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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

State aircraft maintenance firm to spread wings

1st February 2002 Aircraft maintenance company South African Airways (SAA) Technical plans to expand its business in the next few years. 

Engineering industry gears up for Gauteng bullet train

25th January 2002 There is significant interest from the engineering industry in building and operating the proposed bullet train link between Johannesburg to Pretoria, and Sandton and the Johannesburg International Airport (JIA), says project leader and Gauteng Public transport, Roads and Works department head... 

Development corridor a boon for Pretoria

25th January 2002 The Mandela Development Corridor (MDC) in central Pretoria will create a turnover of R1,8-billion a year for this inner-city area, as well as 9 000 job opportunities. 

High-precision manufacturer seeks non-nuclear niche

25th January 2002 Historically in the nuclear market, high-precision manufacturer, Fabritech, is succeeding in migrating laterally into a more commercial, and markedly different field. 

R5bn spend to clean up fuel

18th January 2002 The local oil refinery industry will have to invest between R4-billion and R5-billion to upgrade refineries as more stringent environmental requirements on petrol and diesel are coming into play in the next few years, says South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) director Colin... 

Jo'burg to get 200 new buses by May

18th January 2002 By May this year, 200 new buses will grace the streets of Johannesburg in a R270-million contract to refurbish the ageing Metrobus public transport fleet. 

Aids on South African mines: multistakeholder effort required

14th December 2001 Research done by Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development (MMSD) Southern Africa indicates that 27% of mine workers would have died of Aids by 2005. 

Plan to 'green' Johannesburg

14th December 2001 The project to transform Midrand, Gauteng, into a more environment-friendly city is set to be duplicated in Johannesburg. 

Govt puts forward agenda for Earth Summit

14th December 2001 South Africa’s agenda for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) will have the eradication of poverty as overarching theme and, to this end, the country hopes to be instrumental in implementing and reviewing several global agreements. 

New mine-water treatment tech launched

14th December 2001 East Rand company The Wren Group is launching a Hydrothermal Sulphate Removal (HSR) process which, it believes, would be a significantly more cost-effective method for the treatment of acid mine drainage and industrial effluents compared to conventional methods, such as reverse osmosis and... 

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