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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


George Mothema

12th July 2019 This week we feature George Mothema, chairperson of Aviation Coordination Services, a leading provider of hold baggage screening and cargo screening services and common user terminal equipment provisioning at all Airports Company South Africa-owned airports 

Africa’s new export

12th July 2019 My news staple includes newspapers from all over Africa. This means I am fairly au fait with trends on the continent. And one of the latest trends is the emergence of a new type of export, which, besides earning our countries much-needed hard currency, helps dent the challenge of stubbornly high... 

Maritime scrimmages

5th July 2019 Far from the madding crowd characterised by in-country political tensions and economic vicissitudes in much of Africa, litigation that in most cases escapes the international media glare is playing out in parts of the continent. The bone of contention is where national maritime boundaries should... 

Namib wild horses face extinction

28th June 2019 It’s a distressing time for conservationists: the sun appears to be about to set on Namibia’s famed wild horses. The population of the desert-dwelling animals has been dwindling at an alarming rate in recent times. But, unlike elephants and rhinos, which are the target of marauding poachers, the... 

Petrus Pienaar

21st June 2019 This week we profile Petrus Pienaar, CEO of Nyeleti Consulting Engineers 

What are Bafana’s chances at Afcon?

21st June 2019 Apologies to readers of this column who cannot tell FIFA from UEFA or CAF: this week I focus on football, which the Brazilian legend known to much of the world simply as Pele famously described as “the beautiful game”. Starting at 22:00 tonight, when Zimbabwe takes to the field against Egypt at... 

Morocco’s ‘democracy’ back in the spotlight as Jasmine Spring resurges

21st June 2019 A … As protesters desert Khartoum after Sudanese security forces attack a civilian protest camp, killing several, and as military attitudes in Algeria harden ahead of elections on July 4, a resurgent Arab Spring has put Morocco’s political reforms back in the spotlight. 

The latest on Swahili ‘project’

14th June 2019 Where are the hot-heads at the South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) and the other teacher unions? We need them to stop Angie Motshekga in her tracks. She quietly slipped out of the country last month and headed for Kenya. That was only a couple of months after a son of that country had... 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson? Heaven forbid!

7th June 2019 The story is told of a correspondent for British news agency Reuters who, in 1961, was sent to verify whether then United Nations (UN) secretary-general Dag Hammarkjold had landed at Ndola Airport, in northern Zambia, en route to talks with Moise Tshombe, who, with the backing of former colonial... 

Dawie Strauss

31st May 2019 This week we profile Dawie Strauss, MD of Superior Pressure Solutions (Spress), a company that is involved in the manufacture, sales and maintenance of high-pressure equipment supplied to the greater African continent and neighbouring islands 

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