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14/06/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     14th June 2013 South Africa’s exciting new local iron breakthrough is expected to hit the commercial ground running; Mozambique is surprising on the upside with a big new high-value iron aspiration of its own; the Botswana government is pulling out all the stops to attract non-diamond mining investment. 

Second Take: Russian diamond technology 

13th June 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about a new diamond exploration technology from Russia could lead to the discovery of large new diamond mines in Botswana. 

07/06/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     7th June 2013 South Africa has no option but to do more with its metals and minerals than simply ‘dig dirt’, says a top Government strategist; A new approach to the granting of mineral rights is on the cards, to put an end to old mineral discoveries being dressed up as brand new mineral finds; and ine project... 

Second Take: Iron-ore beneficiation 

6th June 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the opportunities for iron-ore beneficiation in South Africa. 

31/05/2013 (On The Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     31st May 2013 South African-developed mineral rights technology is taking the mining world by storm; South Africa has been selected as launch pad for a global tech firm’s new surge into the African continent. 

Second Take: Mine technologies 

31st May 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about new mine technologies and Australia using South Africa as a springboard into the African market. 

24/05/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     24th May 2013 New Canadian platinum contenders are showing huge confidence in South Africa’s platinum future, despite the metal’s current problems; Mine union pioneer, Dr James Motlatsi, this week called for radical changes to South Africa’s discredited migrant-labour system; and while Australians are... 

Second Take: New migrant labour deal proposal 

23rd May 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about union pioneer Dr James Motlatsi's new migrant labour deal proposals. 

17/05/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     17th May 2013 Successful new gold mining technology is being tipped as the game changer for the entire South African mining industry and not just gold 

Second Take: New mining technologies 

16th May 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about a successful new mining technology being put through its paces at AngloGold Ashanti's Tau Tona mine. 

10/05/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     10th May 2013 South Africa and Botswana are collaborating to boost the export of coal from Southern Africa; South Africa’s new Coal Roadmap process under way places a massive “urgent” sign over securing future coal supplies for Eskom; and The Chamber of Mines this week made an impassioned plea to government to... 

Second Take: Botswana–SA coal rail link 

By: Shannon de Ryhove     9th May 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Transnet Freight Rail's plans to develop a coal rail link from South Africa to Botswana. 

03/05/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd May 2013 Anglo American’s much-publicised private power project has been put on hold; Steps are being taken to entrench Ekurhuleni on the East Rand as the workshop of the African continent; and A new R500-million investment is strengthening the Western Cape as a global call-centre hub. 

Second Take: Anglo American power project postponed 

2nd May 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the postponement of Anglo American Thermal Coal's power project in Mpumalanga. 

Second Take: Underground coal gas project 

By: Shannon de Ryhove     26th April 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about an underground coal gasification project in the Free State. 

19/04/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Shannon de Ryhove     19th April 2013 Every Friday morning, SAfm’s AMLive’s radio anchor Xolani Gwala speaks to Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly. 

Second Take: MPRDA amendments 

18th April 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the recently released draft Mineral and Petroleum Resource Development Amendment Bill. 

12/04/2013 (On-The-Air)  

By: Martin Creamer     12th April 2013 South Africa’s Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is calling on computer giant IBM to build a research laboratory in South Africa; Africa’s iron-ore resources have the potential to be richer than Australia’s renowned Pilbara treasure trove; and a study just published puts to loss to Zambia of... 

05/04/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     5th April 2013 The US’s new clean-energy centre in Johannesburg is a shot in the arm for renewable energy in Africa; The production lines for South Africa’s joint missile project with Brazil are beginning to take shape; and The confirmation of coking coal at Makhado is another boost for the Limpopo province. 

29/03/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     29th March 2013 Yet another South African company is using deadly gases to produce electricity at prices well below the Eskom tariff; South Africa’s first fly farm is being developed in Cape Town; and We talk this word beneficiation and it is on the lips of many people in government in South Africa and want to... 

Second Take: Africa's 'Pilbara' region 

28th March 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Africa's 'Pilbara' region of Cameroon, Republic of Congo and Gabon. 

22/03/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd March 2013 South Africa as a whole, collectively needs to deal with the wildcat strikes that are impacting on the country 

Second Take: Low-price electricity at Beatrix mine 

22nd March 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Sibanye Gold's methane gas power generation at Beatrix mine. 

15/03/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     15th March 2013 South Africa’s home-grown company – Sasol – is planning to invest a colossal R190-billion in the US to become the biggest foreign investor in the State of Louisiana; South Africa has taken another step towards the local development of fuel-cell technology, which makes use of platinum mined in... 

Second Take: Sasol's Louisiana investments 

By: Shannon de Ryhove     14th March 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Sasol's three US projects. 

Second Take: Metalloy's smelter launch 

8th March 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the largest operating furnace of its kind in the world, which was opened at Samancor Manganese’s Metalloys smelter, in Meyerton. 

08/03/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     8th March 2013 By generating its own electricity at low cost, BHP Billiton has been able to go ahead with a billion rand project to beneficiate locally mined manganese; Acid mine drainage (AMD) another big issue at the mines. Work has begun on the construction of infrastructure to deal with South Africa’s AMD... 

Second Take: African Rainbow Minerals 

1st March 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about African Rainbow Minerals and the need to instill new confidence in the global investment community. 

01/03/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     1st March 2013 African Rainbow Minerals is impressed with the way that countries like Papua New Guinea and Chile woo foreign investors; Three large South African gold mines are receiving ongoing investments that will set them up for another half-century of high-volume gold mining; and South Africa’s new... 

22/02/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd February 2013 South Africa needs to keep on encouraging large companies like De Beers, which is prepared to invest R20-billion in the country during trying times; The African Union’s ambitious $360-billion cross-border infrastructure plan is lacking project preparation and regional cooperation; and The... 

Second Take: Mining unrest affects pensions 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st February 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the affect mining unrest could have on local pension funds. 

15/02/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     15th February 2013 South Africa’s newest gold miner may share profits with employees and bus mineworkers home to allow them to spend more time with their families; A black empowerment company has now received a R17-billion bonanza from South Africa’s rich iron-ore endowment in the Northern Cape; and The world’s... 

Second Take: SA mining 

14th February 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Sibanye Gold's employee share scheme and a R17-billion bonanza from South Africa’s rich iron-ore endowment in the Northern Cape. 

08/02/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     8th February 2013 A Canadian company plans to build a new long-life low-cost platinum mine in Limpopo, where platinum products will be manufactured onsite, workers will receive high pay, the new State mining company will be asked to participate and black empowerment will be the broadest South Africa has ever seen;... 

Second Take: Mining Indaba overview 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th February 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the Mining Indaba 2013. 

Second Take: The strategic coal issue 

1st February 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu's declaration of coal as a strategic resource. 

01/02/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     1st February 2013 A massive drive is underway to keep enough coal in the country for the benefit of Eskom, which is heading for a worrying coal shortage; RBCT is going to be expanded for the sixth time in order to accommodate the new black junior coal exporters you were talking about; a groundswell of pressure is... 

25/01/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     25th January 2013 Mineworkers – like sisters in the popular dance song – are ‘doin’ it for themselves’. They are establishing their very own FET college; South African law provides for mining companies to close mines, mothball shafts and generally downsize when times are tough; and Eskom will start building a... 

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