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Martin Creamer

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Halt to Richards Bay Minerals project depriving South Africa of R100bn

5th February 2021 Rio Tinto's KwaZulu-Natal mineral sands mining company, Richards Bay Minerals, has got a major project called Zulti South that is fully permitted and fully funded – but is not being developed. Construction began in the first half of 2019, but was then brought to a halt in December 2019 amidst... 

We’re allowing the benefits of mineral exploration to pass us by

5th February 2021 South Africa is a mining country which was supposed to have a mineral exploration strategy by the end of this month. But, as I write, none has been forthcoming, despite the commitment being made publicly, for all to hear, at a mining event last year. The losers are the South African people... 

Platinum group metals demand set to overwhelm supply balance – Davis

5th February 2021 Long-serving precious metals consultant Dr David Davis has reached the conclusion, after a comprehensive study, that the demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) is poised to outstrip stagnant supply. Davis, who has spent several months carrying out a ‘deep dive’ into the future of PGMs for... 

PGMs playing role in Switzerland’s green hydrogen roll-out

5th February 2021 Platinum group metals (PGMs), which South Africa hosts in greater abundance than any other country on earth, are playing important catalytic roles in Switzerland’s green hydrogen and green truck rollout, which is now under way. Mining Weekly can today report that proton exchange membrane (PEM)... 

Self-generation threshold must be increased, respondents concur

4th February 2021 Minerals Council South Africa, Business Unity South Africa and individual mining companies have applauded the support that Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter has given to the lifting of the licencing exemption threshold for electricity generation to 50 MW. During the ENSafrica webinar on February 2, De... 

Botswana intensifying effort to attract non-diamond exploration

3rd February 2021 Botswana has intensified efforts to digitise and make geoscience information readily available to local and international potential investors in an effort to encourage prospecting for non-diamond minerals, Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi told the virtual 2021 Investing in African Mining... 

We want to promote greater exploration and beneficiation – President

2nd February 2021 “We want to promote greater exploration and beneficiation of minerals,” President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday in his opening address to Mining Indaba Virtual 2021, where he praised South African mining for having shown tremendous resilience in the midst of Covid-19 pandemic.... 

Orion paving way for another exciting 'green' base metals hub in Northern Cape

2nd February 2021 The copper strength of Orion Minerals is intensifying with Tuesday’s announcement of the company’s exclusive option to acquire the Okiep Copper Complex in South Africa’s Northern Cape for A$7.5-million. The Sydney- and Johannesburg-listed company, headed by Errol Smart, now has an opportunity to... 

‘We need exploration to grow our industry’ – Minerals Council

1st February 2021 “We need exploration to grow our industry,” Minerals Council South Africa president Mxolisi Mgojo said on Monday during a virtual State of the Mining Nation media briefing in which he described exploration as one of the low-hanging fruits that could change South Africa’s economic trajectory in... 

On-The-Air (29/01/2021)

29th January 2021 Exciting South African-linked technology is poised to bring green jobs to African mining; Richards Bay Coal Terminal is speeding up its export pace as China starts buying South African coal; and Exploration presents a huge upside for the South African economy is we can find the key to unlock it. 


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