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Martin Creamer

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Covid-19 delays Wesizwe Platinum’s results

6th April 2020 Platinum group metals project developer Wesizwe Platinum has delayed the publication of its financial results for the year ended December 31. The Johannesburg-listed company put the reason for the delay down to South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdown, which required the Bakubung platinum mine project to... 

Anglo going to great lengths to support South Africa in its Covid-19 hour of need

6th April 2020 Diversified mining company Anglo American is going to remarkable lengths to support South Africa through the devastating Covid-19 crisis. The London- and Johannesburg-listed company, headed by Australian Mark Cutifani, is showing far-reaching corporate humanitarianism by taking firm steps to... 

Minister finds Covid-19 compliant mines but also laggards

6th April 2020 As calls go out for mining to resume on April 17 or face serious setback, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has found excellent Covid-19 compliance by some coal mines that have been allowed to stay open to supply coal to Eskom – but inadequate response to directives by others.... 

On-The-Air (03/04/2020)

3rd April 2020 AngloGold has handed over two of its mine hospitals to the government for use by Covid-19 patients; Post Covid-19, the mining industry is offering to play a major role to re-stabilise the South African economy; and World health needs to heal itself after this health crisis in the same way as... 

DRD consulting with govt, labour to restart Far West Rand gold recoveries

3rd April 2020 Surface gold mining company DRDGold is considering re-starting operations at its Far West Gold Recoveries surface retreatment operation at Carletonville, south-west of Johannesburg, in consultation with government and organised labour. DRDGold CEO Niël Pretorius states on the company’s website... 

Eskom must sign contracts that ensure smart coal- to-renewables transition

3rd April 2020 One major South African coal mining company is already transitioning to renewable energy by generating sun and wind energy for sale on the national grid. It has a strategy of mining increasingly lower volumes of thermal coal and generating increasingly higher volumes of sun and wind energy. This... 

Question marks over protracted re-entry of trimetal PGM catalysis

3rd April 2020 Tri-metal catalysts, which use three platinum-group metals (PGMs) rather than two and thereby balance PGMs demand, have a multidecade history of curbing petrol vehicle emissions, which poses questions over why their re-adoption should be so protracted. 

If we don’t take climate change seriously, God help us – Mxolisi Mgojo

3rd April 2020 Coal mining company Exxaro Resources, which acknowledges coal’s negative impact on climate in a 20-page publication just released, expresses the view that a just transition to a low-carbon future should inform global climate action. “If we don’t take climate change issues very, very seriously,... 

Covid-19 hits silver to a ten-year-plus low

2nd April 2020 The coronavirus pandemic has hit silver to a ten-year-plus low, according to the Refinitiv GFMS annual Silver Market Review 2019, which includes provisional supply and demand estimates for 2020. After rising to a five-month high by late February, the silver price experienced a calamitous fall in... 

AngloGold hands over two hospitals to authorities for Covid-19 patients

2nd April 2020 Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti has embarked on a remarkable number of humanitarian initiatives to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, including making two of its mining hospitals available to the provincial governments of North West and Gauteng for the exclusive use by them to... 

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