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Irma Venter

Irma Venter

Irma Venter is a Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

Tel: +2711 622 3744


Labour Court yes for HIV-testing

15th February 2002 In what is believed to be a precedent-setting case for all employers, not only those in the mining industry, Ndebele Mining was granted permission to determine the HIV-status of its employees last year. 

Sectors where maintenance is the most lucrative business

15th February 2002 The Energy and Industry Group contributes R1,2-billion a year to the total R5,6-billion turnover of Siemens Southern Africa. 

New impetus given to plan to grow jewellery sector

15th February 2002 The Fund for Research into Industrial Growth and Equity (Fridge) has allocated R1,5-million to implement the Kaiser report in the South African jewellery industry. 

How mining plans to shed its black-sheep enviro image

15th February 2002 The global mining industry was anything but the hero of the 1992 United Nations conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – popularly dubbed the Earth Summit. 

Plan to de-densify Johannesburg's most cramped suburb

15th February 2002 Alexandra, adjacent to posh Johannesburg suburb, Sandton, is set to sprawl across the N3 highway to Linbro Park, as well as closer to its trendy neighbour, as the Alexandra Renewal Project (ARP) advances the de-densifying of the area’s cramped quarters. 

Setting the scene for UN's biggest summit

15th February 2002 The logistical arrangements for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) to be held from August 26 to September 4 in Sandton, Johannesburg, are falling into place. 

Findings on Injaka collapse by April

8th February 2002 The Department of Labour’s (DoL) inquiry into the tragic collapse of the Injaka bridge in Mpumalanga in 1998, is expected to come to an end in April. 

Japanese carmarker to raise SA content

8th February 2002 The long-term vision of Toyota South Africa (TSA) is to export Corollas with a 70% local content to Australia. 

Aids insurance scheme launched

8th February 2002 A new insurance company, called AidsGuard, aims to mitigate the impact of HIV/Aids. 

Taxi recap plan still in reverse?

1st February 2002 It seems to have disappeared in the bureaucratic void specially reserved for struggling government projects, to now only be quietly muttered about as such as a good idea at the time, but political suicide should it continue. 


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