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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

Turning the tide on South Africa's ports

27th April 2007 Owing to the growing harbour activities, SAPO and the NPA are undertaking a multi billion rand investment programme to expand and upgrade the South African ports and related infrastructure. These projects include the refurbishment of the Saldanha port, an upgrade for the Durban harbour, an... 

Sand bypass system under evaluation for Nelson Mandela Bay

27th April 2007 The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality (NMBM) has announced that an environmental impact assessment (EAI) will be carried out to establish the environmental impact of creating a sand bypass system into the North End coastal area. This follows the pre-feasibility study which was carried out in 2006. 

Three-year drive to grow local port engineering skills

27th April 2007 Late last year, the National Ports Authority of South Africa (NPA), signed training contracts with the Shipping and Transport college in Rotterdam and with the University of Stellenbosch in cooperation with the Delft University in the Netherlands, as part of a three-year drive to boost its skills... 

SA beefing up port security

27th April 2007 The National Ports Authority (NPA) is installing technically advanced equipment at the country�s eight ports, to enhance security and ensure compliance with international maritime antiterrorist measures. The security measures include erecting fences, securing port entrance control, closed-circuit... 

New network monitoring solution finds its feet in SA

13th April 2007 Local network solutions provider Data & Systems Technology, introduced the network monitoring solutions provider Endace into the South African market during 2006. The acceleration and network monitoring technology guarantees 100% packet capture with any packet size or distribution, provides... 

Repeater supply contract paves the way for accelerated growth

13th April 2007 Local agent for Dekolink Wireless, Webb Industries, has won a contract to supply universal mobile telecommunications systems (UMTS) repeaters to MTN South Africa. The contract involves the supply and installations of the UMTS repeaters for in building solutions and represents a significant step... 

Two new signatories for Nepad ICT infrastructure project

13th April 2007 The developing countries of Botswana and Zimbabwe have added their names to the countries who have signed the protocol to roll out the New Economic Partnership for Africa 

Additional contracts for Virgin service provider

13th April 2007 Following the successful completion of the initial infrastructure development of Virgin Mobile, information and communication service provider Bromide Technologies has been tasked with various other initiatives, not covered in the original project scope. 

Sinking of world’s deepest mine commences

6th April 2007 AngloGold Ashanti’s TauTona mine will see the sinking of a twin-decline shaft in March this year which is expected to be completed by February, 2012. The sinking project is part of the Below 120 Carbon Leader project and will take TauTona to 3 902m below surface, making it the deepest mine... 

Gold major to review Driefontein depth expansion

6th April 2007 The revised feasibility study for the depth expansion of mining giant Gold Field 


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