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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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Maseko resigns as Telkom chief

23rd July 2021 Telkom Group CEO Sipho Maseko will step down as CEO and executive director of the company and its subsidiaries, effective June 30, 2022. Maseko joined Telkom on April 1, 2013, and, during his eight-year tenure, evolved the business from a traditional fixed business to a portfolio of businesses... 

Vodacom reports strong 2021 first quarter

23rd July 2021 Telecommunications giant Vodacom has reported strong results for the quarter ended June 2021 on the back of a good performance in South Africa and a recovery in the international business. Group revenue climbed 9% to R24.8-billion, while group service revenue increased 2.2% to R19.2-billion. On a... 

Huawei, African telecoms body in pact to build ICT capacity across the continent

23rd July 2021 Information and communication technology (ICT) group Huawei and the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build capacity for ICT transformation across Africa. The partners will start offering cutting-edge skills, reskilling and upskilling... 

Food, energy and water initiative for E Cape

23rd July 2021 The Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (Ewseta) has launched a six-month mentorship programme aimed at upskilling young entrepreneurs to identify, develop support, fund and upscale a new generation of Fourth Industrial Revolution- (4IR-) enabled solutions to address the... 

Microsoft, SAtion partner to develop skills for the digital world

23rd July 2021 Microsoft and SAtion have partnered to provide free access to Microsoft Office 365 suite technology to young South Africans aged eight to 24 years, free digital literacy resources and Microsoft Cloud Society resources. The Digital Skills Hub partnership aims to alleviate unemployment, enhance... 

Condra to deliver two cranes to KZN rubber processing factory

23rd July 2021 Condra Cranes is preparing to deliver two overhead cranes to the work the floor area of Paragon Steel Structures’ soon-to-be-completed rubber processing factory in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. The two overhead cranes, which were ordered in April, will be delivered in September, with installation... 

Telkom’s stolen-battery replacement bill equal to cost of 40 base stations

23rd July 2021 Telecommunications giant Telkom could have built 35 to 40 base stations with the money spent on replacing the 7 841 stolen batteries last year. Telkom mobile networks managing executive Hugo van Zyl says that the scale of theft and vandalism of South Africa’s network sites is “enormous” and the... 

EIB, Germany’s KfW funding sanitation programme in Zambia’s capital city

23rd July 2021 The European Investment Bank (EIB) and German development bank KfW are providing funds of €102.5-million and €33-million respectively to the Lusaka Sanitation Programme, marking another step in the another important and timely step in the realisation of the initiative to expand access to safe... 

Bucket eradication programme gets underway in the Free State

21st July 2021 The bucket eradication programme is set to be completed by March 2022 in the Free State. This followed the appointment of the Housing Development Agency (HDA) to source capacity for the Free State Bucket Eradication Programme by Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu. 

Committee calls for nominations for positions at Icasa

21st July 2021 The Portfolio Committee on Communications is calling for members of the public and organisations to nominate suitably qualified persons to fill four vacancies at the council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa). Nominations for the vacancies, to be filled in terms... 

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