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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. 

On-The-Air (01/08/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     1st August 2014 The level of productivity in South African coal mines is below that of Australian coal mines 

SA coal productivity lags behind Australia 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st August 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about South Africa's lagging coal productivity compared with Australia's. 

On-The-Air (25/07/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     25th July 2014 Iron-ore from Limpopo and the Northern Cape has so far generated a staggering R23.5-billion in dividends for black shareholders; Strike-hit Anglo American Platinum is planning to spend up to R100-million on its mechanised mines, which survived this week’s big sell-off decision; and 60 000... 

Kumba’s cash return to black shareholders 

     24th July 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Kumba Iron Ore subsidiary Sishen Iron Ore Company's R1.8-billion return to its black economically empowered entities. 

On-The-Air (18/07/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     18th July 2014 A solar-energy first is under way in the Northern Cape thanks to a Norwegian company’s R1-billion investment; Advanced aerospace technology is being used to recover diamonds from an old Northern Cape mine dump. The Northern Cape has been chosen as the place to set a new world land-speed record. 

On-The-Air (11/07/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     11th July 2014 15 000 diamond mineworkers have been cut into De Beers’ new R2.5-billion black economic empowerment deal; The new Venetia diamond mine in Limpopo will have driverless trucks as part of an automation drive; and Strong calls are being made for the reform of South Africa’s much-criticised migrant... 

Underground diamond mine to have automated truck loop 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th July 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about automation in De Beers Consolidated Mines’ Venetia underground diamond mine in Limpopo. 

On-The-Air (04/07/2014)  

By: Martin Creamer     4th July 2014 The Ivory Coast, with its new investor-friendly mining code, is stealing a march on the rest of Africa as an investment destination; The current low gold price is bankrupting South Africa’s once proud gold-mining industry; Energy from coal gas rather than the traditional solid coal is on the way... 

Gold industry bust at $1 300/oz 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd July 2014 Creamer Media’s Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the gold industry. 

On-The-Air (27/06/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     27th June 2014 American giant GE plans to recruit 100 engineers and technicians for its new innovation centre in Gauteng. A new bright light is about to be shone in the dark corners of platinum pricing and the gold price fixing. South Africa needs to create a new beginning for its struggling mining... 

Kilobar contract to spark gold demand 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th June 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the launch of the exchange-traded gold kilobar contract in Singapore. 

On-The-Air (13/06/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     13th June 2014 A solar energy atlas is being developed to stimulate the use of sun power in sunny South Africa. The bid to break the world land speed record in the Northern Cape is setting up South Africa for extreme-sports tourism. Strike-hit South Africa may lose platinum market share to Zimbabwe, which is... 

On-The-Air (06/06/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     6th June 2014 A brand new platinum mine that will be highly mechanised and pay high salaries is planned in Limpopo. Royal Bafokeng Platinum is building 3 000 houses for its mineworkers. 25 000 miners have now come forward to claim their share of R5-billion worth of unpaid employee benefits. 

Gold, platinum price transparency 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th June 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the need for full transparency in the determination of the gold and platinum price. 

Gold miners buck the price trend 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th May 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about gold mining companies Randgold Resources and Pan African Resources remaining profitable in this last financial year, despite the low gold price. 

On-The-Air (23/05/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2014 New technology is promising to propel South Africa’s struggling gold mines into an exciting new era; South Africa has failed to make a success of antimony mining and the Australians are now rushing in to take control of our antimony patrimony; and South Africa is squandering its cobalt wealth at... 

AngloGold churns out 1 600 oz using new technology 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd May 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about AngloGold Ashanti's new South African Technology Project, which has has produced 1 600 oz of gold so far. 

On-The-Air (16/05/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     16th May 2014 The first batch of 4 000 ex-mineworkers have come forward to claim their share of R5-billion worth of unpaid pension and occupational disease benefits. Two of South Africa’s biggest black-controlled mining companies are investing in West African iron-ore opportunities. South Africa’s... 

DRDGold technology falters 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th May 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about DRDGold’s Ergo gold recovery plant, on Gauteng’s East Rand, which is set to become a massive real-time research centre in an effort to reboot the faltering new FFG circuit. 

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