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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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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... 

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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... 

Gautrain tenders for acquisition, refurbishment of pre-owned trains open

30th January 2020 Gautrain concessionaire Bombela has issued two tenders related to the procurement of between five and seven pre-owned trains from the UK, for use... 

New Gautrain boss to plan for capacity increase, end of concession

30th January 2020 Newly appointed Gautrain Management Agency CEO William Dachs’s first goal is ensure the Gautrain rail system remains an “excellent, safe and... 

Dachs takes over as Gautrain boss as Van der Merwe retires

29th January 2020 Jack van der Merwe, who led the planning and rollout of the Gautrain rapid rail project for two decades, will retire as Gautrain Management Agency... 

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