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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. 

On-The-Air (29/01/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     29th January 2016 The downsizing of the big Sishen Iron Ore mine in the Northern Cape has put 3 933 jobs at risk. Champions are needed to further the nation-building messages left by research commentator Robbie Robinson who died last week. Against all odds, dogged South Africans have set yet another export record,... 

Looking back at Dr Robbie Robinson  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th January 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer talks to senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock about the legacy left behind by chemical engineer Dr Robbie Robinson, who died at 86. Dr Robinson was often featured on Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly Online. 

On-The-Air (22/01/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd January 2016 Richards Bay Coal Terminal has done brilliantly to set a new coal export record in this very tough market environment. Anglo American sold off yet another mine this week as part of its rapid mine-disposal programme At last, a special economic zone is on the way for platinum. 

Richards Bay Coal Terminal sets new 75.4Mt export record  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st January 2016 Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the Richards Bay Coal Terminal's export record. 

On-The-Air (15/01/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     15th January 2016 The combined value Apple, ExxonMobil and Google has been lost by the world’s struggling mining industry, which is at an 11-year low; Yet another diamond mine is closing and mines are coming under the auction hammer around the world; and former President Kgalema Motlanthe is calling for an... 

Motlanthe sees opportunity in crisis 

     14th January 2016 Former President of South Africa Kgalema Motlanthe says now is an excellent opportunity to introduce material change in the country’s mining industry. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss the matter further. 

On-The-Air (11/12/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     11th December 2015 Mining is helping to show how rich and poor South African youth can work arm-in-arm as volunteers; Goldman Sachs is proposing a National Service Initiative for 300 000 unemployed youth; Mining giants Anglo American and Glencore have painted two sharply contrasting pictures in this week’s global... 

Anglo halves business units, axes divi, cuts 3 850 plat jobs, halts plat projects as Kumba trembles 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th December 2015 Anglo American’s share price fell significantly on Tuesday, resulting in radical restructuring and cost savings. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses the development with Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley. 

On-The-Air (04/12/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     4th December 2015 Huge concern is growing over the delay of the South African government to approve the second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Scheme; Acid mine drainage is being seen as a short-term source of water to close the supply gap from 2018; The mining industry has shrunk alarmingly and is now... 

Consortium secures Kimberley Mines at ideal time 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd December 2015 South African diamond-mining company De Beers Consolidated Mines has sold its Kimberley Mines to a consortium made up of Ekapa Mining and London-listed Petra Diamonds.  

On-The-Air (27/11/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     27th November 2015 Imported gas is being earmarked to kickstart South Africa’s new gas-to-power electricity vision; Natural gas is to be used as a transport fuel to bus children to school in the Free State; Gold Fields is building a 3D model so that investors can see exactly what’s going on 3 km underground while... 

Imported LNG set to kickstart gas-to-power vision  

By: Sashnee Moodley     27th November 2015 Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley speaks to Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer about imported liquefied natural gas initiating greater gas use in South Africa. 

On-The-Air (20/11/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     20th November 2015 Gold miners expect the gold price to be lowered still further if the US Fed lifts interest rates next month. This month’s deadly mine dump collapse in Brazil is raising a global storm around the storage of mine waste. The collaborative rebuilding of our troubled mining industry is now... 

Should executive compensation look beyond financial results? 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th November 2015 London-based institutional investor group Principles for Responsible Investment MD Fiona Reynolds has called for executive compensation to be linked to factors other than financial performance. Senior deputy editor features Tracy Hancock discusses this sentiment with Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. 

On-The-Air (13/11/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     13th November 2015 The US this week put laws in place to allow its citizens to mine in space. AngloGold is very upbeat about its exciting new mining technology. Gold Fields is inviting tenders for solar power to its South Deep gold mine. 

AngloGold’s South African gold mines now ‘outlier’ laggards 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th November 2015 Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley speaks to Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer about AngloGold Ashanti's "outlier" status South African mines. 

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