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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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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... 

Women contractors win R19m prison contract

14th December 2001 The Department of Public Works’ strategic empowerment programme (SEP), aimed at promoting women in construction, has delivered its biggest contract to date. 

Japanese automaker to join SA export push

14th December 2001 With a major export thrust on the cards, Toyota South Africa looks set to finally join the ranks of significant automotive exporters. 

New moves under way to promote science

30th November 2001 The Foundation for Education, Science and Technology (Fest) will, from early next year, transform into the Institute for the Promotion of Sciences. 

Too late to put a gloss on poor enviro performance

30th November 2001 It is, for all practical reasons, too late for companies with a doubtful record in sustainable development and environmental management to now enhance their efforts only months ahead of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), scheduled to take place in Johannesburg in September next... 

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