. 

Siemens showcases technological advancements in manufacturing

Nampak Glass increases capacity in environmentally sustainable way 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th November 2014 Through the addition of a third furnace at its Germiston-based manufacturing facility, glass manufacturer Nampak Glass will be meeting increased market demand in a more environmentally sustainable way. 

Nampak Glass increases capacity in environmentally sustainable way

Green buildings showcase energy-efficiency trends 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th October 2014 The need to mitigate the impact of climate change to the environment continues to be a global initiative. This has since seen more and more companies shifting into green buildings as a means to decrease the impact of climate change on the environment. 

Green buildings showcase energy-efficiency trends

New SA-developed unmanned ground vehicle for military use unveiled  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd October 2014 One of the new products on display at the Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 exhibition last month was the Testudo unmanned ground vehicle.  

New SA-developed unmanned ground vehicle for military use unveiled

Dutch team clinches 2014 Sasol Solar Challenge title  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th October 2014 Delft University’s Nuon Solar Team, from the Netherlands, has clinched the 2014 Sasol Solar Challenge title. Ten solar powered cars managed to complete the race, crossing the finish line at the end of the eight-day, Pretoria to Cape Town race.  

Dutch team clinches 2014 Sasol Solar Challenge title

Two new vehicles launched by SA companies at African Aerospace and Defence expo 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th October 2014 At the recent African Aerospace and Defence exhibition, two South African armoured and mine-protected vehicle companies, BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa and DCD Protected Mobility, publicly launched new vehicles.  

Two new vehicles launched by SA companies at African Aerospace and Defence expo

Denel launches project to develop regional aircraft 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd October 2014 South African State-owned defence group Denel used the opportunity of the recent Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition to launch a new aircraft project. The proposed new aircraft is currently being referred to as the SARA, an acronym for South African Regional Aircraft.  

Denel launches project to develop regional aircraft

School competes against universities in Sasol’s Solar Challenge 2014 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th September 2014 Maragon Private School Olympus pupils competed in energy and chemical company Sasol’s Solar Challenge from September 27, which comprised driving a solar-powered car over eight days covering 2 000 km from Pretoria to Cape Town. 

School competes against universities in Sasol’s Solar Challenge 2014

Hyundai moves from imports to local commercial vehicle assembly 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th September 2014 Automotive company Hyundai Automotive South Africa recently opened a local commercial vehicle assembly plant, increasing the company’s contribution to the South African economy.  

Hyundai moves from imports to local commercial vehicle assembly

Reliable Transformers plans to triple its production capacity through factory expansion 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th September 2014 During a factory tour to transformer manufacturer Reliable Transformers’ 3 500 square meter manufacturing facility in Benoni the company outlined several plans that would help it increase its production capacity.  

Reliable Transformers plans to triple its production capacity through factory expansion

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