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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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Sanral sets Outa straight on toll collection claims

12th June 2017 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) on Monday hit back at the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa), saying that renewed allegations that the income received from motorists using Gauteng’s tolled freeways were mostly pocketed by Austrian-owned e-toll collection company ETC... 

Vodacom sets up R20m disaster relief fund

12th June 2017 Telecommunications giant Vodacom has set up a R20-million disaster recovery fund to provide support to those hit by the fires and storms in the Western and Southern parts of the Cape. Some R10-million has been made available immediately to sustain an emergency partnership with the Department of... 

Icasa calls for input in call termination discussion document

12th June 2017 The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has gazetted a discussion document following a review of the procompetitive conditions imposed on licensees in the 2014 mobile call termination rate and fixed call termination rate regulations. Stakeholders now have 21 days from... 

GBCSA reaches 250 green buildings certification milestone

12th June 2017 The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has issued 250 green building certifications in Africa, with the first school to achieve a Green Star rating representing a new milestone for the organisation that had entered its tenth year of operation. This followed the achievement by Streetlight... 

Sanral receives fraction of Gauteng tolls income – Outa

12th June 2017 Only 26% of the income received from motorists paying the gantry fees for using some of Gauteng’s freeways since its 2013 inception is being pocketed by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral), the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) said on Monday. Outa, which is ramping up... 

Gold ETFs increase 10.5 t in May

9th June 2017 Total holdings in gold-backed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) increased 10.5 t in May to 2 291.9 t or 73.7-million ounces. The value of the holdings remained flat at $93.3-billion in May, when compared with the preceding month, the World Gold Council’s monthly gold-backed ETF holdings update shows. 

Insimbi says recent acquisition has added critical mass

9th June 2017 Insimbi Refractory and Alloy Supplies is no longer the company it was a year ago, with significant changes undertaken in a year described as watershed for the Johannesburg-listed group. During the year ended February 28, the Fred Botha-led company underwent significant changes in its market... 

Revised National Radio Frequency Plan approved

9th June 2017 South Africa’s Cabinet on Wednesday endorsed the revised National Radio Frequency Plan (NRFP) 2017, submitted by the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, which aims to ensure the most efficient use of radio frequency spectrum. The Independent Communications Authority of South... 

Govt, industry agree on way forward for State-owned wireless network

9th June 2017 With the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) to spend the next few months developing the implementation plan for the recently tabled National Integrated Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Policy, Telecommunications Minister Dr Siyabonga Cwele has given the... 

Tongaat sugar output in recovery after two-year drought

9th June 2017 After two consecutive years of having been impacted by a severe drought, Tongaat Hulett’s sugar production levels across its regions are starting to recover, with the company now edging closer to its full two-million-ton-a-year capacity. Total sugar production is expected to recover over two... 


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