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     7th November 2016 Creamer Media was founded by Martin Creamer in 1981. On 13 March 1981, the first edition of Engineering News was published. Today, Creamer Media’s stable has grown to include Mining Weekly, Engineering News Online, MiningWeekly.com, Polity.org.za and online business information portals, Research... 

On-The-Air (04/11/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     4th November 2016 The risk of investing in mining in South Africa has been heightened by allegations made this week in the Public Protector’s report on State Capture; This week’s passing of a new Minerals Bill by Parliament has again failed to de-risk mining investment, as was the case two and a half years ago;... 

Discussing Samarco disaster one year on 

     3rd November 2016 The anniversaries of three deadly mine waste disasters should have governments in all mining jurisdictions insisting on new audits of tailings dams and demanding sound assurances that such needless mine-waste disasters never recur, says Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer, who joins senior deputy... 

On-The-Air (28/10/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     28th October 2016 The African Mining Network sounded a strong call this week for full openness and accountability in the mineral licencing sector; Diamond giant De Beers is throwing more money behind its relentless search for the next big South African diamond mine; andThe newly proclaimed African Mining Vision is... 

African Mining Vision, Zambezi Protocol take centre stage  

     27th October 2016 The Chamber of Mines of South Africa vice president Neal Froneman recently highlighted the African Mining Vision as an important guide for the industry. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the developments. 

On-The-Air (21/10/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     21st October 2016 Acid mine water must come to the rescue of Gauteng’s looming water deficit; South Africa’s vast diamond-mine properties are being turned into world-class tourist attractions; and The economy of the Northern Cape is about to be boosted by a big new zinc mine. 

Oppenheimer, De Beers polishing diamond tourism's sparkle 

     20th October 2016 The value of diamond properties to South African ecotourism was highlighted at the seventh Oppenheimer De Beers Group Research Conference where the outcomes of a range of research projects were highlighted. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer attended and speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley... 

On-The-Air (14/10/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     14th October 2016 A massive new private-sector investment in electricity generation has been given the green light; Black women-led businesses hit the high spots this week in both ferrochrome and construction; and the Northern Cape has become the planet’s most favoured site for the breaking of world land speed... 

Busy week for SA mining 

     13th October 2016 It’s been a week of big announcements in the South African mining industry with the news of the Amplats–Northam deal, Merafe's rising ferrochrome output and Exxaro's independent coal power selection. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss... 

Joburg Indaba Highlights  

     7th October 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the highlights at this year's Joburg Indaba. 

On-The-Air (07/10/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     7th October 2016 The ANC made a strong call at this week’s Joburg Indaba for the firming up of a 2030 vision for the South African mining industry; Yet another project is on the cards for the recovery of gold from old Golden City mine dumps; and Proudly South African locally designed aircraft will start coming of... 

On-The-Air (30/09/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     30th September 2016 Top gold miner Dr Mark Bristow is ‘super excited’ about Africa as the ‘next China’; London-listed Pan African Resources is planning to invest hundreds of millions of rands in a new gold project in Mpumalanga and; The first train powered by a platinum fuel cell locomotive has been unveiled in... 

Africa 'next China’ – Randgold CEO 

     28th September 2016 Randgold CEO Mark Bristow has declared Africa the next China should it investments coupled with aggressive growth be correctly managed. Martin Creamer joins Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss. 

On-The-Air (23/09/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd September 2016 South Africa has plummeted to an abysmally low level in the World Bank’s 160-country cost-of-doing-business rankings. Fundamental calculations of risk are putting South Africa behind countries like the DRC as an investment destination. Developing mine heritage sites has payoff... 

Mine land, water should be used for agriculture – Exxaro 

     21st September 2016 Black-controlled mining company Exxaro recently pleaded for mine land and mine water to be used for community development through agriculture.  

On-The-Air (16/09/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     16th September 2016 Black-controlled mining company Exxaro this week pleaded for mine land and mine water to be used for community development through agriculture; Anglo American Platinum has taken another firm step towards establishing the fuel cell as a new clean force in transport and electricity generation; The... 

Chamber advocates people-centred mine modernisation 

     9th September 2016 The Chamber of Mines has stressed that the failure to modernise South Africa’s mines will put a huge number of jobs at risk. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss why the modernisation of the country’s gold and platinum mines will not... 

On-The-Air (09/09/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     9th September 2016 A far-reaching plan is under way to take South Africa’s struggling mining sector into the 21st century; Lingering uncertainty about clean fuels is threatening to wipe out South Africa’s oil refineries; and The outlook for South Africa’s iron-ore and manganese mines remains bleak. 

On-The-Air (02/09/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     2nd September 2016 CEOs warned this week that platinum mining is going to ‘drop off a cliff’ because of huge under investment.The CSIR warned this week that mining needs a major change of mining method to survive. Chrome mining is become strategic for the platinum mining industry. 

Open letter to DA leader

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     2nd September 2016 Dear Mmusi Maimane When Creamer Media publishing editor Martin Creamer and I agreed that I would write this column, he said the column must not be smutty and it is not recommended that I write about politics. 

DRDGold pays off-charts dividend 

     1st September 2016 DRD Gold announced at its results presentation earlier this week that it had achieved a dividend six times higher than last year’s. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the results. 

DRA upbeat on gold project outlook 

     25th August 2016 Mining project company DRA has shared its excitement about new gold project opportunities opening up in South Africa, as well as Central and West Africa. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to shed light on the company’s enthusiasm. 

On-The-Air (19/08/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     19th August 2016 Illegal occupation of the Obuasi gold mine in Ghana by ‘galamsey’ miners is dealing a devastating blow to South African investors. South African project engineering company DRA is hitting the high spots as a developer of new gold mines in Africa. A revolutionary new gold-mining... 

AngloGold’s free cash trebles, slashes net debt 

     18th August 2016 AngloGold Ashanti recently announced that it had more than trebled free cash flow generation in the first half of the year to $108-million. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the developments. 

On-The-Air (12/08/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     12th August 2016 Plans are under way to recover huge quantities of gold lying on the waste dumps of the Far West Rand; Hard-pressed mining companies are rolling out an array of low-capital, quick-return projects to ensure that they keep growing; and Mining may be on the brink of an exciting new era with the... 

Sibanye firming up tailings project funding  

     10th August 2016 Sibanye Gold is far advanced with plans to recover gold, uranium and sulphuric acid in a phased manner. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins Creamer Media's Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss these plans. 

On-The-Air (05/08/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     5th August 2016 Treated acid mine water was this week relished by analysts and journalists as they drank it down during a visit to a West Rand gold mine; Impressive farming is under way on mine property to ensure that the local economy is not hurt when the mines close 30 years from now; and Zimbabwe has until... 

Sibanye's all-stakeholder approach 

     4th August 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about Sibanye's all-stakeholder approach, a boost for mining's image. 

On-The-Air (29/07/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     29th July 2016 Reckless oversupply of iron-ore by greedy Australian and Brazilian giants has put 2 400 iron-ore miners out of work in South Africa. The use of platinum fuel cells is gaining momentum globally with thousands of refuelling stations on the drawing boards. The world is heading for a... 

Creamer Media scores highly with readers for credibility, accuracy

     29th July 2016 Accurate reporting and a high credibility rating continue to be the hallmarks of Creamer Media’s publishing effort, according to a survey completed by nearly 2 000 readers of Engineering News, Mining Weekly, Polity and Research Channel Africa. During the reader survey conducted during May, June... 

Creamer Media scores highly with readers for credibility, accuracy

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th July 2016 Accurate reporting and a high credibility rating continue to be the hallmarks of Creamer Media’s publishing effort, according to a survey completed by nearly 2 000 readers of Engineering News, Mining Weekly, Polity and Research Channel Africa.   During the reader survey, conducted during May,... 

Physical gold shortage ahead 

     27th July 2016 There seems to be a lack of confidence in the world order and the ability of governments to manipulate the value of flat currency, as is confidence in governments as credible sources of capital. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses this trend with senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock. 

On-The-Air (22/07/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd July 2016 Turning Joburg’s mine dump sand into gold is adding R14-billion to the South African economy a year; The new Taxation Laws Amendment Bill has muddied the waters just as hopes of tax reform were beginning to rise; and A new ruling shows that the courts won’t easily endorse the new Mining Charter’s... 

Tax Bill throws up royalty surprises 

     20th July 2016 The Taxation Laws Amendment Bill released on July 8 contains two surprise amendments to mineral royalty taxation. Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the developments. 

Coal-to-power projects gain ground 

     15th July 2016 African coal-to-power projects are gaining traction, with underground-coal-to-gas (UCG) thought leader Julian Mast-Ingle saying coal mining in Africa and in South Africa in particular could provide the key to powering up growth on the continent. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior... 

On-The-Air (08/07/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     8th July 2016 South Africa has hit the global high spots with the opening of the world’s most modern coal lab in KwaZulu-Natal. Wits University this week undertook to take South African mining to the peak of high technology with the unveiling of the new Wits Mining Institute. Brexit is providing a... 

R&D the focus for SA's mining sector  

     6th July 2016 Innovative technology solutions for the struggling mining sector will be the focus of a new unit at Wits and South Africa’s once globally recognised mining R&D is hoping to get back on the world map. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks these developments. 

Brexit spikes demand for gold 

     30th June 2016 Britain’s exit from the European Union has led to an upswing in the gold market, seeing two South African gold mining companies heading for huge free cash bonanzas. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer talks to senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock about the reasons behind this development. 

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