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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

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. 

Manufacturing sector an active dealmaker

3rd May 2002 Manufacturing was the second-most active sector in terms of mergers and acquisitions in South Africa last year. 

Building collapses have industry in shock

29th April 2002 The South African Institution of Civil Engineering, the Association of Consulting Engineers, the Engineering Council of South Africa (Ecsa), the Institute for Timber Construction and the Institute for Municipal Engineers are preparing to lobby for stricter compliance with building regulations. 

Insurance solution for construction sector

26th April 2002 Recent events in South African construction – such as the partial roof collapse of the Brooklyn centre earlier this month in Pretoria, as well as a similar incident at Kollonade shopping centre late last year, and the cave-in of the Injaka bridge in Mpumalanga in 1998 – have prompted... 

Building collapses have industry in shock

26th April 2002 The South African Institute of Civil Engineering, the Association of Consulting Engineers, the Engineering Council of South Africa (Ecsa), the Institute for Timber Construction and the Institute for Municipal Engineers will lobby for stricter compliance with building regulations. 

Power utiity tests non-grid solar solution in Gauteng

26th April 2002 An 18-m-high solar dish will capture the attention of motorists on the N1 in July as Eskom, in partnership with the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), install the 25 kW system on the bank’s property next to the Ben Schoeman highway between Johannesburg and Pretoria. 

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