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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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Fixing Eskom will result in higher taxes, electricity prices – economist

Updated 6 hours ago There is little doubt that the taxpayer will be left footing the bill for the problems experienced at power supplier Eskom, and probably so through... 

Gautrain adds R6.4bn to the Gauteng economy a year, says new study

15th July 2019 A new study on the socio-economic impact of the Gautrain indicates that the rapid-rail system adds R6.64-billion to Gauteng economy’s gross... 

Busmark, HySA and partners to roll out first homegrown hydrogen fuel cell bus

11th July 2019 The first South African developed hydrogen fuel cell bus is set to find a home with a local bus fleet, as soon as trial testing has been completed.... 


Task team to look at future of e-tolling, completion date set for August

8th July 2019 A governmental task team will produce a report on the future of electronic tolling in Gauteng by August. Speaking at a media conference at the... 

Govt to spend R38bn on Metrorail, Mbalula to seek 'proper policing' on trains

19th June 2019 The South African government will spend about R38-billion over the next three years on the procurement of new trains for the Metrorail service, as... 

Electric cargo bike pilot study to kick off in Sharpeville in November

26th October 2018 Two electric cargo bikes (e-bikes) will start operations, in Sharpeville, Gauteng, at the end of November. The pilot project, a partnership between... 

Sanral’s strategy, transformation policy ready for Cabinet approval

22nd October 2018 The South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s) Horizon 2030 strategy is “ready to go to Cabinet”, in a process that will be managed... 

Public not properly consulted on e-tolls, says toll collection firm

10th July 2018 The public was not properly consulted in the process to implement e-tolling in Gauteng, says  Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) CEO Coenie Vermaak.... 

You can’t have your cake and eat it, Sanral’s Macozoma warns govt, South Africans

9th July 2018 South Africa is in critical need of a funding model for its road infrastructure. “The situation with toll in this country now is that, number one,... 

Gauteng aims for integrated public transport ticketing in 2020

20th June 2018 Gauteng commuters should, in 2020, be able to use one card/ticket for all their public transport journeys, across all modes, such as rail and bus.... 

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