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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. 

On-The-Air (05/05/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     5th May 2017 The plunge of the platinum price to below $900/oz is putting the entire platinum industry at risk; The forecast fall in the iron-ore price to below $50/t will deal a heavy blow to South Africa’s iron-ore miners; and Researchers have come up with a new lightweight material that is ten times... 

Tasmanian government invests A$9.5m in copper mine 

     3rd May 2017 The Tasmanian government will invest about 9.5-million Australian dollars to restart a copper mine which was shuttered at the start of 2014. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the investment. 

Black Mountain Mining establishes Esop 

     26th April 2017 While mining companies Kumba and Exxaro have boasted successful employee share ownership plans over the last few years, Vedanta’s Black Mountain Mining has established a 7-year plan for its employees. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the payouts. 

On-The-Air (21/04/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     21st April 2017 A new gold project being fast-tracked following the successful raising of capital in London and Johannesburg; A new aspirant mining champion has stepped up to the plate with a R2.3-billion debut deal and Money is being raised to revive a once thriving copper-mining area in the Northern Cape. 

Fast-tracking, reopening South African potential 

     20th April 2017 Three companies have recently made encouraging announcements regarding the development of past mining projects in South Africa. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss this reinvigoration. 

R2.3bn Anglo coal sale to Seriti  

     12th April 2017 A new South African mining company recently announced its intention to purchase Anglo American’s Eskom-tied domestic thermal coal operations in South Africa, which would position the majority black-owned start-up as the potential second-largest provider of coal to Eskom. Mining Weekly editor... 

On-The-Air (07/04/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     7th April 2017 The first sod will be turned this year on a billion-rand project that has the potential change the face of South Africa’s struggling platinum business; The wanton destruction of valuable cobalt in local platinum processing can now be brought to a speedy end; South Africa’s biggest chain factory... 

Platinum tech ready to cut costs 

     6th April 2017 Pallinghust group platinum mine Sedibelo is now ready to implement a new technology that will send platinum processing costs hurtling down the cost curve. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to talk over the significance of this development. 

On-The-Air (31/03/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     31st March 2017 Platinum received a massive boost this week when the mayors of the world’s biggest cities launched a huge programme to tackle urban air pollution; Mining doyen Brian Gilbertson this week blamed the collapse of the platinum price on producers; and A black-led minerals company has secured finance... 

Randgold dividend continues to rise 

     29th March 2017 Since its first dividend in its 2006 financial year, gold miner Randgold Resource’s yearly dividends have increased by 900% over a ten-year period. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss this achievement. 

On-The-Air (24/03/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     24th March 2017 With Anglo American now in danger of being canabalised, the South African economy needs a big new corporate champion to step into the breach; From now on, mining’s role as an economic transformation lever must be used to the full and A new online market place has been launched for the buying,... 

IDC to support R&D of low-energy technology 

     23rd March 2017 The State-owned Industrial Development Corporation is fiercely supporting technologies that will enable South Africa to beneficiate more effectively and has set its sights on the research and development of low-energy technology. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's... 

On-The-Air (17/03/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     17th March 2017 Business leader Patrice Motsepe yesterday gave a stern warning to the mining industry to take mining communities extremely seriously; The State-owned IDC is supporting a new low-cost, low-energy technology that could be a massive cost saver for struggling platinum mines; and the Canadians this... 

Magara seizes dual role at Lonmin  

     16th March 2017 Lonmin CEO Ben Magara has taken on the position of COO, following the departure of former COO Ben Moolman. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss his exclusive interview with the enthusiastic leader. 

On-The-Air (10/03/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     10th March 2017 The strong outlook for South Africa’s ferrochrome industry is a great plus for South Africa in its hour of need; As the rand strengthens, it is becoming increasingly apparent that new, cheaper mining methods are desperately needed to save the industry; and West African mining is setting a good... 

The Rand's effect on the mining industry 

     9th March 2017 The rand strengthened into the R12 to the dollar range this week, which has implications for a South African mining industry that has come to rely on a weak rand. Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the implications. 

On-The-Air (03/03/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd March 2017 Platinum has been badly hit by anti-diesel sentiment in the wake of the Volkswagen car emission scandal in the United States; South Africa’s Sibanye Gold went on a charm offensive in the United States this week to woo shareholder backing its big American acquisition; and the mining industry’s... 

Call to improve platinum marketing 

     2nd March 2017 Royal Bafokeng Platinum CEO Steve Phiri has emphasised the need for producers to invest in the marketing of platinum and ensure that the metal does not continue to be demonised by antidiesel hype. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to delve into... 

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