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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'. 

On-The-Air (14/02/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     17th February 2014 ‘Mechanise or die’. That’s the message now being played out loudly and clearly to South Africa’s stricken mining industry' R21-billion is the value of cash being paid to shareholders of South Africa’s richest iron-ore mine; Mining industry agrees to devote 5% of its payroll to the development of... 

SA mining must change to save gold, platinum mines 

     13th February 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about why South Africa's mining industry must embrace new blasting methods to save gold and platinum mines. 

On-The-Air (07/02/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     7th February 2014 The government should boost struggling platinum by outlawing dirty emissions from car exhaust pipes; South African-developed thin-film solar technology is taking the world by storm. 

Future demand for platinum 

By: Shannon de Ryhove     7th February 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about South Africa's unique position to supply the major volume of platinum metals that the world will need in large quantities to clean the air. 

Aus junior applies to explore for shale gas in Karoo 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th February 2014 Australian oil and gas explorer Challenger Energy has applied for a right to explore for shale gas in South Africa’s Karoo. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer spoke to Challenger’s MD, Robert Willes. 

On-The-Air (31/01/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     31st January 2014 South Africa’s coal industry it was once South Africa’s big enterprise, we were making lots of money from this industry, it is platinum and gold now, but we going back to coal; and shale-gas, a controversial one in the Karoo fracking, as people call it. An Australian company is now also in the... 

Ports for black coal juniors 

     31st January 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about a new port alternative tailored wxclusively to emerging black junior coal miners. 

Selected blast mining 

     23rd January 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about selected blast mining, which has the potential to reduce the cost of mining narrow-reef gold and resuscitate South Africa’s gold-mining ghost towns. 

On-The-Air (17-01-2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     17th January 2014 A number of small mining companies are entering 2014 under extreme financial pressure and some may not see out the year; Black mining juniors are eyeing the coal assets of broke foreign-listed entities; and A South African company is studying the feasibility of producing steel in Botswana for... 

On-The-Air (13-12-2013) 

     13th December 2013 South Africa is all set to launch its first-ever Coal Futures Market in January, is that right? There’s a whole raft of loss-making mines in South Africa, but the irony here is that, instead of investors being discouraged, private equity investors are seeing an opportunity; Beneficiation has been... 

Real Economy Report: The best of 2013 

     12th December 2013 Welcome to the 2013 roundup of Creamer Media’s Real Economy Report, which reflects on a selection of stories that made news headlines this year. 

Coal futures exchange 

     6th December 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the Johannesburg Stock Exchange launch date for the country’s first coal futures market. 

29/11/2013 (On-The-Air) 

     29th November 2013 New American owners are shutting down one of South Africa’s best-established factories because they say it is no longer globally competitive; Brand new safety measures, just introduced on South Africa’s mines, have already created 5 000 new non-mining jobs and built a booming business; and DRC... 

Certified tin yields higher prices 

     28th November 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about tin-mining companies that certify their ore receiving prices double those of noncertified participants. 

Mine safety in South Africa 

     22nd November 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about mine safety in South Africa. 

Not about politics

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     22nd November 2013 When Martin Creamer, in a careless moment, agreed that I write this column, he told me I could write about anything . . . it did not have to be about electricity. Anything except smut and politics. I have avoided the smut. But politics? Well, read on. I got wondering: What happens to our... 

15/11/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     15th November 2013 Huge global demand building up for platinum at a time when SA is unable to grow its supply; Chinese have agreed to invest R600m to bring a liquidated South African gold mine back to life; South Africans have snapped up R3-billion worth of shares in the massive GlencoreXstrata, which listed in... 

GlencoreXstrata listing 

     14th November 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the GlencoreXstrata listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. 

08/11/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     8th November 2013 Darshan Moodley and Martin Creamer discusses the coalface, how the mining sector benefits South Africans, new mining technology and the migrant labour system 

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