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

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On-The-Air (27/11/2015)

27th November 2015 Imported gas is being earmarked to kickstart South Africa’s new gas-to-power electricity vision; Natural gas is to be used as a transport fuel to bus children to school in the Free State; Gold Fields is building a 3D model so that investors can see exactly what’s going on 3 km underground while... 


27th November 2015 Hancock Prospecting chairperson Gina Rinehart is seen addressing the International Mining and Resources Conference in Melbourne, Australia. The remote operations centre of her new Roy Hill iron-ore mine, located near Perth airport, is able to control drills and trucks thousands of kilometres away... 

Rick Menell

27th November 2015 This week we feature Rick Menell, chairperson of Credit Suisse and a director of mining companies with a combined market capitalisation of R80-billion 

Gold Fields’ South Deep raises game, Damang tested

27th November 2015 Gold mining major Gold Fields Limited on Thursday announced higher net earnings and cash flow in the three months to September 30, which were fatality-free. The Johannesburg- and New York-listed company’s only South African gold mine – South Deep, west of Johannesburg – delivered a much improved... 

South32 reviewing tailings dam risk after Brazil disaster

27th November 2015 Diversified mining company South32, which was spun out of BHP Billiton earlier this year, is reviewing its tailings dam risk in the light of the collapse that killed 11 and displaced 600 at Samarco, the iron-ore mine in Brazil owned jointly by BHP Billiton and Vale. Under shareholder questioning... 

Link executive pay to mine safety, environment – PRI

27th November 2015 Executive compensation should be linked to factors other than financial performance, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) MD Fiona Reynolds said on Tuesday. Responding to Mining Weekly Online within the context of this month’s collapse of the tailings dam of the Samarco iron-ore mine in... 

Let’s rebuild mining together – Menell

27th November 2015 South Africa has done just about everything possible to make running mining businesses very difficult, despite having wonderful mineral resources and many major capitalised mining enterprises. The country is suffering from 20 years of wrongfully assuming that mining has bottomless pockets to pay... 

Fed hike could knock gold price down to $1 000/oz – Gold Fields

27th November 2015 A raising of US interest rates in December could knock gold back to a level of $1 000/oz, Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland said on Thursday, when the company saw its share price soar 29% to R39.98 a share, the most in a single day since September 1999. This followed the company's South Deep mine... 


27th November 2015 An endless battening down of hatches is under way in the mining industry, where bearish macroeconomic news out of China and a now-likely US interest rate rise in December, continues to hurl commodity prices on stormy waters. The threat of rising financing costs in the current environment is... 

Tragic Brazil slimes dam disaster forcing relook at mine waste storage

27th November 2015 The destructive collapse of the large iron-ore slimes dam at the Samarco mine in Brazil is putting pressure on companies to have their tailings technologies reviewed by independent auditors – as well as forcing a relook at the efficacy of how mine waste is currently stored. 

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