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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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On-The-Air (21/04/2017)

21st April 2017 A new gold project being fast-tracked following the successful raising of capital in London and Johannesburg; A new aspirant mining champion has stepped up to the plate with a R2.3-billion debut deal and Money is being raised to revive a once thriving copper-mining area in the Northern Cape. 


21st April 2017 This picture shows the adit leading into the Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC), near the town of Ulundi, in KwaZulu-Natal, which operates an underground, deep level, narrow seam operation, using both continuous miners and drill and blast mining techniques. ZAC currently extracts about 65 000 t... 

Norman Banks

21st April 2017 This week we feature Norman Banks, the CEO of Southern Mapping, a company that conducts aerial surveys and gathers satellite data. 

Platinum has best price improvement prospects, says Major

21st April 2017 Platinum has better price improvement prospects than virtually any other commodity, Cadiz Corporate Solutions mining director Peter Major said on Thursday. Speaking at a breakfast to publicise the upcoming Junior Indaba on June 7 and 8, Major cast doubt on gold going much higher, said iron-ore... 

R2.3bn Anglo coal sale to Seriti may hit Eskom ownership snag

21st April 2017 A new aspirant South African mining champion on Monday announced its intention to purchase Anglo American’s Eskom-tied domestic thermal coal operations in South Africa, which would position the majority black-owned start-up as the potential second-largest provider of coal to the State electricity... 

Time to accelerate corporate action to alleviate South Africa’s nasty political downturn

21st April 2017 Listed South African companies are having a torrid time explaining to their foreign investors the implications of South Africa’s rapidly slumping political landscape. The CEOs of JSE-listed companies with significant foreign investors have had to spend an inordinate amount of time outlining the... 


21st April 2017 Getting the balance right in the commodities business is tricky, but essential. With low dollar platinum prices refusing to go away, attention simply must be given to ending oversupply – but without job loss. Create stockpiles, mine ounces with the best margins in descending order and use... 

Application filed for winding-up of Eastern Platinum

19th April 2017 British Virgin Islands company AlphaGlobal Capital has applied in the Gauteng Division of the High Court in Pretoria for the winding-up of Eastern Platinum (Eastplats), a platinum group metals (PGM) company listed in Toronto and Johannesburg, which is said in filed court papers to be unable to... 

Sibanye wins US thumbs up for Stillwater acquisition

18th April 2017 Precious metals mining company Sibanye has received unconditional approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment into the United States on the proposed acquisition of platinum group metals mining company Stillwater, which mines and processes the metals in Montana. Johannesburg- and New... 


14th April 2017 The employee in this picture is dwarfed as she walks past the unfinished chassis of this giant mining dump truck at the Autoworks Belaz OJSC heavy vehicle plant in Zhodino, Belarus. Belaz is a major world manufacturer of mining dump trucks of heavy-duty and super-size load capacity, as well as... 

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