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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

Cesa kicks off another year of job shadowing

4th May 2015 To unearth local skills in the engineering sector, industry body Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) on Monday launched its yearly Engineering Jobs Shadowing season for 2015. Now in its seventh year, the job shadowing, which is run alongside Cesa’s Young Professionals Forum, offers school... 

Business encouraged to take ‘bold’ climate action

1st May 2015 Climate change, with a particular focus on limiting global temperature rise to less than 2 °C, would be under the spotlight at the first-ever Business & Climate Summit, to be held at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation headquarters, in Paris, on May 20 and 21.... 

Minister outlines reasons for Mokolo Crocodile River water scheme delays

1st May 2015 The first phase of the Mokolo Crocodile River Water Augmentation Project (MCWAP) would only be ready for operation on October 8, Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane revealed in a written response to a Parliamentary question by opposition party Democratic Alliance’s Nosimo Balindlela.... 

Petrol price remains unchanged

30th April 2015 Gauteng drivers will not find any budget relief from the petrol price, as it will remain unchanged for May, the Department of Energy said on Thursday. However, there would be some respite for diesel-driven vehicles, as the cost of the fuel would decrease by 5c/ℓ. 

Nene postpones plans to reduce UIF contributions

30th April 2015 Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene would not immediately proceed with the implementation of the proposal to reduce the remuneration threshold against which contributions to the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) are calculated, National Treasury said on Thursday. This decision was taken after detailed... 

Defence review report going to Parliament

30th April 2015 The Joint Standing Committee on Defence on Thursday adopted the committee’s Defence Review Report that takes the policy a step further towards adoption by Parliament. The committee viewed this as a “major milestone” towards ensuring the revitalisation of the country’s armed forces. The report... 

Waterberg Coal Company to focus on export project

30th April 2015 JSE-listed Waterberg Coal Company (WCC) on Thursday reported that its optimisation and ongoing value engineering on its Eskom project, which would see it supply ten-million tons a year of coal to the State-owned power producer, remained on hold. The company added that it would continue to focus... 

Floods, power outages curb Moma output

30th April 2015 Amid difficult operating conditions associated with power outages and floods during the quarter ended March 31, Mozambique-based mineral sand miner Kenmare Resources mined 3.21-million tonnes of ore at a grade of 5.85% and produced 144 500 t of heavy minerals concentrate (HMC) at its Moma mine.... 

Lace mine on schedule for mid-year start-up

30th April 2015 The Lace diamond mine, in the Free State, was on track for mining operations to start in the second half of this year, Southern African diamond development and exploration company DiamondCorp reiterated on Thursday. In a project update, the dual-listed company noted that it had now drilled 3 321... 

Sci Bono to host Engineering Focus Week

30th April 2015 Johannesburg-based science centre Sci Bono will next week host an Engineering Focus Week. The event, to be held from May 4 to 8, would showcase a range of careers available in the industry and provide a platform for learners and educators to interact with industry, higher education institutions... 

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