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Natasha Odendaal

Natasha Odendaal

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

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Merafe’s year-to-date attributable volumes from Glencore-Merafe Chrome Venture stable

13th October 2017 JSE-listed Merafe Resources on Friday reported a marginal increase in its attributable ferrochrome production from the Glencore-Merafe Chrome Venture for the nine months to September 30. Attributable production increased to 286 000 t in the period under review, from 285 000 t in the comparable... 

Ashanti Gold’s sampling programme showing good gold recovery potential at Anumso

13th October 2017 Recently completed and assayed soil grab samples from the Anumso gold project, in Ghana, have revealed “exciting new target discoveries”, with preliminary metallurgical testwork on material showing “very encouraging” results with high levels of gold recovery. In an exploration update to the... 

Icasa, SABS take next step for EMI/EMC certificates of compliance issuance

13th October 2017 Post the June 2016 signing of a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on a revised approach for the issue of Electromagnetic Interference/Compatibility (EMI/EMC) Certificates of Compliance (CoCs), the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) and the South African Bureau... 

Fuel retailers need to consider rapidly changing industry dynamics

13th October 2017 A new approach to sustaining the fuel retail industry is required as technology and new trends are set to disrupt the way retailers operate, Absa franchise Africa head Dumisani Bengu said on Wednesday. Speaking at the Fuel Retailers Association Conference, held on the sidelines of the... 

Commission publishes draft code of conduct for automotive sector

13th October 2017 The Competition Commission on Tuesday called for input on a draft competition code of conduct for the automotive sector aimed at dealing with anticompetitive conduct concerns, as well as at enhancing transformation in the industry and fostering inclusive growth. Automotive industry participants,... 

Building, civil engineering confidence slips in Q3

13th October 2017 The ongoing pessimism in the general building and civil engineering contractors’ sectors is being seen in the Construction Industry Development Board’s (CIDB’s) latest small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) Business Conditions Survey, which slid two points to 40 in the third quarter. The... 

Alphamin's Bisie mine on track for 2019 production

12th October 2017 Despite facing significant social, political and geographical challenges, emerging miner Alphamin Resources is on track to deliver on the first large commercial tin mine in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Against a backdrop of historical political upheaval, rent-seeking, an... 

Edenville starts washed coal production at Rukwa

9th October 2017 Aim-listed Edenville Energy has started producing washed coal for sale at its Rukwa coal project, in Tanzania. This followed the completion of the commissioning and testing of the wash plant, which started late in September. 

Northam backs Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association’s awareness campaign

9th October 2017 Platinum miner Northam is supporting a campaign by US-based Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) to raise awareness of clean energy technology. Globally, governments are being urged to support investment in technology to provide cleaner and more efficient sources of power in the... 

SAA, unions ink wage agreement

6th October 2017 National airliner South African Airways (SAA) and trade unions Uasa and the National Union of Metalworkers South Africa have signed the revised wage agreement for workers at maintenance arm SAA Technical (SAAT). The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu), which had also signed... 


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