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Schalk Burger

Schalk Burger

Schalk Burger is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Sahpra launches microsite with information on vaccine safety, adverse events

20th August 2021 The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) on August 20 demonstrated a micro-website, detailing information about the safety... 

Covid-19 impacting informal, lower paying jobs the most – UCT analysis

18th August 2021 Using data from the National Income Dynamic Study’s Coronavirus rapid mobile surveys (NIDS-CRAM), the the University of Cape Town (UCT) Liberty... 

UIF opens applications for extended TERS payments

19th July 2021 Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi has signed a direction for the Unemployment Insurance Fund to implement a third extension of the... 


Eskom to implement 1.5% basic wage increase, changes to employee benefits

25th June 2021 State-owned power utility Eskom will implement a 1.5% basic wage increase with effect from July 1. Eskom says the offer is dependent on the... 

AUDA-Nepad launches centre to accelerate impact of science on Africa's development

22nd June 2021 The African Union Development Agency New Partnership for Africa's Development (AUDA-Nepad) on June 22 launched a centre of excellence (CoE) in... 

Business sector mourns loss of Jabu Mabuza to Covid-19 complications

17th June 2021 The business sector, State-owned power utility Eskom and family members have paid tribute to Dr Jabu Mabuza, describing him as a man of integrity,... 

Documents show Cubans engineers will be employed by the water dept, states Solidarity

1st June 2021 The public statements made by Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu about whether Cuban water engineers will be employed... 

Professional civil servants core to establishing effective, capable State

14th May 2021 A host of civil engineering and public service experts have noted that developing professional civil servants was necessary to ensure the... 

UK sanctions 22 individuals under new Global Anti-Corruption regime

28th April 2021 The British High Commission in South Africa has announced that the UK has imposed sanctions, including asset freezes and travel bans, against 22... 

African growth expected to reach 3.4% in 2021, but debt-to-GDP expected to worsen

15th March 2021 Africa is expected to recover from its worst recession in half a century and reach 3.4% growth this year, development finance institution the... 

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