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Resource-rich Africa, Masama coal mine and Pan African's reconfiguration make headlines  

20th September 2018 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses getting resource-rich Africa on the road the success, the Masama coal mine and Pan African’s reconfigured gold operations.   

Resource-rich Africa, Masama coal mine and Pan African's reconfiguration make headlines

Gold capital, ARM’s growth and Implats’ Zim tax relief make headlines  

14th September 2018 This week Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses gold mining capital, African Rainbow Minerals’ growth opportunities and Implats working with the Zimbabwean government. 

Gold capital, ARM’s growth and Implats’ Zim tax relief make headlines

Carbon Tax, DRDGold and exploration make headlines 

7th September 2018 This week, there are calls for treasury to abandon the carbon tax plan in light of the new Integrated Resources Plan, DRD Gold expects rapid gold output and exploration stimulus must be transparent.  

Carbon Tax, DRDGold and exploration make headlines

Safety and technology at the forefront this week  

29th August 2018 This week Master Drilling to launch new technology, Southern Palace is accelerating mining technology development in South Africa and, Sibanye-Stillwater commits to take safety to the next level. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the headlines.   

Safety and technology at the forefront this week

AngloGold’s job plan, Harmony’s ‘dripping roasts’ make headlines 

23rd August 2018 AngloGold Ashanti is hoping to save 2 000 jobs in South Africa. Meanwhile, Harmony Gold boosts its cash flow with Moab Khotsong and also has a dripping roast with Wafi-Golpu. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the headlines. 

AngloGold’s job plan, Harmony’s ‘dripping roasts’ make headlines

Local downstream oil investments, across Atlantic gold prospects and rail derailments make headlines 

14th August 2018 Glencore’s local downstream oil investments are expected to be concluded in the near future, Rangold Resources is looking across the Atlantic along the northern edge of South America for new prospects, and Transnet has derailed its reputation by allowing derailments and rail cancellations on its... 

Local downstream oil investments, across Atlantic gold prospects and rail derailments make headlines

Collaborative partnerships, mine closures and operational restructuring under the spotlight 

7th August 2018 Platinum miner Royal Bafokeng Platinum gives evidence that collaborative partnerships, rather than heavy-handed laws are needed in the South African industry, the Department of Mineral Resources is showing strong tendencies to resist companies that apply to shut mines or put them on care and... 

Collaborative partnerships, mine closures and operational restructuring under the spotlight

De Beers, Anglo American and AfriTin make headlines this week 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd August 2018 De Beers has decided to close the Voorspoed diamond mine in the Free State, Anglo American has drawn a line in the sand for its thermal coal portfolio and emerging tin miner AfriTin is on track to meet its targets. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the headlines. 

De Beers, Anglo American and AfriTin make headlines this week

Huge developments for Amplats, AngloGold, Kumba 

26th July 2018 Amplats is taking steps to reverse what it calls unjustified investor bearishness, AngloGold Ashanti is getting a new CEO and Kumba Iron-Ore is receiving strong premiums for high-grade ore. Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the headlines. 

Huge developments for Amplats, AngloGold, Kumba

Mining fund, junior mining and platinum make headiness  

18th July 2018 This week, Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses a new mining fund raising R750-million to co-finance ancillary mine projects, a beneficial innovative approach to junior mining promotion and, platinum is receiving a R2.6-billion boost. 

Mining fund, junior mining and platinum make headiness

Platinum growth, Zebra battery make headlines  

12th July 2018 This week, platinum jewellery is heading for a good year, first platinum bar products launched in China and a startup is breathing new life into local battery invention. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the headlines. 

Platinum growth, Zebra battery make headlines

Kropz listing, Australian lessons and transparency in the DMR 

4th July 2018 This week, Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses Kropz’s intention to list on London’s Aim, lessons from Australia and transparency in the DMR. 

Kropz listing, Australian lessons and transparency in the DMR

Unpacking the latest headlines in mining  

28th June 2018 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks Orion Minerals recently raising A$11-million, fuel cell development and Glencore's South African expansion. 

Unpacking the latest headlines in mining

Mining charter, illegal mining, FDI in the spotlight  

20th June 2018 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the news around the mining charter, illegal mining and FDI in the junior miners fund. 

Mining charter, illegal mining, FDI in the spotlight

Samcodes, malaria, beneficiation make headlines  

15th June 2018 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses Samcodes, malaria and beneficiation in this week's Second Take. 

Samcodes, malaria, beneficiation make headlines

Unpacking the Junior Indaba 

8th June 2018 The Junior Indaba kicked off in Johannesburg this week. Mining weekly Editor Martin Creamer attended and unpacks the event’s headlines. 

Unpacking the Junior Indaba

Unpacking the headlines in the coal sector  

1st June 2018 This week Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks coal litigation fears, capital deployment into Junior Mining and two coal IPPs that are not in the public interest.   

Unpacking the headlines in the coal sector

Unpacking Kropz’s Elandsfontein project 

22nd May 2018 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the developments around Kropz’s Elandsfontein project. 

Unpacking Kropz’s Elandsfontein project

This week's headlines unpacked 

18th May 2018 This week, short spell of mining hope dashed, consolidation is needed to save jobs and South African mining must negotiate the many turning points and deciding moments confronting it. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the headlines this week.   

This week's headlines unpacked

AngloGold’s first quarter results, R&D needed in S African mining 

10th May 2018 This week South African output rises as AngloGold delivers at lower cost; Revolutionary gold-mining machine making progress; and the modernisation of mining operations is essential to contribute towards the survival of the South African mining industry. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks... 

AngloGold’s first quarter results, R&D needed in S African mining

New mining precinct, fuel cell frenzy and a six-point industry plan make the headlines  

2nd May 2018 A new mining precinct will soon be launched, there is fuel cell frenzy and a six-point plan could help the mining industry. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the headlines.   

New mining precinct, fuel cell frenzy and a six-point industry plan make the headlines

Unpacking this week's headlines 

25th April 2018 South Africa needs research to improve its mining competitiveness, the industry needs to recover faster and investigations needed in Modikwa bus killings. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the headlines.   

Unpacking this week's headlines

Unpacking this week's mining headlines 

18th April 2018 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks this week's mining headlines: Glencore’s sustainability report, South Africa’s potential role in the Congo potash project and the debut of a game-changing fuel cell dozer. 

Unpacking this week's mining headlines

Vision 2030, Ivanhoe board and the PGMs crisis make this week's headlines  

12th April 2018 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks Vision 2030, the new addition to the Ivanhoe board and the crisis in the PGMS industry. 

Vision 2030, Ivanhoe board and the PGMs crisis make this week's headlines

Unpacking this week's headlines 

4th April 2018 Bad news kicked off this week when six mineworkers from the Modikwa Platinum Mine in Limpopo were killed when the bus they were travelling in was set alight. The Australian government is investing A$50-million into drilling research. Martin Creamer noted that a sense of urgency is needed to... 

Unpacking this week's headlines

Industry wants transformation, revival through exploration  

29th March 2018 New Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe is under pressure from the mining industry to revive and transform the industry through exploration and by fostering a junior culture. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer tells us more. 

Industry wants transformation, revival through exploration

Mining Charter, sustainability and coal make this week's headlines 

23rd March 2018 This week, ARM's Patrice Motsepe predicts a successful charter and land outcomes; Anglo commits to ambitious sustainability strategy and Exxaro’s Coal, rapid loadout projects are under construction. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the headlines. 

Mining Charter, sustainability and coal make this week's headlines

Innovation, digitalisation taking center stage  

14th March 2018 It’s interesting times ahead for innovation with mining company Exxaro Resources allocating R900-million to innovation initiatives while JSE-listed ELB Engineering Services believes it can push South Africa into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer has the story. 

Innovation, digitalisation taking center stage

German ruling likely blessing in disguise for platinum - RBPlat  

7th March 2018 The German Federal Court ruling on diesel car emissions, which could cost transgressors eight-billion euros in fines a year, is seen as a likely blessing in disguise for platinum, Royal Bafokeng Platinum. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer has the details. 

German ruling likely blessing in disguise for platinum - RBPlat

Mantashe’s warm welcome into mining, analysts call for structural change  

28th February 2018 With seemingly positive changes taking place in government, the mining industry is keen to play its part in the economy, while analysts have called for structural change in the industry. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the developments. 

Mantashe’s warm welcome into mining, analysts call for structural change

Amplats modernises, studies growth, advances fuel cell 

21st February 2018 Anglo American Platinum’s Mogalakwena Platinum mine has gushed R4-billion worth of free, unfettered operating cash flow. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the developments. 

Amplats modernises, studies growth, advances fuel cell

Gold, platinum miners bolster business, operational plans 

16th February 2018 It’s been an exciting week for some gold and platinum miners, with plans to improve business and operations. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the headlines. 

Gold, platinum miners bolster business, operational plans

Mining Indaba unpacked  

9th February 2018 The 2018 Mining Indaba kicked off in full swing this week with renewed investor confidence and hope to further the African Agenda. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer attended the indaba and gives Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley the headlines. 

Mining Indaba unpacked

Tharisa forecasts looming chrome ore deficit, details Vision 2020 

1st February 2018 Tharisa Minerals this week forecast a chrome ore deficit and detailed its plans to boost PGM and chrome output. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the developments. 

Tharisa forecasts looming chrome ore deficit, details Vision 2020

Beneficiation plants advancing in S Africa, but new potential needed 

25th January 2018 Thakadu Battery Materials has secured a R50-million grant for its pure nickel sulphate plant, while Kropz is finalising its phosphates plant design. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss this development, as well as the potential of the... 

Beneficiation plants advancing in S Africa, but new potential needed

Mining headlines kick off positively in 2018  

18th January 2018 2018 kicked off with a call for smarter sectors to boost the economy, a praise of Glencore’s asset management and a sparkle of hope for the diamond city of Kimberley. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the headlines with Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley. 

Mining headlines kick off positively in 2018

Economic resilience encouraged 

14th December 2017 Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has emphasised the urgent need for South Africa to break the ongoing deadlock on the regulation and transformation of the mining sector, while United Nations Conference on Trade and Development has warned that, without policy change, commodity-dependent developing... 

Economic resilience encouraged

Harmony’s advantages from Moab buy 

7th December 2017 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the details on Harmony Gold’s investor brief, in which the company declared that the acquisition of Moab Khotsong gold mine held many advantages. 

Harmony’s advantages from Moab buy
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