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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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Alaris Holdings expands into Europe

1st July 2022 Radio frequency (RF) technology holding and investment company Alaris Holdings has expanded its European footprint with the acquisition of Germany-based Kuhne electronic for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition establishes a valuable base in Europe that supports the company’s global expansion,... 

MTN Group announces key appointments

1st July 2022 Telecommunications group MTN has appointed new CEOs for its operations in Cameroon, Rwanda and Uganda, effective September 1. MTN has also created a new senior MTN Group post: operations executive for Liberia, Guinea-Conakry, Guinea-Bissau and Congo-Brazzaville effective August 1, reporting to... 

Water veteran Claassens retires from TCTA

1st July 2022 Long-standing Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) executive team member Johann Claassens has retired, effective June 30. Johannes Mavuso was appointed at the start of June as a successor to Claassens, with the handover process now completed. 

New 15-megalitre water reservoir for Lenasia and surrounds

1st July 2022 A new 15 megalitre water reservoir has been launched for Lenasia and surrounding communities to improve storage capacity of the Lenasia High Level Reservoir and to ensure reliability of clean water supply. The R45-million multi-faceted project, which started in August 2020, included site... 

Coalition mobilises $25bn to connect the unconnected

1st July 2022 The newly launched Partner2Connect (P2C) coalition has secured over 400 connectivity pledges, representing an estimated combined financial value of $25.05-billion, with more pledges still coming in, to advance universal meaningful connectivity globally. The inaugural P2C Digital Development... 

Vantage Data Centers, SolarAfrica enter power purchase agreement

1st July 2022 Hyperscale data centre campuses provider Vantage Data Centers has secured 87 MWp of solar energy for its Johannesburg (JNB1) data centre campus through a 20-year power purchase agreement with solar energy financing firm SolarAfrica. The agreement, which will enable Vantage to supplement the local... 

Nedbank using innovative finance solutions to support companies’ ESG ambitions

1st July 2022 Banking giant Nedbank is leveraging its innovative sustainability-linked finance solutions to support South African – and African – companies’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) targets and expand sustainability-linked finance into mainstream markets. Amid a growing appetite for... 

MTN SA targets 25% 5G coverage by year-end

1st July 2022 Telecommunications group MTN South Africa (SA) aims to have 25% of South Africa’s population covered by fifth-generation (5G) connectivity by the end of 2022, as it ramps up its deployment. MTN currently has over 1 000 active 5G sites servicing dozens of towns and cities across South Africa... 

MTN crowd sources generators from small business

30th June 2022 Telecommunications group MTN South Africa (SA) is exploring practical and innovative solutions to the power crisis and seeking out partners with generators as it works to maintain customer connectivity during escalating loadshedding across South Africa. Along with an aggressive rollout of... 

Reunert targets renewable energy market

30th June 2022 JSE-listed industrial group Reunert has set its sights on capturing a critical market in South Africa and beyond: renewable energy. The group, during its investor day showcase on June 28, highlighted its renewable energy strategy execution, which leverages its renewable energy cluster that spans... 

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