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Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer

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

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ARM's Motsepe predicts successful charter, land outcomes

16th March 2018 The executive chairperson of diversified black-controlled mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM), Patrice Motsepe, on Friday expressed the firm conviction that South Africa was in the process of reinforcing its position as a competitive mining destination through a positive Mining Charter... 

On-The-Air (16/03/2018)

16th March 2018 London analysts this week stopped discounting South African share prices thanks to South Africa’s improved political outlook; A mine in the Northern Cape will be the initial beneficiary of yet another Fourth Industrial Revolution partnership clinched this week; and Hydrogen transport was this... 

African Rainbow Minerals ups earnings, declares dividend

16th March 2018 Diversified black-led mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) on Friday announced a 15% increase in headline earnings for the six months to December 31 to R1 945 million. This increase was mainly as a result of improved headline earnings from the manganese division, ARM Coal, Modikwa... 


16th March 2018 Kazakhstan-focused miner Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) plans to double aluminium output in three years to lessen dependence on lower-value alumina sales to Russia's Rusal. In this picture, a worker oversees molten aluminium being poured at ERG's Kazakhstan Aluminium Smelter JSC factory in... 

Nick van der Hoven

16th March 2018 This week Mining Weekly features Nick van der Hoven, the CEO of Bauba Platinum, a company in the underground development phase of Moeijelijk chrome mine, in Limpopo, which is expected to be close to full production by December, extracting at a rate of roughly 30 000 t of chrome ore a month. It is... 

Palladium dubbed ‘unobtainium’, rhodium ‘next palladium’

16th March 2018 While diesel demonisation continues to the detriment of platinum, several key steps that will benefit platinum are poised to be taken in the next 18 to 24 months. The first of these key steps is the substitution of platinum for palladium in gasoline systems, against the backdrop of palladium... 

German ruling likely blessing in disguise for platinum – RBPlat

16th March 2018 The German Federal Court ruling on diesel car emissions, which could cost transgressors eight-billion euros in fines a year, is seen as a likely blessing in disguise for platinum, Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) CEO Steve Phiri said on Tuesday. The global backlash against diesel-engine cars,... 

Outlook good for cash-flush Merafe

16th March 2018 Chrome and ferrochrome company Merafe, which has zero debt and R600-million cash on hand, sees ferrochrome prices being supported by the cost of production in China, solid projected stainless steel production growth and the absence of any major additional ferrochrome supply capacity coming on... 

The auto world needs to acknowledge that platinum is the ideal metal to exorcise the demons out of diesel

16th March 2018 Platinum and diesel engines have been joined at the hip, which has created wonderful demand for the locally mined product over decades - and then all hell broke loose when the Volkswagen emission scandal broke in 2015. Since then, diesel has been progressively demonised, to the point of a German... 


16th March 2018 Just when the world economy was showing signs of positive stability, up popped Donald Trump with import tariffs on aluminium and steel. Given that the North Americans refuse to keep the second 'i' in aluminium, and insist on alumi'num', one is in good company in describing the entire thing as... 

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