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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

 

Giyani closes $600 000 private placement Restricted

Triple-listed Giyani Gold has closed a fully subscribed nonbrokered $600 000 private placement. The exploration group, which has assets in South Africa and Canada, had placed two-million units at $0.30 apiece to raise funds for general working...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 14th July 2014
 

Strike action weighs on Amplats interim results Restricted

Prolonged industrial action in the platinum sector weighed heavily on the financial performance of JSE-listed Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), which on Monday reported that it expected to post lower earnings for the interim six-month period...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 14th July 2014
 

Miners urged to chase productivity to revive returns Restricted

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) - 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...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 11th July 2014
 

Rio Tinto welcomes Australia–Japan economic deal Restricted

The signing of the Australia–Japan Economic Partnership Agreement on Tuesday would “usher in a new chapter” in the enduring economic and trade links between the two nations, Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh commented. The historic agreement, the...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 8th July 2014
 

Kenmare delivers record ilmenite, zircon output Restricted

Record output of ilmenite and primary zircon has been achieved from the Moma mine, in Mozambique, during the first half of this year, London-listed Kenmare Resources said on Tuesday. Ilmenite production jumped 47% to 445 600 t during the first...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 8th July 2014
 

Gold fix reform to see heightened transparency, governance controls Restricted

A process to reform the current London gold fix has received a leg up as the World Gold Council (WGC) moves to deliver a White Paper on proposed changes to the century-old practice used to determine global gold price benchmarks. A WGC roundtable...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 8th July 2014
 

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
 

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