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Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer is Creamer Media Publishing Editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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New hydrogen investment by PGMs-linked venture fund bodes well for South Africa

1st December 2020 A new investment in hydrogen, made by the sustainability-focused AP Ventures, bodes well for South Africa. AP Ventures, an independent venture capital fund that invests in early-stage companies that use platinum group metals (PGMs), has invested €5-million equity in HPNow, which has introduced a... 

Mining can retake investor darling status by going green – Frandsen

30th November 2020 The taking of clear sustainability steps can make mining the darling of the investor community once again. Mining cannot participate in anything that leaves the world a worse place and needs to be cognisant of what it takes to have a licence to operate. Mining must have a smaller carbon... 

On-The-Air (27/11/2020)

27th November 2020 Strong steps are being taken by investors to open new precious metals mines and to reopen old ones; An ingenious method of turning dreaded acid mine water into drinking water at no cost has been discovered; and there is an urgent need for South Africans to focus unflinchingly on creating economic... 

New chrome mine owner plans to grow in ‘very sustainable manner’

27th November 2020 The new owner of a chrome mine in North West province that was placed on care and maintenance following the Covid-19 lockdown, plans to grow production in a phased, sustainable manner that will ultimately lead to the creation of more than 1 000 jobs, Mining Weekly can today report. The... 

Completion of first phase of Kore Potash’s new starter project expected in May

27th November 2020 The current strategy of Kore Potash is to focus on the Dougou Extension (DX) project, a 400 000 t/y selective solution-mining project in the Republic of Congo (RoC), rather than the considerably larger Kola underground mining project. Kola, as the first project of the AIM-, ASX- and JSE-listed... 

New York court dismisses class action against Sibanye-Stillwater

27th November 2020 A Brooklyn, New York, Federal Court has dismissed with prejudice, a putative securities class action suit seeking damages for allegedly false and misleading statements by Sibanye-Stillwater and its CEO Neal Froneman relating to safety incidents in 2018. The class action, which was brought on... 

Strongly recovering South Deep gold mine earmarked for advanced technology

27th November 2020 A number of automation projects are being considered at Gold Fields’ South Deep, the bulk mechanised underground gold mine in Gauteng, south-west of Johannesburg. After reporting 7% higher overall year-on-year group production of 557 000 oz for the three months to September 30, Gold Fields CEO... 

If Egypt is anything to go by, South Africa could see brisk exploration response

27th November 2020 Egypt awarded 82 exploration blocks to 11 companies in an international bid round for mineral exploration that took place briskly, with foreign investors quick to take part. Egypt is targeting $1-billion in investment in the mining sector and has opened up a second bid round for gold and mineral... 

Palladium-dominant Waterberg project's advance is primary objective –­ PTM

26th November 2020 The advancement of the palladium-dominant Waterberg Project to a development and construction decision is the primary business objective of Platinum Group Metals (PTM), for which construction funding and concentrate offtake arrangements are being pursued. The Toronto- and New York-listed company,... 

Anglo praised for blazing decarbonised mining trail with hydrogen truck project

25th November 2020 The electrolyser that will generate renewable hydrogen for the world’s largest hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle project has been delivered to site by Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser AS, as part of the joint partnership with ENGIE and Anglo American, announced last year. ENGIE is providing the... 

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