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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

 

Rough carat production well below 2005 level as demand soars – De Beers

Global 2013 rough diamond carat production was still well below the 2005 peak of 175-million carats, at a time when global diamond jewellery demand had reached record highs, De Beers said on Wednesday. Releasing its inaugural Diamond Insight...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 17th September 2014
 

Eskom passing its pressures on to gold producers – Pan African

State electricity utility Eskom is passing its power-interruption pressures on to midtier gold producers like Pan African Resources, which lost 11 days to both planned and unplanned Eskom power outages in the 12 months to June 30. “Eskom is under...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 16th September 2014
 

Pan African gold earnings fall, maiden platinum profit, dividend proposed

The headline earnings a share of London Aim- andJSE-listed gold-mining company Pan African Resources fell on lower grade-hit gold earnings but platinum generated profitable cash for the first time.
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 16th September 2014
 

Several platinum opportunities already abandoned - Sibanye Gold

A number of platinum opportunities had been pursued and several abandoned as they did not meet the required investment criteria, Sibanye Gold CEO Neal Froneman said on Tuesday. Froneman told the Denver Gold Show in the US that entry into the...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 16th September 2014
 

AngloGold shares pop up as equity raising ditched, Colombian unlocking mooted

The shares of gold major AngloGold Ashanti rose more than 5% in less than an hour on Monday after the company announced the withdrawal of its five-day-old proposal to demerge 35% of its international assets and raise $2.1-billion in equity capital...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 15th September 2014
 

On-The-Air (12/09/2014)

Studies are under way for the possible building of big new mechanised platinum mine on the Limpopo/Mpumalanga border
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 12th September 2014
 

Mining mechanisation urgent, says new Wits mining centre director

South African mining must mechanise to become more productive, says new Witwatersrand University Centre for Mechanised Mining Systems (CMMS) director Dr Declan Vogt, who adds that research has a crucial role to play in helping the industry to...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 12th September 2014
 

PRECIOUS METAL STRIKERS

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) last week embarked on a protected strike at the Rand Refinery in Germiston, the facility that has been refining gold since 1920. The refinery managed to secure a Council for Conciliation,...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 12th September 2014
 

Mike de Wit

Main Activity of the Company: Exploring for base metals and diamonds in Botswana and for kimberlites in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 12th September 2014
 

Smart govts don't make it too diffcult for foreign investors – Glasenberg

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Smart governments encouraged foreign investment and ensured that they did not make it too difficult or impossible for companies to invest, Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg said on Wednesday. Glencore – which employs...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 12th September 2014
 

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