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Schalk Burger

Schalk Burger

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

Tel: +2711 622 3744


More people influencing global development discourse

8th February 2023 Through greater access to information, owing to the ubiquity of digital devices, more parts of society, globally, are being empowered to contribute... 

Joburg mayor Amad appoints new MMCs

3rd February 2023 City of Johannesburg mayor Thapelo Amad has appointed eight members to the mayoral committee after extensive consultations with other political... 

TVET registrations decrease, female applicants dominate

25th January 2023 There were fewer registrations for Ministerial-approved programmes at technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges for the 2023... 


City of Cape Town to pay businesses, residents cash for electricity

24th January 2023 The National Treasury has granted the City of Cape Town an exemption from competitive bidding or tendering processes for the buying of electricity... 

Solidarity starts legal action against Nersa to remove private generation bottlenecks

19th January 2023 Trade union Solidarity has served legal papers on the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) to remove all bottlenecks standing in the... 

Public service professionalisation framework aimed at resolving various challenges

18th January 2023 The National Framework towards Professionalisation of the Public Sector, adopted by Cabinet in October, is aimed at resolving the many challenges... 

South Africa should ensure WEF discussions reinforce COP27 energy transition plan – BLSA

16th January 2023 South Africa should ensure the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting conversation in Davos, Switzerland, this week reinforces the country’s... 

Loadshedding the biggest local headwind, job creation becomes elusive – Seifsa

12th January 2023 Loadshedding remains the biggest local headwind facing the metals and engineering industries, and persistent loadshedding, the worst in more than... 

South Africa needs govt to play its role in getting the country working – BLSA

5th December 2022 Government plays an enormous role in delivering supportive policy, institutions that operate efficiently and with integrity and, above all, a... 

Wits planetarium to be transformed into a multidisciplinary digital hub

22nd November 2022 The planetarium at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), which is 62 years old this year, is being modernised into a fully fledged... 

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