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On-The-Air (27/03/2015)

By: Martin Creamer An exciting new technology uses only a tenth of the electricity to produce platinum; Calls are being renewed for South Africa to adopt the Canadian flow-through tax model; Eskom’s cash flow problem is endangering the renewal of important power purchasing agreements. 

On-The-Air (27/03/2015)

On-The-Air (20/03/2015)

By: Martin Creamer Two Australian companies have come forward to help Eskom meet its primary energy needs 

On-The-Air (20/03/2015)

On-The-Air (13/03/2015)

By: Martin Creamer Plans are afoot to erect monuments to dead mineworkers and produce documentaries on the horrors of mining’s past. Previously exported coal is now being offered to Eskom at attractive prices. Sasol is working with the electricity ‘war room’ on a plan to import gas. 

On-The-Air (13/03/2015)

On-The-Air (06/03/2015)

By: Martin Creamer State rail company Transnet is hitting the high spots with locomotive funding from US and Canada. Limpopo province is the beneficiary of a R9-billion copper expansion. A Johannesburg company is building the entire plant for a new tungsten mine in neighbouring Zimbabwe. 

On-The-Air (06/03/2015)

On-The-Air (27/02/2015)

By: Martin Creamer The Impala Platinum refinery is taking steps to generate its own electricity using platinum fuel cells. The Department of Energy has received a whopping 77 bids from aspirant renewable energy suppliers. An Indian company is gleefully investing R9-billion in valuable zinc assets that... 

On-The-Air (27/02/2015)

On-The-Air (20/02/2015)

By: Martin Creamer A new global study shows that mining operations are powerful engines of growth for host countries. Mining-country governments must budget on commodity prices falling not rising, global investment superstar Jim O’Neill advises. Foreign investment in Africa’s consumer sector is now... 

On-The-Air (20/02/2015)

On-The-Air (13/02/2015)

By: Martin Creamer Economic growth and the electricity crisis received a high profile in the disrupted 2015 State and the Nation address; A tsunami of money is coming Africa’s way, international investors predicted at this week’s packed Mining Indaba; Platinum use is poised to soar as millions of Japanese homes get... 

On-The-Air (13/02/2015)

On-The-Air (06/02/2015)

By: Martin Creamer Job-saving gold-mining talks are paying off as win-win solutions are found for employers and employees. A Ministerial coal task team has been set up in the wake of South Africa losing R23-billion to lower coal prices. The Japanese may have found a way to unlocking South Africa’s dormant Springbok... 

On-The-Air (06/02/2015)

On-The-Air (30/01/2015)

By: Martin Creamer Three of South Africa’s biggest gold mining companies are in job-saving talks with their workers; Consideration is being given to closing parts of Optimum Coal, which has put 1 070 jobs at risk; A global study just released shows that mining boosts the economies of the world’s poorest regions. 

On-The-Air (30/01/2015)

On-The-Air (23/01/2015)

By: Martin Creamer A massive power outage has not stopped Richards Bay Coal Terminal from setting an all-time coal export record for South Africa; High-level ministerial talk of the need for a new South African mining champion has set tongues wagging; A Gauteng gold miner is saving scarce drinking water and making... 

On-The-Air (23/01/2015)

On-The-Air (16/01/2015)

By: Martin Creamer Cash-strapped junior mining companies are going bust – left, right and centre; 130 000 former mineworkers have now come forward to claim unpaid employee benefits; Cashless home loans are now on the way for migrant mineworkers. 

On-The-Air (16/01/2015)

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

Two South Africans are stimulating the big new surge in world ruby, emerald and coloured gemstone sales; South African coal miners are way behind their Australian counterparts on the productivity front; and Over-supply is killing commodity prices and putting mining operations at risk. 

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

On-The-Air (05/12/2014)

By: Martin Creamer A spotlight is at last being shone on the secret stocks that have been befuddling our platinum price; Gold and platinum mineworker numbers are expected to fall 8% a year in the next two years; and Fears are rising about possible labour unrest in the gold mining industry in 2015. 

On-The-Air (05/12/2014)

On-The-Air (28/11/2014)

BEE company takes over crucial aluminium infrastructure on SA’s east coast; Mining company being cut out of BHP on track to be listed next year; A world diamond watchdog has put out a warning of overstated diamond certification. 

On-The-Air (28/11/2014)

On-The-Air (21/11/2014)

By: Martin Creamer It’s all stations go again for Canadian company Ivanhoe’s R17-billion platinum investment in Limpopo; The strife-torn Central African Republic has become Africa’s new “blood diamonds” state; Low commodity prices are causing widespread job uncertainty, even in the world’s strongest mining countries. 

On-The-Air (21/11/2014)

On-The-Air (14/11/2014)

By: Martin Creamer An Indian company is taking the unprecedented step of investing R8-billion in South African zinc mining 

On-The-Air (14/11/2014)

On-The-Air (07/11/2014)

By: Martin Creamer New technology slashed use of electricity at Glencore’s giant chrome beneficiation plant; New technology will next year unlock a ton of gold that cannot be mined conventionally; and New technology is recovering gold from process waste that normally ends up on the trash heap. 

On-The-Air (07/11/2014)

On-The-Air (31/10/2014)

By: Martin Creamer New mechanised mining courses at Wits; Shale gas received major boost gov gave nod for application processing to proceed; coal-gas roadmap is being drawn up to get energy from coal without having to mine it. 

On-The-Air (31/10/2014)

On-The-Air (24/10/2014)

By: Martin Creamer Diamond miner De Beers is putting R30-million a year behind its relentless search for the next big South African diamond mine 

On-The-Air (24/10/2014)

On-The-Air (10/10/2014)

By: Martin Creamer Modernise or bust – that was the blunt message given to the mining industry at this week’s Joburg Indaba 

On-The-Air (10/10/2014)

On-The-Air (03/10/2014)

By: Martin Creamer High South African rail tariffs are threatening to stifle a new R5-billion coal investment in Limpopo province; Broke junior mining companies are tumbling under the force of the huge headwinds confronting them; The Zambian government’s refusal to repay VAT claims back to mining companies is... 

On-The-Air (03/10/2014)

On-The-Air (26/09/2014)

By: Martin Creamer An exciting new technology, which has the potential to boost platinum sky-high, has passed its first tests 

On-The-Air (26/09/2014)

On-The-Air (19/09/2014)

By: Martin Creamer Gold producers are suffering dangerous electricity blackouts in deep power-critical mines.  

On-The-Air (19/09/2014)

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

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

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

On-The-Air (05/09/2014)

By: Martin Creamer Australia is beating South Africa hands down in the race for a slice of Africa’s mineral resources 

On-The-Air (05/09/2014)

On-The-Air (29/08/2014)

SA stands to lose $1-trillion worth of gold because it has no way of mining it; Recycling of platinum scrap bludgeoning SA’s already strike-ravaged platinum business; Exciting new R9-billion copper investment on the cards in Limpopo province. 

On-The-Air (29/08/2014)

On-The-Air (22/08/2014)

By: Martin Creamer State-owned Transnet and Eskom have come to the party for black-controlled coal miner Exxaro 

On-The-Air (22/08/2014)

On-The-Air (15/08/2014)

By: Creamer Media Reporter AMCU knocking on recognition door at only major platinum mine to escape the 5-month platinum strike; Labour unions embracing mechanisation at new Styldrift platinum projec; State-led Operation Hurry Up on the way for South Africa’s badly lagging mining industry.  

On-The-Air (15/08/2014)

On-The-Air (08/08/2014)

By: Martin Creamer South Africa stands to benefit richly from the huge technical breakthrough in the strike-hit platinum sector 

On-The-Air (08/08/2014)

On-The-Air (01/08/2014)

By: Martin Creamer The level of productivity in South African coal mines is below that of Australian coal mines 

On-The-Air (01/08/2014)

On-The-Air (25/07/2014)

By: Martin Creamer Iron-ore from Limpopo and the Northern Cape has so far generated a staggering R23.5-billion in dividends for black shareholders; Strike-hit Anglo American Platinum is planning to spend up to R100-million on its mechanised mines, which survived this week’s big sell-off decision; and 60 000... 

On-The-Air (25/07/2014)
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