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Natasha Odendaal

Natasha Odendaal

Natasha Odendaal is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

Tel: +2711 622 3744


Top trends set to empower intelligent transformation

14th December 2018 The large-scale adoption of third-platform technologies such as cloud, big data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), robotics and augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), besides others, will require new skills, technologies, strategies and business models.... 

Cape Town brewery listed among five-star water grading achievers

14th December 2018 The City of Cape Town has awarded South African Breweries’ (SAB’s) Newlands Brewery a five-star water grading for its integrated water management system and the promotion of responsible water use in the local business sector. Astroenergy, Virgin Active Constantia and Old Mutual Pinelands were... 

Satellite services to remain critical in a converged telecommunications era

14th December 2018 With an ever-continuing convergence of telecommunications in a digital era demanding seamless connectivity, the use of satellite services will become ever-critical. The economic and geographic complexities of expanding mobile connectivity to rural and ultra-rural areas across Africa often hamper... 

5G spectrum could boost global GDP by $565bn

12th December 2018 A new study by GSMA shows that the release of the right fifth-generation (5G) spectrum could generate an additional $565-billion in global gross domestic product (GDP) and $152-billion in tax revenue from 2020 to 2034. Next-generation 5G services, leveraging sufficient millimetre wave (mmWave)... 

Outa, WSSA call for establishment of an independent water regulator

11th December 2018 Civil society organisations, the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) and Water Shortage South Africa (WSSA), believe the establishment of an independent regulator will result in an effective and efficient water sector and help to protect South Africa's scarce water supplies. The pair have... 

Liquid secures $180m investment

11th December 2018 Liquid Telecom has obtained a $180-million investment from UK development finance institution CDC Group to expand its high-speed broadband connectivity and Internet and cloud-based services into underserved communities and the technology start-up ecosystem across Africa. The investment will... 

Liquid to invest $400m in Egypt over three years

10th December 2018 Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom plans to inject $400-million into Egypt’s network infrastructure and data centres over the next three years. This follows the signing of a partnership agreement between Telecom Egypt, which is working to connect Egyptian businesses to the rest of Africa... 

Rolling stock refurbisher signals intent to become OEM as it celebrates twentieth anniversary

7th December 2018 Celebrating its twentieth anniversary with a redesigned logo and brand, rolling stock refurbishing company Wictra Holdings is seeking new opportunities to enter the original-equipment manufacturing sector. With a renewed drive in South Africa’s rolling stock fleet renewal programme, the group can... 

Work on Vaal river system rehabilitation project gets under way

7th December 2018 Work on the Vaal River System rehabilitation project, in Sebokeng, is now under way after a technical team from the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) completed its assessments, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says. Following the deployment by Finance... 

Icasa in third initiative to lower telecoms costs

7th December 2018 The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has embarked on a third intervention in an effort to reduce the cost of communication in South Africa – a market inquiry into mobile broadband services. The new inquiry emerges shortly after the amendment and final publication of... 

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