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Irma Venter

Irma Venter

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

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Email: newsdesk@engineeringnews.co.za

Conquering the market in bits and bytes Of all personal computers used in the country, 23% are from one South African company

11th April 2003 It has been a quiet and unassuming road for Mecer. 

Science council's bioprospecting programme is now paying off

4th April 2003 A second drug to be developed by tapping into South African indigenous knowledge is set to follow in the footsteps of antiobesity drug P57. 

Runway maintenance delays flights at JIA

4th March 2003 Air travellers yesterday encountered delays of several hours as one of the runways at Johannesburg International Airport had to close for maintenance work due to a crack that formed over the weekend. 

South Africa’s Mister Positive

28th February 2003 Ivan Booth is a serial optimist – South Africa’s Mister Positive that snuck to momentary stardom when president Thabo Mbeki praised his outlook in the state of the nation address a year ago. 

R1bn more for R&D effort

27th February 2003 South Africa’s attempts to built its research and development (R&D) capacity received a boost yesterday as Finance Minister Trevor Manuel announced in Parliament that R1-billion would be set aside for supplementing research and technology development. 

Group Five optimistic about SA prospects in 2003

13th February 2003 Despite cross-border work causing construction company Group Five some headaches in the last few months, CEO Mike Lomas believes the money being spent globally in construction ensures the company has a solid three years ahead of it. 

SA to focus on five missions in new R&D push

3rd February 2003 Neil Armstrong’s 1969 moon-landing was the direct result of the US government investing time and money in a project of immense magnitude. 

SA to focus on five missions in new R&D push

31st January 2003 Neil Armstrong’s 1969 moon-landing was the direct result of the United States government investing time and money in a project of immense magnitude. 

Automaker to make CBU plans known in 2003

13th December 2002 Deborah Coleman, CEO and Group MD of the Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa, believes her company will look very different in the next five years. 

Growth beckons for Maputo port as Spoornet signs Moz deal

12th December 2002 Waking the sleepy rail corridor between Mozambique and South Africa will necessitate the Maputo port to step up a gear. 

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