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Real Economy Reports

Tsogo Sun nears completion of casino revamp 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st October 2015 The first phase of Tsogo Sun’s R640-million refurbishment and expansion of the Gold Reef City complex is nearing completion.  

Tsogo Sun nears completion of casino revamp

Black-owned South African company focused on mine dump rehabilitation 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th September 2015 Black-owned green technology company G-Tech is currently running a mine dump rehabilitation project in Randfonetin, West of Johannesburg, on one of South Africa-focused gold miner Mintails’ tailings sites. 

Black-owned South African company focused on mine dump rehabilitation

3D simulation technology provider outlines the value of virtual reality in the mining sector 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2015 The growth in the use of virtual reality technologies in the South African mining industry has been considerable over the past year. Ilan Solomons met with a local virtual reality technology company to find out more about the increased emphasis on the use of virtual reality technologies in mine... 

3D simulation technology provider outlines the value of virtual reality in the mining sector

Soweto community education campus to launch on Mandela Day 2016 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th September 2015 The community of Devland, in Soweto, will have access to a modern, multipurpose learning centre by July next year, in commemoration of Mandela Day, as part of a community outreach project undertaken by nonprofit organisation Growing Up Africa.  

Soweto community education campus to launch on Mandela Day 2016

Smallest GoPro camera aims for broader market  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd September 2015 Action video camera manufacturer GoPro has released its 74 gram Hero4 Session camera, which it hopes will also be used to film lifestyle and family moments, broadening its use beyond its traditional markets of action and extreme sports. 

Smallest GoPro camera aims for broader market

Baker third scarcest job in South Africa 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th August 2015 Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa recently chaired a Human Resources Development Council meeting at the Pick n Pay regional offices in Johannesburg, where it was revealed that baker was the third scarcest occupation in the wholesale and retail industry in South Africa.  

Baker third scarcest job in South Africa

Waterfall Estate secures slice of key HQ market 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th August 2015 Providing capital growth fund Attacq with a 15-year project pipeline, the Waterfall City mixed-use development, in Midrand, has attracted a suite of corporates looking to consolidate their satellite centres into a single Gauteng foothold.  

Waterfall Estate secures slice of key HQ market

UP unveils its R50m Virtual Reality Centre for Mine Design 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th August 2015 The R50-million Kumba Iron Ore Virtual Reality Centre for Mine Design has opened at the University of Pretoria. Ilan Solomons attended the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy’s recent Virtual Reality conference, where delegates were given a tour of the new facility and filed this... 

UP unveils its R50m Virtual Reality Centre for Mine Design

Fresh Earth Bake House gluten free bakery first to receive ISO accreditation in SA 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th August 2015 Fresh Earth Bake House is the first exclusively gluten free bakery in South Africa to be ISO 22000 Food Safety System Certification compliant.  

Fresh Earth Bake House gluten free bakery first to receive ISO accreditation in SA

African glider aims to take on the world 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th July 2015 South African glider manufacturing company Jonker Sailplanes, which designs and builds the JS-1 glider, is the only glider manufacturer on the African continent. 

African glider aims to take on the world

Shopping container mall-meets-market comes to Melville 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd July 2015 Earlier this month, property management company Citiq launched a shipping container shopping centre known as 27Boxes.  

Shopping container mall-meets-market comes to Melville

Digital marketing solution wins R1m in Hack.Jozi challenge 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th July 2015 The City of Johannesburg last week awarded R5-million in cash and support to the top three winners of its inaugural Hack.Jozi Challenge. Sashnee Moodley tells us more.  

Digital marketing solution wins R1m in Hack.Jozi challenge

I-CAT showcases fire suppression systems for mining  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th July 2015 Environmental solutions company I-CAT hosted live fire demonstrations last month, showcasing several fire suppression technologies recently introduced to the industry. These demonstrations focused on the importance of adopting effective fire suppressant solutions that are specifically designed... 

I-CAT showcases fire suppression systems for mining

SAA Technical's new strategy 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd July 2015 South African Airways Technical, or SAAT, is the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul subsidiary of the South African Airways group. SAAT CEO Musa Zwane explains his organisation’s strategy. 

SAA Technical's new strategy

‘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

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