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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. 

On-The-Air (06/11/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     6th November 2015 Desperate to cut debt, mining companies are resorting to a new phenomenon called ‘streaming’. Mining companies in Africa are creating agricultural entrepreneurs around their mines. The Ivory Coast is being hailed as the Africa’s best mining investment destination. 

Glencore debt reduction progresses on streaming deal 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th November 2015 Glencore has entered a long-term silver streaming agreement with Anani Investments and Silver Wheaton as part of its debt reduction plans. Senior deputy features editor Tracy Hancock talks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer. 

On-The-Air (30/10/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     30th October 2015 The concept of cross-border diamond collaboration was put forward at this week’s Diamond Indaba. Drones, artificial intelligence and robots – they’re all part of the ‘mine of the future’ as outlined in the City of Gold this week Mining employees received close to half of the mining... 

Call to action for review of crippling Davis tax proposals 

By: Sashnee Moodley     29th October 2015 Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley speaks to Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer about the recommendations of the Davis Committee on Tax. 

On-The-Air (23/10/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd October 2015 Crippling new tax laws have been recommended for South Africa’s already maimed mining industry. Disillusioned investors are demanding radical changes to the way mining CEOs are incentivised. Transnet is setting out to penalise companies that have failed to meet their local-content... 

Convergence needed for SA mining to successfully navigate current ‘make-or-break’ phase 

By: Sashnee Moodley     22nd October 2015 Creamer Media's Leandi Kolver speaks to Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer about the state of the South African mining industry as discussed at the Joburg Indaba. 

On-The-Air (16/10/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     16th October 2015 Business Leadership South Africa this week called for the jailing of pension fund trustees who have failed to pay ex-mineworkers their pensions. Wescoal this week put up its hand up as the flag-bearer of black junior coal mining in South Africa. Sibanye this week put its new... 

2015 Joburg Indaba gets underway 

By: Sashnee Moodley     15th October 2015 Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley speaks to Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer about the highlights at the 2015 Joburg Indaba. 

On-The-Air (09/10/2015)  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th October 2015 Analysts warned this week that South Africa’s Kumba Iron Ore would be the first big iron-ore miner to crash out of the global iron-ore market. Concern is growing that the low coal price will scuttle the rigid take-or-pay arrangements that Transnet has with coal exporters. The City of... 

Sibanye aiming to become South Africa’s mining champion 

     8th October 2015 Creamer Media's Leandi Kolver speaks to Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer about Sibanye Gold’s planned acquisitions and diversification ambitions. 

On-The-Air (02/10/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     2nd October 2015 The VW emissions scandal is opening the way for fuel cell cars that use our platinum. Top quality South African coal – once the darling of global markets – is now being left for dead as South African coal exportation gets turned on its head. Bad legislation is being blamed for the... 

VW debacle puts favourable spotlight on zero-emitting platinum fuel cell 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st October 2015 Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the Volkswagen debacle and its effect on zero-emission value of fuel cell electric vehicles. 

On-The-Air (25/09/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     25th September 2015 It’s that time again on a Friday when AMLive presents another Update From The Coal-Face with Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly. Heat that’s been going waste for decades is now being turned into valuable electricity at a platinum smelter in Rustenburg. BMW... 

On-The-Air (18/09/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     18th September 2015 A major skills elevation programme is under way in Ghana to match the leap to modern, mechanised mining in the centuries-old Ashanti goldfields. Sibanye Gold this week took firm steps towards generating its own electricity in its own power stations. Engineers are sounding the alarm... 

AngloGold, Randgold team up to revive Obuasi 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2015 Creamer Media’s Leandi Kolver speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Randgold Resources and AngloGold Ashanti's investment agreement on the Obuasi gold mine in Ghana. 

Amplats sells platinum mines to Sibanye 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th September 2015 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Anglo American Platinum's plan to sell its Rustenburg Platinum mining and concentrating operations to Sibanye Gold for at least R4.5-billion. 

On-The-Air (11/09/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     11th September 2015 The fast-growing mining company Sibanye has informed government that it wants to be the mining champion that the country is searching for. Anglo American Platinum is in talks to sell off more of its platinum assets. The South African Mint is considering the minting and launch of a... 

On-The-Air (04/09/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     4th September 2015 consultancies. The petroleum refining industry this week became the latest sector to warn of survival risk. Gauteng’s gold-from-dumps miners are making heaps of cash on the strong rand gold price. 

DRDGold considering share buy-back 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th September 2015 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about surface gold miner DRDGold considering a buy-back of shares in support of its long-term shareholders. 

BHP Billiton still bullish on China 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th August 2015 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about BHP Billiton's bullishness on China, as well as the demerged South 32's opportunity to work with Eskom on additional coal supply. 

On-The-Air (28/08/2015) 

By: Yolande Botes     28th August 2015 Mining sector stress is growing by the week with yet another South African mining company plunging into business rescue this week. The current mining slump is bringing to the fore the indispensible need for mined products in today’s world. A strong redirection of the economy upwards... 

On-The-Air (21/08/2015)

By: Martin Creamer     21st August 2015 South Africans once mighty gold mining companies are preparing for worst-case scenarios. A major effort is being made to get cargo off the roads and back on to rail using a new app. The full weight of legislation is being thrown behind South Africa’s new search for oil and gas. 

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