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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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Joffe successfully lists new Long4Life venture on JSE

7th April 2017 Business stalwart Brian Joffe, who emerged from retirement in pursuit of a new business opportunity, on Friday listed his latest venture, Long4Life, on the main board of the Johannesburg bourse. Known as the “sage of Johannesburg”, the Long4Life founder and CEO, who recently stepped down from... 

DBSA secures $100m AFD loan facility to support continental activity

7th April 2017 The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has secured a $100-million loan facility from the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), earmarked for energy, water, transport and information and communication technology infrastructure across Africa. The DBSA aims to continue to advance... 

Water availability in rural regions still lags

7th April 2017 Around 3.5-million rural people in South Africa are still living without access to clean water, WaterAid Southern Africa regional director Robert Kampala said following the release of WaterAid’s yearly analysis of global water access. The report, titled ‘Wild Water: The State of the World’s... 

Merging African, Western leadership styles may hold key to business success – study

7th April 2017 A hybrid approach to leadership, merging Western and African styles, may be key to business success in African markets, a new Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Business School study has found. Despite the significant differences, a combination of Western pragmatism and African... 

Water-smart approach needed to mitigate looming deficits

7th April 2017 A new report ‘Scenarios for the future of water South Africa’ has revealed how the drought-stricken, water-scarce country needs to transition towards a water-conscious, water smart economy with stronger water governance. In the report unpacking various scenarios, the World Wide Fund for Nature... 

Edenville expands Mkomolo licence area

6th April 2017 Aim-listed Edenville Energy on Thursday said its mining licence ML362/2016, covering its Mkomolo coal project, in south-west Tanzania, has been enlarged to 9.88 km². The amalgamation of the 14 primary mining licences located at Mkomolo is now entirely held in one continuous licence area under the... 

Tango Mining recovers nearly 308 ct of diamonds in March period

6th April 2017 TSX-V-listed Tango Mining has recovered 183 diamonds, equating to 307.94 ct, from its Oena diamond mine, in the Northern Cape, during the month to March 20. The Canadian diversified junior mining company sold the diamonds at an average price of $875/ct. 

Kusasalethu strike comes to an end

6th April 2017 After six days of ongoing industrial action at the Kusasalethu mine, near Carletonville, the striking workers have returned to work, Harmony Gold said on Thursday. Workers once again downed tools last week, prompting Harmony on Friday to seek an interdict from the Labour Court of South Africa to... 

Competition Commission refers Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha to Tribunal

5th April 2017 The Competition Commission has lodged a complaint with the Competition Tribunal against Japanese company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha. The firm is one of four companies investigated by the commission and found to have been involved in a cartel transporting Toyota vehicles by sea to and from South Africa... 

Rio asked to pay an additional A$447m in tax

5th April 2017 Mining major Rio Tinto is preparing to challenge amended assessments issued by the Australian Commissioner of Taxation outlining additional taxes due of A$447-million – A$379-million plus interest of A$68-million – for the calendar years from 2010 to 2013. This is in addition to the... 


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