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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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ARB acquires Radiant Group

15th August 2018 JSE-listed ARB Holdings and its subsidiary Eurolux have taken the next step towards acquiring 100% of the total issued share capital of Radiant Group from South Ocean Holdings. The parties on Wednesday announced the signing of the definitive agreements, which outlined that the purchase price for... 

Agreement reached on Sedibeng water treatment plant project

10th August 2018 After facing several challenges that have delayed work on the Sedibeng water treatment plant, Gauteng Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and Human Settlements MEC Dikgang Moiloa and Water and Sanitation Minister Gugile Nkwinti have signed an agreement with the Sedibeng/Vaal community... 

Gender diversity seen as critical to ICT sector’s future growth

10th August 2018 Women’s participation in the high-growth information and communication technology (ICT) industry remains at low levels, with South Africa’s representation far below the global average of less than 30% of women in the sector. Telecommunications giant MTN says that, despite gender diversity being a... 

Reform on education, gender and work critical to digital economy

10th August 2018 South Africa’s static and underinvested education and training systems need to be reformed to keep pace with the new needs of the ever-evolving digital economy. The current educational system is “largely inadequate” to cater for the significant shifts happening in the business models of all... 

MTN posts lower H1 profits, reports improved operational performance

8th August 2018 Telecommunications giant MTN on Wednesday posted improved financial results on a constant currency basis for the first half of 2018, with growth achieved in service revenue and an increase in margins on earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda). For the six months... 

Clanwilliam dam wall raising resumes

6th August 2018 Construction on the raising of the Clanwilliam dam wall resumed on Monday after a lengthy delay. “This is very welcome news and we want to applaud and thank the Water and Sanitation Department under Minister Gugile Nkwinti for keeping to their commitments and starting to deliver on their mandate... 

Data breaches costing South African firms billions of rands

3rd August 2018 The average cost of a data breach in South Africa in 2018 has increased 12.2% year-on-year to R36.5-million, from the R32-million reported in 2017, and the R28.6-million reported in 2016, a new study finds. The average number of breached records also increased 6.31% to 21 090, the IBM Security... 

Radio broadcasting sector faces hurdles

3rd August 2018 There is still a lot of room for investment and growth in the radio broadcasting sector, despite an increasing shift to digital and other broadcasting mediums in recent years that has left the industry in an influx, says Kagiso Media. Speaking during the Independent Communications Authority of... 

Intelsat joins alliance developing specs for inflight connectivity

3rd August 2018 Integrated satellite solutions group Intelsat has become the latest member of the consortium Seamless Air Alliance to accelerate the development of standards to facilitate better, more seamless, inflight connectivity. The Seamless Air Alliance was formed earlier this year to develop... 

Cape casino constructs water purification plant

27th July 2018 Sun International’s GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World, in Cape Town, has constructed a water purification plant to treat borehole water to potable standards, change its water supply mix and become less reliant on drawing water from public resources. The R18-million plant draws water from... 

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