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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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Financing solutions will be focus of upcoming diamond summit

12th January 2017 Finding real solutions to a wide range of financing problems will be the intense focus of the diamond industry's upcoming Presidents’ Meeting and Finance Seminar in Mumbai next month, where a financing task force is expected to be created. The official website of the 2017 Presidents’ Meeting and... 

High Court exposes DMR as incompetent, irrational investment obstructor

11th January 2017 A judgement of the Gauteng division of the High Court of South Africa exposes the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) as an irrational institution with a high degree of incompetence that obstructs the mining investment it is meant to facilitate, lacks energy in resolving issues, allows appeal... 

Mineral ‘wrongs’ righted

10th January 2017 A company that showed diligence in applying for mineral rights ended up getting mineral ‘wrongs’, a court has found. The Gauteng division of the High Court in Pretoria has ruled that Aquila Steel South Africa is entitled to the mineral right that South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources... 

Ghana govt renews Goldplat licence

20th December 2016 The Ghanaian government has granted Goldplat a three-year licence renewal to buy and deal in gold in the country. Gold Recovery Ghana, the London Aim-listed company’s wholly owned gold recovery subsidiary in Ghana, recovers gold from by-products of the mining process, providing an economic method... 

Central African Republic diamond audit mooted

19th December 2016 A request for proposals was issued on Monday for the audit of rough diamond stockpiles in the rehabilitating Central African Republic (CAR). A key condition is that the audit be conducted under the supervision of the Kimberley Process monitoring team to ensure full transparency. 

Blom sees tax breakthrough as good for diamonds

19th December 2016 World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) president Ernie Blom on Monday praised Israel Diamond Exchange president Yoram Dvash and other industry heads in the country following the signing of what is seen as a major tax breakthrough that will benefit the diamond business. The upshot of the new... 

Troubled Diamondcorp secures repayment standstill

19th December 2016 Troubled diamond mining company DiamondCorp is being given a repayment breather by South Africa’s State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). The JSE-listed company, headed by CEO Paul Loudon, said on Monday that the IDC had agreed a loan repayment standstill until the completion of the... 

On-The-Air (16/12/2016)

16th December 2016 The world’s biggest fuel-cell power station is about to be built on South Africa’s East Rand. A big new gold-from-dumps project is under construction in Mpumalanga .The R10-billion gold-from-dumps project on the Far West Rand is expected to be launched in the next six months. 

James Campbell

16th December 2016 This week we feature James Campbell, the new CEO of Botswana Diamonds, the diamond exploration company with active interests in separate joint ventures in Botswana 


16th December 2016 Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore enters 2017 with a fully restored balance sheet. The London-, Hong Kong- and Johannesburg-listed company’s 207% year-to-date share price rise is showing up yesteryear’s BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto. The tragic Samarco slimes dams deaths in Brazil... 

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