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Irma Venter

Irma Venter

Irma Venter is a Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

Tel: +2711 622 3744


Why is e-tolls debt so high, asks Outa

25th November 2022 The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) says it would like to know how the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) debt escalated to the... 

Calls for petrol price deregulation display lack of knowledge – FRA

17th June 2022 Increasing calls from the public for the petrol price to be deregulated speak of ignorance, warns Fuel Retailers Association (FRA) CEO Reggie... 

Court declares AARTO Amendment Act unconstitutional 

13th January 2022 The High Court has declared the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Amendment Act, on which the planned demerit system for... 


SAVE-P signs contract for 2 000 ventilators, looks to assist India, rest of Africa

30th July 2020 The Solidarity Fund has concluded a contract with the South African Emergency Ventilator Project (SAVE-P) to produce 2 000 new ventilators that... 

Govt set to lose up to R7bn in April on fuel levies, says AA

29th April 2020 With the significant drop in fuel use seen during April’s lockdown, government’s revenue from the general fuel levy (GFL), which comprises about... 

UJ creates cheap, open-source ventilator as Covid-19 spreads

28th April 2020 A multidisciplinary team of engineers and healthcare practitioners at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) has used open-source designs to develop a... 

Locally made face-mask marketplace goes live 

24th April 2020 A dedicated face mask marketplace went live on the Proudly South African website on Friday, April 24. The initiative is designed to assist South... 

Local ventilator production could start within a month, says Naacam 

3rd April 2020 Much of the reverse engineering on the Penlon Nuffield 200 ventilator is complete, with prototype production imminent, says National Association of... 

Covid-19 impact will be “massive”, says S&P Global Ratings

25th March 2020 It has become clear that the hit to global economic activity from the measures to slow the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic will be massive, says... 

Constitutional amendment only unlikely to deliver success, warns land panel

20th February 2020 South Africa had to put in place a 50- to 100-year food security plan, and then walk backwards to see what it can do to make that happen, says... 

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