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On-The-Air (22/09/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd September 2017 A London-listed company is ploughing billions of rands worth of investment into mining projects in Mpumalanga; Electric buses that have no option but to make use of South Africa’s platinum are the next big thing; and South Africa is still at sixes and sevens as hundreds of thousands of retired... 

Pan African poised for growth  

     22nd September 2017 More than a third of the yearly gold production of Pan African Resources is destined to arise from low-cost, low-risk tailings businesses, it was revealed at the company’s results presentation this week. Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the... 

On-The-Air (15/09/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     15th September 2017 An Australian company will list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on Monday to bring South Africa’s dormant copper riches back to life; South Africa is benefiting from the rising global demand for the quality, high-purity metals, as a means of mitigating climate change; andThe Department of... 

Demand for quality metals amplifying 

     13th September 2017 Global climate change mitigation is amplifying the demand for good-quality, low-impurity metals, but South Africa’s mining industry needs to be more globally competitive to take advantage of this trend. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to... 

On-The-Air (08/09/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     8th September 2017 Acid mine water, a horrible legacy of a century of mining, is now being used to recover gold off old mine dumps; Hugely expensive mine dump vegetation is being burnt by vandals, sparking fears to dust storms across the Golden City; Black-controlled Royal Bafokeng Platinum is buying platinum... 

DRDGold tackles mine dump vegetation  

     7th September 2017 DRDGold says it has spent more money on vegetating tailings dams than it has paid dividends to shareholders in the last ten years and is seeing its dump vegetation effort going up in smoke. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the challenges. 

On-The-Air (01/09/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     1st September 2017 Illegal mining is out of control; More money is being put into marketing to save the struggling platinum- and diamond-mining sectors; and a local mining company that has invested big in America is laughing all the way to the bank. 

Northam’s strategy paying dividends 

     31st August 2017 The platinum group metals market may be heading for three-way price parity, says Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne, whose company has increased its operating profit despite the market’s challenging business conditions. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in... 

On-The-Air (25/08/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     25th August 2017 South Africa Inc has a rare opportunity to seize the moment and save its battered platinum patrimony; A vibrant future is being planned for the three remaining South African gold mines of AngloGold Ashanti; and An Australian-based firm is showing South Africa how to develop black entrepreneurs in... 

AngloGold Ashanti results, plans for future SA mines  

     24th August 2017 AngloGold Ashanti recently presented its half year results in Johannesburg and held a media roundtable discussing its plans for future South African mines. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the outcomes and plans. 

On-The-Air (18/08/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     18th August 2017 Anglo American is going all out to unleash end-to-end innovation length and breadth of global mining; Harmony Gold has taken a decision to plough billions of rands in two of its Free State gold mines; and New technology could inject new life into South Africa’s rich gold basin. 

Quick-footed miners piggyback on established tech 

     17th August 2017 Creamer Media’s Chanel de Bruyn talks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the ways savvy mining companies can take advantage of established technologies. 

On-The-Air (11/08/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     11th August 2017 Technology has been configured that will unleash another mining boom when implemented by the struggling mining industry; A massive 40% of the gold ore in South Africa’s rich gold basin is wastefully left behind because of outdated mining methods; and If platinum ore could be pre-sorted using... 

Randgold in massive Côte d’Ivoire gold discovery  

     10th August 2017 The exploration team of Randgold Resources has defined a large target in Côte d’Ivoire, which is considered to be “potentially the most exciting gold prospect in West Africa”. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the developments. 

On-The-Air (04/08/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     4th August 2017 Royal Bafokeng Platinum this week urged the government to impose stricter air pollution control; The names of all IDC clients, including politically exposed people, are now being made public; and Botswana is taking steps to build its own Sasol. 

Encouraging, constructive response to destructive charter 

     3rd August 2017 The response from the National Union of Mineworkers and the ruling African National Congress on the value-destructive Mining Charter Three with regard to its impact on South Africa’s deflated mining industry and economy has been described by mining companies as very encouraging and constructive.... 

Platinum growth potential in fuel cell electric vehicle sales 

     28th July 2017 Growth potential for platinum is emerging in the rapid build-up off a low base of fuel cell electric vehicle sales. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the developments. 

On-The-Air (28/07/2017) 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th July 2017 A 200% increase in fuel cell vehicle sales is boosting the demand outlook for platinum; A groundswell of opposition is building up against the controversial Mining Charter and the freeze on mining deals; Mining companies are preparing to pay out billions of rands to mineworkers who contracted... 

On-The-Air (21/07/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     21st July 2017 World Bank warns of a potential shortage of South African metals that are needed to fight climate change; the small country of Luxembourg has passed a space mining law that allows its citizens to mine metals beyond the earth’s atmosphere; and South African mining investors are pressing ahead with... 

On-The-Air (14/07/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     14th July 2017 Platinum fuel cell cars are beginning to roll off the Mercedes and Toyota production lines; South African manganese is on the list of hitech metals that could stop world progress if it runs into short supply; The new American owners of South African Breweries are investing R2.8-billion to expand... 

On-The-Air (07/07/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     7th July 2017 The supply of more water from Lesotho to Gauteng has been given a wonderful thumbs-up; Violent protest brought the coal line to a screeching halt this week, dealing a blow to the economy; and The high winter electricity tariff should be cut so that closed furnaces can reopen and return lost jobs. 

Junior push and major plays 

     6th July 2017 While next year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba is looking to more aggressively showcase junior mining companies active in Africa, Exxaro is seeking to reduce its BEE shareholding and AngloGold has entered an agreement to buy an exploration project in North America. Mining Weekly editor... 

On-The-Air (30/06/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     30th June 2017 Manganese mining company Ntsimbintle, headed by struggle veteran Saki Macozoma, is having huge success in the Northern Cape; The 100%-black-owned Modi Mining has won a R158-million contract from Australian mining company South32; and Yet another black-controlled mining junior – the Johannesburg... 

AngloGold restructures local operations to ensure viability 

     29th June 2017 South African gold miner AngloGold Ashanti is making significant investments internationally, while trying to ensure its South African operations are still viable. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the developments. 

On-The-Air (23/06/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd June 2017 Botswana is going all out to attract the global mining investors that South Africa’s controversial new Mining Charter is frightening away; South Africa’s contentious new Mining Charter has opened the way for Brazil to make its debut into platinum mining; and South Africa’s new Mining Charter is... 

Outcry over new Mining Charter 

     22nd June 2017 The New Mining Charter has been described as a weakened piece of legislation that would result in more protest action, with the Chamber of Mines going to court to halt the devastating blow to an already battered mining sector. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy... 

Botswana Resource Sector Conference kicks off 

     14th June 2017 The 2017 Botswana Resource Sector Conference took place this week in Gabarone. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer attended and speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the developments. 

Phosa condemns charter tinkering 

     9th June 2017 African National Congress National Executive Committee member Dr Mathews Phosa has stressed the need to stop tinkering with sector charters and instead negotiate them in a manner that creates room for sizeable growth. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in... 

On-The-Air (09/06/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     9th June 2017 Former illegal zama-zamas have been reformed into legal mineworkers at a reopened gold mine; Upcoming Mining Charter will include declaration of strategic minerals with mine-gate pricing; An Italian group has invested R200-million in a railway wheel plant in Germiston. 

On-The-Air (02/06/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     2nd June 2017 The financial woes of diamond mining surfaced again this week when a fourth mine closed its doors; A puzzling decision by new Minerals Minister Mosebenzi Zwane is putting South Africa’s diamond cutting business at risk; and Top South Africans are looking forward to the years when the platinum... 

CoM embarks on identity, name change 

     31st May 2017 The Chamber of Mines is embarking on an identity and name-change programme and will use the Zambezi Protocol as its guide. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the decision. 

On-The-Air (26/05/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     26th May 2017 CoM this week decided finally to shed its abhorrent apartheid past and rebrand itself with a totally new beginning and new name; The media won a victory this week by persuading the DTI to make public the beneficiaries of its incentives programmes and A third South African diamond operation is in... 

Chamber heads for new beginning 

     25th May 2017 The Chamber of Mines of South Africa is rethinking its identity and name and has elected Mxolisi Mgojo its new president. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss this news. 

Thos Begbie’s global quality status boosted by on-the-spot Dekra 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2017 The same-site working relationship that Thos Begbie has established with global quality inspectorate Dekra Industrial RSA is giving the prolific exporter of copper castings a commercial edge in its global dealings with mining and smelter-related customers worldwide. Thos Begbie now hosts the... 

On-The-Air (19/05/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     19th May 2017 Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Mines has fallen in love with South Africa’s new platinum technology, which it is adopting, lock, stock and barrel; The Royal Mint this week announced the production of its first platinum products; and Financial problems have forced a second South African diamond mine to be... 

Coins, reserve currency on the cards to boost platinum demand 

     18th May 2017 Boosting demand for Platinum is on the agenda once again, with the spotlight on platinum coins and the concept of instating platinum as a reserve currency. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the developments. 

On-The-Air (12/05/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     12th May 2017 SA’s biggest gold-mining company is proving that deep can be cheap at its Mponeng mine on the Far West Rand; Palladium is overtaking platinum as the metal of choice to clean the air over the world’s biggest cities; and the Lonmin mine in Rustenburg is being coerced into creating 1 500 additional... 

Palladium still adding to platinum woes 

     11th May 2017 The palladium price is poised to exceed the platinum price for the first time since 2001. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss platinum’s downward spiral. 

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