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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

From tack rags to riches

30th April 2004 Twenty years ago Anne Shahini started out marketing tack rags to the automotive?industry. She had two small children and needed a job with flexible hours. 

State moves from forest owner to regulator

30th April 2004 One of the reasons for the delay in the sale of the State’s forestry assets was that about 50% of the forests had land claims – around 250 in total – pending, says Department of Water and Forestry (Dwaf) forests manager Linda Mossop. 

Govt moves to boost black mining skills

30th April 2004 The Department of Minerals and Energy (DME) earlier this month launched Bopa Batho (building people), a Section 21 company focused on the development of black skills for the mining and minerals industries. 

Mining the last frontier

26th April 2004 Television has always sold space as the last frontier; the camping place for dreams. 

Mining the last frontier

23rd April 2004 Television has always sold space as the last frontier; the camping place for dreams. 

SA technologists offer solution to unwanted biofilm

23rd April 2004 The University of Pretoria (UP) has launched its answer to monitoring the formation of unwanted biofilm, typically found wherever liquid and a solid surface interface, such as in heat exchangers, cooling towers and municipal water storage facilities. 

Affordability issue returns to haunt taxi-recap plan

23rd April 2004 The affordability of the taxi recapitalisation project has become a more prominent question in the last few months, creating new potential to further delay the long-awaited process. 

Gauteng auto-training scheme being replicated in E Cape

23rd April 2004 The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) is replicating its recently completed three-year Gauteng tertiary education programme in the Eastern Cape. 

Free State looks to a future beyond gold-mining

16th April 2004 A few years ago twenty-nine-year-old Lionel Thlakanelo was employed by a contractor that provided services to metallurgical plants on the booming Free State gold-mines. 

Rand puts pressure on carmaker’s localisation efforts

16th April 2004 Automaker Volkswagen South Africa (VWSA) expects component exports to exceed ?the €300-million mark for 2004, says VWSA divisional head purchasing Udo Janke. 

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