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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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Email: newsdesk@engineeringnews.co.za

First blast at Wesizwe’s Bakubung platinum mine

27th July 2012 Chinese-owned Wesizwe Platinum initiated the first blast at its flagship Bakubung platinum mine, in the North West province, at the end of July. 

Digital TV regulations published for final consultation round

27th July 2012 The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) on Friday tabled the revised digital terrestrial television (DTT) draft regulations for the final round of public consultation. 

WRC aims to map SA’s fog-harvesting potential

27th July 2012 A four-year study by the Water Research Commission (WRC) would provide an “invaluable” contribution to the planning and roll-out of water-supply augmentation through fog harvesting, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said earlier this month. 

Tshwane starts construction on R2.6bn BRT system

27th July 2012 The City of Tshwane on Wednesday started the construction of South Africa’s latest bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Arcadia, Hatfield. 

New Bokoni restructure plan under review – Atlatsa

26th July 2012 Platinum junior Atlatsa Resources, formerly known as Anooraq Resources, was continuing its discussions with Anglo American Platinum for the restructure, recapitalisation and refinancing of Atlatsa and its Bokoni operations, the company said on Thursday. A number of “plans” underpinning the... 

Western Cape confidence higher than rest of SA

26th July 2012 Business, wholesale and manufacturing confidence in the Western Cape is higher than that of the remainder of South Africa, a new report, released by the Bureau for Economic Research (BER) on Thursday, has found. The second-quarter economic report on the Western Cape economy, commissioned by the... 

Sanyati business rescue proceedings terminated

26th July 2012 Creditors of embattled construction group Sanyati, which met on Thursday to decide the future of the company, have voted to terminate the group’s business rescue proceedings. In a statement issued to shareholders, the group said that 96% of the total voting interests, which amounted to... 

SA exports expected to moderate, BER lowers growth forecast

26th July 2012 Continuing eurozone debt challenges, weak US growth and softer growth in emerging countries, such as China and India, were expected to moderate South African exports throughout the year, Bureau for Economic Research (BER) senior economist Hugo Pienaar said on Thursday. According to the... 

Cell C’s Knott-Craig shaking up SA mobile market

26th July 2012 South Africa’s third-largest mobile operator Cell C’s aggressive refocus is setting the scene for the change new CEO Alan Knott-Craig wants to see in the industry. Knott-Craig, who took the reigns three months ago, drastically cut local and international voice call rates and implemented simple... 

Rapid increase in mobile Internet users in SA

25th July 2012 The average cellphone user is spending increasingly more of their monthly average spend on data, signalling a rapid increase in the number of mobile Internet users in South Africa, a new report by World Wide Worx has found. In the ‘Mobility 2012’ research report, World Wide Worx MD Arthur... 

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