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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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Court ruling pushes out digital migration wrap-up

29th June 2022 The Constitutional Court of South Africa has upheld an appeal to set aside the High Court decision to switch off South Africa’s analogue signal and complete the long-delayed digital migration by June 30. In April, lodged an urgent appeal to the Constitutional Court against the judgment and... 

Vodacom’s #CodeLikeAGirl programme trains 4 000

27th June 2022 The number of young girls trained under information and communications technology group Vodacom’s #CodeLikeAGirl programme is expected to reach 4 000 by the end of the financial year. Starting from a base of just 20 girls from schools around Tembisa equipped with coding skills under the programme... 

Five provinces fully migrated to digital broadcasting

24th June 2022 The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) will, by July 1, have access to the high demand spectrum from the five provinces that have fully migrated from analogue to digital broadcasting. Updating media on Friday, Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Khumbudzo... 

Prudent to ‘pause’ and strengthen Wireless Open Access Network business case – Icasa

24th June 2022 The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) is still committed to pursuing a Wireless Open Access Network (Woan); however, it has to be done properly, says Icasa chairperson Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng. Presenting to the Portfolio Committee on Communications on June 7, he... 

Carbon capture, use and storage identified in new Sanedi assessment as having huge potential to slash emissions

24th June 2022 The South African National Energy Development Institute (Sanedi) has published the first technical assessment on possible pathways to introduce clean coal technology, as well as options for carbon abatement and carbon capture use and storage (CCUS), besides others, at existing or new coal-fired... 

Vodacom achieves Level 1 BBBEE for fourth consecutive year

24th June 2022 Telecommunications giant Vodacom South Africa has achieved Level 1 broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) contributor statues for a fourth consecutive year. Parent company Vodacom Group, which comprises the consolidation of all locally owned subsidiaries, retained its Level 1 BBBEE status... 

5G the fastest growing mobile technology – report

21st June 2022 Fifth-generation (5G) technology is scaling faster than any previous mobile technology generations, with predictions that it will account for 60% of global mobile network data traffic by 2027. The June 2022 Ericsson Mobility Report revealed that, currently, about a quarter of the world’s... 

MTN SA targets 25% 5G coverage in 2022

21st June 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... 

Noteholder meeting for Cell C compromise offer postponed to July 5

21st June 2022 A two-week delay in the noteholder vote to approve an extraordinary resolution on a compromise offer will have no impact on the timing of the overall Cell C recapitalisation transaction, which is expected to proceed to final close in July 2022, JSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms assured shareholder... 

WearCheck acquires Set Point Water Laboratories

20th June 2022 Condition monitoring specialist company WearCheck has acquired sister company water analysis company Set Point Water Laboratories. Adding a new division to WearCheck’s scientific testing structure, the integration of Set Point expands WearCheck’s expertise and services, which include scientific... 

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