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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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Company introduces new super premium efficiency motors

7th May 2021 Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG’s South African subsidiary Zest WEG has introduced its new WEG IE4-rated super-premium efficiency motor to the South African market. The motor, available in the size range between 37 kW and 355 kW, is being phased into the company’s WEG W22 range from... 

Continental body publishes spectrum recommendations

7th May 2021 The African Telecommunications Union (ATU) has published spectrum recommendations to support the affordable, high-quality delivery of information and communication technology (ICT) services and promote the development of smart technology initiatives. The first set of ATU Spectrum Recommendations,... 

Siemens, Google Cloud to deliver AI-based manufacturing solutions

7th May 2021 Google Cloud and Siemens are partnering to enable the scaled deployment of artificial intelligence- (AI-) based solutions within industrial manufacturing operations to optimise factory processes and improve productivity on the shop floor. Siemens will integrate Google Cloud’s data cloud and... 

About 20 000 South Africans to benefit from Microsoft’s new skills partnership

7th May 2021 A new partnership between Microsoft, the Public Service Education and Training Authority (Pseta) and Afrika Tikkun will see more than 2 000 people in each province of South Africa equipped with digital skills. The partnership, which extends the reach of the Microsoft Global Skilling Initiative... 

Technology, business strategies should align to ensure businesses are future-ready

5th May 2021 Global advisory services group Deloitte has released its twelfth yearly technology trends report, outlining the evolving technology landscape and the industry disruptors for the next 18 to 24 months. This year’s edition of the Deloitte Tech Trends 2021 report showcases nine trends such as... 

MTN reports strong first quarter results

5th May 2021 Telecommunications group MTN reported strong first quarter operational and financial results with data and fintech revenue driving service revenue beyond the company’s medium-term guidance. The group’s service revenue increased 17.8% to R42.3-billion during the three months to March. 

MTN Rwandacell lists on the Rwanda Stock Exchange

4th May 2021 Telecommunications group MTN Rwandacell has become the first mobile network operator to list its shares on the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE). Crystal Telecoms’ shareholders now hold a direct 20% stake in MTN Rwanda and can trade their MTN Rwanda shares directly on the RSE as part of the May 4... 

Telkom launches new whistleblowing channels

4th May 2021 Telecommunications group Telkom has unveiled a new platform for the public to report any acts or suspected acts of fraud, corruption and irregular conduct within the organisation to ensure that it remains corruption- and fraud-free. As part of the group’s ethics and corporate governance... 

LHDA appoints new divisional managers

30th April 2021 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has appointed two new executive management team members in key organisational roles. Ntsoli Maiketso has been appointed as the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) Phase II divisional manager, while Kholotsa Moejane has been appointed as... 

Huawei optimises its portfolio to boost business resilience

30th April 2021 Information and communication technology (ICT) giant Huawei is optimising its portfolio to boost its business resilience to cope with the uncertainty brought about by geopolitical tensions, the resurgence of Covid-19 and US bans. The group ramped up its research and development investment to... 

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