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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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aQuellé donates 30 000 litres of water as Day Zero draws closer

30th January 2018 As Day Zero approaches for the drought-stricken Western Cape, bottled water brand aQuellé has donated almost 30 000 ℓ of bottled water to retirement homes across Cape Town. aQuellé MD Arno Stegen and other drivers are expected to deliver 19 008 one-and-a-half-litre bottles equating to 28 512 ℓ to... 

Phoenix acquisition bolsters Sylvania’s December quarter output

30th January 2018 Aim-listed Sylvania Platinum’s Sylvania dump operations (SDO) achieved a 4% increase in production to 17 302 oz of platinum, palladium, rhodium and gold (4E) platinum group metals (PGMs)  during the quarter ended December 31. This followed the acquisition and integration of Phoenix Platinum... 

Randgold expects record-breaking year at Loulo-Gounkoto

30th January 2018 Randgold Resources on Tuesday said it expects to report another record production performance at its Loulo-Gounkoto gold mining complex, in Mali, for 2017. In the tailwinds of record performance in 2016, when some 707 116 oz of gold was produced, gold output in 2017 from the complex was on track... 

Global semiconductor market to grow 7.5% in 2018

26th January 2018 The revenue of the global semiconductor market is forecast to expand 7.5% to $451-billion in 2018, surpassing technology research firm Gartner’s earlier growth forecast for the year of only 4%. This can be attributed to continued favourable market conditions for memory sectors, which account for... 

Manufacturing ends year with a PMI low

26th January 2018 December’s “dismal” Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) performance indicates that the South African manufacturing sector ended the year on “the back foot”, the monthly Bureau for Economic Research survey suggests. After four consecutive months of improvements and reaching a six-month high in... 

Data analytics trends spill over into energy sector

26th January 2018 The vision of a low-carbon future allied with advances in the information technology sector are set to become game changers that will shift the future energy landscape as technology gives rise to peripheral industries and cross-sector transformations. The future of energy generation is embedded... 

Harmony shareholders to vote on Moab Khotsong deal on Feb 1

25th January 2018 Harmony Gold has removed two resolutions from its meeting agenda to seek shareholder approval for the acquisition of Moab Khotsong, after reducing the potential equity capital raising from $200-million to $100-million on the back of sufficient cash resources and a strong production performance.... 

Resgen still in funding talks for Boikarabelo

25th January 2018 Year-end holidays have further delayed the finalisation of an alternative funding proposal for the development of the Boikarabelo coal mine, in the Waterberg region, JSE- and ASX-listed Resource Generation (Resgen) said on Thursday. Resgen has been working to secure an alternative funding source... 

Anglo American delivers increased output of most products in 2017

25th January 2018 Despite removing higher-cost platinum and metallurgical coal volumes, LSE- and JSE-listed Anglo American has reported a 5% rise in total production on a copper equivalent basis in 2017. “We have delivered another strong operating performance in 2017. The 5% increase for the full year reflects our... 

Red River completes first zinc shipment

25th January 2018 ASX-listed Red River Resources has completed the first shipment of zinc concentrate from the Thalanga zinc operation, in Queensland. The shipment of 5 500 wet metric tonnes of zinc concentrate was loaded at the Port of Townsville destined for the Port of Lianyungang in Jiangsu province, China. 


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