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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)

On-The-Air (18/07/2014)

By: Martin Creamer A solar-energy first is under way in the Northern Cape thanks to a Norwegian company’s R1-billion investment; Advanced aerospace technology is being used to recover diamonds from an old Northern Cape mine dump. The Northern Cape has been chosen as the place to set a new world land-speed record. 

On-The-Air (18/07/2014)

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

By: Martin Creamer 15 000 diamond mineworkers have been cut into De Beers’ new R2.5-billion black economic empowerment deal; The new Venetia diamond mine in Limpopo will have driverless trucks as part of an automation drive; and Strong calls are being made for the reform of South Africa’s much-criticised migrant... 

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

On-The-Air (04/07/2014)

By: Martin Creamer The Ivory Coast, with its new investor-friendly mining code, is stealing a march on the rest of Africa as an investment destination; The current low gold price is bankrupting South Africa’s once proud gold-mining industry; Energy from coal gas rather than the traditional solid coal is on the way... 

On-The-Air (04/07/2014)

On-The-Air (27/06/2014)

By: Martin Creamer American giant GE plans to recruit 100 engineers and technicians for its new innovation centre in Gauteng. A new bright light is about to be shone in the dark corners of platinum pricing and the gold price fixing. South Africa needs to create a new beginning for its struggling mining... 

On-The-Air (27/06/2014)

On-The-Air (13/06/2014)

By: Martin Creamer A solar energy atlas is being developed to stimulate the use of sun power in sunny South Africa. The bid to break the world land speed record in the Northern Cape is setting up South Africa for extreme-sports tourism. Strike-hit South Africa may lose platinum market share to Zimbabwe, which is... 

On-The-Air (13/06/2014)

On-The-Air (06/06/2014)

By: Martin Creamer A brand new platinum mine that will be highly mechanised and pay high salaries is planned in Limpopo. Royal Bafokeng Platinum is building 3 000 houses for its mineworkers. 25 000 miners have now come forward to claim their share of R5-billion worth of unpaid employee benefits. 

On-The-Air (06/06/2014)

On-The-Air (23/05/2014)

By: Martin Creamer New technology is promising to propel South Africa’s struggling gold mines into an exciting new era; South Africa has failed to make a success of antimony mining and the Australians are now rushing in to take control of our antimony patrimony; and South Africa is squandering its cobalt wealth at... 

On-The-Air (23/05/2014)

On-The-Air (16/05/2014)

By: Martin Creamer The first batch of 4 000 ex-mineworkers have come forward to claim their share of R5-billion worth of unpaid pension and occupational disease benefits. Two of South Africa’s biggest black-controlled mining companies are investing in West African iron-ore opportunities. South Africa’s... 

On-The-Air (16/05/2014)

On-The-Air (25/04/2014)

By: Martin Creamer Search is on for 200 000 ex-mineworkers who are owed 5 Billion Rand in unpaid benefits; Lots of money, lots of people could benefit. Now another issue, South African economy could suffer a massive opportunity loss if the strike-hit Platinum industry is crippled.  

On-The-Air (25/04/2014)

On-The-Air (11/04/2014)

By: Martin Creamer A new platinum company is stepping up production to take full advantage of the supply gap left by the 11-week AMCU strike. An Mpumalanga gold-mining company is going on a growth spree after reaching agreement with AMCU. Teba, the organisation set up 100 years ago to recruit huge numbers of... 

On-The-Air (11/04/2014)

On-The-Air (04/04/2014)

Mothers have no food to put on tables in the platinum belt where the strike enters its 11th week today; With the tin price rocketing, South Africa is shaking the dust off its tin mines that shut up shop a quarter century ago; The London-listed Ironveld has unveiled plans a R10-billion iron plant... 

On-The-Air (04/04/2014)
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