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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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Sisulu moves to intervene in QwaQwa water crisis

24th January 2020 Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has promised immediate interventions to address the extensive and prolonged water challenges in QwaQwa, in the Free State. Several initiatives were tabled for immediate action, with Sisulu planning to assess the progress within six... 

IoT revenue expected to more than double in Middle East and Africa by 2023

24th January 2020 Africa and the Middle East (AME) is set to be the second-fastest growing region, behind Asia Pacific, for Internet of Things (IoT) revenue, as interest gains momentum. While IoT is still in the early stages of uptake, stakeholders are exploring and identifying key areas of growth throughout a... 

MTN realises R14bn in asset sales in 2019

24th January 2020 JSE-listed telecommunications giant MTN has secured proceeds of R14-billion to date through its asset realisation programme (ARP). The programme kicked off in March last year with the aim of simplifying the group’s portfolio, reducing debt and risk, improving returns and realising proceeds of at... 

MTN relaunches MoMo in South Africa

24th January 2020 JSE-listed telecommunications group MTN is going live with its mobile money (MoMo) service in South Africa. The company’s third attempt at deploying MoMo services in the country follows the finalisation of engagements with all the relevant regulatory bodies and authorities, including the South... 

Sensor-based X-ray ore sorting technology extends life of tin mine

24th January 2020 A successful ore-sorting project assigned to technology solutions provider Tomra Sorting Mining has shown the potential benefit of including X-Ray transmission (XRT) sensor-based ore sorting within processing procedures. The ore sorting project, implemented in 2015, aimed to improve productivity... 

Blue Label expects half-year earnings improvement

23rd January 2020 JSE-listed Blue Label is optimistic of a more than 20% increase in half-year earnings. Basic, headline and core headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the six months ended November 30, 2019, are expected to improve by 2.52c, 3c and 2.28c. 

SA water situation improves slightly

23rd January 2020 South Africa’s water situation is starting to see improvement as rains boosted overall dam levels from 60.2% last week to 61.2% this week. A weekly report by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) shows that dam levels in the drought-stricken Eastern Cape have improved from 46.4% last week... 

Telkom starts retrenchment consultations

22nd January 2020 Telecommunications group Telkom on Wednesday kicked off the consultation process with organised labour that could see up to 3 000 workers retrenched. The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration will facilitate the Section 189 process, which was announced last week as the JSE-listed... 

Government to renew efforts on war-on-leaks programme

17th January 2020 The Ministries of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation have teamed up to breathe life back into government’s war-on-leaks programme. Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Human Settlements, Water... 

Mokoena to head up Google South Africa

17th January 2020 Ogilvy South Africa outgoing CEO Alistair Mokoena is preparing to take on the role of country director at Google South Africa from April 2020, succeeding former CEO Luke McKend, who left the firm in November 2018. Mokoena will oversee the commercial business for Google South Africa. 

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