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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

 

Ferrum continues talks for BFS funding

Despite halting the start of the bankable feasibility study (BFS) for the Moonlight iron-ore project until sufficient funding had been negotiated, triple-listed Ferrum Crescent continued to map out the work planning programme. During the June...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 30th July 2014
 

Transnet CEO Molefe raises alarm on softening coal price

Transnet CEO Brian Molefe on Tuesday raised the alarm over the ever-declining coal price. The company planned to undertake a study on the impact of the lower coal price and said it would make an announcement in due course.
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 29th July 2014
 

AEL eyes Australian market for growth

AECI’s explosives arm AEL has branched out into Australia as it teams up with undisclosed customers for the supply of explosives into this new market. An AECI office had been established in Brisbane, while preparations were under way to ship a...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 29th July 2014
 

Boikarabelo development continues as Resgen seeks new contractor

JSE- and ASX-listed Resource Generation (Resgen) is undertaking the development of some projects at its Boikarabelo mine, in the Waterberg, while it works to find a new earthworks contractor for the operation. The coal hopeful reported earlier...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 29th July 2014
 

AECI property sale offsets platinum-sector strike impact

Despite the five-month strike in the platinum sector impacting AECI’s half-year performance, the sale of its Modderfontein property and improved performance from the chemical cluster hiked headline earnings per share (HEPS) by 10%. The...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 29th July 2014
 

Mali, Ghana mines weigh on AngloGold Q2 results

Gold producer AngloGold Ashanti’s closure of its Yatela mine, in Mali, and the ongoing restructuring at its Obuasi mine, in Ghana, would likely drag down earnings for the second quarter. AngloGold embarked on the implementation of a range of...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 25th July 2014
 

Rand Refinery secures R1.2bn back-up loan from gold companies

Rand Refinery has secured a “precautionary” R1.2-billion irrevocable, subordinated loan facility from its shareholders. The gold refiner on Friday revealed that this had followed implementation difficulties after it, last year, adopted a new...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 25th July 2014
 

Anglo, Lafarge sign binding agreement

Diversified mining major Anglo American has reached a binding agreement for the £885-million sale of its 50% interest in the Lafarge Tarmac joint venture (JV) to cement producer Lafarge. Lafarge Tarmac, formed in January 2013, is a 50:50 JV...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 25th July 2014
 

Anglo delivers ‘pleasing’ results despite headwinds

Despite the headwinds faced by diversified miner Anglo American during the first half of the year, the group had delivered a “pleasing” performance at all its operations barring platinum. Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani on Friday said the...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 25th July 2014
 

Higher PGM prices needed for Aquarius to offset wage hikes – analysts

Strong operational results and marginal cash cost increases during the quarter ended June 30 had kept Aquarius Platinum broadly cash neutral; however, the platinum group metals (PGM) price basket would need to rise for the dual-listed group to...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 24th July 2014
 

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