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Martin Creamer

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On-The-Air (16/11/2018)

16th November 2018 South Africans were this week given a first-hand view of China’s fast-growing use of fuel cells, which is great news for platinum. Wonderful news from the 116-year-old Cullinan Diamond Mine is that it still has another 50 years of mining left in it. South Africa’s forest products group Sappi... 


16th November 2018 South Africa’s $2.5-trillion minerals treasure chest will remain locked until enabling government policy unlocks it. Government has awakened to the massive potential of such an unlocking, but needs to clearly annunciate improved minerals policy to arouse the required investor interest. South... 


16th November 2018 Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe (third from left) this month officiated at the opening of Canyon Coal’s new Khanye colliery, in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng. Khanye, which has a 39-million-tonne coal reserve, is expected to produce 2.8-million tonnes a year of coal over a 16-year mine... 

Randgold-Barrick merger giving gold mining investment new attraction

16th November 2018 During gold mining’s years of prosperity, the industry was able to harvest and feed off itself. But in recent years, it has lost $100-billion worth of value, with increasing revenue streams being consumed by lower reserve grade. 

AngloGold Ashanti debt falls, Mponeng stands out

16th November 2018 Production of 851 000 oz and a drop in costs helped gold-mining company AngloGold Ashanti to drive net debt down by 15% year-on-year in the three months to September 30, with net debt now 44% lower in six years. Third-quarter production of 851 000 oz was at a 14%-lower all-in sustaining cost... 

Commitments for continued spending in South Africa – AngloGold

16th November 2018 There are commitments for continued spending in South Africa next year related to the Phase 2 development of the Mponeng gold mine, new AngloGold Ashanti CEO Kelvin Dushnisky told Mining Weekly Online on Monday. The proposed Phase 2 expansion of the Mponeng mine in Gauteng involves deepening the... 

Determined approach of mining majors to people and planet bodes well for future

16th November 2018 Mining majors are firmly committing to supporting communities and protecting the environment. They are nailing their colours to the mast of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, meeting the membership standards of organisations like the International Council on Mining and Metals and... 

On-The-Air (09/11/2018)

9th November 2018 The new head of AngloGold this week highlighted the company’s commitments to ongoing investment in South Africa. Anglo American this week committed itself to creating five non-mining jobs for every one mining job and supporting education from early childhood development to tertiary level. A... 


9th November 2018 NIOBIUM CHAMPION: Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro has put a lot of store on niobium, used to make steel stronger and lighter. Brazil accounts for more than 80% of the world’s supply of niobium and so smitten is Bolsonaro with niobium that he produced a 20-minute YouTube video touting its... 


9th November 2018 INVESTMENT PLEDGES: It was wonderful that many mining-related investments were confirmed at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s investment conference in Johannesburg. The diversified mining company Anglo American pledged R70-billion. Vedanta Zinc International pledged R21.4-billion additional possible... 

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