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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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Diet drug wakes appetite for more

19th July 2002 South Africa’s anticipated success in delivering the P57 obesity-drug – derived from the Hoodia plant – to the international market, could soon be duplicated. 

Components drive at new auto park

19th July 2002 The drive behind Gauteng’s newly launched automotive supplier park in Rosslyn, Pretoria, is to enhance, sustain and retain the automotive industry which has become one of South Africa’s biggest gross domestic product earners – 5,6% in 2001 to be exact. 

Free State pursues five growth sectors

19th July 2002 Cars on the N1 highway speeding past fields of paprika, with freight planes now and then passing overhead to land at a dedicated cargo airport. 

Preparing to redraft South Africa's successful auto strategy

19th July 2002 The Motor Industry Development Programme (MIDP) should have come to an end this year, according to the original blueprint of the scheme, but has again received an extension, adding to the earlier one allowing the programme to run until 2007. 

Now US auto giant looks to boost exports from SA

12th July 2002 Automaker Ford South Africa may soon join the ranks of local large volume vehicle exporters such as BMW and DaimlerChrysler. 

Scope for more clothing-export growth

12th July 2002 A visit by two US clothing buyers last month revealed that South Africa has greater opportunities for exports to the international medium-to-higher end of the market, than to the budget end of the clothing sector. 

Solar-energy dish goes up in Midrand

12th July 2002 Power utility Eskom has given one step further to solar energy with the arrival of an 18-m high solar dish from the US. 

Century-old geological society ponders future

5th July 2002 The Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA) is at 102 one of oldest and also one of the largest scientific and professional associations in the country. 

New aircraft fleet to boost SAA's competitiveness

5th July 2002 Earlier this year the outlook for South African Airways (SAA) looked bleak. 

E Rand woos foreign manufacturers

5th July 2002 The Ekurhuleni Business Initiative (EBI), bringing together companies on what is known as the East Rand, Gauteng, plans on luring overseas manufacturing industries to the area. 


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