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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

Forum grows future African leaders

19th October 2007 The New Partnership for Africa�s Development (Nepad) Business Foundation's (NBF's) first African leadership programme was initiated in May this year, and CEO Lynette Chen says the programme is progressing well. 

Ekurhuleni electricity infrastructure receives urgent attention

12th October 2007 About R25-million is to be spent on upgrading and replacing the ageing electricity network in Bedfordview. The Ekurhuleni metropolitan (metro) municipality's member of the mayoral committee infrastructure services Louis Sibeko called a public meeting in the Bedfordview Town Hall in August,... 

Ekurhuleni employment rate growing - report

12th October 2007 The Ekurhuleni metropolitan (metro) municipality tasked the corporate strategy and industrial development research programme (CSID), of the University of the Witwatersrand, with conducting three manufacturing surveys in the area between 2003 and 2006. The 2006 results indicated a better... 

Rehabilitation dusts the soot off coal mining

12th October 2007 Surface and underground coal mining operations, in South Africa produces some 300-million tons a year. Impact on the environment is inevitable says research and development body Coaltech manager Johann Beukes. 

Fastening snaps into place

5th October 2007 Local lock and hinge supplier Astra Fasteners has introduced the German produced Dirak D-Snap technology into the local market. The technology is a new mechanical approach to installing hardware on sheet metal surfaces without using screws or tools. Astra Fasteners sales manager Bradley Clarke... 

Training course aims to bolt down leaking joints

5th October 2007 The Institute of Fasteners and Joint Technology has developed a training course specifically aimed at the bolting industry, to improve and possibly eliminate the leaks caused by inaccurate bolt loading. The Institute's spokesperson Giles Chaplin says that the Pressure Vessel Research Council... 

Fastener retailer expands through acquisition

5th October 2007 Fastener specialist Bearing Man has further expanded on its fastener operations with the recent acquisition of Obex Fasteners. Bearing Man financial director Wayne Taylor states that the acquisition took effect during May this year, following the negotiations. "This is a relatively small... 

Fastener industry is picking up momentum

5th October 2007 The South African Fasteners Manufacturers Association (Safma) reports that over the past eighteen months the momentum in the fastener industry has picked up in line with the increased construction and mining activity experienced in South Africa. 

New management turns fastener manufacturer in the right direction

5th October 2007 Fastener and threaded component manufacturer Bascol has been acquired by Michael Macdonald and partners, after 25 years of operation. Macdonald says the first order of business was to review the areas affecting the production capacity, as well reviewing the staff complement. �We decided that we... 

New fastener coating narrows the corrosion gap

5th October 2007 A new fastener coating, which has a higher resistance to corrosion than any other previously known coating, has recently been introduced to the South African market. Coating developer and fastener supplier Corrosion Resistant Fasteners reports that the CoastalCote was introduced to narrow the gap... 

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