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Natasha Odendaal

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

Tel: +2711 622 3744



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

Anti-fracking alliance takes fight to Public Protector

Anti-fracking lobby group, the Treasure Karoo Action Group (TKAG), and social rights group AfriForum plan to take their fight against hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in South Africa to the Public Protector. The parties said they would submit a...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 25th August 2014

SNC-Lavalin completes C$2.1bn Kentz buy out

TSX-listed SNC-Lavalin has completed its C$2.1-billion buy out of global oil and gas services company Kentz Corporation, with the latter’s integration into the engineering and construction firm under way. SNC-Lavalin aimed to transform its oil...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 22nd August 2014

Early DFS results positive for Rukwa

The initial results of a definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the Rukwa coal-to-power project bode well for a successful outcome, Johannesburg- and London-listed Kibo Mining said on Thursday. The early DFS outcomes were providing valuable...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 21st August 2014

London Mining defers nearly $200m in capex, cuts output guidance

To maintain liquidity in a weak pricing environment, Aim-quoted London Mining has deferred capital expenditure (capex) of nearly $200-million until market conditions improve or its strategic partner process is successfully completed. The Sierra...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 21st August 2014

Gem Diamonds on track for maiden dividend

A strong first-half financial and operational performance by London-listed Gem Diamonds “bodes well” for a maiden dividend in March. The diamond miner ended the six months to June with a cash position of $114-million – a jump from the...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 20th August 2014

Bellzone secures $4m loan

London-listed Bellzone Mining has secured short-term finance of up to $4-million from China Sonangol. Bellzone planned to initially draw down $750 000, which would provide working capital to continue operations until late August 2014, with the...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 18th August 2014

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