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Outcry over new Mining Charter 

     22nd June 2017 The New Mining Charter has been described as a weakened piece of legislation that would result in more protest action, with the Chamber of Mines going to court to halt the devastating blow to an already battered mining sector. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy... 

Outcry over new Mining Charter

Botswana Resource Sector Conference kicks off 

     14th June 2017 The 2017 Botswana Resource Sector Conference took place this week in Gabarone. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer attended and speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the developments. 

Botswana Resource Sector Conference kicks off

Phosa condemns charter tinkering 

     9th June 2017 African National Congress National Executive Committee member Dr Mathews Phosa has stressed the need to stop tinkering with sector charters and instead negotiate them in a manner that creates room for sizeable growth. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in... 

Phosa condemns charter tinkering

CoM embarks on identity, name change 

     31st May 2017 The Chamber of Mines is embarking on an identity and name-change programme and will use the Zambezi Protocol as its guide. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the decision. 

CoM embarks on identity, name change

Chamber heads for new beginning 

     25th May 2017 The Chamber of Mines of South Africa is rethinking its identity and name and has elected Mxolisi Mgojo its new president. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss this news. 

Chamber heads for new beginning

Coins, reserve currency on the cards to boost platinum demand 

     18th May 2017 Boosting demand for Platinum is on the agenda once again, with the spotlight on platinum coins and the concept of instating platinum as a reserve currency. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the developments. 

Coins, reserve currency on the cards to boost platinum demand

Palladium still adding to platinum woes 

     11th May 2017 The palladium price is poised to exceed the platinum price for the first time since 2001. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss platinum’s downward spiral. 

Palladium still adding to platinum woes

Tasmanian government invests A$9.5m in copper mine 

     3rd May 2017 The Tasmanian government will invest about 9.5-million Australian dollars to restart a copper mine which was shuttered at the start of 2014. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the investment. 

Tasmanian government invests A$9.5m in copper mine

Black Mountain Mining establishes Esop 

     26th April 2017 While mining companies Kumba and Exxaro have boasted successful employee share ownership plans over the last few years, Vedanta’s Black Mountain Mining has established a 7-year plan for its employees. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the payouts. 

Black Mountain Mining establishes Esop

Fast-tracking, reopening South African potential 

     20th April 2017 Three companies have recently made encouraging announcements regarding the development of past mining projects in South Africa. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss this reinvigoration. 

Fast-tracking, reopening South African potential

R2.3bn Anglo coal sale to Seriti  

     12th April 2017 A new South African mining company recently announced its intention to purchase Anglo American’s Eskom-tied domestic thermal coal operations in South Africa, which would position the majority black-owned start-up as the potential second-largest provider of coal to Eskom. Mining Weekly editor... 

R2.3bn Anglo coal sale to Seriti

Platinum tech ready to cut costs 

     6th April 2017 Pallinghust group platinum mine Sedibelo is now ready to implement a new technology that will send platinum processing costs hurtling down the cost curve. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to talk over the significance of this development. 

Platinum tech ready to cut costs

Randgold dividend continues to rise 

     29th March 2017 Since its first dividend in its 2006 financial year, gold miner Randgold Resource’s yearly dividends have increased by 900% over a ten-year period. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss this achievement. 

Randgold dividend continues to rise

IDC to support R&D of low-energy technology 

     23rd March 2017 The State-owned Industrial Development Corporation is fiercely supporting technologies that will enable South Africa to beneficiate more effectively and has set its sights on the research and development of low-energy technology. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's... 

IDC to support R&D of low-energy technology

Magara seizes dual role at Lonmin  

     16th March 2017 Lonmin CEO Ben Magara has taken on the position of COO, following the departure of former COO Ben Moolman. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss his exclusive interview with the enthusiastic leader. 

Magara seizes dual role at Lonmin

The Rand's effect on the mining industry 

     9th March 2017 The rand strengthened into the R12 to the dollar range this week, which has implications for a South African mining industry that has come to rely on a weak rand. Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the implications. 

The Rand's effect on the mining industry

Call to improve platinum marketing 

     2nd March 2017 Royal Bafokeng Platinum CEO Steve Phiri has emphasised the need for producers to invest in the marketing of platinum and ensure that the metal does not continue to be demonised by antidiesel hype. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to delve into... 

Call to improve platinum marketing

South African mines need to adopt new mining methods 

     23rd February 2017 At this year’s Mining Indaba Chamber of Mines VP Neal Froneman stressed the need for new mining methods to boost mine life. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer explains. 

South African mines need to adopt new mining methods

DRDGold injects R26m into environmental restoration, communities 

     16th February 2017 Having been part of the initial days of mining in Johannesburg, DRDGold is now part of the environmental restoration stage. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss the gold producer’s efforts to limit the impact of ongoing operations on... 

DRDGold injects R26m into environmental restoration, communities

Enormous global demand on way for copper, platinum, zinc 

     10th February 2017 Enormous global demand is building for copper, platinum and zinc, driven by new technology, mitigation of health risks in hospitals and agricultural augmentation. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the developments. 

Enormous global demand on way for copper, platinum, zinc

Digitisation grows and so does RBCT’s export target 

     3rd February 2017 Digital mining is gaining traction says Ernest & Young and the Richards Bay Coal Terminal has set a 77-million tonne export target for 2017. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss these developments. 

Digitisation grows and so does RBCT’s export target

"Lawfare" breaking out in SA mining – Nedbank  

     26th January 2017 While 2016 was a successful year for Nedbank, its mining finance principal Paul Miller recently stated that South African mining had a tough year ahead, with "lawfare" breaking out. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Polity's Sashnee Moodley about the implications. 

Second judge chides DMR ineptitude 

     19th January 2017 A judgement of the Gauteng division of the High Court of South Africa has exposed the Department of Mineral Resources as an irrational institution with a high degree of incompetence. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss the judgement. 

Second judge chides DMR ineptitude

Glencore on nickel and zinc developments  

     8th December 2016 Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore sees a shortage in nickel arising, on the other hand, the company is producing zinc at negative cost. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the developments. 

Glencore on nickel and zinc developments

DMR making ill-considered demands, turns dictator 

     1st December 2016 The Department of Mineral Resources is making thoughtless demands that have little hope of being met, says Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer, who joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss the matter further. 

DMR making ill-considered demands, turns dictator

Gold from woodchips, grease, mine muck surprises on upside 

     23rd November 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the recovery of gold from mine waste at Goldplat Recovery. 

Gold from woodchips, grease, mine muck surprises on upside

Inspectorate criticised for irrational mine safety enforcement 

     17th November 2016 The Labour Court has criticised the mine safety inspectorate for acting “outside of the bounds of rationality” in enforcing mine safety legislation. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss this development. 

Inspectorate criticised for irrational mine safety enforcement

SA mining investment risk heightened  

     10th November 2016 Following the release of the State of Capture report by former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, the risk of investing in South African mining is heightened. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the implications. 

SA mining investment risk heightened

Discussing Samarco disaster one year on 

     3rd November 2016 The anniversaries of three deadly mine waste disasters should have governments in all mining jurisdictions insisting on new audits of tailings dams and demanding sound assurances that such needless mine-waste disasters never recur, says Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer, who joins senior deputy... 

Discussing Samarco disaster one year on

African Mining Vision, Zambezi Protocol take centre stage  

     27th October 2016 The Chamber of Mines of South Africa vice president Neal Froneman recently highlighted the African Mining Vision as an important guide for the industry. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the developments. 

African Mining Vision, Zambezi Protocol take centre stage

Oppenheimer, De Beers polishing diamond tourism's sparkle 

     20th October 2016 The value of diamond properties to South African ecotourism was highlighted at the seventh Oppenheimer De Beers Group Research Conference where the outcomes of a range of research projects were highlighted. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer attended and speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley... 

Oppenheimer, De Beers polishing diamond tourism's sparkle

Busy week for SA mining 

     13th October 2016 It’s been a week of big announcements in the South African mining industry with the news of the Amplats–Northam deal, Merafe's rising ferrochrome output and Exxaro's independent coal power selection. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss... 

Busy week for SA mining

Joburg Indaba Highlights  

     7th October 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the highlights at this year's Joburg Indaba. 

Joburg Indaba Highlights

Africa 'next China’ – Randgold CEO 

     28th September 2016 Randgold CEO Mark Bristow has declared Africa the next China should it investments coupled with aggressive growth be correctly managed. Martin Creamer joins Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss. 

Africa 'next China’ – Randgold CEO

Mine land, water should be used for agriculture – Exxaro 

     21st September 2016 Black-controlled mining company Exxaro recently pleaded for mine land and mine water to be used for community development through agriculture.  

Mine land, water should be used for agriculture – Exxaro

Chamber advocates people-centred mine modernisation 

     9th September 2016 The Chamber of Mines has stressed that the failure to modernise South Africa’s mines will put a huge number of jobs at risk. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss why the modernisation of the country’s gold and platinum mines will not... 

Chamber advocates people-centred mine modernisation

DRDGold pays off-charts dividend 

     1st September 2016 DRD Gold announced at its results presentation earlier this week that it had achieved a dividend six times higher than last year’s. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the results. 

DRDGold pays off-charts dividend

DRA upbeat on gold project outlook 

     25th August 2016 Mining project company DRA has shared its excitement about new gold project opportunities opening up in South Africa, as well as Central and West Africa. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to shed light on the company’s enthusiasm. 

DRA upbeat on gold project outlook
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