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Martin Creamer

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

Tel: +2711 622 3744

Email: newsdesk@engineeringnews.co.za

 

Platinum strike highlighting huge potential opportunity loss for economy

The prolonged strike of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union in the platinum belt is highlighting the colossal potential opportunity loss to the South African economy should the country lose out on its platinum patrimony, which...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 23rd April 2014
 

Solidarity declares platinum belt partial disaster area

Labour union Solidarity has declared the platinum belt a partial disaster area and sent in its helping-hand organisation to assist its non-striking members in the towns of Rustenburg, Brits and Mooinooi. “Non-strikers also lose a substantial...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 22nd April 2014
 

THE LONG WALK TO NOWHERE

On January 23, 70 000 members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) followed their leader Joseph Mathunjwa into strike action at the Rustenburg mines of Lonmin, Anglo American Platinum, and Impala Platinum, many of them...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 18th April 2014
 

Nosipho Siwisa-Damasane

Main Activity of the Company: Coal export from the RBCT, a 24-hour operation with a design capacity of 91-million tons a year Date and Place of Birth: Peddie, Eastern Cape Education: Ayliff Primary School; Thembelebentu Secondary School; BCom...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 18th April 2014
 

Accord with AMCU sets mechanised gold junior on new growth path

NELSPRUIT (miningweekly.com) – An accord with the feared Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has become a tailwind of growth for South African gold junior Vantage Goldfields, which has already invested R710-million in...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 18th April 2014
 

Historic mineworker pivot moves to ‘reverse out’ migrant labour’s ills

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The organisation that was set up more than 100 years ago to acquire cheap black mineworkers by the cubic metre for the gold mines is now intent on "reversing out" the social ills that the migrant labour system...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 18th April 2014
 

Zimbabwe to settle gold debts, Malawi shows off its minerals, permanent mining show opens

Zimbabwe moves to pay what it owes to gold miners; Malawi want sto attract mining through State exploration; and a permanent mining show opens in Joburg.
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 18th April 2014
 

Worrying technical corner-cutting needs to be nipped in bud – Mineral Corp

Worrying technical corner-cutting was sneaking into the mining industry and needed to be nipped in the bud, The Mineral Corporation MD Frank Gregory said on Thursday. Speaking to Mining Weekly Online in the attached video interview, the...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 17th April 2014
 

Campaign under way to pay unclaimed R5bn to 200 000 ex-mineworkers

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – A campaign is under way in the mining industry to find more than 200 000 former mineworkers who are owed at least R5-billion in unpaid provident fund, occupational disease and service-award claims. Disabled or...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 16th April 2014
 

Much more to come in China’s already ‘breathtaking’ gold story

The scale, scope and speed of the development of the gold market in China to date has been “quite breathtaking” – and there is still a lot more to come, World Gold Council investor relations manager John Mulligan indicated on Tuesday...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 15th April 2014
 

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