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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

Skills shortage still affecting draughting

1st June 2007 The South African Institute of Draughting will host the national conference for computer-aided design (Cad), called Computer-Aided Design and Draughting. The conference will focus on draughting and design in the workplace, in training institutions, and new application technologies. The one-day... 

Cad software builds chemicals plant

1st June 2007 Construction solutions group Cosira International are currently completing a project at the Sasol plant in Secunda, states Cosira International MD John da Silva. The project has made use of around 1 800 t of construction steelworks and made extensive use of computer-aided design (Cad), states... 

Power utility boosts capex plan

18th May 2007 In February 2007, State power utility Eskom approved the revised five-year capital expenditure plan. The revised plan showed an increase of R53-billion, taking the total amount of capital expenditure to R150-billion. The investment is aimed at upgrading South Africa�s power supply infrastructure,... 

Inga project opens the sluices to power generation

18th May 2007 In March 2007, the World Energy Council (WEC) hosted an international forum on the Grand Inga water project. During the forum, a draft action plan was drawn up to assure the continuation of the Inga project. The first phase of the action plan, the creation of Team Inga whose aim is to drive the... 

Demand-side management to tackle excess capacity loss

18th May 2007 The era of excess capacity is over for good, warned State owned power utility Eskom. “We are now in a risk management of excess capacity,” said Eskom outgoing CEO Thulani Gcabashe during a informational session earlier this year. This warning comes amidst Eskom’s announcement of... 

Power price increase looms

18th May 2007 Electricity users have been warned by State power utility, Eskom, that the country is heading for an electricity price spike. With the growing demand for electricity in South Africa, Eskom has announced a R150-billion capacity expansion programme which, it says will have an influence on the cost... 

OCGT stations fuel Eskom’s winter fire

18th May 2007 The Gourikwa and Ankerlig open-cycle gas-turbine (OCGT) power stations, previously known as Mossel Bay and Atlantis, are in the final stages of construction, with commissioning activities in full swing, reports plant developer, Lesedi Nuclear. 

Third-generation WiFi to shear high prices

11th May 2007 Voice-over Internet protocol (Voip) company Skaap will, launch a third-generation WiFi general radio packet service application for the mobile phone this year. An integrated instant messaging and free point-to-point voice product for the desktop is also on the table. The company says all these... 

Technology group realigns to offer focused services

11th May 2007 Telecommunications group Syncro Technology reports that since its realignment into three separately managed divisional companies, it offers expert advice and services in focused fields of technology. The Syncro Technology Group is the holding company for SData, an information and communication... 

Local company launches cellular VoIP service

11th May 2007 Local value-added network system (Vans) Telconet is launching the iFone mobile service, using voice-over Internet protocol (Voip). Telconet MD Dumisani Nkala says subscribers will now be able to make international calls, using their mobile phones, at a cheaper rate than at that which is currently... 

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