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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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MTN Group appoints new executive to drive its strategic repositioning

8th March 2021 Telecommunications group MTN has appointed Chika Ekeji as executive for strategy and transformation, effective March 15. This forms part of MTN’s plans to further bolster management capacity to accelerate its strategic ambitions, which focuses on accelerating growth, deleveraging the holding... 

Infrastructure backlog, insufficient maintenance among factors at heart of SA’s water challenges

5th March 2021 Although the National Planning Commission’s (NPC’s) National Water Security Framework (NWSF) covers what is required to holistically protect South Africa’s scarce water resources, the country has lagged in implementation. NPC commissioner Dr Pulane Molokwane, discussing the plan during a... 

Debt finance to aid Vox’s fibre initiatives

5th March 2021 The deployment of fibre infrastructure by Vox subsidiary Frogfoot has been boosted by access to debt facilities to fund their fibre ambitions. The addition capital expenditure (capex) boost from mandated lead arranger Investec will enable Vox to continue to provide communities with fast and... 

Focus on environment, sustainable development key to post-Covid recovery – WWF

5th March 2021 The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) South Africa has identified eight sustainability trends that will provide an opportunity for businesses to “rebuild” with more socially and environmentally sustainable models as the global economy recovers from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. WWF South... 

Privacy concerns alienate half of global citizens’ adoption of government digital services

4th March 2021 Concerns around privacy and security risks are risking the participation of more than half the global population in governments’ various digital services drive. A new survey by EY found that 53% of the respondents believe that privacy and security risks around how their data is shared outweigh... 

WRC delivers on all targets in 2019/20 despite pandemic

2nd March 2021 As the Water Research Commission (WRC) wraps up a successful 2019/20 in terms of performance, the firm is eying ambitious goals as it outlines its visions for its 2021 corporate plans (CP). During 2019/20, the WRC continued to play its role in the sector as a knowledge hub, promoting... 

MTN Nigeria posts increases across the board during FY20

1st March 2021 Telecommunications group MTN Nigeria has posted increases across the board during the year ended December 31, 2020. The West African operations achieved a 9.7% increase in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation (Ebitda) to N685.7-billion, however, the Ebitda margin declined... 

Cell C claws back subscribers, earnings

26th February 2021 Cell C has clawed back some of its customers, increasing its subscriber base to 12.5-million as at the end of November 2020, after recording a decline to 11.8-million by June last year. While revenue for the six months to November 30, 2020, declined 8% to R7.12-billion, from R7.72-billion in... 

Blue Label posts 43% higher H1 earnings a share

26th February 2021 JSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms posted a 43% surge in earnings per share to 49.92c apiece during the six months ended November 30, 2020. The increase was attributed to the disposal of the group's 47.56% interest in Blue Label Mexico and a partial recoupment of losses by the retail division of the... 

Improved trading environment lifts ARB’s performance

26th February 2021 A much improved trading environment has enabled investment and property holding company ARB Holdings to achieve increases across the board during the six months ended December 31, 2020. Following a year of lockdowns and restrictions amid a global pandemic which dragged the company’s 2020... 

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