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Esmarie Iannucci

 

Esmarie Iannucci is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor: Australasia for Mining Weekly.

Email: newsdesk@engineeringnews.co.za

Received BTech degree in Journalism from the Tshwane University of Technology

New standard emerges for HIV and Aids management in the workplace

21st September 2007 A new South African National Standards (Sans) system, which will improve HIV and Aids management in the workplace, was launched during July by the South African Bearau of Standards (SABS). Education, Training and Counselling (ETC) MD Linzi Smith says that Sans 16001:2007 can be successfully... 

Empowering electricians to see the light

21st September 2007 Electrical instrumentation designer and manufacturer Sure Engineering recently defined a configuration of the Suretech High Voltage Personal Tester (HV/PT) with the Mexican power utility, to be used on the country's 760 kV power lines, states Sure Engineering managing member Neil Jeffrey.... 

Supplier supports refinery maintenance shutdowns

7th September 2007 Generator and compressor supplier Rand-Air has been involved in several shut down operations at most of the large oil refineries in South Africa, making it one of the preferred pressured air and generator suppliers, states Rand-Air GM Louwrens Erasmus. 

SA facing permanent import of fuel – Sapia

7th September 2007 The South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) reports that South Africa might face becoming a permanent importer of fuel, should local refineries be unable to start operating at nameplate capacity. 

Possible oil refinery on the cards for east coast

7th September 2007 Black economic empowerment entrepreneurial company Bidevco states that the prefeasibility study for a possible oil refinery in the Eastern Cape is currently under way, and will be completed during September 2007. Bidevco COO Jacques van Wyk states that the study is being conducted by a group of... 

Bearings contractor reduces oil refinery operational cost

7th September 2007 Bearing supplier Bearings International is nearing the end of its second, three-year contract as the exclusive supplier of bearings, to oil producer Sasol's Secunda and Sasolburg refineries. Part of the contract included saving Sasol in excess of 20% on operational costs, over a three year... 

Oil refineries under Green Scorpion review

7th September 2007 The environmental management inspectorate from the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (Deat), popularly referred to as the Green Scorpions are currently undertaking a comprehensive review of the environmental compliance of South Africa's oil refineries. The first compliance... 

Growing African economy still faces challenge

17th August 2007 Advisory service PricewaterhouseCoopers expects the economy of Africa to see substantial growth in the next two years, far exceeding global growth forecasts. 

Network provider makes ICT waves in Africa

17th August 2007 Global network provider Verizon Business reports that the Botswana telecoms landscape is about to change, in that Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) will be introduced in the near future. The company also states that its Namibian operation has just redeployed a multiprotocol system network. 

Life beyond nuclear electricity for PBMR

10th August 2007 The pebble bed modular reactor (PBMR) earned its first revenue when the US Department of Energy awarded a R23-million contract to a Westinghouse and PBMR consortium for the first phase of engineering work, for the next-generation nuclear plant (NGNP), managed by the Idaho National Laboratory. The... 

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