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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... 

Second Take: Mining rights & cancellations 

     24th January 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about mining work programmes and the cancellation of mining licences. 

Second Take: Anglo American Platinum's restructuring 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th January 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Anglo American Platinum's restructuring and the repurcussions and reactions to the news. 

18/01/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     18th January 2013 The world is recycling four times more platinum than in the past, which is slashing demand for mined platinum; Anglo American Platinum is putting its head on the block – it is offering to upskill and provide a new non-mining job to each and every mineworker that it retrenches; and A State-backed... 

14/12/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     14th December 2012 Eskom is looking to secure millions of tons of wood waste to burn with coal in some of its power stations; Eskom is looking to buy more than one billion tons of coal from coal-mining companies that are majority black owned; and South Africa’s first black-owned coal mining company plans to build... 

Real Economy report – The best of 2012 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th December 2012 Another busy year has come to an end, so Creamer Media’s Real Economy Report reflects on a selection of stories that made news headlines this year:BAE SYSTEMS LAND SYSTEMS SOUTH AFRICA (RER 222) We start our 2012 roundup with local defence company BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa’s... 

07/12/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     7th December 2012 Anglo American is building 23 000 houses for its workers, making sure there is only one person per room in its hostels and opening up a debate with its workers on the migrant labour curse; South Africa moved ahead this week with two big train and port projects that will together cost a whopping... 

Second Take: Anglo CEO commits to SA mining 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th December 2012 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Anglo CEO Cynthia Carroll committing to SA Mining. 

30/11/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     30th November 2012 In sharp contrast to his first term, US President, Barack Obama has come out of his starting blocks fast this time around, with the launch of a new ‘do business in Africa’ campaign; Gold Fields is cutting the deep, dark and dangerous South African mines out of its portfolio in a desperate bid to... 

Second Take: SA mining industry 

     29th November 2012 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about South Africa's mining industry. 

23/11/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd November 2012 South Africa is being urged to deploy its strong private sector to rid the country of the ‘evil triplets’ of poverty, unemployment and inequality; New investment in South Africa by junior miners is continuing to take place in sharp contrast to the strong capital cutbacks by big mining companies;... 

Second Take: Resource development 

     22nd November 2012 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about African economic advancement through resource development. 

Second Take: Employee codetermination 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th November 2012 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the suggestion that South Africa consider adopting the two-tier German board system in the mining industry. 

16/11/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     16th November 2012 In the wake of the Marikana tragedy, mining companies are being urged to adopt a two-board system of company management; South Africa’s new Chamber of Mines president is confident about finding creative solutions to the current labour unrest, social deficits and dismal productivity; At last the... 

Gripes with retailers

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     16th November 2012 When publishing editor Martin Creamer, in a weak moment, gave me the go-ahead to write this column, he said I could write about anything that was not political or smutty. Sooo, here’s 'anything'. In My Fair Lady (the musical), Professor Henry Higgins claims that the only difference between a... 

09/11/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     9th November 2012 Foreign investors in South Africa’s latest batch of renewable energy opportunities have hit the ground running; Strong calls are being made for the crafting of a new social compact for the mining industry to prevent another Marikana; and Impala Platinum is working with the Department of Science... 

Second Take: New social compact for mining industry 

     8th November 2012 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about a new social compact for the mining industry. 

02/11/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     2nd November 2012 It’s all systems go for the signing next week of R47-billion worth of South African renewable-energy projects; India is expected to import much more coal and iron-ore from South Africa; Some are predicting that the third industrial revolution is on the way because of the digitisation of... 

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