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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. 

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... 

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