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On-The-Air (27/04/2018) 

By: Martin Creamer     27th April 2018 The imminent opening in Johannesburg of the exciting new Mandela Mining Precinct is a major boost for badly needed research and development. This month’s rapid-fire announcements of the widespread new use of fuel cells globally is great news for South Africa’s struggling platinum mining... 

Unpacking this week's headlines 

25th April 2018 South Africa needs research to improve its mining competitiveness, the industry needs to recover faster and investigations needed in Modikwa bus killings. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the headlines.   

On-The-Air (20/04/2018) 

By: Martin Creamer     20th April 2018 South Africa is expected to play an important role in a large new multi-billion-rand potash project in the Republic of Congo. Wonderful news for platinum is that mining equipment driven by a fuel cell is scheduled to make a game-changing debut underground next year. Mining giant Glencore has... 

Unpacking this week's mining headlines 

18th April 2018 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks this week's mining headlines: Glencore’s sustainability report, South Africa’s potential role in the Congo potash project and the debut of a game-changing fuel cell dozer. 

On-The-Air (13/04/2018) 

By: Martin Creamer     13th April 2018 Good news for mining is that the Department of Mineral Resources is working on a long-term Vision 2030 for the mining industry that can do so much for the South African economy going forward. The Canadian company building the brand new platinum mine in Limpopo has appointed former President... 

Vision 2030, Ivanhoe board and the PGMs crisis make this week's headlines  

12th April 2018 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks Vision 2030, the new addition to the Ivanhoe board and the crisis in the PGMS industry. 

On-The-Air (06/04/2018) 

By: Martin Creamer     6th April 2018 South Africans will next month begin building a new tin mine in neighbouring Namibia. The sleepy Northern Cape town of Prieska is being revived by major new investment in its expansive but dormant zinc and copper resources. Strong interest is being shown a six-point plan that two independent... 

Unpacking this week's headlines 

4th April 2018 Bad news kicked off this week when six mineworkers from the Modikwa Platinum Mine in Limpopo were killed when the bus they were travelling in was set alight. The Australian government is investing A$50-million into drilling research. Martin Creamer noted that a sense of urgency is needed to... 

Industry wants transformation, revival through exploration  

29th March 2018 New Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe is under pressure from the mining industry to revive and transform the industry through exploration and by fostering a junior culture. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer tells us more. 

On-The-Air (23/03/2018) 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd March 2018 Anglo American has embarked on a very ambitious job-creation programme. Advisory firm Deloitte this week launched Intelligent Mining to encourage digital transformation in South Africa’s biggest industry; South African business luminary Patrice Motsepe has expressed the firm belief that South... 

Mining Charter, sustainability and coal make this week's headlines 

23rd March 2018 This week, ARM's Patrice Motsepe predicts a successful charter and land outcomes; Anglo commits to ambitious sustainability strategy and Exxaro’s Coal, rapid loadout projects are under construction. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the headlines. 

On-The-Air (16/03/2018) 

By: Martin Creamer     16th March 2018 London analysts this week stopped discounting South African share prices thanks to South Africa’s improved political outlook; A mine in the Northern Cape will be the initial beneficiary of yet another Fourth Industrial Revolution partnership clinched this week; and Hydrogen transport was this... 

Innovation, digitalisation taking center stage  

14th March 2018 It’s interesting times ahead for innovation with mining company Exxaro Resources allocating R900-million to innovation initiatives while JSE-listed ELB Engineering Services believes it can push South Africa into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer has the story. 

On-The-Air (09/03/2018) 

By: Martin Creamer     9th March 2018 Black-led mining company Exxaro is negotiating the launch of a Fourth Industrial Revolution technology business with a global know-how partner; Germany's tough court ruling against diesel pollution looks like being a blessing in disguise for South Africa's struggling platinum industry. Palladium... 

German ruling likely blessing in disguise for platinum - RBPlat  

7th March 2018 The German Federal Court ruling on diesel car emissions, which could cost transgressors eight-billion euros in fines a year, is seen as a likely blessing in disguise for platinum, Royal Bafokeng Platinum. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer has the details. 

On-The-Air (02/03/2018) 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd March 2018 Independent consultants today presented a six-point plan to the government to revive mining exploration, which is at a virtual standstill; Top mining analysts this week called for major structuring change to save South Africa's gold-mining industy; and Northam Platinum has surprised on the upside... 

Mantashe’s warm welcome into mining, analysts call for structural change  

28th February 2018 With seemingly positive changes taking place in government, the mining industry is keen to play its part in the economy, while analysts have called for structural change in the industry. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the developments. 

On-The-Air (23/02/2018) 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd February 2018 Sibanye made a vigorous call yesterday for government, labour and business to, once and for all, put a rapid end to the rising number of fatalities in South Africa's mines; South Africa was reaffirmed at the highest levels this week as a reborn investment destination; and Platinum companies are... 

Amplats modernises, studies growth, advances fuel cell 

21st February 2018 Anglo American Platinum’s Mogalakwena Platinum mine has gushed R4-billion worth of free, unfettered operating cash flow. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the developments. 

Gold, platinum miners bolster business, operational plans 

16th February 2018 It’s been an exciting week for some gold and platinum miners, with plans to improve business and operations. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the headlines. 

On-The-Air (16/02/2018) 

By: Martin Creamer     16th February 2018 Gold Fields is spending R200-million a year on training at its big mechanised gold mine in Gauteng. Northam yesterday switched on R900-million worth of extra platinum power on in Limpopo. The strong rand is hitting underground gold mining very hard.  

On-The-Air (09/02/2018) 

By: Martin Creamer     9th February 2018 Every Friday morning, SAfm's AMLive's radio anchor Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly.  Reported here is this Friday's At the Coalface transcript: Kamwendo: China's colossal Clean Air Revolution is poised to give massive support to... 

Mining Indaba unpacked  

9th February 2018 The 2018 Mining Indaba kicked off in full swing this week with renewed investor confidence and hope to further the African Agenda. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer attended the indaba and gives Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley the headlines. 

On-The-Air (02/02/2018) 

By: Martin Creamer     2nd February 2018 Tharisa Minerals this week launched a R760-million strategy to boost South African chrome supply; De Beers long wait for diamond exploration licences is over, thanks to the new winds of political change; It's been another record-breaking coal export year for South Africa's Richards Bay Coal... 

Tharisa forecasts looming chrome ore deficit, details Vision 2020 

1st February 2018 Tharisa Minerals this week forecast a chrome ore deficit and detailed its plans to boost PGM and chrome output. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the developments. 

Creamer Media wows market with combined subscription offer

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th January 2018 Creamer Media’s Research Channel Africa is a powerful information tool, providing real-time intelligence on industry and mining developments in Africa. Publishing Editor, Martin Creamer urges readers to “make a smart choice for 2018 and take up Creamer Media’s combined subscription offer”.  This... 

On-The-Air (26/01/2018) 

By: Martin Creamer     26th January 2018 A pioneering black industrialist has secured a R50-million non-repayable grant from the government for a nickel plant in North West; The private sector is taking a rare plunge into plant nutrient minerals that could see the creation of a new South African fertiliser champion; Strong calls are... 

Beneficiation plants advancing in S Africa, but new potential needed 

25th January 2018 Thakadu Battery Materials has secured a R50-million grant for its pure nickel sulphate plant, while Kropz is finalising its phosphates plant design. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss this development, as well as the potential of the... 

On-The-Air (19/01/2018) 

By: Martin Creamer     19th January 2018 Diamond mining in the diamond city of Kimberley has been given a sparkling new lease of life thanks to smart new technology; The Industrial Development Corporation is calling for smarter mining, smarter agriculture and smarter manufacturing to pull South Africa ahead; and The Constitutional Court... 

Mining headlines kick off positively in 2018  

18th January 2018 2018 kicked off with a call for smarter sectors to boost the economy, a praise of Glencore’s asset management and a sparkle of hope for the diamond city of Kimberley. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the headlines with Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley. 

On-The-Air (15/12/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     15th December 2017 Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa this week made a strong call on the CR17 website for an end to the deadlock in the South African mining sector; The United Nations was in town this week to plead with South Africa to build resilience into its mining economy; andClever local project companies are... 

Economic resilience encouraged 

14th December 2017 Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has emphasised the urgent need for South Africa to break the ongoing deadlock on the regulation and transformation of the mining sector, while United Nations Conference on Trade and Development has warned that, without policy change, commodity-dependent developing... 

On-The-Air (08/12/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     8th December 2017 South Africa’s foremost mining CEO this week warned of more job carnage unless the country can attract foreign direct investment; and South African mining companies are making sure that the mines they sell go into good hands. 

Harmony’s advantages from Moab buy 

7th December 2017 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the details on Harmony Gold’s investor brief, in which the company declared that the acquisition of Moab Khotsong gold mine held many advantages. 

On-The-Air (01/12/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     1st December 2017 A top French company flew into South Africa this week to herald a new technology era for mining; Australian mining company South32 will begin spending R4.3-billion this month on a life extension coal project in Mpumalanga; and The Australians this week came up with an earlier-than-expected... 

Mining players employing strategic moves 

29th November 2017 South32 has okayed a R4.3-billion project at Klipspruit and is looking to set up its energy coal business as a standalone entity, while De Beers has placed its Voerspoed diamond mine on the market and BHP Billiton has committed to exiting its US onshore oil and gas. Mining Weekly editor Martin... 

On-The-Air (24/11/2017) 

By: Martin Creamer     24th November 2017 Turning mine dump sand into gold received a major boost this week when Sibanye and DRDGold joined forces; Sasol this week announced a new growth strategy that shuns its pioneering technologies of turning coal into petrol and gas into diesel; Gold Fields this week became the second mining company... 

Sibanye creates gold tailings deal with DRDGold 

23rd November 2017 Precious metals company Sibanye-Stillwater and gold tailings retreatment company DRDGold are coming together to create an industry-leading surface mining partnership. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks with Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the proposed deal. 

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