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Martin Creamer

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‘Staggering’ uncertainty driving gold – World Gold Council

24th June 2016 With Britain voting to exit the European Union, the World Gold Council expects to see strong and sustained inflows into the gold market driven by the "staggering" level of protracted uncertainty that investors now face. The council said on Friday that gold’s surge to $1 313.85/oz was providing... 

Bank of England, offshore centres holding SA gold worth R75bn

23rd June 2016 The Bank of England and other official sector institutions at offshore bullion centres are holding a large percentage of South Africa’s gold. At last count, these holdings totalled four-million ounces of South Africa’s gold, worth nearly $5-billion. 

RBCT unveils new R49m coal sampling lab

22nd June 2016 The new R49-million coal sampling laboratory opened at the Richards Bay Coal Terminal on Wednesday ensures faster sample turnaround times from a state-of-the-art facility built in partnership with leading sampling service provider SGS South Africa. SGS, which employs 2 500 employees in South... 

Mining Charter should be policy not law – Leon

21st June 2016 The Mining Charter should be a policy type document rather than a legislative instrument. “We need to go back to what it was intended to be,” Herbert Smith Freehills partner and Africa practice co-chair Peter Leon said on Tuesday. (Also watch attached Creamer Media video). 

Graphite rush intensifying

20th June 2016 Verification by Armadale of high-grade graphite in Tanzania came hot on the heels of Australian graphite developer Syrah Resources raising A$194-million for its Balama graphite project in Mozambique and smaller Volt Resources, with the Namangale graphite project in Tanzania, announcing a... 

Bushveld accelerating tin mining plans

20th June 2016 Diversified mineral development company Bushveld Minerals is accelerating its plans to enter tin mining. Describing its latest metallurgical results as encouraging, the company said on Monday that final costing was under way to determine expenditure requirements for the establishment of mining... 

On-The-Air (17/06/2016)

17th June 2016 Botswana taking steps to export electricity to South Africa; There is a new way of mining and this has the potential to make mining saver and more productive; Mining has been given a boost with the reopening of Joburgs once world renowned Research Organisation. 

Botswana mine closures highlight need for low-cost production

15th June 2016 The closure of mines in Botswana had placed emphasis on the absolute necessity for low-cost mining production, Econsult Botswana MD Keith Jefferis said on Wednesday. “If we think we can continue as a mining country without being a low-cost producer, that will be a big mistake,” economist Jefferis... 

Private equity seen as key to Africa’s infrastructure speed-up

15th June 2016 Mobilising private equity to help fill Africa’s $31-billion infrastructure expenditure gap is key to the continent’s future, says Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers regional director Vuyo Ntoi. Ntoi, who addressed the Botswana Resource Sector Conference here, outlined the funding case for... 

Finland assisting Botswana’s geoscience

14th June 2016 Botswana is in consultation with the Geological Survey of Finland in the restructuring of its geoscience, which forms part of its developmental planning. “By August, a team of scientists from Finland will come over to Botswana to map things out,” Tiyapo Ngwisanyi of the Botswana Geoscience... 

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