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Martin Creamer

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

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On-The-Air (29/04/2016)

29th April 2016 South Africa’s oldest cement company is looking to Africa to double in size every ten years. A black-led mining junior has stepped up to the plate to buy Highveld Steel’s vanadium assets. The export of vehicles from South Africa have become a crucial contributor to this country’s... 

Mashego Mashego

29th April 2016 This week we feature Mashego Mashego, the executive director of Harmony Gold Mining Company, which employs 31 000 people and which has a market capitalisation of $4-billion 

Tronox mulls expansion options as new R3.3bn KZN mineral sands mine opens

29th April 2016 Heavy minerals mining company Tronox last week officially opened its new R3.3-billion Fairbreeze mine in KwaZulu-Natal. This is the latest mine of the New York Stock Exchange-listed Tronox, headed by chairperson and CEO Tom Casey, who said the company was also considering a related beneficiation... 

Miners react negatively to go-it-alone Zwane

29th April 2016 South African gold mining company Sibanye expressed immediate disappointment that the draft revised Mining Charter was gazetted without prior consultation. In a unilateral action, Minister Mosebenzi Zwane on April 15 gazetted the draft reviewed broad-based black economic-empowerment Mining... 

Sibanye reshuffles to bring platinum, energy into pack

29th April 2016 Gold-mining company Sibanye has revised its organisational structures in anticipation of imminent entry into platinum mining. As it becomes a multi-commodity business, Sibanye headed by CEO Neal Froneman will be restructured into separate, commodity specific divisions focused on operational... 

Zwane gazettes Mining Charter review for comment

29th April 2016 Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane on Friday gazetted the draft reviewed broad-based black economic empowerment Mining Charter for public comment. The Ministry said in a release to Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly Online that the draft sought to strengthen the charter’s efficacy to effect... 

Amplats clinches Bafokeng-like agreement with near-mine community

29th April 2016 Platinum mining company Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) this month announced a far-reaching agreement with the community that resides around its lucrative Mogalakwena mine in Limpopo. The agreement with the Mapela traditional community involves the establishment of a corporate structure... 

Opening of new heavy mineral sands mine highlights currency benefits, technology adaptation, water saving

29th April 2016 The official opening of the new Fairbreeze heavy mineral sands mine in Kwazulu-Natal provides an interesting insight into the currency dividend that global companies receive from operating in South Africa. It also throws light on the advantage of vertical integration at a time of weak commodity... 

Encouraging progress overshadowed by loss of life – Implats

26th April 2016 Continuing mourning over the loss of the lives of six employees had completely overshadowed the encouraging progress being made to build a stronger and more robust business, Impala Platinum (Implats) CEO Terence Goodlace said on Tuesday. In the three months to March 31, four employees lost their... 

Bushveld moves to acquire Evraz stake in vanadium mine, plant

25th April 2016 Diversified mineral development company Bushveld Minerals has agreed exclusivity to complete a confirmatory due diligence for the acquisition of financially troubled Evraz’s controlling interest in Vametco’s 473-employee vanadium mine and plant, located near Bushveld’s recently acquired vanadium... 

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