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Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer

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Having gold in your portfolio is a very solid insurance right now – Bristow

5th March 2021 Having gold in your portfolio is a very solid insurance right now, as it always has been during global crises. That is the view of Barrick Gold president and CE Dr Mark Bristow, whose company on Thursday reported 91% higher fourth-quarter operating cash flow to $5.4-billion and annual free cash... 

PGMs-linked hydrogen production on way with local electrolysers, 12J funding

5th March 2021 South African company Hydrox Holdings of Randburg is developing an advanced alkaline electrolyser to supply what it describes as “huge hydrogen demand”. The zero gap system will be the first locally produced electrolyser for South Africa and Africa, Hydrox states in a media release to Mining Weekly. 

Green hydrogen to be produced from 320 MW solar at platinum mine

5th March 2021 Although platinum group metals (PGM) mining and marketing company Anglo American Platinum will be starting with a 75 MW photovoltaic solar powered plant at its Mogalakwena mine, planned is an eventual 320 MW of solar power generation producing one ton of green hydrogen a day. This was confirmed... 

Test mine to try out new technologies is a great idea

5th March 2021 Hats off to the South African mining industry for planning a test mine for Fourth Industrial Revolution technology try-outs. The industry needs to go all out to be globally competitive, having slipped back on productivity and production. The faster the Minerals Council South Africa team completes... 

Steps being taken to improve manganese export logistics – ARM

4th March 2021 Steps involving the use of two ports rather than one, longer trains and increased rail wagon payload are being studied to improve the logistics surrounding the export from South Africa of manganese ore. State-owned rail enterprise Transnet has put on hold the capital expansion plan centred on the... 

Game-changing R3.6bn project positioning Kumba Iron Ore well into the future

4th March 2021 Four and a bit years ago Mining Weekly told its readers to keep a look out for the five letters – UHDMS – which stand for ultrahigh dense media separation. At the time, outgoing Kumba Iron Ore CEO Norman Mbazima had told Mining Weekly that these five letters translated into “mouth-watering”... 

ARM board approves R5.7-billion Merensky project at Two Rivers mine

3rd March 2021 The board of diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) has approved the Merensky reef project at the Two Rivers platinum group metals (PGMs) mine, ARM CEO Mike Schmidt said on Wednesday after the company reported record financial results. The ARM-managed Two Rivers is a joint... 

The major challenge of the mining industry is the imperative of growth – Dr Motsepe

3rd March 2021 The major challenge of the mining industry is the imperative of growth, African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe said on Wednesday, when the 25 000-employee ARM reported record financial results. “You’ve got to replace the orebody that you’re mining with an equally... 

African Rainbow Minerals' earnings soar 134%, interim dividend declared

3rd March 2021 Despite Covid-19-related global economic challenges and uncertainty, African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) on Wednesday reported record headline earnings of R5 039-million for the six months to December 31. This represented a 134% increase compared with the corresponding of 2019 and was underpinned by... 

PGMs project will ensure Marikana’s sustainability for 50 years-plus – Sibanye

2nd March 2021 The unrivalled and tier-one K4 platinum group metals (PGMs) project in North West province will ensure sustainability of Marikana for over 50 years, Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman told the BMO conference on Monday. Speaking on a YouTube presentation covered by Mining Weekly, the head of the... 

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