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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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5G capabilities showcased through virtual reality driving test

6th July 2018 MTN South Africa and Ericsson have showcased the potential of fifth-generation (5G) capabilities by having a driver navigate a vehicle around a skid pan at the Gerotek testing facility, in Pretoria, using only data fed into a virtual reality (VR) device. In the first automotive use case... 

South Africa works on policy as fintech gives rise to innovation

3rd July 2018 South Africa’s complex financial technology (fintech) domain is in flux and morphing into never-seen-before services within every aspect of the financial sector, with regulators and policymakers working on a coordinated approach to policymaking that will leverage fintech innovation in a way that... 

South Africa, Japan team up on water resource management

29th June 2018 South Africa and Japan have signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) focused on infrastructure development and technical cooperation in water resource management. The MoC will see the Department of Water and Sanitation in South Africa and the Department of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and... 

Gauteng’s Tshepo 1 Million programme trains 73 000 people in 2017/18

29th June 2018 Gauteng Premier David Makhura is planning to engage, during July, all municipalities across Gauteng in an effort to gain more support for the province’s Tshepo 1 Million programme. The Premier on Friday said municipalities and metropolitans are not supporting the roll-out of the programme, with... 

Small natural capital footprint of telecoms sector seen as an opportunity

29th June 2018 The telecommunications sector is seen as the only “safe haven” in a world where natural resource depletion is increasing liability and business interruption. Natural capital, the “global stock” of natural resources, is being depleted at a rate much faster than the planet can replenish it, which... 

SA tech firm eyes enhanced global growth as it tackles US market

29th June 2018 Home-grown technology group Alaris is targeting an increase of its share in the largest market it can enter as it pursues the acquisition of an undisclosed US company specialising in passive radio frequency and microwave antenna solutions. The group, through its UK subsidiary Alaris Investment... 

Wastewater plant delivers significant savings for Cape Town hotel

29th June 2018 The initial first phase of a new wastewater treatment plant installed at the One&Only Cape Town hotel is expected to deliver savings of 40 000 ℓ/d in potable municipal-treated water that had previously been used to run the cooling towers and a R114 000 a month reduction in water costs. Biological... 

Rebranded Ansys posts double-digit plunges in earnings, revenue

27th June 2018 Diversified digital technology group Etion, formerly known as Ansys, on Wednesday posted significant double-digit declines in earnings and revenue for the financial year ended March 31, owing to challenging market conditions. Headline earnings per share (HEPS) plunged 50% to 7.29c, while earnings... 

Telkom appoints successor to CFO

27th June 2018 JSE-listed Telkom has appointed Tsholofelo Molefe as CFO and executive director, effective July 1, 2018, succeeding Deon Fredericks, who has been appointed as chief investment officer to enhance the group’s investment strategy. Qualified chartered accountant Molefe joined Telkom on July 1, 2016,... 

Years-long delayed digital terrestrial television project assigned dedicated PMO

26th June 2018 As the years-delayed digital terrestrial television (DTT) project remains beset with numerous challenges inhibiting the full transition from analogue to digital broadcasting, the Department of Communications (DoC) has starting building a dedicated project management office (PMO) outside the... 


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