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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

Blunders hold new prison hostage

24th May 2002 Kokstad prison will house its first inmate on May 30, says Department of Correctional Services (DCS) deputy commissioner Themba Rubushe. 

Jo'burg utility finds money in muck

17th May 2002 Olifantsvlei regional sludge-handling facility, one of the biggest composting facilities in the world, has managed a turnaround under Johannesburg Water (JW). 

Final report on collapsed bridge by June

17th May 2002 The inquiry into the collapse of the Injaka bridge while under construction in Mpumalanga has finally come to an end. The 300 m seven-span continuous prestressed concrete structure gave way in mid-construction on July 6, 1998, killing 14 people and injuring 19. 

Dust settling over East Rand gold-mine dumps

10th May 2002 The dust is settling over the East Rand town of Boksburg, with mine dump rehabilitation progressing steadily. 

Aids to cause mass absenteeism

10th May 2002 In the next five years South African companies will see a fifteen-fold increase in absenteeism related costs due to HIV/Aids, says Lifeworks CEO Sean Jelley. 

Big marketing drive for quality seal

10th May 2002 The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) mark is staging a comeback, with an advertising campaign and road show which will again market the stamp of approval as one South African consumers can trust. 

Three new prisons to be built by 2005

10th May 2002 South Africa will have three new prisons by 2005, says Department of Correctional Services (DCS) communication services deputy-commissioner Themba Rubushe. 

Gauteng's express train: white elephant or elegant solution?

3rd May 2002 Anthony Diepenbroek questions whether the proposed speed train between Pretoria, Johannesburg and the Johannesburg International Airport is the appropriate solution to Gauteng’s congestion problem. 

New low-voltage product company launched

3rd May 2002 A new participant in low-voltage products has emerged in South Africa, with the launch of ABB Entrelec last month. 

Auto order breathes life into PE foundry

3rd May 2002 About R55-million will be spent on upgrading the Murray & Roberts foundries to meet the needs of the five-year R1-billion contract to supply castings for Ford’s new 1,3 l and 1,6 l RoCam engines. 

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