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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.

Tel: +2711 622 3744

Email: newsdesk@engineeringnews.co.za

Procurement institute aims to set up Africa body

4th May 2012 International procurement and supply organisation the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) reports it plans to expand its local presence by launching CIPS Africa. 

Next phase of Cape housing development to be launched

4th May 2012 The next phase of Stellendale Village, in the Western Cape, which caters those struggling to secure property because their income is either too low to apply for a mortgage, or too high to qualify for reconstruction and development programme (RDP) housing, will be launched soon. The complex,... 

Plastic bottle recycling initiative gains momentum

4th May 2012 Petco, the South African polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic recycling company, has requested proposals that contribute to the visible recycling of PET plastic bottles identified with the #1 polymer identification code. 

As Wits turns 90, it sets sights on being a top-100 varsity by 2022

4th May 2012 South Africa's renowned University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) is celebrating its 90th year of existence this year and is using the milestone event to plan for the future – a future that builds on the institution's academic and research heritage in a way that enables it to navigate the challenges... 

South Africa needs to increase private sector’s infrastructure development role

4th May 2012 “The private sector is not being involved enough in the government’s infrastructure implementation plans. Further, the South African government must establish whether we are a developmental State or a capable State,” infrastructure development company Bigen Africa head Snowy Khoza says. 

Realtors International launches live virtual show house

4th May 2012 Real estate brokerage company Realtors International has introduced the first live, virtual show house using voice-over-Internet protocol service Skype and computer manufacturer Apple’s tablet computer iPad. 

Coatings group secures health and safety accreditation

27th April 2012 South African paint company Dulux, which is part of decorative coatings group, AkzoNobel, reports it has received an OHSAS 18000 accreditation, signifying its compliance with internationally recognised health and safety management system specifications and confirming its strong commitment to... 

Consulting firm targeting solar, wind prospects

27th April 2012 International consulting company 3E has officially launched an office in South Africa, aiming to be an independent, renewable energy-consulting partner for project developers, investors, asset managers and system operators. 

South African property recovery failed to take off in 2011

27th April 2012 South Africa’s commercial real estate market maintained modest growth over 2011, producing a 10.4% total return according to the South African Property Owners Association (Sapoa) and performance analysis company Investment Property Databank’s (IPD’s) yearly South Africa Property Index report.... 

Concrete poles chosen for Roodepoort integrated housing project

27th April 2012 South African construction company Aveng Manufacturing’s subsidiary Aveng Manufacturing Infraset has been contracted to supply over 3 000 prestressed I-shaped concrete poles for the electrification of a fully-integrated housing development in Fleurhoff, in Roodepoort, Gauteng. 

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