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Anglo's low carbon move, BlackRock addresses climate change, job cuts in ferrochrome 

22nd January 2020 This week Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Anglo’s low carbon fertiliser contribution, BlackRock’s move to address climate change and potential job cuts in ferrochrome.   

Anglo's low carbon move, BlackRock addresses climate change, job cuts in ferrochrome
Anglo's low carbon move, BlackRock addresses climate change, job cuts in ferrochrome

On-The-Air (17/01/2020) 

By: Martin Creamer     17th January 2020 At last, solar power is becoming a real sunrise industry in sunny South Africa; While South Africa’s mineral resources and energy sector is losing jobs, Australia’s mining industry is in a jobs boom; and Anglo American is keen to enter the fertiliser space by mining polyhalite in England, Brexit... 

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Anglo's fertiliser interest, green fuels, Tshipi make headlines  

13th January 2020 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks Anglo’s fertiliser interest, South Africa’s green fuels potential and Jupiter Mine’s Tshipi expansion.   

Anglo's fertiliser interest, green fuels, Tshipi make headlines
Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks Anglo’s fertiliser interest, South Africa’s green fuels potential and Jupiter Mine’s Tshipi expansion.

On-The-Air (13/12/2019) 

13th December 2019 South African mining companies are at the ready to generate their own electricity to ease the burden on Eskom; The promise of urgent action on electricity supply by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy needs to include timelines; and South Africa should join the 14 countries around the... 

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Proudly South African continuous miner on its way into Australian mining market  

By: Martin Creamer     13th December 2019 A Proudly South African continuous miner, which is being shipped to Australia for final assembly, is due to go into operation Down Under in May, Mining Weekly Online can today report. “It certainly shows that the Australian mining industry has gained a lot of confidence in our ability,” said... 

Proudly South African continuous miner on its way into Australian mining market
JA Engineering Works CEO Danie van Wyk interviewed by Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Photographs: Dylan Slater. Video: Kutlwano Matlala.

Belfast first mine to have digital twin  

By: Tracy Hancock     13th December 2019 The R3.3-billion Belfast implementation project, owned by JSE-listed resources group Exxaro Resources, will result in the first mine in South Africa with a digital twin. “The . . . twin is a digital replica of the mine,” said Exxaro business unit manager Lazarus Ramashibela at a mine site visit... 

Belfast first mine to have digital twin
Exxaro Resources’ Belfast coal mine

Local manufacturing, electricity supply make headlines  

12th December 2019 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the need for local equipment manufacturing and the power supply constraints facing the country.   

Local manufacturing, electricity supply make headlines
Local manufacturing, electricity supply make headlines

Resources Watch 

12th December 2019 Menar’s R7bn coal project pipeline adds 5 600 jobs; Manganese marketing approach needs reviewing; And, Menar restates national-interest coal offer to Eskom 

Resources Watch
Resources Watch

On-The-Air (06/12/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     6th December 2019 South Africa must ensure that it gains more from its great treasure chest of minerals; A fuel cell car this week attracted world attention by setting a new distance record; and Producing metals without emitting climate-damaging carbon dioxide is gaining ground very rapidly. 

On-The-Air (06/12/2019)

Manganese marketing approach needs reviewing – Menar  

By: Martin Creamer     5th December 2019 South Africa is not getting what it should out of its world-leading manganese endowment, says Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu. Bayoğlu believes that the current marketing approach needs to be reviewed. 

Manganese marketing approach needs reviewing – Menar
Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu outlines diversification plans to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer. Photograph: Dylan Slater.

Pollution, platinum wage agreements, SA's manganese make headlines  

5th December 2019 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks air pollution, platinum wage agreements and South Africa’s manganese resources.   

Pollution, platinum wage agreements, SA's manganese make headlines
Pollution, platinum wage agreements, SA's manganese make headlines

Menar’s R7bn coal project pipeline adds 5 600 jobs  

By: Martin Creamer     3rd December 2019 Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu says that his company’s planned R7-billion investments in coal projects between now and 2022 will create 5 600 jobs, and that this will contribute to the needs of a range of job-short areas and also help to ensure that Eskom has options to buy the right coal at the right... 

Menar’s R7bn coal project pipeline adds 5 600 jobs
Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu interviewed by Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer. Photograph: Dylan Slater.

Menar restates national-interest coal offer to Eskom  

By: Martin Creamer     2nd December 2019 Resources holding company Menar has reiterated its national-interest-serving coal offer to troubled State-owned power utility Eskom, which last week warned that its record R20-billion loss of 2018/19 would be repeated in 2019/20. Eskom’s debt was more than R454-billion at the end of September and... 

Menar restates national-interest coal offer to Eskom
Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu speaks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer. Photograph: Dylan Slater.

On-The-Air (29/11/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     29th November 2019 Eskom is receiving offers of help from big and small companies; A big new zinc project in the Northern Cape may be forced to get electricity outside of South Africa; and Anglo American this week gave doing business in South Africa a massive thumbs up. 

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Electricity concerns, DRC investment, technology focus make headlines  

28th November 2019 This week Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks Vedanta’s electricity concerns, investment in the DRC and BHP’s technology focus.   

Electricity concerns, DRC investment, technology focus make headlines
Electricity concerns, DRC investment, technology focus make headlines. Video and Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

On-The-Air (22/11/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd November 2019 Government is being called upon to concession some struggling railway routes to the private sector; The Mandela Mining Precinct has come out of its starting blocks at promising speed; and Solar power is now so low-priced that farmers and off-grid miners are installing it. 

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Solar, private sector, new rock drill prototypes make headlines  

21st November 2019 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks developments around solar energy, the private sector and new rock drill prototypes.   

Solar, private sector, new rock drill prototypes make headlines
Solar, private sector, new rock drill prototypes make headlines. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Resources Watch 

21st November 2019 Hyve portfolio head discusses the 26th Investing in Africa Mining Indaba; And, NMP still banking on marine phosphate project despite enviro objections 

Resources Watch
Resources Watch

Solar reducing electricity costs, lowering diesel use   

By: Martin Creamer     20th November 2019 Solar power is playing a major role in reducing daytime electricity bills and lowering diesel use in off-grid diesel consuming areas, says SunRanch.Solar, whose clients are benefiting from below grid power costs and major diesel savings. “We reduce people’s daytime power costs by 60% to 70%,”... 

Solar reducing electricity costs, lowering diesel use
SunRanch.Solar talks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd

On-The-Air (15/11/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     15th November 2019 The enthusiasm of the private sector to generate clean, green electricity for itself is soaring to great heights. South Africa and Lesotho are continuing to collaborate in bringing more water to South Africa and more electricity to Lesotho. South Africa’s private sector is getting initiatives... 

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Renewables, project expertise, Saldanha Steel make headlines 

14th November 2019 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks news around renewable energy, project expertise and Saldanha Steel. 

Renewables, project expertise, Saldanha Steel make headlines
Renewables, project expertise, Saldanha Steel make headlines

Video: Hyve portfolio head discusses the 26th Investing in African Mining Indaba 

By: Simone Liedtke     13th November 2019 Media company Hyve Group portfolio director Simon Ford speaks to Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly Online about the twenty-sixth edition of the Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will be held in Cape Town over four days in February 2020. In acknowledging the increased appetite for engagement... 

Video: Hyve portfolio head discusses the 26th Investing in African Mining Indaba
Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Darlene Creamer

Investment case for LNG imports into South Africa to be completed by year-end  

By: Terence Creamer     11th November 2019 State-owned logistics group Transnet says the investment case for the import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) into South Africa will be completed by year-end and that the solution will be aligned with the anticipated drop-off in gas imports from Mozambique from 2023 onwards. The study is being... 

Investment case for LNG imports into South Africa to be completed by year-end
State-owned logistics group Transnet says the investment case for the import of liquefied natural gas into South Africa will be completed by year-end, Transnet chief business development officer Gert de Beer says. Camera Work: Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd. 11.11.2019

NMP still banking on marine phosphate project despite enviro objections  

By: Natasha Odendaal     11th November 2019 Project developer Namibian Marine Phosphate (NMP) is working to correct much of the misinformation it believes surrounds its Sandpiper marine phosphate project. NMP owns the Sandpiper marine phosphate project, about 120 km off the coast of Namibia, which has been the centre of controversy over... 

NMP still banking on marine phosphate project despite enviro objections
Namibian Marine Phospates CEO Chris Jordinson and COO Mike Woodborne discuss the company’s sea-bed phosphates project in Namibia. Camerawork and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

On-The-Air (08/11/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     8th November 2019 Eskom’s electricity transmission network needs to be expanded fast to accommodate the influx of clean solar energy. South Africa’s status as the ideal venue to set a new world land speed record as been uplifted with the completion of trial runs in the Northern Cape. Anglo American’s plan to... 

On-The-Air (08/11/2019)
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SA’s second investment conference 

7th November 2019 Creamer Media’s Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the investment commitments announced during the second South Africa Investment Conference, the mood among investors and the commitments made by government to improve the business environment.   

SA’s second investment conference
SA’s second investment conference

Steady progress being made to make South Africa a ‘competitive investment destination’   

By: Terence Creamer     6th November 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa outlined the “steady, but sure” progress being made to make South Africa a “more competitive investment destination” as he sought to consolidate an investment push designed to attract $100-billion (R1.2-trillion in 2018 exchange rates terms) of fixed investment over the... 

Steady progress being made to make South Africa a ‘competitive investment destination’
President Cyril Ramaphosa outlined the “steady, but sure” progress being made to make South Africa a “more competitive investment destination” as he sought to consolidate an investment push designed to attract $100-billion (R1.2-trillion in 2018 exchange rates terms) of fixed investment over the five-year period to 2023. Video and editing: Darlene Creamer 6.11.2019

On-The-Air - Tribute to Xolani Gwala (01/11/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     1st November 2019 The expansion of Eskom’s electricity transmission network needs to be accelerated to accommodate the influx of clean solar energy; SA’s status as the ideal venue to set a new world land speed record was enhanced this week with the completion of three ‘run profiles’ in the Northern Cape; and Anglo... 

On-The-Air - Tribute to Xolani Gwala (01/11/2019)
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Anglo's green transport, APEC, De Beers' Cobalt interest make headlines  

31st October 2019 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks green worker transport in Chile, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation and De Beers’ interest in Cobalt.   

Anglo's green transport, APEC, De Beers' Cobalt interest make headlines
Anglo's green transport, APEC, De Beers' Cobalt interest make headlines

Resources Watch  

31st October 2019 South Africa to test market for emergency power ‘gap fillers’ as IRP is finalized; And, SA moves to give new impetus to exploration, following years of stagnation 

Resources Watch
Resources Watch

On-The-Air (25/10/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     25th October 2019 A new transparent coal trading platform is planned to open up Eskom coal costs for all to see. Mines the world over are taking strong steps to mitigate climate change and end carbon pollution. The Motsepe Foundation is going all out to create job opportunities for unemployed South African youth. 

On-The-Air (25/10/2019)
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Transnet launches world’s longest production train  

By: Simone Liedtke     24th October 2019 State-owned rail company Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) on Thursday launched a 4-km-long train, with 375 wagons, officially making it the longest train in the world. The train was driven by Lisa Clark and transported about 24 000 t of manganese over a distance of more than 860 km between the Sishen... 

Transnet launches world’s longest production train
Transnet has launched a 4-km-long production train to transport manganese from the Northern Cape to Saldanha Bay. Camerawork: Dylan Slater; Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

New trading platform, hydrogen make headlines  

24th October 2019 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the new online commodities trading platform, Anglo mines hydrogen truck deployment and, Siemens’ green hydrogen pilot project in Dubai.   

New trading platform, hydrogen make headlines
New trading platform, hydrogen make headlines

South Africa to test market for emergency power ‘gap fillers’ as IRP is finalised   

By: Terence Creamer     18th October 2019 South Africa will release a request for information (RFI) in the coming weeks to test the market for solutions to close an immediate electricity supply gap of between 2 000 MW and 3 000 MW, which has emerged primarily as a result of a fall in the energy availability factor (EAF) from Eskom’s coal... 

South Africa to test market for emergency power ‘gap fillers’ as IRP is finalised
Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe on the Integrated Resource Plan 2019 allocations and the need for short-term supply solutions. Camera Work: Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 18.10.2019

SA moves to give new impetus to exploration, following years of stagnation 

By: Tracy Hancock     18th October 2019 The absence of new mining projects, owing to limited exploration, continues to weigh on the future sustainability of South Africa’s once thriving mining sector, which once captured a larger share of major mining budgets. “There is simply not enough investment in new mineral exploration to take... 

SA moves to give new impetus to exploration,  following years of stagnation
Mandela Mining Precinct co-director Alastair Macfarlane discusses an initiative under way to stimulate local exploration. Camera work: Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Resources Watch 

17th October 2019 Biodiversity and climate are everyone’s issues says Creecy; Environment government’s most important Ministry; And Mabuza says there is ‘No future without Eskom’ 

Resources Watch
Resources Watch

Electricity tariffs tussle and the return of load-shedding 

17th October 2019 Creamer Media’s Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about Eskom’s plan to take another Nersa determination on legal review, the renewed threat of load-shedding and the best way for the country to deal with the threat to South Africa’s economy.   

Electricity tariffs tussle and the return of load-shedding
Electricity tariffs tussle and the return of load-shedding

On-The-Air (11/10/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     11th October 2019 South Africans this week put a plan in place to ensure a “just transition” to the new clean electricity era; A new Proudly South African technology is being rolled out to stop the curse of cable theft; and By announcing its second big hydrogen project, Australia is beating South Africa to the... 

On-The-Air (11/10/2019)
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