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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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Icasa publishes findings on priority markets inquiry

17th August 2018 Plans to undertake a market inquiry of the identified priority markets that may require regulation intervention in terms of the Electronic Communications Act will be announced in due course, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) said on Friday. Mobile services, upstream... 

SMME finance for women in South Africa in need of review

17th August 2018 Despite the progress that has been made in recent years, there is a need to increase targeted programmes and improve access to finance for women in business in South Africa. The success rate of the traditional approaches to financing and existing programmes for women entrepreneurs needs to be... 

MTN conference showcases IoT excellence

17th August 2018 Telecommunications giant MTN’s 2018 Business Internet of Things (IoT) conference and awards showcased the “next generation of IoT trailblazers” as several companies walked away with honours for their innovations in the IoT space. Mine RP and FlowCentric scooped the 2018 MTN Business IoT Solution... 

Vodacom expanding rural network coverage

17th August 2018 Telecommunications giant Vodacom is accelerating its rural connectivity programme, with more than 200 new rural network sites planned across all nine provinces in the year ahead. The company has already provided 101 rural villages with second-generation (2G) and third-generation (3G) connectivity... 

ARB headline earnings up nearly 16% in 2018

16th August 2018 JSE-listed ARB Holdings on Thursday reported double-digit growth in earnings for the financial year ended June 30. The investment and property holding company posted headline earnings a share and earnings a share of 71.7c, a 15.9% and 14.9% increase respectively on the prior year, with the... 

ARB acquires Radiant Group

15th August 2018 JSE-listed ARB Holdings and its subsidiary Eurolux have taken the next step towards acquiring 100% of the total issued share capital of Radiant Group from South Ocean Holdings. The parties on Wednesday announced the signing of the definitive agreements, which outlined that the purchase price for... 

Agreement reached on Sedibeng water treatment plant project

10th August 2018 After facing several challenges that have delayed work on the Sedibeng water treatment plant, Gauteng Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and Human Settlements MEC Dikgang Moiloa and Water and Sanitation Minister Gugile Nkwinti have signed an agreement with the Sedibeng/Vaal community... 

Gender diversity seen as critical to ICT sector’s future growth

10th August 2018 Women’s participation in the high-growth information and communication technology (ICT) industry remains at low levels, with South Africa’s representation far below the global average of less than 30% of women in the sector. Telecommunications giant MTN says that, despite gender diversity being a... 

Reform on education, gender and work critical to digital economy

10th August 2018 South Africa’s static and underinvested education and training systems need to be reformed to keep pace with the new needs of the ever-evolving digital economy. The current educational system is “largely inadequate” to cater for the significant shifts happening in the business models of all... 

MTN posts lower H1 profits, reports improved operational performance

8th August 2018 Telecommunications giant MTN on Wednesday posted improved financial results on a constant currency basis for the first half of 2018, with growth achieved in service revenue and an increase in margins on earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda). For the six months... 

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