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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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Makhura establishes water war room for Gauteng

23rd March 2018 Premier David Makhura has established a war room to ensure Gauteng’s own taps do not run dry amid a drought that has devastated many provinces in South Africa, particularly the Western Cape. Following a Premier’s Coordinating Forum, held on Friday, he said water security in South Africa’s... 

Helios scraps listing plans

23rd March 2018 Sub-Saharan Africa-focused telecommunications tower operator Helios Towers has scrapped plans for a main listing on the LSE and a secondary inward listing on the main board of the JSE after shareholders scuppered the plans. Earlier in March, the tower operator outlined its intention of listing,... 

Conlog kicks off expansion strategy with Joburg office opening

16th March 2018 Durban-based prepayment solutions group Conlog has established a commercial presence in Midrand, Gauteng, as the first step in its new geolocation expansion strategy. The group, which was established in Durban in 1965 and is now a subsidiary of JSE-listed Consolidated Infrastructure Group (CIG),... 

Afarak secures new-order mining right for Vlakpoort mine

14th March 2018 LSE-listed Afarak has secured a new-order mining right for its Vlakpoort mine, in the western limb of South Africa’s Bushveld complex. The preparatory work on the mine, which has a minimum of 6.6-million tonnes of proven chrome reserves and 330 314 oz of platinum group metals, will start during... 

Kenmare returns to profitability, achieves record production

14th March 2018 LSE-listed Kenmare Resources has made significant strides as it returned to profitability and delivered record production from its Moma titanium minerals mine, in northern Mozambique, during the year ended December 31. The titanium minerals and zircon producer on Wednesday reported robust... 

South Africa’s drought declared a state of disaster

13th March 2018 South Africa’s persistent drought has now been declared a national state of disaster under the provisions of the Disaster Management Act, an elevation from the initial disaster reclassification issued in February. The declaration will mobilise technical and financial resources by all spheres of... 

CSIR makes progress on first African climate change model

9th March 2018 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is making progress in developing the first Africa-based earth system model to provide reliable projections of the potential impact of climate change on the continent. The model will provide input into the coupled model intercomparison... 

MTN returns to FY profitability

8th March 2018 JSE-listed MTN on Thursday posted a turnaround in its earnings for the year ended December 31, with a full-year return to profitability after plunging into the red last year for the first time in its two-decade history. Reported headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the year under review climbed... 

Jubilee delivers positive results in final six months of 2017

7th March 2018 Aim- and AltX-listed Jubilee has pushed its earnings into positive territory during the six months ended December 31, following the inclusion of the low-cost Hernic ferrochrome platinum and chrome tailings operations for a full six months. The group on Wednesday posted an increase in earnings... 

Gauteng allocates large chunk of 2018/19 budget to health, education

6th March 2018 The Gauteng departments of Education and Health have secured the largest slices of Gauteng’s R121.2-billion budget for the 2018/19 financial year. This year’s budget sets aside R46.4-billion for the Department of Health, an increase of R4.4-billion on the prior year, and R45.2-billion for the... 

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