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Martin Zhuwakinyu

Martin Zhuwakinyu

Martin Zhuwakinyu is Senior Deputy Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

He studied at Harare Polytechnic, the University of South Africa and Tshwane University of Technology.

Tel: +2711 622 3744


Siegfried Kreutzfeld

22nd March 2019 This week we profile Siegfried Kreutzfeld, CEO of Zest WEG Group Africa, whose offering includes low- and high-voltage electric motors, vibrator motors, variable-speed drives, soft starters, power and distribution transformers, among others 

Academy for Rwanda’s ‘born to code’ youngsters

22nd March 2019 Education accounts for the lion’s share of the Budgets of many countries. This huge investment, it is reasoned, is a prerequisite for future prosperity. But, as survey after survey has demonstrated, it must not be education for education’s sake – it must equip young people for the world of work.... 

Youth jobs: HP pledges big

15th March 2019 Like the rest of the world’s developing regions, Africa is faced with a youth bulge. Coined in the mid-1990s by German demographer Gunnar Heinsohn, the term refers to the phenomenon whereby success in reducing infant mortality while the fertility rate remains high results in a country’s or... 

Zimbabwe’s dagga strides

8th March 2019 That the politics of the governing party in Zimbabwe are repellent is common knowledge. Zanu-PF has perfected the art of rigging elections over well-nigh four decades and has not hesitated to resort to violent repression to remain in power. And the 2017 ouster of Robert Mugabe in a coup that... 

Rob Adam

1st March 2019 This week we profile Rob Adam, MD of the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory, which operates the MeerKAT radio telescope and is building the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope   

Malawi: a shining democracy

1st March 2019 It’s election season in Africa. At the time of writing, Nigerians and their fellow West Africans in Senegal were due to go to the polls in a few days, while the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is in the process of charting a new course, having voted in a new administration in December. Later... 

Silver lining

22nd February 2019 That I am an Afro-optimist in no secret. This simply means that, unlike doomsayers like Donald Trump, who once likened our countries to latrines, I strongly believe in the Africa Rising narrative. Of course, I am not blind to the ills afflicting us as Africans: primitive corruption (as one... 

The rot continues

15th February 2019 Just more than a year ago, African heads of State and government converged on the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa to launch 2018 as the continent’s Anticorruption Year. No stone was going to be left unturned in the fight to rid Mother Africa of this pernicious scourge, which continued to deal... 

Matric pass rate improves, but …

8th February 2019 Our 2018 matriculants – those who wrote the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams and those who attended schools affiliated with the Independent Examination Board (IEB) alike – deserve a huge pat on the back for doing the nation proud. The NSC pass rate was 78.2% last year, a significant... 

Wicus Pretorius

1st February 2019 This week we profile Wicus Pretoria, CEO of Wictra Holdings, a repairer, refurbisher and builder of railway rolling stock in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and East London   

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