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Megan van Wyngaardt

Megan van Wyngaardt

Megan van Wyngaardt is Creamer Media Senior Contributing Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Email: newsdesk@engineeringnews.co.za

Africa ready for SKA, South Africa insists, as battle hots up

13th April 2012 Africa is ready to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor reiterated at a briefing in March. But the site selection was likely to be pushed out beyond April 4, which had been set down as the possible deadline for the allocation of a preferred... 

Partnerships vital to advancing Africa’s green-building sector

13th April 2012 A country’s green agenda can be advanced through effective government and private sector partnerships, which also hold a number of potential benefits for the economic and social sectors. 

New map aims to reduce the effect of wind farms on SA’s birds

13th April 2012 Nongovernmental conservation organisations Endangered Wildlife Trust and BirdLife South Africa have designed a map to ensure that wind farms are developed at sites that do not negatively affect South Africa’s birds. 

Sexwale calls for complete eradication of single-sex hostels

13th April 2012 South Africa’s Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale says there is a need for a complete eradication of single-sex hostels to bring back the dignity of the poor, who, for many years, found themselves living in squalor and exclusion. 

W Cape identifies design as an economic development driver

6th April 2012 The Western Cape government and its Investment and Trade Promotion Agency Wesgro have identified the province as the only one in South Africa to prioritise design as a key economic tool to drive future growth and job creation.  

Partnership aims to developed Japan's ocean energy potential

6th April 2012 Marine and tidal energy development facility the European Marine Energy Centre (Emec) has announced a significant international collaboration to develop Japan's first marine energy test centre. 

Food-processing equipment firm expands facilities

6th April 2012 South African food-processing equipment designer and manufacturer Dale Spiral Systems reports it has opened a new facility in the 40 ha Cosmo City business park, in Kya Sands, north of Johannesburg. 

New shopping mall for North West city

6th April 2012 The construction of a new 15 000 m2 shopping centre at the intersection of the N12 and Jabulani street, in Jouberton, which adjoins Klerksdorp, will start in May. 

New energy training centre opens at Vaal University of Technology

6th April 2012 Energy management specialist Schneider Electric South Africa has teamed up with the French Ministry of Education and tertiary institution the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) to launch a centre aimed at developing programmes to train technicians and higher technicians in the fields of energy,... 

Law firm appoints new chair to lead African push

30th March 2012 South African and global law firm Eversheds reports it has appointed Lavery Modise as chairperson of Eversheds South Africa. Modise, a former acting Labour Court judge, has served as deputy chairperson of the company since July 2009. 

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