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Why you must register for Workers' Compensation

16th February 2007 All employers (as defined in the Act) are required to register for workers’ compensation and any employer who fails to register is guilty of an offence. 

Algae bioreactor logic is flawed

26th January 2007 I read your article written by Helene Le Roux, entitled ‘First algae being grown in Mookgopong bioreactor’ (which appeared in the December 15, 2006 edition of Engineering News) with interest, as I have been aware of GreenFuel and De Beer’s Fuel and their activities. 

Solar, not nuclear power

26th January 2007 Editor –?Regarding the Bloomberg story entitled ‘Namibia plans nuclear power station – report’, which appeared on Engineering News Online on January 11, it is very surprising that anyone should be thinking of new nuclear power stations in Namibia, since there is a simple... 

NEF seeks to facilitatae partnerships ahead of World Cup

8th December 2006 The State-owned National Empowerment Fund (NEF), which announced its initiatives to facilitate partnerships between black businesses and international firms in the lead-up to the soccer World Cup last week, said that the partnerships would seek to share skills and expertise to deliver to the... 

Greenfields development

3rd November 2006 Engineering project house TWP has been awarded the feasibility-study contract by Impala Platinum for the R3,4-billion 17 Shaft project. 

Zambian govt gives Teal go-ahead for Mwambashi copper project

3rd November 2006 Zambia’s Mines and Minerals Minister, Kalombo Mwansa, has granted exploration and mining company Teal a large-scale mining licence to develop its 12 000-t/y Mwambashi copper project. 

Aggregated business changes hands

3rd November 2006 Cement producer Lafarge’s Aggregates & Readymix business has acquired the Mpumalanga aggregates quarry and readymix operations of White River Crushers, the company said last week. 

SA requires experienced engineers

27th October 2006 ?Editor –?With regard to the cover story entitled ‘Brain Gain’ (Engineering News September 15–21, 2006), I am surprised that no mention was made of keeping highly skilled engineers in the country once you train them. 

Rio Tinto may increase share buy-backs to stop bidders, says Goldman

20th October 2006 Rio Tinto, the world’s third-largest mining company, may buy back more shares to stop potential takeover bids after falling commo- dity prices helped cut its stock price, Goldman Sachs said. 

Kelvin Kemm is right on global warming

13th October 2006 Editor –?Mark Dittke’s attack on Kelvin Kemm’s views on global warming is misplaced and ill-informed (letters, Engineering News, September 8–14, 2006). 

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