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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. 

Fast opencast colliery rehabilitation 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd May 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Anglo American Thermo Coal's bioconversion technology that is able to rehabilitate opencast colliery areas in just six months. 

Potential platinum loss 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th April 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about platinum's huge potential opportunity loss for the economy, but also provides insight on how the industry could be saved through the uptake of fuel cells. 

On-The-Air (25/04/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     25th April 2014 Search is on for 200 000 ex-mineworkers who are owed 5 Billion Rand in unpaid benefits; Lots of money, lots of people could benefit. Now another issue, South African economy could suffer a massive opportunity loss if the strike-hit Platinum industry is crippled.  

Gemfields rolls out ‘the art of colour’ 

     16th April 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about gemstones miner Gemfields' 'art of colour' strategy. 

On-The-Air (11/04/2014)  

By: Martin Creamer     11th April 2014 A new platinum company is stepping up production to take full advantage of the supply gap left by the 11-week AMCU strike. An Mpumalanga gold-mining company is going on a growth spree after reaching agreement with AMCU. Teba, the organisation set up 100 years ago to recruit huge numbers of... 

New growth path for gold junior 

     10th April 2014 Creamer Media’s Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Vantage Goldfields’ new growth path in Barberton. 

On-The-Air (04/04/2014) 

     4th April 2014 Mothers have no food to put on tables in the platinum belt where the strike enters its 11th week today; With the tin price rocketing, South Africa is shaking the dust off its tin mines that shut up shop a quarter century ago; The London-listed Ironveld has unveiled plans a R10-billion iron plant... 

Tin mining revival 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd April 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the revival of tin mining in South Africa's Bushveld Complex. 

On-The-Air (28/03/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     28th March 2014 Richards Bay Coal Terminal is ready to boost the coal export potential of black junior miners; the Department of Energy is set to launch proposals for power supply from independent non-Eskom sources. 

Boosting junior coal exports 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th March 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Richards Bay Coal Terminal's aim to boost its junior coal exports. 

$100m Amplat's firepower 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th March 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Anglo American Platinum's $100-million development fund for platinum group metals. 

On-The-Air (14/03/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     14th March 2014 A new ‘digital mine’ under construction in Johannesburg aims to take modern satellite communication underground; China is decimating South Africa’s once mighty ferrochrome industry – ironically with South African assistance. 

Digital Mining 

     14th March 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about digital mining. 

On-The-Air (07/03/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     7th March 2014 It is all about coal, everyone wants to know how does coal work, does it need to be wet, does it not need to be wet. What is your take on what’s been happening so far? Transnet is doubling the export potential of the locked-in Waterberg coalfields in Limpopo. 

Coal dregs for Eskom 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th March 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about State-owned power utility Eskom's low-grade coal supply, which is resulting in low efficiencies and high maintenance. 

On-The-Air (28/02/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     28th February 2014 Every Friday morning, SAfm’s AMLive’s radio anchor Dhashen Moodley speaks to Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly. Reported here is this Friday’s At the Coalface transcript:  

New coal mines needed 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th February 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the urgent need for new coal mines in South Africa. 

On-The-Air (21/02/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     21st February 2014 Fifteen Australians have arrived in South Africa to save Gauteng’s biggest gold mine from further financial loss; An urgent call has gone out to the government to use the South African Defence Force to stop illegal miners from wrecking some of South Africa’s richest gold mines. 

Gold mechanisation achieves success 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st February 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the progress of the successful new AngloGold Ashanti gold-mining technology, the 'South African Technology'. 

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