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Martin Creamer

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Merafe loss decreases, electricity risk remains, logistics challenge intensifies

8th March 2021 Although the loss suffered by ferrochrome company Merafe Resources decreased in 2020, its electricity risk remains and its logistics challenges are intensifying. Merafe’s revenue and operating income is primarily generated from the Glencore Merafe Chrome Venture, which has a total capacity of... 

Mines anywhere, everywhere can go green – Hydrogen Optimized

8th March 2021 Owing to the ubiquity of the world’s sun and the wind, all mines have the opportunity to generate their own green electricity no matter where they are located in the world, Hydrogen Optimized CEO Andrew T Stuart emphasised during last week’s Fasken online panel discussion on hydrogen. In this... 

R2.3bn to be spent on Burnstone gold project – Sibanye-Stillwater

5th March 2021 Capital of R2.3-billion will be spent over 14 years on the Burnstone gold project in Mpumalanga, where two-million ounces of gold are to be mined over 21 years, Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman told the BMO conference this week. JSE- and ADR-listed Sibanye-Stillwater acquired the Burnstone... 

On-The-Air (05/03/2021)

5th March 2021 Dr Patrice Motsepe’s African Rainbow Minerals is going ahead with an exciting new R5.7-billion platinum mining project. Anglo American’s Kumba Iron Ore is going ahead with an innovative new R3.6-billion iron-ore project in the Northern Cape. Our mining industry is so desperate for mineral... 

Having gold in your portfolio is a very solid insurance right now – Bristow

5th March 2021 Having gold in your portfolio is a very solid insurance right now, as it always has been during global crises. That is the view of Barrick Gold president and CE Dr Mark Bristow, whose company on Thursday reported 91% higher fourth-quarter operating cash flow to $5.4-billion and annual free cash... 

PGMs-linked hydrogen production on way with local electrolysers, 12J funding

5th March 2021 South African company Hydrox Holdings of Randburg is developing an advanced alkaline electrolyser to supply what it describes as “huge hydrogen demand”. The zero gap system will be the first locally produced electrolyser for South Africa and Africa, Hydrox states in a media release to Mining Weekly. 

Green hydrogen to be produced from 320 MW solar at platinum mine

5th March 2021 Although platinum group metals (PGM) mining and marketing company Anglo American Platinum will be starting with a 75 MW photovoltaic solar powered plant at its Mogalakwena mine, planned is an eventual 320 MW of solar power generation producing one ton of green hydrogen a day. This was confirmed... 

Test mine to try out new technologies is a great idea

5th March 2021 Hats off to the South African mining industry for planning a test mine for Fourth Industrial Revolution technology try-outs. The industry needs to go all out to be globally competitive, having slipped back on productivity and production. The faster the Minerals Council South Africa team completes... 

Steps being taken to improve manganese export logistics – ARM

4th March 2021 Steps involving the use of two ports rather than one, longer trains and increased rail wagon payload are being studied to improve the logistics surrounding the export from South Africa of manganese ore. State-owned rail enterprise Transnet has put on hold the capital expansion plan centred on the... 

Game-changing R3.6bn project positioning Kumba Iron Ore well into the future

4th March 2021 Four and a bit years ago Mining Weekly told its readers to keep a look out for the five letters – UHDMS – which stand for ultrahigh dense media separation. At the time, outgoing Kumba Iron Ore CEO Norman Mbazima had told Mining Weekly that these five letters translated into “mouth-watering”... 

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