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Natasha Odendaal

Natasha Odendaal

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

Tel: +2711 622 3744


How SA is using spatial data technology for coastal and oceans monitoring

25th November 2022 A Council for Scientific and Industrial Research- (CSIR-) implemented Oceans and Coast monitoring programme is proving to be successful, and, as the multistakeholder programme embarks on its next phase, it aims to make an even bigger impact. The system was conceptualised by the Department of... 

Partnership with Twoobii enables BCX to deliver ‘exceptional’ business-to-business offering

25th November 2022 Technology group BCX has partnered with Twoobii to enable businesses, merchants and consumers to benefit from seamless voice and data connectivity, with speeds from 2 Mb/s to 20 Mb/s, through its Skylink very small aperture terminal (VSAT) Access. “BCX selected Twoobii to ensure it can offer... 

Call for accelerated investment in Africa’s water infrastructure

25th November 2022 Global leaders and Heads of State from Africa and the global north have called for urgent investment into Africa’s water and sanitation sector. At least $30-billion a year is required to achieve water security on the continent by 2030; however, only $10-billion to $19-billion is invested each... 

Cell C, Huawei in systems transformation project

25th November 2022 As telecommunications group Cell C wraps up its long-awaited recapitalisation and progresses its significant turnaround programme, the mobile operator has turned to information and communication technology giant Huawei to assist with its transition into a digital lifestyle company. A critical... 

ARM, Wits ink agreement to boost mining skills development and research

25th November 2022 Diversified mining and minerals group African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) have entered a multidisciplinary partnership to enhance skills and research in South Africa’s mining sector. The new memorandum of agreement, signed in November, will bolster... 

BankservAfrica to launch real-time digital payments service in the new year

18th November 2022 BankservAfrica is preparing for the launch of a low value, interbank, real-time digital payments service, to be offered by participating banks in 2023. The new service, PayShap, will initially be offered by four banks, including Absa, FNB, Nedbank and Standard Bank, before extending to more banks... 

ICT industry ready to make the leap to 5.5G

18th November 2022 The next milestone for the information and communication technology (ICT) industry on the path to an intelligent world is 5.5 generation (5.5G) technology, the evolution of fifth-generation (5G). Through concerted efforts, the industry has made significant progress and is ready to make the leap... 

Smartphone shipments slide for fifth consecutive quarter

18th November 2022 Global smartphone shipments registered the largest third-quarter decline to date – and the fifth consecutive quarterly contraction – amid weakened global demand and economic uncertainties. According to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation’s (IDC’s) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile... 

MTN to roll out digital skills development initiative in four countries on the continent this year

18th November 2022 MTN has launched the MTN Skills Academy to develop people across the continent as producers, consumers and innovators of digital technologies. The ‘Digital Skills for Digital Jobs’ programme aims to enhance the link between digital skills training and demand for jobs, with the MTN Skills Academy... 

Cisco Networking Academy aims to train 25m learners in next ten years

11th November 2022 As technology group Cisco’s long-standing global information technology (IT) skills-to-jobs programme, Networking Academy, celebrates 25 years, it has announced new ambitions of providing digital skills training to 25-million learners over the next ten years. With the expected creation of... 

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