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Real Economy Reports

Africa seen as window of opportunity 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th January 2014 Banking group Standard Bank says there are very few regions in the world that has lively per capita consumption of commodities, which presents Africa with a window of opportunity.  

Africa seen as window of opportunity

SA bioeconomy strategy launched 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd January 2014 The Department of Science and Technology recently launched the science-based South African Bio-economy strategy, that had been approved by Cabinet in November last year.  

SA bioeconomy strategy launched

Real Economy Report: The best of 2013 

12th December 2013 Welcome to the 2013 roundup of Creamer Media’s Real Economy Report, which reflects on a selection of stories that made news headlines this year. 

Real Economy Report: The best of 2013

Ellis Park has significant potential for energy efficiency 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th December 2013 German consulting firm Transsolar Energietechnick visited the Ellis Park stadium, in Johannesburg, for an energy audit aimed at reducing the stadium’s energy usage and subsequent costs. Leandi Kolver has the story.  

Ellis Park has significant potential for energy efficiency

The importance of the Badger armoured vehicle contract for the SA defence industry 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th November 2013 Just under two months ago the production order for the Denel Badger infantry fighting vehicle was activated by the South African Department of Defence. Now, Denel Land Systems has briefed the media on the programme. 

The importance of the Badger armoured vehicle contract for the SA defence industry

Airbus signs major contract with local aerospace company Aerosud 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st November 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. European aircraft maker Airbus Military has signed an important new contract with South Africa’s Aerosud.  

Airbus signs major contract with local aerospace company Aerosud

Henkel sets sustainability benchmark with wastewater treatment plant 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th November 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Adhesive technologies specialist Henkel South Africa has set a benchmark in sustainability for the global Henkel brand by replacing its old chemical treatment plant with an environment-friendly option. Samantha Moolman has the... 

Henkel sets sustainability benchmark with wastewater treatment plant

New antenna unveiled at space operations 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th November 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. The South African National Space Agency recently inaugurated a new Ku-band In Orbit Test limited-motion antenna – the latest addition to its growing number of technologically advanced antennae at its Space Operations facility,... 

New antenna unveiled at space operations

Johannesburg launches the second phase of the Rea Vaya BRT system 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st October 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Following protracted negotiations between city officials and taxi association leaders, the City of Johannesburg last month rolled out the second phase of the Rea Vaya bus rapid transit (BRT) system, in Johannesburg. 

Johannesburg launches the second phase of the Rea Vaya BRT system

The Johannesburg International Motor Show 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th October 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. The Johannesburg International Motor Show, in conjunction with the Truck and Bus Show, is being held at Nasrec from October 16 to October 27 and showcases vehicles from all aspects of industry.  

The Johannesburg International Motor Show

Bevcan’s Springs plant converts cans from steel to aluminium  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th October 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. South Africa’s sole beverage can manufacturer Nampak Bevcan has converted its manufactured cans from tin-plated steel cans to aluminium cans as part of its commitment customer satisfaction.  

Bevcan’s Springs plant converts cans from steel to aluminium

We look at the future of Denel Aerostructures 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th October 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. The start of deliveries of production models of the Airbus Military A400M airlifter is an important development for South African company Denel Aerostructures. Keith Campbell reports. Keith Campbell: Denel Aerostructures is a... 

We look at the future of Denel Aerostructures

JHC opens four new buildings in Johannesburg CBD 

3rd October 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Not-for-profit social housing company Johannesburg Housing Company in September launched four new social housing developments, which were purchased and refurbished during 2012 and 2013.  

JHC opens four new buildings in Johannesburg CBD

Denel Aviation expands its market 

26th September 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. South African State-owned aviation maintenance company Denel Aviation is expanding its market area. Keith Campbell reports.  

Denel Aviation expands its market

PetroSA studying LNG imports to sustain gas-to-liquids refinery 

19th September 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. South Africa’s national oil company PetroSA aims to make an investment decision on a $375-million to $510-million liquefied natural gas import facility near Mossel Bay, in the Western Cape, during the fourth quarter of 2014.  

PetroSA studying LNG imports to sustain gas-to-liquids refinery

Aggreko expands Moz-based power plant to supply midtier power to Namibia  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th September 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Temporary power solutions provider Aggreko has officially launched Phase 2 of its cross-border interim power project at Gigawatt Park, in Ressano Garcia, Mozambique.  

Aggreko expands Moz-based power plant to supply midtier power to Namibia

Heaviest pneumatic lifting machinery made in SA 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th September 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Local manufacturer ATS2000 is the first producer in Africa and the southern hemisphere to manufacture pneumatic lifting machinery that’s able to lift more than 15 tons.  

Heaviest pneumatic lifting machinery made in SA

120th blue-chip company signs up to 49M campaign 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th August 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Eskom’s 49M campaign has made significant progress since its inception in 2011, with hotel and gaming group Tsogo Sun recently becoming the 120th blue-chip company to join the initiative. 

120th blue-chip company signs up to 49M campaign

Sibanye Gold encouraging family living 

By: Shannon de Ryhove     22nd August 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Gold mining company Sibanye Gold recently handed over 100 family units to employees as part of its housing project aimed at encouraging family living. Leandi Kolver has the story. 

Sibanye Gold encouraging family living

CSIR Built Environment concludes passive energy efficiency study on BASF demo house 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th August 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s Built Environment Unit has concluded a two-year performance research study, providing breakthrough information on passive energy efficiency, which could be helpful to... 

CSIR Built Environment concludes passive energy efficiency study on BASF demo house

2013 set to be a milestone year for the A400M 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th August 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. This year is a big year for the Airbus Military A400M military transport aircraft programme, which involves South African industry. 

2013 set to be a milestone year for the A400M

Mandela, Mbeki, Motlanthe among first to receive new smart ID  

1st August 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. To coincide with International Nelson Mandela Day, celebrated each year on the former Statesman’s birthday, Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor officially launched the new identification smart cards at a ceremony at the Union... 

Mandela, Mbeki, Motlanthe among first to receive new smart ID

First high school for Mvezo community 

25th July 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Technology giant Siemens is funding and building a science and technology high school at former President Nelson Mandela’s birth town, Mvezo, in the Eastern Cape. The high school is the first in the area. Joanne Taylor reports.  

First high school for Mvezo community

DCD Protected Mobility formally opens its new factory 

18th July 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Recently, local armoured mine protected vehicle manufacturer DCD Protected Mobility officially opened its new factory in Isando, in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg.  

DCD Protected Mobility formally opens its new factory

Diamond Products introduces a new range of Titan high-frequency wall saws 

11th July 2013 Specialist in the manufacture, assembly, sales and support of diamond tools and equipment Diamond Products has introduced a new range of Titan high frequency wall saw, which was introduced onto the market in June.  

Diamond Products introduces a new range of Titan high-frequency wall saws

SA company designing, manufacturing ‘unrivalled’ digital X-ray scanner  

4th July 2013 South African medical engineering group Lodox Systems will, later this year, release the fourth version of its digital X-ray screening technology, dubbed the Xmplar-dr, which the company says is “unrivalled” as the world’s only high-speed full-body digital scanning device.  

SA company designing, manufacturing ‘unrivalled’ digital X-ray scanner

DEHN + SÖHNE establishes a local subsidiary 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th June 2013 Germany-based lightning and surge protection, earthing components and safety equipment manufacturer, DEHN + SÖHNE, has officially opened a local subsidiary, DEHN PROTECTION SOUTH AFRICA, in Johannesburg. 

DEHN + SÖHNE establishes a local subsidiary

Cassidian Optronics showcases locally designed and built submarine periscope 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th June 2013 The South African arm of Germany-based defence and security group Cassidian has designed and manufactured what it describes as the world’s most modern submarine periscope in its class, at its purpose-built facility in Irene, Centurion.  

Cassidian Optronics showcases locally designed and built submarine periscope

UMK becomes South Africa's mining success story  

13th June 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. The United Manganese of Kalahari mine, or UMK, has become a real South African success story after it unveiled its newly built offices and warehouse.  

UMK becomes South Africa's mining success story

Philips roadshow brings light to rural communities  

6th June 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Royal Philips Electronics is continuing its programme of installing more than a hundred Community Light Centres across Africa with six new centres in South Africa.  

Philips roadshow brings light to rural communities

Unilever South Africa's sustainable sunflower farming initiative in Limpopo 

30th May 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Unilever South Africa is sourcing 40% of its sunflower oil from farms in Limpopo that use only yearly rains to grow their crops.  

Unilever South Africa's sustainable sunflower farming initiative in Limpopo

Government launches plan to develop local electric vehicle industry 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd May 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies, in collaboration with the Department of Environmental Affairs, has launched the Electric Vehicle Industry Road Map.  

Government launches plan to develop local electric vehicle industry

Wesizwe platinum advances development of flagship Bakubung mine 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th May 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. JSE-listed Wesizwe Platinum continues to advance the development of its flagship Bakubung mine, in the North West province, with the headgear construction some three-quarters complete and the primary shaft at a depth of 120 m at... 

Wesizwe platinum advances development of flagship Bakubung mine

BBEnergy concentrated solar thermal demonstration plant 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th May 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Sustainable energy specialist BBEnergy recently demonstrated its new concentrated solar thermal plant to media and Eskom management at Eskom’s Rosherville research and development site, in Germiston. 

BBEnergy concentrated solar thermal demonstration plant

Vodacom unveiles its R4,2-million rainwater harvesting project 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd May 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Vodacom has taken another step to limit its environmental impact while eliminating about 12-million litres a year of water demand on the Midrand municipality’s supplies. Natasha Odendaal has the story. Natasha Odendaal:... 

New R200-million air separation unit at Afrox's Pretoria west site 

25th April 2013 The Linde Group recently invested in a new R200-million air-separation unit at its Afrox Pretoria West site as part of a three-year R1.5-billion investment programme, which aims to boost customer service levels as well as support the company’s growth strategy in South Africa and emerging... 

Denel Aviation's agreement on servicing Russian helicopters 

18th April 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. South Africa’s Denel Aviation recently inaugurated its new maintenance, repair and overhaul Centre for Russian Mil Mi-8- and Mi-17-family helicopters.  

Bryprop launches its 5-star-rated green building 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th April 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Sectional title development firm Bryprop has enhanced its focus on sustainability with the launch of its new 5 Star Green Star SA rating for its development of the Block E, Upper Grayston building. 

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