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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

 

Promulgating the MPRDA Amendment Bill would stall South Africa’s gas industry – Winde

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Western Cape Finance, Economic Development and Tourism Minister Alan Winde on Tuesday slammed the passing of the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) Amendment Bill through the National...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 18th April 2014
 

DDE achieves record prices from inaugural Zimbabwe diamond tender

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – A record number of sales were achieved at the Dubai Diamond Exchange’s (DDE’s) inaugural Zimbabwe diamond tender, held in Dubai from March 23 to 30, DDE chairperson Peter Meeus said on Sunday. The tender,...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 18th April 2014
 

Kefi appoints joint broker

Aim-quoted gold and copper miner Kefi Minerals on Wednesday appointed finnCap to act as joint broker to the company with immediate effect. The group had started transitioning from an exploration-focused company to a development and production...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 16th April 2014
 

Sangola promising despite Randgold pull-out – GoldStone

The Senegal-based Sangola project remained promising despite Randgold Resources' withdrawal from the joint venture (JV) earlier this month, West and Central Africa-focused exploration company GoldStone averred on Wednesday. The London-listed...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 16th April 2014
 

Aureus to raise £15.6m

Aim- and ASX-listed Aureus Mining on Tuesday entered into an underwriting agreement with GMP Securities, Clarus Securities and Numis Securities to sell 33.4-million shares at £0.27 apiece to raise £9-million gross proceeds. The company also...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 15th April 2014
 

Weatherly Namibia mine to cost 10% less

London-listed Weatherly International reported on Tuesday that the development of its flagship Tschudi opencut copper project, in Namibia, would likely cost 10% less than was stated in the 2012 bankable feasibility study (BFS). The BFS, which was...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 15th April 2014
 

Exxaro implements output management solution for maintenance

Mining group Exxaro has tasked integrated information and communications technology solutions and services provider Datacentrix with rolling out a document management system for plant maintenance. The mining group, in line with Department of...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 15th April 2014
 

StratMin starts commercial production

Aim-listed StratMin Global Resources on Monday said production at its Madagascar-based Lohorano plant was now consistent at one shift a day, after the installation and calibration of a scrubber last month. Following a series of trial production...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 14th April 2014
 

Jubilee enters final phase of Mpumalanga ops revamp

Aim- and Altx-listed Jubilee Platinum’s commissioning of the third ARC furnace at its Middelburg smelter operations, in Mpumalanga, this month has marked the final phase of its four-phase, two-year renewal programme. The mine-to-metals...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 14th April 2014
 

Eskom headed for distress, bailout

State-owned power utility Eskom will likely need a R50-billion to R100-billion bailout if it is to survive over the next few years, Shava Mining Enterprise’s Andrew Kinghorn warned on Friday. The power utility was in distress as it battled to...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 11th April 2014
 

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