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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

Scratching the surface of steel abrasives

2nd March 2007 Advanced metallurgy has seen the emergence of stainless steel abrasives in a similar size and form to the better known carbon steel shot and grit, used for surface treatment of non-ferrous items, says Simple Active Tactics (SAT) director Charles Dominion. Through specific heat treatment... 

Highveld purchase under ECC microscope

2nd March 2007 The sale of Anglo American’s 79% share of Highveld Steel and Vanadium Corporation to the Russian Evras, has been slightly delayed by the European Competition Commission. 

Steady growth predicted for steel

2nd March 2007 In 2006, world crude steel production reached it’s highest level of output in world history. 

Heavyweight player enters lightweight steel sector

2nd March 2007 South Africa has seen another addition to the participants in the growing industry of lightweight steel frame construction. 

Sishen bridge gets legs to stand on

2nd March 2007 DCD-Dorbyl Heavy Engineering Venco has been commissioned to manufacture the bridges and portal legs for the 2 drum reclaimers at the Sishen Expansion Project (SEP). 

Local company acquires plasma arc cutting machine for steel products

2nd March 2007 Profile Cut Dynamics, specialists in profiling and guillotining, has acquired a high definition plasma arc cutting machine. Imported from Germany, the machine can cut up to 38 mm thick steel. The Hypertherm hyperformance plasma HPR260 reduces operating costs and eliminates the need for secondary... 

Weakening rand improves South Africa’s steel export prospects

2nd March 2007 The weakening of the rand last year allowed several metal exporters, who had previously been driven out of the export market, to return, says Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (Seifsa) economist Michael McDonald. McDonald says that Seifsa launched a survey into the... 

R1-billion tourism development grows Algoa Bay

9th February 2007 The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality in the Eastern Cape, recently gave Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) consortium Embizweni the approval for a R1 billion tourism development within Algoa Bay. 

East London IDZ draws investors

9th February 2007 The East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ) has announced seven new investors within its Automotive Supplier Park (ASP). 

Automotive industry training programme rocked by budget cuts

9th February 2007 The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC)-initiated tertiary education institution programme (TEI) has been discontinued in four of the seven tertiary education institutions contracted to the programme, following a 70% budget cut in 2006. 


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