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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 

New technology produces first gold 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th November 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the new South African gold-mining technology that has the potential to change the face of South Africa’s struggling precious metals mining business. 

01/11/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     1st November 2013 Zim popping up as next king of platinum; yet another new mining method being advocated for gold and platinum; and The Department of Energy has approved another 17 new renewable energy projects for South Africa. 

Zimbabwe platinum heir 

     1st November 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about investors eyeing Zimbabwe as the heir to the platinum throne. 

25/10/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     25th October 2013 Transnet galvanising plans for new export terminal; Global mining bosses and mineworkers locked arms in Limpopo; and The State wants to create a precious metals stock market to boost the local trade of South Africa’s gold, platinum, diamonds and gemstones. 

Venetia diamond mine 

     24th October 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about De Beers' R20-billion investment in Venetia underground diamond mine. 

Industrial uses for gold 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th October 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the industrial uses for gold. 

18/10/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     18th October 2013 After a 13-year search, South Africans have managed to discover important new industrial uses for gold; A new Canadian platinum investor is talking up a ‘Platinum Valley’ for South Africa that mimics America’s famous ‘Silicon Valley’; and Standard Bank is backing another R10-billion worth of... 

11/10/2013 (On-The-Air)  

By: Martin Creamer     11th October 2013 The Cabinet this week gave firm approval for the production of shale gas in the Karoo. This week saw another important step towards the production of valuable natural gas off the seabed of Cape Town. A survey is under way to determine the true nature of the skills gaps in the way of South... 

Locally designed mining equipment 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th October 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about locally designed mining equipment. 

Saving SA’s gold mines 

     4th October 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about saving South Africa's gold mining industry. 

04/10/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     4th October 2013 A top economist this week pleaded for South Africans save their crumbling gold-mining industry; South Africa is pressing ahead with clean-coal technology despite global headwinds; Two highly successful South Africans are investing heavily in mining at a time when the rest of the world is running... 

27/09/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     27th September 2013 American locomotives are being made in South Africa for African markets; By declaring 2014 the ‘year of agriculture’, the African Union hopes to spur a green revolution; and Coal miner Sasol Mining is in the process of spending R14-billion in Mpumalanga province. 

Beneficiation: Practise what you preach 

     26th September 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about South Africa's need to 'practise what it preaches' about beneficiation in the chrome ore industry. 

20/09/2013 (On-The-Air) 

     20th September 2013 Old-style colonial mining is no longer acceptable on the African continent; Yet another call was made this week for mining robots to be used in South Africa’s deep, dark and dangerous mines; and South Africa’s once mighty ferrochrome industry is facing huge difficulties. 

Anglo pulls out of Pebble 

     19th September 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Anglo American's announcement that it is pulling out of the Pebble mine project in Alaska. 

13/09/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     13th September 2013 Current crisis in mining sector opening up huge new opportunities for black junior miners; IDC allocating nearly R3bn to boost youth entrepreneurship; and America offering Sasol a billion dollars to implement its South African know-how in the US. 

Second Take: Black junior coal miners 

     12th September 2013 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the opportunities afforded to black junior coal miners as a result of the current mining crisis. 

06/09/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     6th September 2013 Current crisis in SA mining sector presenting an opportunity for major industry sea change; a top SA company is to beneficiate locally mined manganese in Malaysia; and SA platinum company Implats is initiating legal proceedings in the United States to recover hundreds of millions of rands owed to... 

ARM's Malaysian manganese alloy smelting facility 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th September 2013 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about African Rainbow Minerals' decision to build a manganese alloy smelting facility in Malaysia and how this affects the company's local beneficiation plans. 

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