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Letters

The Desiderata ‘urban legend’

By: System Author     4th August 2006 Editor – I thoroughly enjoy reading Engineering News, which I find informative and interesting. ?I always make a point of reading Jack O’Brien’s column, which is usually inspirational. 

Kemm’s poverty argument flawed

By: System Author     21st July 2006 In his column on June 23, 2006, Kelvin Kemm disputes figures published by the South African Institute of Race Relations showing that there has been an increase in poverty in South Africa. 

Drunken advice?

By: System Author     7th July 2006 The article written in Engineering News June 2–8, 2006, by Dr Kelvin Kemm is, in my opinion, the biggest load of nonsense that I have ever read. 

Magnitude of error equals base-load power station

By: Martin Creamer     30th June 2006 I am a retired engineer who has spent most of his career in the power-generation industry in various parts of the world and would like to draw attention to the Eskom annual report for 2005, which reveals certain disturbing facts. 

On-The-Air (09/06/2006)

9th June 2006 Every Friday morning, SAfm's AMLive's radio anchor John Perlman speaks to Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly. Reported here is this Friday's At the Coalface transcript: Perlman: Sasol, big big business in the Middle East. What is happening?... 

Kelvin Kemm’s article not objective

By: System Author     5th May 2006 Dr Kelvin Kemm claims that objectivity is critical to any discussion on nuclear energy, yet the article highlighting his concerns is anything but objective. 

Water-desilting innovation

By: Martin Creamer     5th May 2006 Headline: Water desilting innovation??Sir??So far, I have registered five patents, one of them not used at all in South Africa or elsewhere since 09/08/1974. (C:9/8/74). 

Letter to Editor

By: Martin Creamer     14th April 2006 ?Letter to Editor??Dear Sir??I had hoped that a publication like yours would be able to distinguish the basics of mathematics. 

Steel-price row: distorted response alleged

20th January 2006 I read the response by Macsteel MD Michael Pimstein to allegations of excessive steel pricing in the December 9, 2005, edition of Engineering News. I submit that it was a distortion of the facts and would like to give a comprehensive response. 

Investment incentives are essential

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     20th May 2005 Your editorial and articles on the Motor Industry Development Programme (MIDP) as well as the ‘incentive shift’ caught my eye and, because of the importance of incentives to South African investors, both local and overseas, I am prompted to write to your influential magazine. 

Cost-effectiveness of heating solution question

By: Martin Creamer     15th April 2005 Letter to Editor??Sir,??Regarding the article entitled “Innovation in heating for upmarket apartment building”, Engineering News, February 18-24 edition page 44, I would like to make mention of the 1 000 m of tape at 15W a metre - imagine what that does to the building owner’s... 

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