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RBCT unveils new R49m coal sampling lab  

     23rd June 2016 The new R49-million coal sampling laboratory recently opened at the Richards Bay Coal Terminal ensures faster sample turnaround times from a state-of-the-art facility. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the developments. 

On-The-Air (17/06/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     17th June 2016 Botswana taking steps to export electricity to South Africa; There is a new way of mining and this has the potential to make mining saver and more productive; Mining has been given a boost with the reopening of Joburgs once world renowned Research Organisation. 

Local platinum fuel cell uptake discussed 

     15th June 2016 The call by Deputy Minerals Minister Godfrey Oliphant to expedite the use of platinum fuel cells in South Africa is being heeded following a surge in the development of various systems. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer talks to senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio about the latest... 

Mining’s rebirth under way  

     10th June 2016 New joint action was being brought to bear to arrest the devastating decline of the South African mining industry, which Operation Phakisa would boost by positioning it as the centrepiece within a new, cohesive mining cluster that required across-the-board competitiveness. Mining Weekly editor... 

On-The-Air (10/06/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     10th June 2016 New joint action is underway to arrest the devastating decline of the South African mining industry; Great news for platinum is that fuel cell development is bursting out all over the country; and Petrochemicals giant Sasol is investing R20-billion in neighbouring Mozambique to find more natural... 

On-The-Air (03/06/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd June 2016 Wonderful news is that the acid mine water curse can now be turned into Garden of Eden profit; Deputy Minerals Minister Godfrey Oliphant this week called for a massive turnaround of South Africa’s dying mining industry.  

Junior Indaba developments unpacked 

     3rd June 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to talk about the developments at this year’s Junior Indaba, where speakers discussed various topics focused on furthering the sector. 

New highly profitable acid mine water solution unveiled  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th May 2016 Trailblazer Technologies has developed a process to convert acid mine water into valuable fertiliser materials with purified water.  

On-The-Air (20/05/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     20th May 2016 The Water Research Commission this week warned that South Africa may be heading for a massive water deficit. The new president of Tanzania has been quick to fill investors with a new confidence. Next month will see the switch-on of South Africa’s big new telescope array in the... 

On-The-Air (13/06/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     13th May 2016 A row is brewing over of water meant for Gauteng being extracted from the Sterkfontein dam and not replaced as promised. A brace of marketing thrusts has seen platinum break out of its low-price straightjacket. Patrice Motsepe’s African Rainbow Minerals this week commissioned a major... 

New deal places platinum bars, coins within reach  

     12th May 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the World Platinum Investment Council and Valcambi partnership and the developments in platinum fuel-cells. 

On-The-Air (06/05/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     6th May 2016 Great new strides were taken this week to put platinum fuel cells on the global map. The discovery of helium gas in the Free State has opened the way for major new investment. South Africa’s stressed iron-ore mines will benefit from this week’s Australian commitment to take its foot... 

Breakthrough to advance platinum-using fuel cells 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th May 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss a technical breakthrough that could hasten the widespread introduction of vehicles that run on platinum-using fuel cells. 

On-The-Air (29/04/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     29th April 2016 South Africa’s oldest cement company is looking to Africa to double in size every ten years. A black-led mining junior has stepped up to the plate to buy Highveld Steel’s vanadium assets. The export of vehicles from South Africa have become a crucial contributor to this country’s... 

Bushveld targets Evraz’s Vametco stake 

     28th April 2016 Diversified mineral development company Bushveld Minerals has taken an interest in financially troubled Evraz’s controlling stake in Vametco’s vanadium mine and plant. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss the details. 

On-The-Air (22/04/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd April 2016 The province of KwaZulu-Natal is the lucky recipient of a hat-trick of multi-billion-rand investments. South Africa’s Sibanye Gold has board approval to spend nearly R4-billion on its booming gold mines. A promising new African auto association has been formed to spread manufacturing... 

Tronox opens new R3.3bn Fairbreeze mineral sands mine in KZN 

     21st April 2016 Heavy minerals mining company Tronox recently opened its new R3.3-billion Fairbreeze mine in KwaZulu-Natal. Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the developments. 

On-The-Air (15/04/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     15th April 2016 South Africa needs to change the structure of wealth and opportunity for millions upon millions of its citizens. The modernisation of South Africa’s mines is at the heart of a new State-backed mining equipment body. Lesotho aims to become a major diamond producer over the next few years. 

AMCU sidelines collective gold bargaining process  

     14th April 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock on the consequences of Sibanye Gold offering the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union a R25 stability premium to avoid industrial action, throwing a spanner in the collective works of the... 

On-The-Air (08/04/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     8th April 2016 Japan and South Africa are working on a solar plant that will produce hydrogen in this country for fuel cells. Government is intent on creating incentives for mines to benefit from investment in fuel cells. South Africa this week again demonstrated its capacity to build railway... 

Govt intent on creating incentives for mines to benefit from platinum fuel-cell investment 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th April 2016 The South African government is intent on creating incentives for mines to derive greater benefit from investing in platinum fuel-cell technology. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the technology. 

On-The-Air (01/04/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     1st April 2016 Platinum fuel cells hit a new high yesterday with a sensational launch in Ekurhuleni. Ghana led the way this week by boosting investor confidence in the West African country. Experts believe it will take another two years for the stuttering diamond industry to get back into sync 

SA could learn from Ghana, Gold Fields collaboration 

     31st March 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses the development with senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock, citing that South Africa should take note. 

On-The-Air (25/03/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     25th March 2016 The major steps that South Africa is taking to boost its rail engineering capacity could win us billions of rands worth of export business in Africa. Australians are continuing to beat South Africans in the pursuit of new metals and minerals on our very own continent. Platinum miners... 

Call to boost SA economy  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd March 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the need to redevelop Brand SA. 

On-The-Air (18/03/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     18th March 2016 African Rainbow Minerals head Patrice Motsepe this week urged South Africans to come together to boost this country’s struggling economy. Coal head David Brown called for a debate in South Africa around the need for government and business to work collaboratively. The share values of... 

CoAL calls for regulatory streamlining 

     16th March 2016 Coal of Africa CEO David Brown has called on the government to ensure a streamlined regulatory environment with end-to-end processes that are attractive to investors and logistics costs that take into account the current low commodity pricing environment. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins... 

On-The-Air (11/03/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     11th March 2016 South Africa’s ferrochrome producers have surprised on the upside by lifting ferrochrome exports to a new high in difficult circumstances. Eskom’s latest electricity price increase nullifies all the cost-cutting done last year by one of South Africa’s biggest mining companies. 

Merafe cash skyrockets on ferrochrome venture’s superb showing 

     10th March 2016 Ferrochrome company Merafe shot the proverbial lights out in 2015, when its cash generation went through the roof and every box was ticked, from upped production to improved safety. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley in studio to discuss the developments. 

On-The-Air (04/03/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     4th March 2016 South Africa is perfectly positioned to take full advantage of what appears to be a return of better days to the coal market. Northam Platinum is bucking the platinum downturn by going ahead with planning on new growth projects. Sibanye Gold is showing its bone fides by calling... 

Glencore keen on coal turnaround 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd March 2016 Diversified miner Glencore seems confident about the outlook for a coal turnaround. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss the company’s thoughts on coal.   

On-The-Air (26/02/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     26th February 2016 The local rollout of platinum fuel cell technology is being fast-tracked with full government backing; AngloGold’s South African mines – once the pride of the pack – have fallen badly behind the company’s mines in the rest of the world; A top South African mining company this week seized the... 

AngloGold’s South African mines still laggards  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th February 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about AngloGold remaining outlier laggards. 

On-The-Air (19/02/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     19th February 2016 The once mighty Anglo American was this week reduced to a pale shadow of its former self. Kumba Iron Ore is gaining investor attention as Anglo American unbundles it out of its cut portfolio Platinum, diamonds and copper are the only metals to survive the massive Anglo downsizing... 

New Anglo American makes its entry  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th February 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the new Anglo American which now has seven assets remaining in South Africa compared with the 650 assets prior to the listing on the London Stock Exchange in 1999. 

On-The-Air (12/02/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     12th February 2016 Africa is entering a phase of becoming a factory to the world, top speakers said at the Mining Indaba; The mining industry’s very stressed state is moving governments and investors much closer together; The South African government this week initiated the fast-tracking for the local development... 

On-The-Air (05/02/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     5th February 2016 Platinum will be highlighted next week when the government announces support for a new fuel-cell manufacturing initiative. Anglo American Platinum is investing R60-million to lower the cost of using fuel cells. Toyota has released thousands of fuel-cell patents free of charge to speed up the... 

Rising use of platinum fuel cells  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th February 2016 Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the benefits and rising use of platinum fuel cells. 

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