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Martin Creamer is Creamer Media Publishing Editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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South Africa’s reputation as an investment destination of choice must be regained

17th May 2024

The 136-year-old Johannesburg Stock Exchange, whose roots and history stretch back to the earliest days of the mining boom in South Africa, is in need of smart augmentation and South Africa... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane

Minerals Council, Geoscience, IDC going all out to boost South African exploration

17th May 2024

A collective effort was apparent on Friday when Minerals Council South Africa, the Council for Geoscience and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) spoke on the same platform to promote a... 


On-The-Air (17/05/2024)

On-The-Air (17/05/2024)

17th May 2024

Martin Creamer talks about green energy as a major reindustrialisation opportunity for South Africa, the country's potential to lead in battery manganese for electric cars, and Anglo American's... 


Barrick’s Mark Bristow greets Tanzania Minerals Minister Anthony Mavunde at African training academy, which is augmenting the closing Buzwagi mine’s transformation into a 3 000-job-a-year special economic zone with airport terminal.

Barrick highlights discovery and development as critical to value growth in mining

17th May 2024

Discovery and development are the only true drivers of value creation in the mining industry, Barrick president and CEO Dr Mark Bristow highlighted on Wednesday, when this standout gold and copper... 


Harmony's Mponeng gold mine.

Miner ups full-year output and grades, lowers cost and capital guidance

17th May 2024

Execution and preparatory work on key gold projects are on track in South Africa, and early works on the copper project in Australia are to commence, Harmony Gold reported on Tuesday. In South... 


World Platinum CEO Trevor Raymond at Shanghai Platinum Week 2023.

Shanghai Platinum Week: Hydrogen’s going to feature big, says World Platinum Investment Council

17th May 2024

The growth in demand for platinum applications in China is extremely high, making detailed access to the China market hugely advantageous. Providing this detailed access from July 8 to 11 will be... 


Higher Education & Training DDG Zukile Mvalo

PGM-boosted green hydrogen backed by resolute South African govt's commitment

16th May 2024

The production of green hydrogen, which is most effectively generated when catalysed by platinum group metals (PGMs), has profound economic and social implications, including job creation, skills... 


CHIETA CEO Yershen Pillay

State mining training authority backing green hydrogen skills centre creation

15th May 2024

“We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be establishing the first centre of specialisation of green hydrogen skills,” South Africa’s Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA)... 


Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad

All-round value unlock targeted in proposed demerging of Anglo Platinum and De Beers

14th May 2024

Diversified mining major Anglo American is targeting value elevation in its planned demerging of South Africa-based Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and the envisaged divestment or demerger of... 


From left, CHIETA CEO Yersen Pillay, Higher Education and Training Department DDG Zukile Mvalo, and Nedbank CIB Head of Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications Mike Peo.

Green energy presenting South Africa with massive reindustrialisation chance – Nedbank

13th May 2024

Green electrons and green molecules are presenting South Africa with a massive opportunity to reindustrialise, Nedbank CIB head of infrastructure, energy and telecommunications Mike Peo told the... 


World Platinum Director of Research Edward Sterck

Platinum demand outlook pretty robust, World Platinum Investment Council highlights

13th May 2024

The outlook for platinum is one that's pretty robust, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) has highlighted in its latest Platinum Quarterly, which shows the projection of the metal's demand... 


Manganese Metal Co chairperson Bernard Swanepoel

Fantastic advance by Proudly South African manganese battery metal first-mover

10th May 2024

Proudly South African Manganese Metal Co (MMC) of Mbombela, Mpumalanga, is making a fantastic first-mover advance to enter the manganese battery metal market, which is progressing super-fast. To be... 


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On-The-Air (10/05/2024)

10th May 2024

Martin Creamer talks about wind energy, a new copper mine and mineral exploration. 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane.

How 30 years of democracy has transformed South Africa’s mining industry

10th May 2024

South Africa’s 30 years of democracy has changed the character of this country’s mining industry profoundly, Minerals Council South Africa emphasised in a report that highlights the industry’s... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.

Copper 360 ships concentrate, on course to pay first dividend next year

10th May 2024

South Africa's rapidly advancing copper producer Copper 360 has shipped copper concentrate from the Northern Cape province for the first time in 21 years, which saw its shares rise by more than 26%... 


Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart.

Standout copper intercept in Northern Cape sends Orion’s shares soaring on Australian exchange

10th May 2024

The richness of South Africa’s copper assets were emphasised on Monday when Northern Cape mine developer and explorer Orion Minerals published a standout intercept that sent its shares rocketing up... 


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South Africa simply must get mineral exploration going again at pace

10th May 2024

South Africa’s Exploration Plan, released in 2022, set an ambitious target of raising South Africa’s share of global exploration dollars  from below the 1% where it is now to 5% in as many years.... 


AP Ventures Co-Founding Partner Kevin Eggers

Hydrogen’s ‘irreplaceable’ role highlighted by platinum-linked venture capital provider

9th May 2024

The role of hydrogen in the decarbonisation of the hardest-to-abate sectors of the global economy continues to be highlighted as “irreplaceable” by AP Ventures, the independent venture capital fund... 


Gold Fields CEO Mike Fraser

South Deep wind power decision drawing closer, Q2 update likely on backfill problem

8th May 2024

Mining company Gold Fields expects to be in a position to decide on the establishment of a wind power project at the South Deep gold mine, west of Johannesburg, in the third quarter of this year.... 


Gold Fields CEO Mike Fraser

South Deep gold output well down as Gold Fields implements recovery plan

7th May 2024

With first-quarter gold production down 34% at South Deep gold mine, Gold Fields is focusing on setting up the well-endowed long-life Gauteng operation for longevity, quality ounces and sustainable... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.

Copper 360’s underground copper mine set to open three months ahead of schedule

6th May 2024

Last month copper mining company Copper 360 surprised on the upside by producing its first copper concentrate from surface material well ahead of schedule. Now, this month, it is doing the same on... 


Platinum metals support every step of green hydrogen’s decarbonisation of the world.

Platinum-based green hydrogen emerging as Winter Olympics decarbonisation pillar

3rd May 2024

Green hydrogen, which is generated with the benefit of the catalysis that platinum group metals (PGMs) provide, is being increasingly highlighted as a pillar of the global decarbonisation... 


Platinum Group Metals CEO Frank Hallam

Odds-on entry of palladium, platinum into EVs highlighted by research update

3rd May 2024

New York- and Toronto-listed Platinum Group Metals, which is emerging in South Africa’s Waterberg, on Tuesday provided an update on its new light battery technology that points to increasing... 


Strong consensus that markets need to be developed for platinum group metals.

Joint PGM market development has paid dividends, could pay many more, Platinum Day told

3rd May 2024

The market development aspect of the platinum group metals (PGM) industry is fundamentally key, it was repeatedly stated at last week’s 2024 Resources for Africa Platinum Day. There is strong... 


Ministerial Advisor and Presidency Green Hydrogen Lead Masopha Moshoeshoe.

South Africa well placed to benefit from huge green hydrogen outlook, attendees hear

3rd May 2024

Green hydrogen has a massive potential future and South Africa is very well positioned to produce it, attendees of the Hydrogen Economy Discussion heard on Thursday. Most of the 90-million tonnes... 


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South Africa must encourage budding Northern Cape base metals richness to unfold fully

3rd May 2024

Exploration drilling in South Africa’s Northern Cape is highlighting the richness of dormant base metals precincts there. An intercept reported last week sent the shares of the company involved... 


Thero Setiloane.

Thungela announces passing of Thero Setiloane

2nd May 2024

Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed coal mining company Thungela Resources has announced the passing of Thero Setiloane, who served as an independent nonexecutive director of the company. “His... 


Anglo bidder BHP intends maintaining long-standing JSE listing

2nd May 2024

Diversified mining major BHP, which has made a rejected proposal to combine with Anglo American by way of a scheme of arrangement, confirmed on Thursday that it intended maintaining its... 


Barrick’s Mark Bristow greets Tanzania Minerals Minister Anthony Mavunde at African training academy, which is augmenting the closing Buzwagi mine’s transformation into a 3 000-job-a-year special economic zone with airport terminal.

Discovery, development are mining’s only true value creation drivers, Barrick highlights

2nd May 2024

Discovery and development are the only true drivers of value creation in the mining industry, Barrick president and CEO Dr Mark Bristow highlighted on Wednesday, when this standout gold and copper... 


Harmony's Mponeng gold mine.

Booming Harmony ups full-year output and grades; lowers cost and capital guidance

30th April 2024

Execution and preparatory work on key gold projects are on track in South Africa, and early works on the copper project in Australia are to commence, Harmony Gold reported on Tuesday. In South... 


Implats CEO Nico Muller

Implats platinum group metals output up amid robust demand but lacklustre pricing

30th April 2024

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company Implats on Tuesday reported higher production in a period characterised by robust demand but lacklustre PGM prices. “Despite continued... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle

Glencore’s Rustenburg ferrochrome smelter remains idled

30th April 2024

Pending an improved price and cost environment, Glencore said in its first-quarter 2024 production report on Tuesday that its Rustenburg ferrochrome smelter in South Africa’s North West province... 


Gold Fields outgoing CFO Paul Schmidt.

Gold Fields CFO takes early retirement

30th April 2024

Gold Fields long-serving CFO Paul Schmidt, who is also an executive director of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed gold mining company, is to proceed on early retirement, the company stated in... 


World Platinum CEO Trevor Raymond at Shanghai Platinum Week 2023.

Shanghai Platinum Week: Hydrogen’s going to feature big, says World Platinum Investment Council

26th April 2024

The growth in demand for platinum applications in China is extremely high, making detailed access to the China market hugely advantageous. Providing this detailed access from July 8 to 11 will be... 


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On-The-Air (26/04/2024)

26th April 2024

Every Friday, SAfm’s radio anchor Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News & Mining Weekly. Reported here is this Friday’s At the Coalface transcript:... 


Hydrogen economy, platinum group metals go together.

Forbes article talks up potential of green hydrogen as an energy source

26th April 2024

There's no climate solution without hydrogen. It’s the missing piece of the clean energy puzzle, says a global CEO-led initiative that brings together leading companies with a united vision. This... 


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Our platinum group metals industry must be backed to the hilt by all South Africans

26th April 2024

The potential loss of platinum group metals (PGMs) demand to battery electric vehicles (BEVs) spells dire consequences for the South African mining industry. At risk are income streams to nearly... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane.

How 30 years of democracy has transformed South Africa's mining industry

25th April 2024

South Africa’s 30 years of democracy has changed the character of this country’s mining industry profoundly, Minerals Council South Africa emphasised in a report that highlights the industry’s... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.

Copper 360 ships concentrate, on course to pay first dividend next year

24th April 2024

South Africa's rapidly advancing copper producer Copper 360 has shipped copper concentrate from the Northern Cape province for the first time in 21 years, which saw its shares rise by more than 26%... 


Lhyfe Founder and CEO Matthieu Guesné.

New green hydrogen trading base uplifting platinum group metals demand outlook

23rd April 2024

The green hydrogen sector now has a digital platform on which users can buy and sell green hydrogen by the click of a button, it was announced on Tuesday.  Euronext-listed Lhyfe, the French group... 


Anglo CE Duncan Wanblad.

Anglo pleased with copper's first-quarter performance

23rd April 2024

Copper production increasing by 11% as Quellaveco achieved its highest plant throughput rate in Peru, and Collahuasi and El Soldado in Chile benefitting from higher copper grades were among the... 


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