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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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Further info on spectrum policy to be communicated in due course

22nd July 2019 The much-anticipated policy direction on unassigned high-demand spectrum has been finalised. The policy is now undergoing “requisite processes” prior to publication, the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies said in a statement. 

Jasco’s Reflex dispute settled favourably

19th July 2019 A dispute challenging JSE-listed Jasco Electronics' majority ownership of Reflex Solutions by the latter’s minority shareholders has been concluded, with an arbitrator having ruled in favour of Jasco. The arbitrator ruled that the cancellation by the minority shareholders of the sale of shares... 

South Sudan linked to Liquid’s ‘One Africa’ broadband network

19th July 2019 South Sudan has become the latest country to be connected to pan-African telecommunications group Liquid Telecom’s ambitious ‘One Africa’ broadband network. The network, now approaching 70 000 km across 13 African countries initially spanning from Cape Town, South Africa, to Cairo, Egypt, will... 

Coca-Cola launches five projects targeting alien invasive plants

19th July 2019 Beverage giant Coca-Cola has invested about R18-million into five projects to remove ‘thirsty’ alien invasive plants and replenish up to 2.8-billion litres of water in South Africa’s key water catchment areas. The company’s philanthropic arm, The Coca-Cola Foundation, is targeting the removal of... 

Adapt IT sets sights on pan-African growth

19th July 2019 One year after moving into a new campus in Midrand in an attempt to create synergies, specialised software and digitally-led business solutions group Adapt IT has achieved many milestones and extracted significant synergies that place it on a footing to weather the current market conditions and... 

Vodacom uses premier race to showcase 5G capabilities

19th July 2019 Telecommunications group Vodacom has demonstrated Africa’s first live, fifth-generation (5G) data session on a commercially ready 5G mobile phone and network. Showcased at the recent Vodacom Durban July horse racing event, the data session was successfully completed using LG’s V50 ThinQ 5G... 

Ramaphosa throws weight behind 4IR as SA’s growth accelerator

19th July 2019 South Africa is positioning itself not as an adopter but rather as a leader and driver of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) worldwide, President Cyril Ramaphosa promised on Friday, throwing his weight fully behind the imminent digital disruption. He believes that taking the global lead on... 

Shanta lifts first-half gold output by 11% y/y

18th July 2019 Aim-listed Shanta Gold on Thursday posted an 11% year-on-year increase in gold production to 42 230 oz for the first half of this year. The East Africa-focused gold producer, developer and explorer’s production for the second quarter, at 19 856 oz, was, however, lower than the 22 374 oz produced... 

MTN appoints new group chief digital, fintech officer

18th July 2019 Telecommunications giant MTN has appointed Yolanda Cuba group chief digital and fintech officer to lead the strategic expansion of the company’s financial services and digital solutions and transformation into a digital operator. She joins MTN from Vodacom, where she served as the chief officer... 

Sisulu promises traction in water sector

16th July 2019 The Department Water and Sanitation is taking stock as it determines the required solutions for a sector fraught with major inequalities and unequal distribution, and an “inability to uphold the right of every South African to access water”. “South Africa’s water story is not a good one,” Human... 

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