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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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SA’s nuclear pullback impacts current skills pool

20th August 2010 The restructuring of the pebble-bed modular reactor (PBMR) project, which started with the withdrawal of government support in February, has impacted on the broader academic community. 

Developing the country’s youth

20th August 2010 After the 2010 International Youth Nuclear Congress (IYNC) in July, which celebrated its tenth anniversary and was hosted in South Africa for the first time, the country’s Department of Energy (DOE) and the IYNC aim to continue to develop youth in the nuclear industry, as well as promote the... 

New branch strengthens company’s SA footprint

13th August 2010 Steel and engineering products supplier Stewarts & Lloyds has opened a new branch in George, in the Southern Cape, which is part of its strategy to increase the company’s footprint by having a presence in most of the major centres in South Africa. 

Creating art out of historic waste

13th August 2010 A sculpture, titled ‘Twenty Years Ago’, by Cape Town-based artist Christopher Swift, commemorates the twentieth anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela from Robben Island prison, and is created out of mesh from the original prison fences and supported by scaffolding. 

Founders regain share
of construction group

13th August 2010 The founders and former owners of lightweight steel technology solutions provider Scottsdale Construction Systems, in New Zealand, have regained a substantial share and control from the construction group Panceltica, which acquired Scottsdale about 30 months ago, reports Scottsdale group’s new... 

New steel mill promotes job creation in Brazil

13th August 2010 An integrated steel mill, the biggest industrial investment in Brazil in the past ten years, is being built by materials and technology group ThyssenKrupp, in Rio de Janeiro, at a cost of €5,2-billion, and promises to provide jobs and training for the local communities. 

New technology an alternative to steel cladding and insulation

13th August 2010 Abrasion, corrosion and insulation solutions company Uretech has introduced Insulair, the company’s latest technology in nanoporous insulation, to cater for the lagging, cladding and insulation of pipelines in the cryogenic industry, reports Uretech operations director Robert Martin. 

Construction giant advances with green initiatives

30th July 2010 Construction giant Basil Read’s developments division is moving ahead with a series of initiatives that are aimed at reducing its carbon footprint; a vision which has come to life at the division’s site office in Cosmo City, in the north-west of Johannesburg, where a 1 105-ha mixed-use,... 

Civils work under way for low-cost residential development

30th July 2010 Property developers Multi Spectrum Property Developments (MSP Developments) reports that construction of civils has started on a new low-cost residential development, the Belladonna Estate, which is situated in Blue Downs, in Cape Town’s northern suburbs. 

Engines meet future off-highway emissions standards

16th July 2010 Supplier of engines, complete propulsion and power systems MTU, part of Tognum Group, recently presented their latest engine programme, designed to meet all future off-highway emissions standards, at Bauma, a construction machinery exhibition in Munich, Germany. 


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