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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

Trade corridors key focus area for sub-Saharan African governments

24th February 2012 International consulting and research firm Frost & Sullivan reports that about $27.5-billion is currently being invested to develop ten transport corridors on the African sub-continent. 

Households benefit from investing in energy-saving solutions, study finds

24th February 2012 South African banking firm FNB’s Housing Finance division has announced the findings of a year-long energy efficiency pilot project for ten housing units, in Cosmo City, Johannesburg. 

Coffee group aims to expand into away-from-home niche

24th February 2012 International beverage manufacturer and distributor Ciro Beverage Solutions reports that it aims to increase market share this year, particularly focusing on its in-room solutions, boardroom coffees and brands including Douwe Egberts, Lavazza and Five Roses Tea. 

OneLogix reports higher interim profit

20th February 2012 Logistics services provider OneLogix is continuing to assess suitable, earnings-enhancing acquisition opportunities to grow its business, CEO Ian Lourens said on Monday, as the AtlX-listed company reported strong earnings growth. Headline earnings a share for the six months to the end of... 

In its centenary year, chemical institute reaches out to the youth

17th February 2012 The South African Chemical Institute (SACI), a body that spans the length and breadth of chemistry in and outside South Africa’s borders, is celebrating its centenary this year. 

Conference to highlight plastics safety

17th February 2012 The Plastics Institute of Southern Africa reports it will host a conference to create awareness of fire safety and plastic materials. 

Oil and gas conference will ponder African opportunities, challenges

17th February 2012 The upcoming Oil & Gas Africa conference, which will be held at the Cape Town Convention Centre, on March 14, will take a look at growth projections for these sectors in Southern and East Africa, while discussing possible challenges the industry might face in the coming year. 

Study shows up correlation between school management, matric pass rates

17th February 2012 An exercise to measure the link between matric results in KwaZulu-Natal and the introduction of school management programmes in the province shows up a strong correlation between the efficiency of school management and pass rates. Principals Management Development Programme (PMDP) project... 

Dulux prioritises African expansion, reports East African progress

10th February 2012 International paint and associated products manufacturer Dulux South Africa reports that it is making significant inroads to Africa, particularly in growing its business in the eastern part of the continent.  

Polymer Pavements makes inroads into India

10th February 2012 South African manufacturing company Polymer Pavements, which advocates polymer-modified binders for road construction, reports that it has made its mark in India, having been issued with a three-year assessment period to use its SoilTech polymers products on the country’s roads. 

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