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Physical gold shortage ahead 

     27th July 2016 There seems to be a lack of confidence in the world order and the ability of governments to manipulate the value of flat currency, as is confidence in governments as credible sources of capital. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses this trend with senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock. 

Physical gold shortage ahead

Tax Bill throws up royalty surprises 

     20th July 2016 The Taxation Laws Amendment Bill released on July 8 contains two surprise amendments to mineral royalty taxation. Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the developments. 

Tax Bill throws up royalty surprises

Coal-to-power projects gain ground 

     15th July 2016 African coal-to-power projects are gaining traction, with underground-coal-to-gas (UCG) thought leader Julian Mast-Ingle saying coal mining in Africa and in South Africa in particular could provide the key to powering up growth on the continent. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior... 

Coal-to-power projects gain ground

R&D the focus for SA's mining sector  

     6th July 2016 Innovative technology solutions for the struggling mining sector will be the focus of a new unit at Wits and South Africa’s once globally recognised mining R&D is hoping to get back on the world map. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks these developments. 

R&D the focus for SA's mining sector

Brexit spikes demand for gold 

     30th June 2016 Britain’s exit from the European Union has led to an upswing in the gold market, seeing two South African gold mining companies heading for huge free cash bonanzas. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer talks to senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock about the reasons behind this development. 

Brexit spikes demand for gold

RBCT unveils new R49m coal sampling lab  

     23rd June 2016 The new R49-million coal sampling laboratory recently opened at the Richards Bay Coal Terminal ensures faster sample turnaround times from a state-of-the-art facility. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the developments. 

RBCT unveils new R49m coal sampling lab

Local platinum fuel cell uptake discussed 

     15th June 2016 The call by Deputy Minerals Minister Godfrey Oliphant to expedite the use of platinum fuel cells in South Africa is being heeded following a surge in the development of various systems. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer talks to senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio about the latest... 

Local platinum fuel cell uptake discussed

Mining’s rebirth under way  

     10th June 2016 New joint action was being brought to bear to arrest the devastating decline of the South African mining industry, which Operation Phakisa would boost by positioning it as the centrepiece within a new, cohesive mining cluster that required across-the-board competitiveness. Mining Weekly editor... 

Mining’s rebirth under way

Junior Indaba developments unpacked 

     3rd June 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to talk about the developments at this year’s Junior Indaba, where speakers discussed various topics focused on furthering the sector. 

Junior Indaba developments unpacked

New highly profitable acid mine water solution unveiled  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th May 2016 Trailblazer Technologies has developed a process to convert acid mine water into valuable fertiliser materials with purified water.  

New highly profitable acid mine water solution unveiled

SA mining’s crash, turnaround possibilities unpacked 

     19th May 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss concern over the South African mining industry’s plummeting output and job losses, and the country’s potential to make mining fly again. 

SA mining’s crash, turnaround possibilities unpacked

New deal places platinum bars, coins within reach  

     12th May 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the World Platinum Investment Council and Valcambi partnership and the developments in platinum fuel-cells. 

New deal places platinum bars, coins within reach

Breakthrough to advance platinum-using fuel cells 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th May 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss a technical breakthrough that could hasten the widespread introduction of vehicles that run on platinum-using fuel cells. 

Breakthrough to advance platinum-using fuel cells

Bushveld targets Evraz’s Vametco stake 

     28th April 2016 Diversified mineral development company Bushveld Minerals has taken an interest in financially troubled Evraz’s controlling stake in Vametco’s vanadium mine and plant. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss the details. 

Bushveld targets Evraz’s Vametco stake

Tronox opens new R3.3bn Fairbreeze mineral sands mine in KZN 

     21st April 2016 Heavy minerals mining company Tronox recently opened its new R3.3-billion Fairbreeze mine in KwaZulu-Natal. Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the developments. 

Tronox opens new R3.3bn Fairbreeze mineral sands mine in KZN

AMCU sidelines collective gold bargaining process  

     14th April 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock on the consequences of Sibanye Gold offering the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union a R25 stability premium to avoid industrial action, throwing a spanner in the collective works of the... 

AMCU sidelines collective gold bargaining process

Govt intent on creating incentives for mines to benefit from platinum fuel-cell investment 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th April 2016 The South African government is intent on creating incentives for mines to derive greater benefit from investing in platinum fuel-cell technology. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the technology. 

Govt intent on creating incentives for mines to benefit from platinum fuel-cell investment

SA could learn from Ghana, Gold Fields collaboration 

     31st March 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses the development with senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock, citing that South Africa should take note. 

SA could learn from Ghana, Gold Fields collaboration

Call to boost SA economy  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd March 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the need to redevelop Brand SA. 

Call to boost SA economy

CoAL calls for regulatory streamlining 

     16th March 2016 Coal of Africa CEO David Brown has called on the government to ensure a streamlined regulatory environment with end-to-end processes that are attractive to investors and logistics costs that take into account the current low commodity pricing environment. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins... 

CoAL calls for regulatory streamlining

Merafe cash skyrockets on ferrochrome venture’s superb showing 

     10th March 2016 Ferrochrome company Merafe shot the proverbial lights out in 2015, when its cash generation went through the roof and every box was ticked, from upped production to improved safety. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley in studio to discuss the developments. 

Merafe cash skyrockets on ferrochrome venture’s superb showing

Glencore keen on coal turnaround 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd March 2016 Diversified miner Glencore seems confident about the outlook for a coal turnaround. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss the company’s thoughts on coal.   

Glencore keen on coal turnaround

AngloGold’s South African mines still laggards  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th February 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about AngloGold remaining outlier laggards. 

AngloGold’s South African mines still laggards

New Anglo American makes its entry  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th February 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the new Anglo American which now has seven assets remaining in South Africa compared with the 650 assets prior to the listing on the London Stock Exchange in 1999. 

New Anglo American makes its entry

Amplats continues to slim down 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th February 2016 Deputy editor online Natasha Odendaal joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss this strategy, as the platinum-group metals mining industry moves closer to a prolonged weak price environment. 

Amplats continues to slim down

Rising use of platinum fuel cells  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th February 2016 Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the benefits and rising use of platinum fuel cells. 

Rising use of platinum fuel cells

Looking back at Dr Robbie Robinson  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th January 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer talks to senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock about the legacy left behind by chemical engineer Dr Robbie Robinson, who died at 86. Dr Robinson was often featured on Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly Online. 

Looking back at Dr Robbie Robinson

Richards Bay Coal Terminal sets new 75.4Mt export record  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st January 2016 Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the Richards Bay Coal Terminal's export record. 

Richards Bay Coal Terminal sets new 75.4Mt export record

Motlanthe sees opportunity in crisis 

     14th January 2016 Former President of South Africa Kgalema Motlanthe says now is an excellent opportunity to introduce material change in the country’s mining industry. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss the matter further. 

Motlanthe sees opportunity in crisis

Anglo halves business units, axes divi, cuts 3 850 plat jobs, halts plat projects as Kumba trembles 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th December 2015 Anglo American’s share price fell significantly on Tuesday, resulting in radical restructuring and cost savings. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses the development with Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley. 

Anglo halves business units, axes divi, cuts 3 850 plat jobs, halts plat projects as Kumba trembles

Consortium secures Kimberley Mines at ideal time 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd December 2015 South African diamond-mining company De Beers Consolidated Mines has sold its Kimberley Mines to a consortium made up of Ekapa Mining and London-listed Petra Diamonds.  

Consortium secures Kimberley Mines at ideal time

Imported LNG set to kickstart gas-to-power vision  

By: Sashnee Moodley     27th November 2015 Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley speaks to Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer about imported liquefied natural gas initiating greater gas use in South Africa. 

Imported LNG set to kickstart gas-to-power vision

Should executive compensation look beyond financial results? 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th November 2015 London-based institutional investor group Principles for Responsible Investment MD Fiona Reynolds has called for executive compensation to be linked to factors other than financial performance. Senior deputy editor features Tracy Hancock discusses this sentiment with Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. 

Should executive compensation look beyond financial results?

AngloGold’s South African gold mines now ‘outlier’ laggards 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th November 2015 Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley speaks to Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer about AngloGold Ashanti's "outlier" status South African mines. 

AngloGold’s South African gold mines now ‘outlier’ laggards

Glencore debt reduction progresses on streaming deal 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th November 2015 Glencore has entered a long-term silver streaming agreement with Anani Investments and Silver Wheaton as part of its debt reduction plans. Senior deputy features editor Tracy Hancock talks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer. 

Glencore debt reduction progresses on streaming deal

Call to action for review of crippling Davis tax proposals 

By: Sashnee Moodley     29th October 2015 Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley speaks to Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer about the recommendations of the Davis Committee on Tax. 

Call to action for review of crippling Davis tax proposals

Convergence needed for SA mining to successfully navigate current ‘make-or-break’ phase 

By: Sashnee Moodley     22nd October 2015 Creamer Media's Leandi Kolver speaks to Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer about the state of the South African mining industry as discussed at the Joburg Indaba. 

Convergence needed for SA mining to successfully navigate current ‘make-or-break’ phase

2015 Joburg Indaba gets underway 

By: Sashnee Moodley     15th October 2015 Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley speaks to Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer about the highlights at the 2015 Joburg Indaba. 

2015 Joburg Indaba gets underway
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