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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

Brits to get energy efficient lamps

7th September 2001 Street lamps in parts of Brits, in the North West Province; Garankuwa, near Pretoria in Gauteng; and Baberton, in Mpumalanga, are to be retrofitted with energy-efficient lamps. 

South Africa's development A capacity conundrum rather than capital crisis

7th September 2001 The capacity conundrum The men managing South Africa’s infrastructure development dilemma says it is a capacity conundrum rather than a capital crisis. 

Cross-border projects boost South African construction firm

7th September 2001 A rebuilding strategy initiated last year is starting to reap results for construction company Group Five. 

Beating the odds with a new digital gaming table

7th September 2001 More than 17 years ago, Engineering News published a story on the magnetic double-sided window washer – the product with which Willie van Straaten launched Verimark, the now well-known company marketing local and international inventions to South Africans. 

Fresh moves to pump up oil industry empowerment

31st August 2001 South Africa’s petroleum industry last week moved a step closer to the target as set in the Liquid Fuels Charter in November last year, whereby empowerment groups should own 25% of equity in operating assets of South African oil companies in ten years. 

World demand for home grown eucalyptus

24th August 2001 South African-bred eucalypts are grown on all continents, with the exception of Antarctica - a fact which serves as a tribute to a local eucalyptus breeding programme which was initiated in the 1950s. 

Energy-efficient housing concept takes off

24th August 2001 An innovative eco-housing project has proved so successful in the small town of Kutlwanong, in the Northern Cape, that the concept is now being extended to South African and beyond. 

Solar energy solution developed

17th August 2001 Black empowerment company Suntracker Dome has developed an innovative solution in the field of solar energy. 

'Smart' program measures more than IQ

10th August 2001 A person can be much smarter, and more suited for a job than an IQ number can indicate. 

Helicopter hopes for township youth

3rd August 2001 Muzi Vilakazi was 14 when then president Nelson Mandela visited his Mpumalanga school – changing the course of his life forever. 

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