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Real Economy Reports

Tshwane’s state-of-the-art BRT buses gear up for services 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th June 2014 As the City Of Tshwane takes delivery of the first buses for its bus rapid transit system, Volvo Southern Africa looks at what the buses can offer. Natasha Odendaal reports. 

Tshwane’s state-of-the-art BRT buses gear up for services

Kruger park, Nampak launch multimillion-rand waste, recycling system 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th May 2014 The Kruger National Park, with the help of paper and packaging company Nampak, has changed the way it manages its waste in an attempt to make the park more environmentally friendly.  

Kruger park, Nampak launch multimillion-rand waste, recycling system

Coca-Cola bottling partner invests in water saving initiatives  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd May 2014 Global beverage manufacturer Coca-Cola’s bottling partner Amalgamated Beverage Industries, or ABI, has invested significantly in an effort to reduce is water use at its bottling plant in Devland, Johannesburg.  

Coca-Cola bottling partner invests in water saving initiatives

Aquaponics project produces first harvest 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th May 2014 As part of its corporate social investment initiative, industrial gas company Air Products, in partnership with international philanthropic organisation Inmed, have taken sustainable development to the next level by sponsoring an Aquaponics sustainable farming project at Carel de Wet Technical... 

Aquaponics project produces first harvest

Murray & Roberts showcases small-enterprises support schemes 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th May 2014 During a sustainable enterprise tour of one of the 24 businesses that form part of construction and engineering firm Murray & Roberts’ enterprise development programme last month, the company said it subcontracted between 70 and 80% of its building work, while its enterprise development programme... 

Murray & Roberts showcases small-enterprises support schemes

Samsung hands over first Digital Village 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st May 2014 Consumer electronics producer Samsung Electronics is providing African communities with much needed education and health services not affected by the availability of electricity through its Digital Village programme. 

Samsung hands over first Digital Village

First antenna for MeerKAT radio telescope launched 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th April 2014 The first antenna for the MeerKAT radio telescope array was launched at the end of March. This dish antenna is the first of 64 that will make up MeerKAT, which is a precursor to the international Square Kilometre Array or SKA radio telescope. 

First antenna for MeerKAT radio telescope launched

SA’s manufacturing ambitions boosted by new R150m cable facility 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th April 2014 Government’s efforts to advance South Africa’s manufacturing capability and boost the country’s international competitiveness through incentive mechanisms was in evidence last month, as a new high-voltage (HV) cable manufacturing facility – partly funded by government – was officially introduced... 

SA’s manufacturing ambitions boosted by new R150m cable facility

Telkom's data centre moves to meet rapid SA cloud adoption 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th April 2014 With an ever-increasing uptake of cloud services in South Africa, maintaining a secure, modern and innovative data centre has become critical. Natasha Odendaal tells us how Telkom is leading the pack.  

Telkom's data centre moves to meet rapid SA cloud adoption

Kruger Park receives R255m for intensive rhino protection zone 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd April 2014 An “intensive protection zone”, or IPZ, using sophisticated detection and tracking equipment on the ground as well as in the air is set to be established to combat rhino poaching in South Africa’s flagship Kruger National Park and assess anti-poaching tactics that can be applied in other regions... 

Kruger Park receives R255m for intensive rhino protection zone

SA progressing with AMD treatment 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th March 2014 South Africa is progressing with the treatment of acid mine drainage in the Witwatersrand, with short-term solutions for the Western and Central basins in place. The Department of Water Affairs recently installed pumps to treat AMD in the Central basin..... 

SA progressing with AMD treatment

Security company installs infrared system on helicopter 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th March 2014 Security company Protea COIN’s helicopter is now operating with a forward-looking infrared system fitted by local company Challenge Air. 

Security company installs infrared system on helicopter

An update on the 4 800 MW Kusile power station   

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th March 2014 Kusile power station project general manager Abram Masango spoke to Schalk Burger about the Kusile construction project and explained how it’s managed to remain on schedule for first synchronisation in 2016.  

An update on the 4 800 MW Kusile power station

Clover completes Queensburgh production, distribution facility 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th March 2014 JSE-listed Clover has completed its newly expanded Queensburgh production and distribution facility, in Durban, bringing to a close its three-year Cielo Blu project.  

Clover completes Queensburgh production, distribution facility

The challenges facing the local airline industry 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th February 2014 Engineering News senior deputy editor Keith Campbell reports on how local airlines are meeting the challenges they face in the aviation industry today.  

The challenges facing the local airline industry

Grain silos converted into student accommodation  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st February 2014 The conversion of the former grain silos in Newtown, Johannesburg into a trendy student accommodation called the Mill Junction for neighbouring university and college students has now been completed.  

Grain silos converted into student accommodation

How a major airline is meeting the challenges facing the industry 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th February 2014 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. World airlines today face significant challenges from the global economy, but also opportunities created by the introduction of new generation aircraft. British Airways is no exception. 

How a major airline is meeting the challenges facing the industry

Aus junior applies to explore for shale gas in Karoo 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th February 2014 Australian oil and gas explorer Challenger Energy has applied for a right to explore for shale gas in South Africa’s Karoo. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer spoke to Challenger’s MD, Robert Willes. 

Aus junior applies to explore for shale gas in Karoo

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

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