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Martin Creamer

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On-The-Air (31/01/2020) 

By: Martin Creamer     31st January 2020 South Africa must seize its opportunity to produce green hydrogen and help the world to fight climate change at the same time. Analysts warned in Johannesburg this week that climate change will hit Africa much harder than other continents. 6000 people will descend on Cape Town next week for the... 

On-The-Air (24/01/2020) 

By: Martin Creamer     24th January 2020 South Africa’s coal exports fell for the second year running as weather changes hold up shipping and local coal business rescues inhibit supply. Climate change has become the new lighting rod of investment as major banks cut money supply to carbon polluters. Anglo American has taken the exciting... 

On-The-Air (17/01/2020) 

By: Martin Creamer     17th January 2020 At last, solar power is becoming a real sunrise industry in sunny South Africa; While South Africa’s mineral resources and energy sector is losing jobs, Australia’s mining industry is in a jobs boom; and Anglo American is keen to enter the fertiliser space by mining polyhalite in England, Brexit... 

On-The-Air (13/12/2019) 

13th December 2019 South African mining companies are at the ready to generate their own electricity to ease the burden on Eskom; The promise of urgent action on electricity supply by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy needs to include timelines; and South Africa should join the 14 countries around the... 

On-The-Air (06/12/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     6th December 2019 South Africa must ensure that it gains more from its great treasure chest of minerals; A fuel cell car this week attracted world attention by setting a new distance record; and Producing metals without emitting climate-damaging carbon dioxide is gaining ground very rapidly. 

On-The-Air (29/11/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     29th November 2019 Eskom is receiving offers of help from big and small companies; A big new zinc project in the Northern Cape may be forced to get electricity outside of South Africa; and Anglo American this week gave doing business in South Africa a massive thumbs up. 

On-The-Air (22/11/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd November 2019 Government is being called upon to concession some struggling railway routes to the private sector; The Mandela Mining Precinct has come out of its starting blocks at promising speed; and Solar power is now so low-priced that farmers and off-grid miners are installing it. 

On-The-Air (15/11/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     15th November 2019 The enthusiasm of the private sector to generate clean, green electricity for itself is soaring to great heights. South Africa and Lesotho are continuing to collaborate in bringing more water to South Africa and more electricity to Lesotho. South Africa’s private sector is getting initiatives... 

On-The-Air (08/11/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     8th November 2019 Eskom’s electricity transmission network needs to be expanded fast to accommodate the influx of clean solar energy. South Africa’s status as the ideal venue to set a new world land speed record as been uplifted with the completion of trial runs in the Northern Cape. Anglo American’s plan to... 

On-The-Air - Tribute to Xolani Gwala (01/11/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     1st November 2019 The expansion of Eskom’s electricity transmission network needs to be accelerated to accommodate the influx of clean solar energy; SA’s status as the ideal venue to set a new world land speed record was enhanced this week with the completion of three ‘run profiles’ in the Northern Cape; and Anglo... 

On-The-Air (25/10/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     25th October 2019 A new transparent coal trading platform is planned to open up Eskom coal costs for all to see. Mines the world over are taking strong steps to mitigate climate change and end carbon pollution. The Motsepe Foundation is going all out to create job opportunities for unemployed South African youth. 

On-The-Air (11/10/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     11th October 2019 South Africans this week put a plan in place to ensure a “just transition” to the new clean electricity era; A new Proudly South African technology is being rolled out to stop the curse of cable theft; and By announcing its second big hydrogen project, Australia is beating South Africa to the... 

On-The-Air (04/10/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     4th October 2019 Minerals Minister Gwede Mantashe this week reiterated South Africa’s full commitment to honouring its climate-change undertakings; New technology is available to turn South Africa’s mining industry back into a sunrise industry that is much safer; and Environment Minister Barbara Creecy says South... 

On-The-Air (27/09/2019) 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th September 2019 Using clean hydrogen fuel rather than diesel fuel is on the cards for 20 Gauteng buses; and Minerals Council South Africa is giving its full backing to the uptake of the hydrogen economy. 

On-The-Air (20/09/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     20th September 2019 The Minerals Council this week urged South Africa to move forcefully into the hydrogen economy to boost our struggling economy; Yet another South African mining company announced this week that it is taking steps to generate its own electricity; and Black-controlled Exxaro this week took full... 

On-The-Air (13/09/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     13th September 2019 South Africa’s first fuel cell factory is to be built in KwaZulu-Natal by Taiwanese investors; South Africa was this week advised to use up its mountains of discard coal before opening new coal mines; and Hydrogen, the most abundant substance on earth, is inching its way towards replacing oil as... 

On-The-Air (23/08/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd August 2019 A South African company is going all out to turn the curse of polluted mine water into competitively priced transport fuel; Clean hydrogen is being advanced to replace oil and lower climate change risk; and Climate change is resulting in coal mining companies being forced to pay higher insurance... 

On-The-Air (16/08/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     16th August 2019 The world’s new energy era is creating major opportunities for the South African economy; Royal Bafokeng Platinum is calling on the government to adopt hydrogen as the new source of cheap and clean electricity feedstock; Global demand is soaring for “green” metals that help to lower climate change. 

On-The-Air (02/08/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     2nd August 2019 South Africa’s new Platinum Valley will showcase 3D platinum printing as its first project; The tempo of new project development is hotting up with a big chrome expansion and the opening of a fluorspar mine; and Pressure is being applied to force platinum mining companies to go green – or run the... 

On-The-Air (26/07/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     26th July 2019 South Africa’s biggest mining company this week leapt headlong into using only solar power at its copper mines in Chile. The World Bank’s finance arm this week agreed to fund a major study into natural gas energy for South Africa. The new value proposition for local coal producers is to focus on... 

On-The-Air (19/07/2019) 

19th July 2019 The massive opportunities presented by the green economy were emphasised in Cape Town this week by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s economic advisor. South Africa’s platinum is mobilising thousands of vehicles in California, which is going all out to stop air pollution. 

On-The-Air (12/07/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     12th July 2019 Platinum received a massive boost this week when Toyota backed a fund created by South Africa’s PIC and Anglo American Platinum. The world will descend on Cape Town next week to hear how fuel cells can inject huge new life into South Africa’s mining and manufacturing sectors. West Rand police... 

On-The-Air (05/07/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     5th July 2019 The headlong dash of global mining companies into the electric vehicle revolution will have medium-term benefit for South African mining; Gold bosses this week drew the line on the advance of illegal mining on Gauteng’s West Rand; and New gold mining company Blyvoor Gold has turned all its... 

On-The-Air (28/06/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     28th June 2019 ‘Platinum Valley’, South Africa’s Silicon Valley, will be up and running in the next three months, the Minister of Trade and Industry has promised; A promising platinum mine is being taken out of mothballs in the North West; and A reviving copper and zinc mine is preparing to shoot out of its... 

On-The-Air (21/06/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     21st June 2019 President Ramaphosa’s SONA commitment to look into the development of a hydrogen economy is of great significance; Transnet’s latest plans to rail manganese to the ports is an important boost for South Africa’s export potential; and South Africa should follow Australia’s example of allowing... 

On-The-Air (14/06/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     14th June 2019 South Africa’s first electricity-from-the-sea project is under way in the Western Cape; South Africa is being urged to champion the electric car – to put an end the vast sums of money that leave the country to pay for imported petroleum; and Mineral exploration in the Northern Cape is putting... 

On-The-Air (07/06/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     7th June 2019 Great news for South Africa is that manganese is edging its way into the growing electric vehicle (EV) market; This week’s packed Junior Indaba pleaded with the government to kickstart junior mining or face significant decline in mining as a whole. A South African company has raised R160-million... 

On-The-Air (31/05/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     31st May 2019 Mr Gwede Mantashe must take his new energy portfolio seriously by boosting renewable energy, which is cheaper and jobs-rich. South Africa’s new carbon tax, which comes into effect tomorrow, aims at curtailing our colossal dependence on coal-based electricity A feather in South Africa’s cap is... 

On-The-Air (24/05/2019) 

24th May 2019 Researchers this week made a strong call to mining companies to stop sending people into deep underground mines and to use remote machinery instead. South African manganese is helping fuel cells to be more affordable, which will be a big boost for platinum. A greater sense of purpose is emerging... 

On-The-Air (17/05/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     17th May 2019 The decision of the Energy Minister Jeff Radebe to free up electricity generation is just what the South African economy needs at the moment. Zimbabwe has found the electricity to open a brand new platinum smelter, which was officially launched yesterday. A top economist this week called on all... 

On-The-Air (08/03/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     8th March 2019 The gazetting of Gauteng’s all-important Special Economic Zone for Platinum Fuel Cell Development is expected in May. Three more mining companies this week disclosed plans to generate solar power to limit dependence on expensive Eskom electricity. Today being International Woman’s Day makes it... 

On-The-Air (01/03/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     1st March 2019 The metal rhodium has become the unsung hero of the mines hit by low platinum prices; South Africans are leading the way in the establishment of the world’s biggest gold mining company as well as the resurgence of the mining economy of the West African country of Guinea; and Coal’s days are... 

On-The-Air (22/02/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd February 2019 The global mining world this week turned firmly against the building of dangerous slimes dams following the death of 170 people in Brazil. The world’s biggest coal supplier this week bowed to the science of climate change by putting the brakes on increased coal production. South Africa’s biggest... 

On-The-Air (15/02/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     15th February 2019 African countries are streaking ahead of South Africa on the mining automation front; mining companies are opting for solar power because it is cheaper than Eskom power; and only black-owned companies will be allowed to buy the seven mining operations that are up for sale in Mpumalanga.... 

On-The-Air (08/02/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     8th February 2019 The Mining Indaba has become a budding United Nations of Africa that is singing off the same hymn sheet to build a better continent. De Beers stole the Mining Indaba show by announcing a R30-million investment in diamond exploration in South Africa. Gold mining companies that destroy Africa’s... 

On-The-Air (01/02/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     1st February 2019 The global investment community will be descending on Cape Town next week for Africa’s biggest meeting on mining’s investment calendar. South Africa’s platinum mining industry needs to find new markets to fill the gap left by changes in the automotive industry. The tragic mining disaster in... 

On-The-Air (25/01/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     25th January 2019 South Africa’s platinum outlook received a blow this week when cobalt was selected ahead of it for a new technology. Richards Bay Coal Terminal has again proved how well business and government can combine for the good of the South African economy. The World Economic Forum has highlighted the... 

On-The-Air (18/01/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     18th January 2019 The mines are contributing vast tracts of land to turn western Gauteng into a farming paradise. Calls are being made for the creation of a development coalition to place South Africa’s platinum mining business on a prosperous new path. The attempt to break the world land speed record on South... 

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