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Esmarie Iannucci


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


Received BTech degree in Journalism from the Tshwane University of Technology

Community forums bridge the communications gap

29th June 2007 With construction of the Gautrain rapid-rail link fully under way, residents and business operators in the affected areas have been given a platform to express their views and concerns. The direct involvement of the project in these communities through the community forums lends to the appeal... 

Rapid-rail progress speeds ahead as contractors dig deep

29th June 2007 A clear priority of the Gautrain rapid-rail link is to meet the first 45 month operational completion deadline for the route between Sandton and the O.R Tambo International Airport, says Bombela Turnkey Contractor (TKC) CEO Ian Thoms. Since the second operational deadline, for the route between... 

Rapid-rail breaks ground for SA

29th June 2007 The Gautrain rapid-rail project is one of the most complicated transport endeavours ever undertaken, within South Africa. An intricate combination of civil engineering and electrical and mechanical work is being undertaken, to create South Africa�s first rapid-rail link. The Bombela Turnkey... 

Local supplier pumps up its range

15th June 2007 Local pump supplier Ecochem Pumps has added a new range of reagent dosing pumps to its already extensive range of Milton Roy equipment. The new Primeroyal range of industrial dosing pumps is designed around the concept of variable eccentric mechanism, for which the patent is still pending.... 

Pump manufacturer shuts off persistent challenges

15th June 2007 The manufacturing arm of Crown Group, Cemo Pumps feels that it has finally solved the persistent challenges of water-jetting dry shutoff systems. Cemo Pumps MD Brian Leib says although the dry shutoff system has been on the market for several years, none of the previous models, has been entirely... 

Pump replacement meets high static head demands

15th June 2007 Pump distributor Ian Dickie, supplier of Sykes High head pumps, recently fitted a number of Sykes Xtra High (XH) head pumps in a South African mine. Ian Dickie director Iain Fraser says the Sykes XH pumps replaced existing units, which were unable to function fully, within the strains and demands... 

Pump manufacturer offers first five-year warranty

15th June 2007 Peristaltic pump manufacturer Watson-Marlow has become the first manufacturer to offer a five-year warranty on its 520, 620 and 720 range of cased pumps. “The new warranty provides an extension to the existing three-year guarantee, and reflects the superior engineering of... 

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,... 


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