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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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Jubilee starts platinum production at Hernic

29th March 2017 Dual-listed Jubilee Platinum's share price on the JSE surged nearly 10% and its share price on the LSE by nearly 9% on Wednesday afternoon after the company announced the start of platinum concentrate production at its Hernic operations. The commissioning and subsequent ramp-up of the fully... 

Kenya adopts South Africa’s Green Star rating system

29th March 2017 The Kenya Green Building Society (KGBS) has signed a Green Star license agreement that will see it use the Green Building Council of South Africa’s (GBCSA’s) Green Star rating system and trademark in Kenya for certification of green buildings. The licence will also be used to train and accredit... 

DTI sets aside R15bn for new investment in incentives

29th March 2017 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has set aside R15-billion for projected investments across all incentives, and the entire budget for the new financial year is to be spent on efforts to industrialise the country and broaden the manufacturing sector, as reflected in its performance... 

NUM goes to war over proposed Eskom power station closures

29th March 2017 The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Wednesday said it was planning mass protest action over State-owned power utility Eskom’s decision to mothball five power stations to make room for independent power producers (IPPs). In an effort to “save” Eskom from bankruptcy and privatisation, as... 

Petco increases rate of PET recycling in 2016

28th March 2017 Recycling company Petco has recycled some 22% more post-consumer bottles in 2016, pushing its yearly polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling rate from 52% to 55% in 2016. This marked the second year that Petco has exceeded its recycling target, with the total PET market growing by 14.8% to 241... 

TPT awarded multipurpose terminal depot licences

28th March 2017 The South African Revenue Service has granted Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) new depot licences for all its multipurpose terminals (MPTs) for the packing and unpacking of containers for all commodities, including agri, mineral and mining bulk products. This enables State-owned TPT to efficiently... 

Business warns of downgrade threat amid Gordhan uncertainty

28th March 2017 The Chamber of Mines (CoM) is the latest business entity to express concern that President Jacob Zuma’s unexpected decision to cut short an international investor roadshow led by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will leave investors unsettled and raise the possibility of a downgrade. Media reports... 

ICT council progresses sector's BBBEE code

28th March 2017 The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services’ Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Sector Council has met all of its initial mandates and will now continue its work to guide and review the implementation of the amended and... 

BLSA calls for cool heads after Gordhan’s mid-roadshow return

28th March 2017 Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) has cautioned on the consequences of the ill-advised, “unexpected and unexplained” request by President Jacob Zuma for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to return to South Africa midway through an international investor roadshow to the UK and the US. The... 

Solidarity gears up for 'Save our Steel' campaign

27th March 2017 Trade union Solidarity has set March 30 as the launch date for a job-saving campaign to conceive and implement purposeful plans to help “save” certain industries that are struggling to remain viable. “This campaign will focus specifically on the steel, manufacturing and engineering industries to... 

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