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Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer

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Randgold CEO Bristow ‘super excited’ about Africa as ‘next China’

26th September 2016 Africa needs investments coupled with aggressive growth and if correctly managed, will be the world’s "next China", says Randgold Resources CEO Dr Mark Bristow, who has developed half a dozen highly successful gold mines on the continent besides traversing its length and breadth on his motor... 

Ferrochrome price in sharp rise

26th September 2016 The European benchmark ferrochrome price for the fourth quarter of 2016 has been settled at 110c a pound, 12.2% up on the 98c-a-pound price of the third quarter. Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Merafe Resources said last month that it expected to benefit from renewed positive ferrochrome... 

Barberton tailings plant shoots lights out with cheap, upped gold

23rd September 2016 In the 12 months to June 30, gold was produced by the Barberton Tailings Retreatment Plant (BTRP) of Pan African Resources at the exceptionally low all-in cost of $332/oz. While Barberton Mines as a whole had a good financial year underground and on surface, it was the on-surface BTRP that shot... 

Amplats takes another step towards fuel cell realisation

23rd September 2016 In the latest step towards the potential adoption of zero-emission fuel cell technology on a large scale, platinum mining company Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) on Thursday announced an investment in a company engaged in small-scale gas-to-liquids technology that converts flare gas, natural... 

Policy environment failing South African mining, says professor

23rd September 2016 South Africa’s policy environment is failing its mining industry, which is suffering an inability to attract investment. In terms of the weighted average cost of capital (WACC), South Africa is trailing many other mining jurisdictions owing to its unstable political economy. 

South32 speaks of ‘very good’ working relationship with Eskom

23rd September 2016 Diversified mining company South32 last night spoke of its “very good” working relationship in coal with State power utility Eskom. The company, which has moved out of its large premises in central Johannesburg and set up in Melrose Arch, also indicated the unlikelihood of any further downsizing... 

Mining needs disruptive digital change, Electra Mining conference hears

23rd September 2016 The mining industry, which has a past of intervening with key technologies at critical times, is currently at an important leverage point that requires disruptive change. Envisaged is that disruptive change will be supported by the interaction of people, process and technology and definitely not... 

ARM keen to do more in platinum

23rd September 2016 Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM), which has reached agreement to increase its holding in the Two Rivers platinum mine to 54%, is keen on enlarging its overall platinum base still further. The Two Rivers mine on the eastern limb of the Bushveld Complex achieved record... 


23rd September 2016 Gauteng Premier David Makhura is seen visiting the exhibition area of Electra Mining Africa 2016, the premier mining showcase that brings new products to market with resounding success. Electra Mining Africa, which is ranked among the world’s top three mining shows, takes place every two years in... 


23rd September 2016 ANZ Research senior commodity strategist Daniel Hynes says that when the price of a commodity rises by 117% in a mere 15 weeks, as the price of metallurgical coal did, it is generally a sign of something being amiss. What happened was  Chinese coking coal output fell and that plus a tight... 

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