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On-The-Air (12/06/2015) 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th June 2015 SA's search for new metals and minerals is “desperately” underfunded, according to Nedbank Capital; Diamond beneficiation in Botswana has hit a very rough patch; Jobless mining engineering graduates are pleading for a look in. 

The mining sector’s contribution to Botswana’s economy shrinking  

     11th June 2015 Creamer Media's Leandi Kolver speaks to Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer about mining’s contribution to the Botswana economy, as discussed at the thirteenth Botswana Resource Sector conference. 

On-The-Air (05/06/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     5th June 2015 Strong calls were made this week for South Africa to follow the Canadian and Australian models of encouraging exploration – or run the risk of losing out on exploration investment altogether. 

The Junior Mining Indaba 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th June 2015 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the Junior Mining Indaba. 

On-The-Air (29/05/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     29th May 2015 South African platinum power is beginning to spread through the world with 1 000 fuel-cell cars targeted for the UK this year. X-ray technology developed by the South African mining industry has advanced from mines to hospitals and mortuaries. Sugar producer Illovo is at the ready to... 

Platinum-powered Hyundais take to the UK streets 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th May 2015 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Korean automotive manufacturer Hyundai fuel cell ix35 vehicle, which will stimulate future demand for platinum. 

On-The-Air (22/05/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd May 2015 It’s the end of an era as diamond-giant De Beers prepares to exit diamond-mining in Kimberley, the city where it all began 127 years ago. The Chamber of Mines this week gave a sneak preview of its new plan to put South Africa’s mining industry back on the front foot. The world’s first fly farm is... 

South32 shares rise on JSE debut 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st May 2015 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about South32's listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. 

On-The-Air (15/05/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     15th May 2015 Every Friday morning, SAfm’s AMLive’s radio anchor Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly.  Reported here is this Friday’s At the Coalface transcript: Kamwendo: South Africa’s famous Cullinan diamond mine is about to receive a massive new... 

On-The-Air (08/05/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     8th May 2015 The new spinoff from the world’s biggest mining company comes with a 200-job sweetener to the Gold City; The South32 spinoff also opens the way for black business to take over the ownership of major South African aluminium assets; Mali is introducing advanced new mining technology that goes well... 

South32 to hit the ground running after ‘yes’ vote 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th May 2015 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the demerging of the South32 mining company from BHP Billiton. 

On-The-Air (01/05/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     4th May 2015 Global shareholders will decide on Wednesday whether or not to strip out all the South African assets from the world’s biggest mining company. The 300 000-strong Bafokeng community this week dealt a blow to beneficiation by selling out of South Africa’s once-mighty ferrochrome business.... 

On-The-Air (24/04/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     24th April 2015 South Africa’s troubled State-owned enterprises have been urged to consider a 20% private shareholding to keep them disciplined and transparent. A new dust control system is expected to bring an end to the curse of silicosis, the silent killer of tens of thousands of mineworkers. A... 

Goldman Sachs bullish on SA  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th April 2015 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Goldman Sachs' bullishness on investment in South Africa. 

On-The-Air (17/05/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     17th April 2015 The world’s biggest investment bank – Goldman Sachs – this week gave South Africa a firm thumbs up as a favourable investment destination. Mechanised mining has been given the thumbs up by labour unions in South Deep gold agreement. Mining went into orbit this week with the launch of... 

South32 spin-off from BHP turns bearish 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th April 2015 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the planned spin-off of South32 from BHP Billiton turning bearish, with an unprecedented number of ‘sell’ recommendations by analysts. 

On-The-Air (10/04/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     10th April 2015 South Africa’s power problems are presenting platinum miners with a huge new growth opportunity 

Fuel cell offers platinum opportunities 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th April 2015 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the opportunity opening up for platinum demand owing to the electricity crisis. 

Opportunity to improve mining tax – KPMG 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th March 2015 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about mining taxation. 

On-The-Air (27/03/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     27th March 2015 An exciting new technology uses only a tenth of the electricity to produce platinum; Calls are being renewed for South Africa to adopt the Canadian flow-through tax model; Eskom’s cash flow problem is endangering the renewal of important power purchasing agreements. 

On-The-Air (20/03/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     20th March 2015 Two Australian companies have come forward to help Eskom meet its primary energy needs 

ARM forced to close Machadodorp furnace on electricity prices 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th March 2015 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about ARMs’ urgent request that government intervene seriously to establish Eskom as a competitive, cost-effective, reliable provider of electricity. 

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. 

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