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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

 

Sentula terminates Benicon Coal sale

JSE-listed Sentula Mining has withdrawn its cautionary after discussions for alternative options for the disposal of its Witbank-based Benicon Coal asset were unsuccessful. This followed the lapse in the sale agreement to Miranda Mineral Holdings...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 12th September 2014
 

Sibanye kicks off consultations on Cooke 4 restructuring plans, job losses possible

Shortly after adding the Cooke 4 operation to its portfolio, JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye Gold is set to restructure the newly acquired operation that has made more financial losses than expected and failed to meet productivity targets. While...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 12th September 2014
 

ABB secures $103m contract at Brazil mine

Power and automation giant ABB has secured a $103-million contract to fit mining major Vale’s S11D iron-ore mine in the Carajas mountains of northern Brazil with electrical and automation systems. This followed the 2012 installation and...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 9th September 2014
 

Botswana overlooked in hunt for copper

Botswana was largely neglected in global mining majors' continued search for more copper, ASX-listed MOD Resources MD Julian Hanna said this week. The landlocked Southern African country remained relatively unexplored, particularly the 700 km...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 5th September 2014
 

Premier adopts phased implementation for RHA project

A phased implementation strategy, comprising four work programmes, has been adopted by London-listed Premier African Minerals to develop its RHA tungsten project, in Zimbabwe. Several contractors have been appointed to deliver the new strategy,...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 5th September 2014
 

Afrox clinches R147m nitrogen supply contract

JSE-listed African Oxygen (Afrox) has inked a R147-million deal to supply nitrogen to Exxaro FerroAlloys’ West Pretoria plant for the next five years.  
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 4th September 2014
 

Bisichi H1 earnings fall as S Africa operations struggle

Aim-listed Bisichi Mining on Thursday posted a decline in earnings for the six months ended June 30, as its South African operations faced several obstacles. However, the company aimed to bounce back during the second half of the year after...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 28th August 2014
 

Goldplat H2 performance purges H1 losses

An operating profit in the second half of the 2014 financial year has eliminated Aim-listed Goldplat’s first-half operating loss, the gold producer said on Wednesday. The group, which would release its full-year results on September 22, on...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 27th August 2014
 

‘Unquestionable truth’ that beneficiation would bolster manufacturing

While South Africa should pursue its ambitions of becoming a competitive beneficiator of its own resources, care should be taken that beneficiation is not perceived as distinct from manufacturing in general, the Manufacturing Circle warned on...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 27th August 2014
 

Sylvania falls into red in FY14

Aim-listed Sylvania Platinum fell back into the red during the financial year ended June 30, as impairments weighed on profitability. The group, which had pulled itself back into profitability in the 2013 financial year, posted a net loss for the...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 26th August 2014
 

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