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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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Petco increases rate of PET recycling in 2016

28th March 2017 Recycling company Petco has recycled some 22% more post-consumer bottles in 2016, pushing its yearly polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling rate from 52% to 55% in 2016. This marked the second year that Petco has exceeded its recycling target, with the total PET market growing by 14.8% to 241... 

TPT awarded multipurpose terminal depot licences

28th March 2017 The South African Revenue Service has granted Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) new depot licences for all its multipurpose terminals (MPTs) for the packing and unpacking of containers for all commodities, including agri, mineral and mining bulk products. This enables State-owned TPT to efficiently... 

Business warns of downgrade threat amid Gordhan uncertainty

28th March 2017 The Chamber of Mines (CoM) is the latest business entity to express concern that President Jacob Zuma’s unexpected decision to cut short an international investor roadshow led by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will leave investors unsettled and raise the possibility of a downgrade. Media reports... 

ICT council progresses sector's BBBEE code

28th March 2017 The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services’ Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Sector Council has met all of its initial mandates and will now continue its work to guide and review the implementation of the amended and... 

BLSA calls for cool heads after Gordhan’s mid-roadshow return

28th March 2017 Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) has cautioned on the consequences of the ill-advised, “unexpected and unexplained” request by President Jacob Zuma for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to return to South Africa midway through an international investor roadshow to the UK and the US. The... 

Solidarity gears up for 'Save our Steel' campaign

27th March 2017 Trade union Solidarity has set March 30 as the launch date for a job-saving campaign to conceive and implement purposeful plans to help “save” certain industries that are struggling to remain viable. “This campaign will focus specifically on the steel, manufacturing and engineering industries to... 

New British High Commissioner to South Africa to assume role in April

27th March 2017 Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) and member of the Royal Victorian Order (RVO) Nigel Casey has been appointed British High Commissioner to South Africa, effective April. He is succeeding Dame CMG and Lieutenant of the RVO Judith Macgregor, who will be retiring from the... 

New public procurement legislation to take effect this week

27th March 2017 With the revised legislation governing public procurement processes coming into effect this week, stakeholders are expecting the impact of the radical economic transformation within public procurement processes to become clear in due course. Government repealed and replaced its Preferential... 

Goodlace joins Kumba board

24th March 2017 Former Impala Platinum CEO Terence Goodlace has joined the board of JSE-listed Kumba Iron Ore as independent nonexecutive director with immediate effect. Goodlace also previously held the post of Metorex CEO and Gold Fields COO and executive VP and head of the international operations. Currently,... 

Denel heads to court to dispel doubts over legality of Denel Asia JV

24th March 2017 Denel has taken to the High Court of South Africa in Gauteng to clear up doubts over the legal standing of Denel Asia, a joint venture (JV) with VR Laser Asia. The State-owned defence group on Friday applied to the High Court in Pretoria for an order declaring that it obtained approval to form... 

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