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Natasha Odendaal

Natasha Odendaal is a Contributing Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

Tel: +2711 622 3744

Email: newsdesk@engineeringnews.co.za

 

Sable applies for bulk sampling on Doornpoort farm Restricted

JSE-listed Sable Metals and Mining on Monday said it had submitted an application to the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) seeking an amendment to its prospecting right. Sable subsidiary Gemsbok Magnetite aimed to undertake bulk sampling at...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 7th July 2014
 

Challenger seeks partner for SA shale play Restricted

As ASX-listed Challenger Energy prepared to enter the shale gas exploration space, the South Africa-focused junior was in advanced negotiations to secure a strategic partner. The company was currently focusing on leveraging its shale asset in the...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 7th July 2014
 

Exxaro Arnot mine employee dies Restricted

On Monday, more than 1 000 National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) members would attend the memorial service of an Arnot mine employee who died in an underground accident over the weekend at the Exxaro operation. A preliminary investigation showed...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 7th July 2014
 

Anglo to shed Lafarge Tarmac stake Restricted

Diversified mining major Anglo American on Monday said it planned to sell its 50% interest in the Lafarge Tarmac joint venture (JV) to cement producer Lafarge for £885-million. Lafarge Tarmac, formed in January 2013, is a 50:50 JV between Lafarge...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 7th July 2014
 

StratMin secures first sales contract Restricted

London-listed StratMin Global Resources this week signed its first sales contract with an undisclosed established US-based graphite trading company. The initial deliveries were for 54 t of +40 mesh, 19 t of -40+80 mesh and 38 t of +60 mesh sourced...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 4th July 2014
 

Atlatsa moves to secondary listing on JSE Restricted

Atlatsa Resources on Friday said it had secured shareholder approval to shift its listing on the JSE main board from primary to secondary status effective July 3. The company has a primary listing on the TSX and another secondary listing on the NYSE.
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 4th July 2014
 

Ardbel set to design Waterberg project Restricted

An ELB Engineering Services and DRA Group joint venture (JV), Ardbel, has been given the go-ahead to start the preliminary design and basic engineering works of the Waterberg coal project, ASX- and JSE-listed Firestone Energy said on Friday. A...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 4th July 2014
 

North River secures $12m to kickstart Namib mine restart Restricted

Site preparation and advanced construction planning for the restart of the Namib lead and zinc mine were set to start immediately after Aim-listed North River Resources this week secured $12-million in equity funding. A week after the mine...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 4th July 2014
 

Miners urged to chase productivity to revive returns Restricted

As mining companies’ shareholder returns plunged over the past five years, productivity improvement – in new areas and ways – remained a focus for companies trying to boost value creation, a new report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 2nd July 2014
 

Delta discontinuation progresses Restricted

JSE-listed electrolytic manganese dioxide (EMD) manufacturer and supplier Delta EMD’s dismantling and shedding of assets was now well under way as the company announced the conclusion of the first retrenchments. The company in March said it...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 1st July 2014
 

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