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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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Spitfire concludes Aphrodite acquisition, confirms mineral resource

25th January 2018 ASX-listed Spitfire Materials has completed its acquisition of the Aphrodite gold project and its 2012 Joint Ore Reserve Committee- (Jorc-) compliant 1.3-million-ounce gold resource, some 65 km north of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Following its successful merger with ASX-listed Aphrodite Gold... 

South African CEOs less optimistic than global counterparts

24th January 2018 The state of South Africa’s economy, its high unemployment rate, further looming ratings downgrades and political and policy uncertainty are among the top concerns casting shadows over business expectations in the next 12 months, PwC’s yearly CEO survey reveals. Only 37% of the South African CEOs... 

Enterprises increasingly looking to machine learning – Deloitte

23rd January 2018 Deloitte’s yearly ‘Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions’ report has forecasted major strides in machine learning for enterprises this year. The report predicted a doubling of the number of enterprise machine learning pilots and deployments this year and, subsequently, the... 

Urgent need to recycle, reuse natural resources – report

23rd January 2018 A new global circularity metric unveiled in Davos, Switzerland, has revealed an urgent need to use the world’s resources more efficiently and create policies and economic infrastructure that encourages the recycling and reuse of natural resources. The Circle Economy’s first ‘Circularity Gap’... 

Intermin delivers strong December quarter

23rd January 2018 Western Australia-focused Intermin on Tuesday reported strong December-quarter operational performance for its 100% owned Teal gold mine, near Kalgoorlie-Boulder. The first toll milling campaign at the one-million tonne Lakewood toll milling facility has been successfully completed and the mine... 

Manhattan in merger deal with New Zealand’s Trans-Tasman

23rd January 2018 ASX-listed Manhattan Corporation has entered into a binding merger implementation agreement for the acquisition of unlisted New Zealand limited company Trans-Tasman Resources (TTR). Manhattan will acquire all the issued capital in TTR through the issue of 706-million ordinary shares and... 

Southern Gold, Westgold in deal to develop Cannon underground mine

23rd January 2018 Australian gold producer Southern Gold has entered an agreement with development partner Westgold Resources for the underground development phase at the Cannon gold mine, near Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Westgold will pay Southern Gold A$1.5-million upfront for a five-year right-to-mine within... 

Kibali prepares for full production

23rd January 2018 Following the successful commissioning of the integrated automated ore handling and hoisting system of the underground operation at Kibali, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Randgold Resources is preparing to bring the mine into full production this year. In an update to shareholders on... 

Artisanal, small-scale mining explodes amid rising prices

22nd January 2018 A new report has revealed explosive growth in the number of artisanal and small-scale miners worldwide over the past two decades amid rising mineral prices and a general struggle in earning a living from agriculture. The Intergovernmental Forum (IGF) on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable... 

Lehohla joins 22 on Sloane

22nd January 2018 Former Statistician-General Dr Pali Lehohla has joined 22 on Sloane as a research resident adviser, effective March 1. Following a 17-year career as Statistician-General of Statistics South Africa, Lehohla will settle into his new role of training, guiding and mentoring the team of researchers... 

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