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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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Technology incubator seeks proposals for creation of Gauteng ICT hub

13th July 2018 Business and technology incubator Softstart Business and Technology Incubator (SBTI) wants to transform 19 000 m2 of its undeveloped land in Midrand into Africa’s largest information and communication technology (ICT) hub to drive the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The group sent out a request for... 

Cape Town reassesses future water mix after dodging Day Zero bullet

13th July 2018 The City of Cape Town’s dreaded Day Zero has been pushed out to 2020 – as long as the current water restrictions are maintained – owing to higher dam water levels, intense water demand management programmes, communication and awareness and behavioural changes. Day Zero, when the taps in Cape Town... 

Ansys rebrands as Etion

13th July 2018 Digital technology solutions provider Ansys has embarked on a significant rebranding to breathe new life into its business units and reflect its new position as a diversified digital technology group. Now evolved into Etion, representing “energy in action”, the AltX-listed group has changed the... 

Mokonyane appoints broadcasting digital migration advisory council

10th July 2018 Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has appointed a broadcasting digital migration advisory council to advise on various issues on the digital terrestrial television (DTT) migration project. These included the analogue switch-off plan, strategies to increase DTT uptake by households and to... 

Climate change not the only reason for water shortages – Muller

9th July 2018 While recent rainfall has brought some reprieve to the drought-plagued City of Cape Town, the region remains vulnerable, and people, politics and poor planning are predominantly to blame for most urban water shortages, water expert Professor Mike Muller has said. In an opinion piece published in... 

Acacia reports lower Q2 output

6th July 2018 Acacia Mining remains on track to achieve the upper-end of its 2018 gold production guidance range of 435 000 oz to 475 000 oz, after delivering 254 759 oz of gold during the first half of the year. While second-quarter production dropped 36% year-on-year, owing to reduced operations at... 

Spectrum release expected to bring big economic and social benefits

6th July 2018 The much-anticipated release of South Africa’s high-demand spectrum has the potential to reshape the country’s economy by stimulating innovation and open the way for the country's full participation in the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution. However, industry analysts stress that the manner... 

Spectrum release expected to bring big economic and social benefits

6th July 2018 The much-anticipated release of South Africa’s high-demand spectrum has the potential to reshape the country’s economy by stimulating innovation and open the way for the country's full participation in the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution. However, industry analysts stress that the manner... 

Cape Town company creates new smart water monitoring app

6th July 2018 Cape Town-based company Ontec Systems has developed a smart water management solution to monitor water use in near real-time. The new GaugeIT device, and its linked application, is also equipped with features such as an early leak detection alarm and high-use threshold warnings to avoid any... 

2018 to be a pivotal year for ICT industry, report asserts

6th July 2018 With the unprecedented continuous and rapid developments in fifth-generation (5G) and the Internet of Things (IoT), 2018 will not be “just another year” for an industry that has become accustomed to high smartphone subscription and mobile traffic growth. Over the next five years, there are... 

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