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Natasha Odendaal

Natasha Odendaal

Natasha Odendaal is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

ASSAf flags SA’s worsening water security situation in new document, suggests solutions

31st March 2023 The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) has published its Water Security Statement, in partnership with various institutions, to raise awareness and contribute solutions to mitigate South Africa’s worsening water security. The new Water Statement, which was released at the academy’s Water... 

Department solicits stakeholders’ views on draft water, sanitation services policy on privately owned land

31st March 2023 The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has hosted its final national consultations on the Draft Water and Sanitation Services Policy on Privately Owned Land. Approved by Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu in September and gazetted on November 22, 2022, the policy aims to provide a... 

Progress made towards achievement of water and sanitation SDGs

31st March 2023 South Africa has developed, arguably, the most effective operational structure for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal six (SDG6) on water and sanitation on the African continent, says Water and Sanitation Deputy Minister Dikeledi Magadzi. Expressing her confidence in the work... 

Firm to fast-track deployment of telecom towers in SA following financial close on R100m loan facility

31st March 2023 After reaching financial close on a R100-million senior secured loan facility through Prescient Investment Management (PIM), independent telecommunications infrastructure company Eagle Towers SA is preparing to accelerate its tower deployment in South Africa. The deal, end-to-end, was an equity... 

Water challenges a consequence of a multitude of external issues

30th March 2023 While South Africa’s water sector challenges are vast, and longstanding, many external factors are impacting on the country’s ability to provide reliable clean quality water to all its citizens. This is according to a panel participating in a Creamer Media-hosted webinar titled ‘Water: Challenges... 

Company distributes global offering locally

24th March 2023 Dewatering pumps and dredging specialist IPR has settled into its new master distributorship with global industrial company Atlas Copco, incorporating the global firm’s new pumps range in the Southern Africa region into IPR’s overall product and service offering. IPR, which recently rebranded... 

Telkom, Clickatell launch mobile messaging payments

24th March 2023 Chat commerce and business messaging firm Clickatell has launched its Chat 2 Pay feature for integrated communications company Telkom to enable safe and effortless mobile payments. The Chat 2 Pay pay-by-link capability in WhatsApp, deployed in response to growing demand for fast, digital,... 

Mobile operators making tangible gains in drive towards net zero

24th March 2023 Mobile operators globally are making tangible gains towards net zero, with nearly a quarter, at 24%, of the industry’s electricity globally now being bought from renewable sources, GSMA’s latest report shows. The latest edition of the yearly Mobile Net-Zero report, GSMA’s third assessment to... 

Vodacom Business launches new SMME focused campaign

24th March 2023 Information and communications technology group Vodacom Business has launched a campaign to highlight its support for small business and how the telecommunications operator can help them. With the significant challenges currently being faced by all businesses, from climate change and energy... 

Power crisis could hinder 5G roll-out in SA

24th March 2023 South Africa’s persistent power shortages could impact on the deployment of fifth-generation (5G) technologies across the country, says nonprofit wireless industry trade association Wireless Access Provider’s Association exco member Paul Colmer. South Africa’s 5G network deployments are... 

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