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Mia Breytenbach

Mia Breytenbach

Mia Breytenbach is a Creamer Media Staff Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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South African steel industry needs protection policies

28th February 2014 Owing to the discovery of and exploration for shale gas in the US and Canada, as well as gas finds off Mozambique and Asia, the global steel industry is set to undergo a radical makeover, but South Africa may not immediately benefit from the lower gas prices, states advisory company Deloitte... 

Mall to reduce unemployment in Nelson Mandela Bay

14th February 2014 Construction of the Baywest Mall, in Port Elizabeth, officially started in June last year and Baywest City MD Gavin Blows says the scheduled opening of the mall remains March 2015 and the project is still within its budget of R1.7-billion. Although Eastern Cape MEC for Economic Development... 

Rope access specialist to assist petrochemicals plant

14th February 2014 Using rope access for construction tasks can easily provide substantial  cost and time savings, states industrial rope access specialist Skyriders Access Specialists marketing manager Mike Zinn. “When the cost of access is deemed disproportionate to the scope of work, the use of rope is a... 

Moisture measuring – first wireless system for SA concrete industry

14th February 2014 Precast concrete manufacturers and concrete ready-mix supply and delivery companies can control concrete quality and standards with moisture control expert Ludwig Moisture Control’s new microwave moisture-measuring system and wireless Bluetooth transmission system, states concrete equipment... 

Sustaining consulting engineering key to growing economy

14th February 2014 The objectives of the National Development Plan (NDP) will not be realised  unless consulting engineers are more involved in the process, says newly appointed voluntary association Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) president Abe Thela. Cesa represents in excess of 500 consulting... 

Transnet reconfirms need for increasing Durban’s port capacity

14th February 2014 South African State-owned rail, port and pipeline company Transnet still plans to start construction of Phase 1 of the Durban Dig-Out Port (DDOP) in mid-2016, says Transnet DDOP programme director Marc Descoins. The company plans to have the phase completed by 2020. 

Construction claims challenging for industry

14th February 2014 Many South African private and public construction projects are experiencing severe cost overruns and delays, which inevitably lead to claims by contractors for a revised or extended completion date and for the payment of additional and associated costs, says independent construction law, new... 

SANS codes serve as benchmark for rating tool

14th February 2014 The Green Star SA Existing Building Performance rating tool (EBP Tool) aims to assess and certify an existing building’s performance while the building is in operation and is intended to influence a new segment of the South African property market; building owners and facility managers, says... 

Energy Leader Dialogues to attract high attendance

7th February 2014 Marketing and public relations house Siyenza aims to focus on the trade and investment aspect of the Africa Energy Indaba event this year by assessing the number and quantum of deals conducted during the Business Matchmaking Programme, states Siyenza MD Liz Hart. “With a strategic partnership... 

Implementing energy efficiency key to saving on carbon tax

7th February 2014 While great focus is placed on energy efficiency implementation, which will be a key topic at the 2014 Africa Energy Indaba, attention to carbon emission reduction is still needed states carbon emission reduction auditing company Carbon Check CEO Adam Simcock. The company will exhibit at this... 

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