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On-The-Air (24/02/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     24th February 2017 An investment of billions of rands is on the cards for the deep Mponeng gold mine on the Far West Rand; Discussions are under way between Germany and South Africa for the introduction of fuel cell buses; and A new national rail strategy is being drafted to give direction to the underperforming... 

South African mines need to adopt new mining methods 

     23rd February 2017 At this year’s Mining Indaba Chamber of Mines VP Neal Froneman stressed the need for new mining methods to boost mine life. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer explains. 

DRDGold injects R26m into environmental restoration, communities 

     16th February 2017 Having been part of the initial days of mining in Johannesburg, DRDGold is now part of the environmental restoration stage. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss the gold producer’s efforts to limit the impact of ongoing operations on... 

Enormous global demand on way for copper, platinum, zinc 

     10th February 2017 Enormous global demand is building for copper, platinum and zinc, driven by new technology, mitigation of health risks in hospitals and agricultural augmentation. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the developments. 

Digitisation grows and so does RBCT’s export target 

     3rd February 2017 Digital mining is gaining traction says Ernest & Young and the Richards Bay Coal Terminal has set a 77-million tonne export target for 2017. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss these developments. 

On-The-Air (03/02/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd February 2017 A new junior mining fund is opening the way for small mining companies to enter the fray. I am going to sit up straight, because I’m sure many of our listeners also want to know more about this. 

On-The-Air (27/01/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     27th January 2017 Innovative waste-to-energy plants have been launched by two of South Africa’s biggest cities in as many months; France this week formally declared its intention to respond to Eskom’s nuclear overture of December 20; and South Africa’s first fuel cell plant is to be launched in Cape Town next month. 

"Lawfare" breaking out in SA mining – Nedbank  

     26th January 2017 While 2016 was a successful year for Nedbank, its mining finance principal Paul Miller recently stated that South African mining had a tough year ahead, with "lawfare" breaking out. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Polity's Sashnee Moodley about the implications. 

On-The-Air (20/01/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     20th January 2017 Davos this week gave platinum fuel cells a huge boost with the launch of the massive Hydrogen Council; Sibanye’s audacious bid to buy America’s biggest platinum mines is poised to benefit Southern Africa enormously; A second judge has chided the Department of Mineral Resources for ineptitude. 

Second judge chides DMR ineptitude 

     19th January 2017 A judgement of the Gauteng division of the High Court of South Africa has exposed the Department of Mineral Resources as an irrational institution with a high degree of incompetence. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss the judgement. 

On-The-Air (16/12/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     16th December 2016 The world’s biggest fuel-cell power station is about to be built on South Africa’s East Rand. A big new gold-from-dumps project is under construction in Mpumalanga .The R10-billion gold-from-dumps project on the Far West Rand is expected to be launched in the next six months. 

Glencore on nickel and zinc developments  

     8th December 2016 Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore sees a shortage in nickel arising, on the other hand, the company is producing zinc at negative cost. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the developments. 

On-The-Air (02/12/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     2nd December 2016 Patrice Motsepe’s new bank is helping to fund a brand new mine being built in the Western Cape. The platinum price has plunged so low that many platinum mines have fallen into the red; and a top-level discussion on fuel cells to is due to take place at the CSIR next Friday. 

DMR making ill-considered demands, turns dictator 

     1st December 2016 The Department of Mineral Resources is making thoughtless demands that have little hope of being met, says Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer, who joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss the matter further. 

On-The-Air (25/11/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     25th November 2016 Gold worth hundreds of millions of rands is being recovered on the East Rand from mine throw-aways like woodchips and grease; The once-mighty Anglo American mining company, which is already a shadow of its former self, is intent on becoming even smaller; and Business and labour need to combine to... 

Gold from woodchips, grease, mine muck surprises on upside 

     23rd November 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the recovery of gold from mine waste at Goldplat Recovery. 

On-The-Air (18/11/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     18th November 2016 Black-controlled company Thakadu is building a R200-million nickel beneficiation plant as part of its second major initiative in as many months; The Labour Court this week tore a strip off the Department of Mineral Resources for irrationally bringing mines to a wasteful halt. 

Inspectorate criticised for irrational mine safety enforcement 

     17th November 2016 The Labour Court has criticised the mine safety inspectorate for acting “outside of the bounds of rationality” in enforcing mine safety legislation. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss this development. 

On-The-Air (11/11/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     11th November 2016 Global political uncertainty has resulted in gold investments rocketing 44% in the last three months; The water shortage has prompted the opening of KwaZulu-Natal’s first desalination plant; South Africa will launch its first nanosatellite early next year as part of an international research... 

SA mining investment risk heightened  

     10th November 2016 Following the release of the State of Capture report by former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, the risk of investing in South African mining is heightened. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the implications. 

About Us

     7th November 2016 Creamer Media was founded by Martin Creamer in 1981. On 13 March 1981, the first edition of Engineering News was published. Today, Creamer Media’s stable has grown to include Mining Weekly, Engineering News Online, MiningWeekly.com, Polity.org.za and online business information portals, Research... 

On-The-Air (04/11/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     4th November 2016 The risk of investing in mining in South Africa has been heightened by allegations made this week in the Public Protector’s report on State Capture; This week’s passing of a new Minerals Bill by Parliament has again failed to de-risk mining investment, as was the case two and a half years ago;... 

Discussing Samarco disaster one year on 

     3rd November 2016 The anniversaries of three deadly mine waste disasters should have governments in all mining jurisdictions insisting on new audits of tailings dams and demanding sound assurances that such needless mine-waste disasters never recur, says Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer, who joins senior deputy... 

On-The-Air (28/10/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     28th October 2016 The African Mining Network sounded a strong call this week for full openness and accountability in the mineral licencing sector; Diamond giant De Beers is throwing more money behind its relentless search for the next big South African diamond mine; andThe newly proclaimed African Mining Vision is... 

African Mining Vision, Zambezi Protocol take centre stage  

     27th October 2016 The Chamber of Mines of South Africa vice president Neal Froneman recently highlighted the African Mining Vision as an important guide for the industry. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the developments. 

On-The-Air (21/10/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     21st October 2016 Acid mine water must come to the rescue of Gauteng’s looming water deficit; South Africa’s vast diamond-mine properties are being turned into world-class tourist attractions; and The economy of the Northern Cape is about to be boosted by a big new zinc mine. 

Oppenheimer, De Beers polishing diamond tourism's sparkle 

     20th October 2016 The value of diamond properties to South African ecotourism was highlighted at the seventh Oppenheimer De Beers Group Research Conference where the outcomes of a range of research projects were highlighted. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer attended and speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley... 

On-The-Air (14/10/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     14th October 2016 A massive new private-sector investment in electricity generation has been given the green light; Black women-led businesses hit the high spots this week in both ferrochrome and construction; and the Northern Cape has become the planet’s most favoured site for the breaking of world land speed... 

Busy week for SA mining 

     13th October 2016 It’s been a week of big announcements in the South African mining industry with the news of the Amplats–Northam deal, Merafe's rising ferrochrome output and Exxaro's independent coal power selection. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss... 

Joburg Indaba Highlights  

     7th October 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the highlights at this year's Joburg Indaba. 

On-The-Air (07/10/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     7th October 2016 The ANC made a strong call at this week’s Joburg Indaba for the firming up of a 2030 vision for the South African mining industry; Yet another project is on the cards for the recovery of gold from old Golden City mine dumps; and Proudly South African locally designed aircraft will start coming of... 

On-The-Air (30/09/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     30th September 2016 Top gold miner Dr Mark Bristow is ‘super excited’ about Africa as the ‘next China’; London-listed Pan African Resources is planning to invest hundreds of millions of rands in a new gold project in Mpumalanga and; The first train powered by a platinum fuel cell locomotive has been unveiled in... 

Africa 'next China’ – Randgold CEO 

     28th September 2016 Randgold CEO Mark Bristow has declared Africa the next China should it investments coupled with aggressive growth be correctly managed. Martin Creamer joins Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss. 

On-The-Air (23/09/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd September 2016 South Africa has plummeted to an abysmally low level in the World Bank’s 160-country cost-of-doing-business rankings. Fundamental calculations of risk are putting South Africa behind countries like the DRC as an investment destination. Developing mine heritage sites has payoff... 

Mine land, water should be used for agriculture – Exxaro 

     21st September 2016 Black-controlled mining company Exxaro recently pleaded for mine land and mine water to be used for community development through agriculture.  

On-The-Air (16/09/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     16th September 2016 Black-controlled mining company Exxaro this week pleaded for mine land and mine water to be used for community development through agriculture; Anglo American Platinum has taken another firm step towards establishing the fuel cell as a new clean force in transport and electricity generation; The... 

Chamber advocates people-centred mine modernisation 

     9th September 2016 The Chamber of Mines has stressed that the failure to modernise South Africa’s mines will put a huge number of jobs at risk. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss why the modernisation of the country’s gold and platinum mines will not... 

On-The-Air (09/09/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     9th September 2016 A far-reaching plan is under way to take South Africa’s struggling mining sector into the 21st century; Lingering uncertainty about clean fuels is threatening to wipe out South Africa’s oil refineries; and The outlook for South Africa’s iron-ore and manganese mines remains bleak. 

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