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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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Mkango’s feasibility for Songwe Hill under way

13th April 2018 TSX- and Aim-listed Mkango Resources is well positioned to advance its projects following investments by Noble Group subsidiary Talaxis, the exploration and development company outlined in a management discussion and analysis report for the year ended December 31, published on Friday. Mkango is... 

Altron’s FY18 earnings up 14% to 18%

12th April 2018 JSE-listed Allied Electronics (Altron) expects to deliver a 14% to 18% increase in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) on a normalised basis for continued operations for the year ended February 28. The continuing operations’ revenue is expected to increase by... 

Technological convergence seen as key to unlocking mobility revolution

6th April 2018 For South Africa to ride the wave being created by the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, greater attention will have to be given to aligning the fragmented changes taking place across multiple technologies, as well as in various industry sectors and subsectors. And nowhere is this promise... 

Strong rand eroding South African gold mines’ margins

6th April 2018 While the strengthening of South Africa’s rand against the dollar in recent months has been widely welcomed by many, it has somewhat dampened the outlook for exporters and mining firms reliant on a weakened currency to widen margins. For South Africa’s gold mining industry, the resultant decline... 

Technological convergence seen as key to unlocking mobility revolution

6th April 2018 While South Africa is riding the wave of the worldwide fourth industrial revolution, at some point, there will be a need to align the fragmented changes seen in multiple technological developments – and the subsequent evolution of technology “pillars” – in different industries. As the next... 

Kefi making progress in efforts to secure funding for Tulu Kapi

5th April 2018 Aim-listed Kefi Minerals has made “good progress” in assembling a full consortium focused on raising all the development funding at project level for the Tulu Kapi mine. The gold exploration and development company, which has projects in Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia, is planning a $150-million bond... 

Drought-stricken South Africa faces water infrastructure funding shortfall

4th April 2018 A new report estimates that South Africa will need to invest about R70.4-billion a year in water infrastructure investment over the next decade to address water scarcity and provide reliable water to all people, businesses and industries in South Africa. The ‘Water 2018 – Market Intelligence... 

Orion granted two new prospecting rights at Prieska

4th April 2018 ASX- and JSE-listed Orion Minerals has been granted two prospecting rights over strike extensions across important contiguous areas around the Prieska zinc/copper deposit, in the Northern Cape. The new rights, granted by the Department of Mineral Resources to Orion subsidiaries Vardocube and... 

Cape Town dam levels continue to dwindle, despite the recent rains

3rd April 2018 The few days of “good rainfall” experienced by the Western Cape is not enough to fix a system that has received three years of below average rainfall. The average dam levels in the region continue to decline, falling to 17.6% by April 2, from 24.3% a year ago and 18.22% last week. 

SMEs increasingly worried about water shortages

27th March 2018 The ongoing drought and subsequent water shortage has become a top contender in what is keeping small business owners awake at night. In a similar manner in which load-shedding had worried small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) up until 2015/16, and even 2017, the looming significance of water... 


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