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Natasha Odendaal

Natasha Odendaal

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

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Telkom doubles reward for capture of saboteurs

26th August 2016 Telecommunications giant Telkom on Friday doubled its reward for information leading to the prosecution of those responsible for malicious damage inflicted on Telkom facilities and its infrastructure over the last few weeks. Telkom is now offering a R1-million incentive to deal with increasingly... 

BlueRock to resume Kareevlei operations

26th August 2016 Aim-listed BlueRock Diamonds will resume operations at its Kareevlei mine, in the Northern Cape, on Monday after a weeks-long suspension ordered by the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR). The DMR suspended operations at the mine after an inspection on July 6 unveiled required changes to... 

Adcock turns focus from survival to development

26th August 2016 After being in “remedial mode” for the past two years, JSE-listed pharmaceuticals giant Adcock Ingram is eyeing growth and development after generating healthy amounts of cash and accumulating “significant” resources during the year ended June 30. The group, which is progressing the sale of its... 

Call for stricter enforcement of transport rules for lithium batteries

26th August 2016 Pressure is mounting on airlines and regulators to “unilaterally ban” all forms of lithium-ion battery shipments from being delivered by air amid a lack of enforcement of the international regulations governing their transport. The abuse of dangerous goods shipping regulations, which places... 

June manufacturing output improves by 4.5%

26th August 2016 Statistics South Africa’s latest data show manufacturing output edging up 4.5% in June, an improvement on the 3.9% increase in May and the 3.2% increase in April. However, while the increase is positive, likely to contribute to a modest boost in gross domestic product (GDP) growth and higher than... 

Polish property group seeks South African investors

26th August 2016 Polish property group Echo Polska Properties (EPP) is targeting a September listing on the Johannesburg bourse to entice South African investors to place a bet on the “stable and liquid” real estate market in Poland. The group aims to list at a placement of €1.45 and raise some €100-million to... 

Deteriorating global supply chain market faces increasing obtacles

25th August 2016 The latest data from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), released on Thursday, reveals escalating operational risk, both globally and in sub-Saharan Africa, owing to the prolonged slump in global commodity prices and the slowdown in emerging markets. The CIPS risk index... 

Broadband Infraco shows signs of improvement

25th August 2016 With revenue having reached record levels and losses narrowing significantly during the year to March 31, State-owned entity Broadband Infraco has turned earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation- (Ebitda-) positive for the first time. This is in line with promises made by... 

Kibo, Sepco ink new contractual deal on Mbeya

25th August 2016 AltX- and Aim-listed Kibo Mining has signed a new, redefined agreement with China-based contractor Sepco III, which can now earn the right to become the sole bidder for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build the power plant component of Kibo’s Mbeya coal-to-power... 

BLSA, Basa warn of negative consequences surrounding Hawks' action against Gordhan

24th August 2016 The confidence of investors in South Africa, which has been steadily recovering on the back of joint action by government, business and labour in recent months, is now in jeopardy, says Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA). This follows media reports that the South African priority crimes... 

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