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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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Kefi making progress in efforts to secure funding for Tulu Kapi

5th April 2018 Aim-listed Kefi Minerals has made “good progress” in assembling a full consortium focused on raising all the development funding at project level for the Tulu Kapi mine. The gold exploration and development company, which has projects in Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia, is planning a $150-million bond... 

Drought-stricken South Africa faces water infrastructure funding shortfall

4th April 2018 A new report estimates that South Africa will need to invest about R70.4-billion a year in water infrastructure investment over the next decade to address water scarcity and provide reliable water to all people, businesses and industries in South Africa. The ‘Water 2018 – Market Intelligence... 

Orion granted two new prospecting rights at Prieska

4th April 2018 ASX- and JSE-listed Orion Minerals has been granted two prospecting rights over strike extensions across important contiguous areas around the Prieska zinc/copper deposit, in the Northern Cape. The new rights, granted by the Department of Mineral Resources to Orion subsidiaries Vardocube and... 

Cape Town dam levels continue to dwindle, despite the recent rains

3rd April 2018 The few days of “good rainfall” experienced by the Western Cape is not enough to fix a system that has received three years of below average rainfall. The average dam levels in the region continue to decline, falling to 17.6% by April 2, from 24.3% a year ago and 18.22% last week. 

SMEs increasingly worried about water shortages

27th March 2018 The ongoing drought and subsequent water shortage has become a top contender in what is keeping small business owners awake at night. In a similar manner in which load-shedding had worried small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) up until 2015/16, and even 2017, the looming significance of water... 

Makhura establishes water war room for Gauteng

23rd March 2018 Premier David Makhura has established a war room to ensure Gauteng’s own taps do not run dry amid a drought that has devastated many provinces in South Africa, particularly the Western Cape. Following a Premier’s Coordinating Forum, held on Friday, he said water security in South Africa’s... 

Helios scraps listing plans

23rd March 2018 Sub-Saharan Africa-focused telecommunications tower operator Helios Towers has scrapped plans for a main listing on the LSE and a secondary inward listing on the main board of the JSE after shareholders scuppered the plans. Earlier in March, the tower operator outlined its intention of listing,... 

Conlog kicks off expansion strategy with Joburg office opening

16th March 2018 Durban-based prepayment solutions group Conlog has established a commercial presence in Midrand, Gauteng, as the first step in its new geolocation expansion strategy. The group, which was established in Durban in 1965 and is now a subsidiary of JSE-listed Consolidated Infrastructure Group (CIG),... 

Afarak secures new-order mining right for Vlakpoort mine

14th March 2018 LSE-listed Afarak has secured a new-order mining right for its Vlakpoort mine, in the western limb of South Africa’s Bushveld complex. The preparatory work on the mine, which has a minimum of 6.6-million tonnes of proven chrome reserves and 330 314 oz of platinum group metals, will start during... 

Kenmare returns to profitability, achieves record production

14th March 2018 LSE-listed Kenmare Resources has made significant strides as it returned to profitability and delivered record production from its Moma titanium minerals mine, in northern Mozambique, during the year ended December 31. The titanium minerals and zircon producer on Wednesday reported robust... 

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