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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. 

On-The-Air (10/10/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     10th October 2014 Modernise or bust – that was the blunt message given to the mining industry at this week’s Joburg Indaba 

Modernise SA mining or bust 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th October 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the need to modernise and mechanise South Africa's mining industry. 

On-The-Air (03/10/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd October 2014 High South African rail tariffs are threatening to stifle a new R5-billion coal investment in Limpopo province; Broke junior mining companies are tumbling under the force of the huge headwinds confronting them; The Zambian government’s refusal to repay VAT claims back to mining companies is... 

Debate needed on ways to reduce high rail costs 

     2nd October 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the need for a national debate to discuss ways of lowering the high cost of railing bulk commodities like coal. 

On-The-Air (26/09/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     26th September 2014 An exciting new technology, which has the potential to boost platinum sky-high, has passed its first tests 

Pallinghurst invests in low-energy smelt alternative 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th September 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about diversified miner Pallinghurst's investment in a low-energy hydrometallurgical alternative to high-energy smelting. 

On-The-Air (19/09/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     19th September 2014 Gold producers are suffering dangerous electricity blackouts in deep power-critical mines.  

On-The-Air (12/09/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     12th September 2014 Studies are under way for the possible building of big new mechanised platinum mine on the Limpopo/Mpumalanga border 

AngloGold Ashanti restructuring 

     12th September 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Johannesburg- and New York-listed gold-mining major AngloGold Ashanti's surprise spin-off. 

SA’s mining legal framework problematic 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th September 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about South Africa's mining legal framework. 

On-The-Air (05/09/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     5th September 2014 Australia is beating South Africa hands down in the race for a slice of Africa’s mineral resources 

On-The-Air (29/08/2014) 

     29th August 2014 SA stands to lose $1-trillion worth of gold because it has no way of mining it; Recycling of platinum scrap bludgeoning SA’s already strike-ravaged platinum business; Exciting new R9-billion copper investment on the cards in Limpopo province. 

Absolute change needed to mine remaining 1.1bn gold ounces 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th August 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the change needed to mine the Witwatersrand basin's remaining 1.1-billion resource ounces of gold that current mining methods cannot economically extract. 

On-The-Air (22/08/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd August 2014 State-owned Transnet and Eskom have come to the party for black-controlled coal miner Exxaro 

BHP Billiton spins out Newco 

     22nd August 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about BHP Billiton's proposed demerging of assets into Newco. 

On-The-Air (15/08/2014) 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th August 2014 AMCU knocking on recognition door at only major platinum mine to escape the 5-month platinum strike; Labour unions embracing mechanisation at new Styldrift platinum projec; State-led Operation Hurry Up on the way for South Africa’s badly lagging mining industry.  

SA still best mining address 

     15th August 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the 2014 Mining Lekgotla. 

On-The-Air (08/08/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     8th August 2014 South Africa stands to benefit richly from the huge technical breakthrough in the strike-hit platinum sector 

Hydrogen breakthrough rekindles fuel-cell excitement 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th August 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the breakthrough that gives stored hydrogen diesel-like characteristics for safe and efficient long-term energy storage. 

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