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Natasha Odendaal

Natasha Odendaal

Natasha Odendaal is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Strong first-quarter results delivered

18th May 2018 As telecommunications giant MTN Group continues to pursue its local listing ambition in Nigeria, the West African operation has shown positive momentum in the first quarter of the year. The group last week published MTN Nigeria’s first quarter financial results ahead of the planned initial public... 

Gauteng to incorporate drones into its infrastructure project monitoring

18th May 2018 Following a fruitful pilot project, the Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development (GDID) will be developing its own policy on the use of drones as a monitoring tool during the construction of public projects facilitating site visits, troubleshooting and intervention, if required. With a... 

Competition Commission, Icasa to publish data price findings within months – Cwele

17th May 2018 The findings of data inquiries being undertaken by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) and the Competition Commission are on track for publication in June and August respectively, Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Dr Siyabonga Cwele said on Thursday.... 

Disposals hit Datatec’s FY18 earnings

17th May 2018 International information and communications technology (ICT) group Datatec posted earnings per share (EPS) of 20.5c for the year ended February 28, compared with the 1.4c reported in 2017, owing to the profits on the disposal of two businesses during the period under review. The company,... 

Logicalis to acquire Coasin Chile for $20m

15th May 2018 A subsidiary of Logicalis is acquiring Chilean information and communications technology services and solutions provider Coasin Chile for up to $20.2-million in cash, parent company JSE-listed Datatec said on Tuesday. Logicalis, which expects to complete the deal in the third quarter of this... 

Vodacom breaks through 100m subscriber mark

14th May 2018 JSE-listed telecommunications giant Vodacom achieved double-digit growth in net profit for the financial year ended March 31, boosted by its acquisition of Safaricom, as well as the profit from the sale of Helios Towers Tanzania. This comes as Vodacom surpasses the 103-million customer mark after... 

De Beers marks first digital tracking of a diamond’s journey from mine to jeweller

10th May 2018 Diamond conglomerate De Beers Group has successfully tracked 100 high-value diamonds along the value chain during the pilot phase of its new industry blockchain platform. A selection of rough diamonds, mined by De Beers, were tracked through an immutable and secure digital trail that was created... 

Altron posts double-digit improvements for FY18

10th May 2018 JSE-listed Allied Electronics (Altron) on Thursday posted double-digit growth in revenue and earnings from continuing operations for the year ended February 28. Revenue for the continuing operations rose 14% to R14.7-billion during the year under review, while earnings before interest, taxes,... 

MTN’s Iran headaches return as US reimposes economic sanctions

9th May 2018 In the wake of fresh US sanctions against Iran, telecommunications group MTN will remain alert to the challenges of continuing the repatriation of its cash from 49%-owned MTN Irancell. The US on Tuesday withdrew from the multilateral Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement and... 

GDID announces multibillion-rand infrastructure project pipeline under revamped processes

8th May 2018 The Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development (GDID) has unveiled the first consolidated pipeline of projects that have been rigorously tested through its newly developed project toolkit. Over the past two years, the department has been refining its back-office delivery processes to ensure... 


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