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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


Katlego Makgata

17th September 2021 This week we profiole Katlego Makgata, MD of Leoka Engineering, which procvides project management, design and engineering services, mainly in the mining sector 

Coup d’état comeback?

17th September 2021 I remember, as a freshman in journalism school, a lecturer telling us that some Western newspapers and other media organisations had settled on a stock headline to use each time an African government was deposed in a military coup – and it was ‘They have done it again!’ I cannot vouch for the... 

Joblessness scourge

10th September 2021 While the joblessness numbers released by Statistics South Africa recently make for sad reading, bringing the country’s unemployment scourge into sharp focus, the key takeaway is that it is young people who are bearing the brunt. The situation is quite scary: a whopping  46.3% of those aged... 

Aneesh Misra

3rd September 2021 This week we profile Aneesh Misra, CEO of Sedibeng Iron Ore, an iron-ore mining company, and MD of IMR South Africa  

Costly blackouts

3rd September 2021 Africa’s despots – and they are numerous – are increasingly developing a worrying penchant for switching off social media networks to prevent citizens from sharing information they dislike or when they feel such exchanges may threaten their hold on power. The latest to resort to this trick was... 

Dear ex-Prez Lungu

27th August 2021 I guess you are busy moving house, following your electoral defeat, which spelled the end to your tenancy at State House in Lusaka. When things are less hectic, please spare a few moments to read this missive – it’s not that long. I feared for the worst when, in the midst of vote counting, you... 

Thabi Malatji

27th August 2021 This week we profile Thabi Malatji, a partner at professional services firm EY 

Yershen Pillay

20th August 2021 This week we profile Yershen Pillay, CEO of the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority, a statutory body that is responsible for education, training and skills development 

Biased reporting is not okay

20th August 2021 When Covid hit African shores in early 2020, many predicted the death toll would be much higher than in other regions, given the parlous state of the healthcare system in many countries on the continent. But that didn’t happen, and sceptics – including journos from Western countries, where Covid... 

Tom Marsicano

13th August 2021 This week we profile Tom Marsicano, CEO of and Change, a change management consulting and training company 

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