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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... 

Second Take: Indian coal imports from SA 

1st November 2012 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about India's increasing coal imports from South Africa. 

26/10/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     26th October 2012 Every Friday morning, SAfm’s AMLive’s radio anchor Xolani Gwala speaks to Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly.  Reported here is this Friday’s At the Coalface transcript: Gwala: As state electricity tariffs rise, and we spoke about it this week quite a lot here... 

Second Take: Mine labour challenges 

26th October 2012 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the current mine labour challenges plaguing the industry. 

19/10/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     19th October 2012 Eskom has drafted an African energy strategy, with the primary focus on opportunities in Southern Africa; Hundreds of minibus taxis are now equipped with LPG kits that cut pollution and lower operating costs; and Small diamond miner Rockwell is thinking out of the box and allowing small-scale... 

12/10/2012 (On-The-Air)  

By: Martin Creamer     12th October 2012 As strikes continue to sweep through the country, South Africa’s top labour lawyers are demanding a radical reform of South Africa’s Labour Relations Act; South Africa’s strife-torn platinum sector has come together in a bid to co-craft a new dispensation for itself; and Black-controlled Exxaro... 

Second Take: Platinum dispensation bid 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th October 2012 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about a new platinum dispensation bid for the strife-torn sector. 

05/10/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     5th October 2012 In the midst of South Africa’s worst labour unrest since the Eighties, Gold Fields has clinched a momentous R173-million deal with NUM that could redefine South African gold mining; A group of South Africans have stumbled on a new technology that can turn the tiniest copper deposit into a... 

Second Take: Gold Fields, NUM agreement 

4th October 2012 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the historic agreement on the implementation of a new operating model at the South Deep gold mine. 

28/09/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     28th September 2012 The local manufacture of platinum-using fuel cells is now a reality, with the first batch successfully commercialised; A pilot plant for the local beneficiation of titanium is to be built at the CSIR; and ‘Shared value’ is a concept being openly propagated along the corridors of mining power in... 

Second Take: Platinum and titanium beneficiation 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th September 2012 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the pilot plants for platinum and titanium beneficiation. 

21/09/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     21st September 2012 Platinum has the potential to be a key part of tomorrow’s world; the head of SA’s only black-owned platinum company pleads for a collaborative rebuilding of the stricken business; and the Bafokeng community invests R6-billion-plus in platinum dividends in social infrastructure. 

Second Take: Platinum future 

20th September 2012 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about platinum as part of the modern world's future. 

14/09/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     14th September 2012 The Japanese have officially signed off on South Africa becoming Nissan’s bakkie manufacturing hub; The respected McKinsey global consultancy group calculates that Africa has the potential to create 72-m jobs in the next eight years; and SA’s highest-technology company is throwing its full weight... 

Second Take: Marikana accountability 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th September 2012 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about accountability at Marikana. 

07/09/2012 (On-The-Air) 

7th September 2012 SA’s once-proud ferrochrome industry is on its knees, struck down by China; Should migrant mine workers be flown home during their off periods; and SA needs more oil-refining capacity, the South African Petroleum Association says 

Second Take: Labour union demands 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th September 2012 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about unreasonable labour demands in the mining industry. 

31/08/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     31st August 2012 The government of Papua New Guinea has the right to take up 30% ownership of a gold project South Africans are developing on the South East Asian island; The labour-ravaged platinum sector is talking about ditching its decentralised bargaining system and replacing it with centralised bargaining;... 

Second Take: Platinum’s decentralised bargaining system 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th August 2012 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the platinum industries avoidance of a centralised bargaining system, favouring the decentralised option based on legacy issues. 

24/08/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     24th August 2012 NUM and AMCU leadership have been sitting around the same table ahead of Wednesday’s CCMA verification exercise at Impala Platinum; The Chinese are ripping the heart out of Southern Africa’s aluminium smelting business through cheap over supply; and The black-owned, black-managed and... 

17/08/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     17th August 2012 SA’s NDP 2030 calls for more natural gas in the energy mix; SA is readying itself to host the ‘world cup’ of geosciences in 2016; and Black-controlled Exxaro will begin exporting iron-ore next year from its new mine in the Republic of Congo. 

Second Take: Botswana diamond aggregation 

16th August 2012 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Botswana's recently launched diamond aggregation activity, which will shift total global diamond sales to Gaborone from the end of 2013. 

10/08/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     10th August 2012 Five hundred Chinese workers are building South Africa’s newest cement factory in Lichtenburg; Transnet is insisting on a minimum 60% South African content for the 599 new locomotives it has on order; and New technology is seen as absolutely critical for the long-term future of South African gold... 

03/08/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd August 2012 An attempt is to be made to set a new land speed record in South Africa’s dry Northern Cape province; Mining is stimulating visible economic and social development in neighbouring Mozambique; and Projections to 2025 point to cities around the world constructing the equivalent of the entire land... 

27/07/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     27th July 2012 Struggling platinum companies dive headlong into market development, stripping overheads; SA’s biggest iron-ore miner pays out a whopping R16bn to its BEE partners; and SA embraces new building techniques in a bid to beat the housing backlog.  

Second Take: Anglo American Platinum 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th July 2012 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Anglo American Platinum's future plans. 

20/07/2012 (On-The-Air) 

20th July 2012 An exciting new China/Africa investment fund throws its full weight behind the local beneficiation of South Africa’s metals and minerals; One mining job in South Africa benefits 26 other people, a new 370-page research document – paid for by the Bafokeng community – finds; and New UK research... 

Second Take: Mining investment 

19th July 2012 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about developmental mining investment in Africa. 

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