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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... 

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. 

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