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On-The-Air (13/03/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     13th March 2015 Plans are afoot to erect monuments to dead mineworkers and produce documentaries on the horrors of mining’s past. Previously exported coal is now being offered to Eskom at attractive prices. Sasol is working with the electricity ‘war room’ on a plan to import gas. 

Exxaro at BEE crossroads 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th March 2015 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the looming deadlines on Exxaro Resources black economic-empowerment transactions. 

On-The-Air (06/03/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     6th March 2015 State rail company Transnet is hitting the high spots with locomotive funding from US and Canada. Limpopo province is the beneficiary of a R9-billion copper expansion. A Johannesburg company is building the entire plant for a new tungsten mine in neighbouring Zimbabwe. 

Marketing cushions Glencore during commodity downturn 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th March 2015 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about diversified major Glencore's marketing arm, which helped the company weather the commodities price downturn. 

On-The-Air (27/02/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     27th February 2015 The Impala Platinum refinery is taking steps to generate its own electricity using platinum fuel cells. The Department of Energy has received a whopping 77 bids from aspirant renewable energy suppliers. An Indian company is gleefully investing R9-billion in valuable zinc assets that... 

Mines eye generating own electricity 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th February 2015 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about South African mines turning to solar power and fuel cells to keep them running as Eskom becomes increasingly more expensive and unreliable. 

On-The-Air (20/02/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     20th February 2015 A new global study shows that mining operations are powerful engines of growth for host countries. Mining-country governments must budget on commodity prices falling not rising, global investment superstar Jim O’Neill advises. Foreign investment in Africa’s consumer sector is now... 

Mines powerful engine for growth 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th February 2015 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about mines being a powerful engine for economic growth and development. 

Mining Indaba roundup 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th February 2015 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the 2015 Mining Indaba. 

On-The-Air (13/02/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     13th February 2015 Economic growth and the electricity crisis received a high profile in the disrupted 2015 State and the Nation address; A tsunami of money is coming Africa’s way, international investors predicted at this week’s packed Mining Indaba; Platinum use is poised to soar as millions of Japanese homes get... 

On-The-Air (06/02/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     6th February 2015 Job-saving gold-mining talks are paying off as win-win solutions are found for employers and employees. A Ministerial coal task team has been set up in the wake of South Africa losing R23-billion to lower coal prices. The Japanese may have found a way to unlocking South Africa’s dormant Springbok... 

Coal task team to intensify dialogue 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th February 2015 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi’s coal task team and the future prospects for the mineral. 

On-The-Air (30/01/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     30th January 2015 Three of South Africa’s biggest gold mining companies are in job-saving talks with their workers; Consideration is being given to closing parts of Optimum Coal, which has put 1 070 jobs at risk; A global study just released shows that mining boosts the economies of the world’s poorest regions. 

Glencore mulls closure of some SA coal operations 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th January 2015 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about diversified mining major Glencore possible closure of some of its coal-mining operations in South Africa. 

On-The-Air (23/01/2015)

By: Martin Creamer     23rd January 2015 A massive power outage has not stopped Richards Bay Coal Terminal from setting an all-time coal export record for South Africa; High-level ministerial talk of the need for a new South African mining champion has set tongues wagging; A Gauteng gold miner is saving scarce drinking water and making... 

RBCT targets export of 74m tons of coal in 2015   

     22nd January 2015 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Richards Bay Coal Terminal's target of 74-million tons of coal for export in 2015. 

On-The-Air (16/01/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     16th January 2015 Cash-strapped junior mining companies are going bust – left, right and centre; 130 000 former mineworkers have now come forward to claim unpaid employee benefits; Cashless home loans are now on the way for migrant mineworkers. 

Junior coal miners shut up shop 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th January 2015 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about cash-strapped junior coal developers applying for voluntary administration and suspending their shares on stock exchanges. 

On-The-Air (12/12/2014) 

     12th December 2014 Two South Africans are stimulating the big new surge in world ruby, emerald and coloured gemstone sales; South African coal miners are way behind their Australian counterparts on the productivity front; and Over-supply is killing commodity prices and putting mining operations at risk. 

Gemfields rakes in $43m from Southern African rubies 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th December 2014 Creamer Media's Natalie Greve speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about gemstone company Gemfields' record revenues at a five-day ruby auction in Singapore. 

On-The-Air (05/12/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     5th December 2014 A spotlight is at last being shone on the secret stocks that have been befuddling our platinum price; Gold and platinum mineworker numbers are expected to fall 8% a year in the next two years; and Fears are rising about possible labour unrest in the gold mining industry in 2015. 

Secret platinum stocks declining 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th December 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the declining volume of vaulted platinum holdings being held confidentially. 

On-The-Air (28/11/2014) 

     28th November 2014 BEE company takes over crucial aluminium infrastructure on SA’s east coast; Mining company being cut out of BHP on track to be listed next year; A world diamond watchdog has put out a warning of overstated diamond certification. 

R10bn aluminium supply deal signed with black consortium 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th November 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about BHP Billiton's R10-billion, five-year liquid metal supply contract with Isizinda Alumnium. 

On-The-Air (21/11/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     21st November 2014 It’s all stations go again for Canadian company Ivanhoe’s R17-billion platinum investment in Limpopo; The strife-torn Central African Republic has become Africa’s new “blood diamonds” state; Low commodity prices are causing widespread job uncertainty, even in the world’s strongest mining countries. 

CAR: Blood diamond hub 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th November 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the dysfunctional Central African Republic, which has taken over as the country where “blood diamond” activity is again rife. 

On-The-Air (14/11/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     14th November 2014 An Indian company is taking the unprecedented step of investing R8-billion in South African zinc mining 

Lonmin shares rise as workers help prevent shaft closure 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th November 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Lonmin's employees throwing their weight behind productivity improvement, which is helping the company to generate cash. 

On-The-Air (07/11/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     7th November 2014 New technology slashed use of electricity at Glencore’s giant chrome beneficiation plant; New technology will next year unlock a ton of gold that cannot be mined conventionally; and New technology is recovering gold from process waste that normally ends up on the trash heap. 

AngloGold targeting ton of new tech gold in 2015 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th November 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about AngloGold Ashanti's target of a ton of new technology gold next year. 

Technology slashes power use at Glencore's huge S African chrome smelter  

By: Martin Creamer     5th November 2014 The Lion ferrochrome smelter owned and operated by the Glencore Merafe Chrome Venture, uses 37% less electricity than conventional ferrochrome processes to produce the equivalent volume of ferrochrome. In addition, the smelter needs far less coke than conventional smelters as well as using... 

On-The-Air (31/10/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     31st October 2014 New mechanised mining courses at Wits; Shale gas received major boost gov gave nod for application processing to proceed; coal-gas roadmap is being drawn up to get energy from coal without having to mine it. 

South Africa’s underground coal Gasification roadmap on way 

     30th October 2014 Creamer Media's Tracy Hancock talks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the development of a roadmap for underground coal gasification in South Africa by the Fossil Fuel Foundation, which celebrates it’s twentieth year in existence. 

Underground coal gasification roadmap on the way – FFF

By: Martin Creamer     27th October 2014 A roadmap for underground coal gasification (UCG) is on the way with its own association and charter, Fossil Fuel Foundation (FFF) stalwart Professor Lionel Falcon said at the weekend. Speaking at the FFF’s 20th anniversary awards banquet, Falcon said the UCG initiative followed the finalisation... 

On-The-Air (24/10/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     24th October 2014 Diamond miner De Beers is putting R30-million a year behind its relentless search for the next big South African diamond mine 

Northam Platinum’s funded R6.6bn BEE deal 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd October 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Northam Platinum’s fully funded R6.6-billion black economic-empowerment deal. 

On-The-Air (17/10/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     17th October 2014 Former Eskom finance director Mick Davis has gathered in R50-billion for investment in South Africa’s hard-hit mining sector 

X2 sitting on $5bn war chest 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th October 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhov speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about X2 Resources garnering another $1-billion to take the incipient mining company towards financial reserves of close on $5-billion. 

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