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Martin Creamer

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Dawie Strauss

24th May 2019 This week Mining Weekly features Dawie Strauss, the MD of Superior Pressure Solutions (Spress), which is involved with the manufacture, sales and maintenance of high pressure equipment  


24th May 2019 A large excavator is seen operating in Germany’s Garzweiler opencast mining area, in front of the lignite-fired Frimmersdorf and Neurath power stations, owned by Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk (RWE), one of Europe's biggest electricity companies. Since 2005, a shutdown process has been... 


24th May 2019 Gold-mining company AngloGold Ashanti is embarking on a process of disposing of its last two South African mining assets – Mponeng underground mine and surface operations, which include Mine Waste Solutions. The lion-logoed company employs 6 000 people in South Africa, 5 500 at the assets. Last... 

$62m Zimbabwe smelter heeds local beneficiation call

24th May 2019 The $62-million smelter at Unki Mine’s existing complex is a strategic investment, which meets local beneficiation commitments, Anglo American Platinum said on Thursday, when it opened the installation at a ceremony in Shurugwi, Zimbabwe. The smelter investment is indicative of the Johannesburg... 

Tharisa sticks to dividend guns as mine reconfiguration lowers output, profit

24th May 2019 Platinum group metals and chrome mining company Tharisa Minerals has not allowed lower half-year production, profit and cash flow to get in the way of declaring an interim dividend. The Johannesburg- and London-listed company declared a $0.005-a-share payout on earnings a share of $0.4c, in... 

President’s correct – South Africans need to act together to realise economic opportunities, says Baissac

24th May 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa is correct in stating that South Africans need to act together with urgency and boldness if they are to realise the economic opportunities before them, Eunomix CEO Claude Baissac said on Tuesday. Baissac, who was speaking to Mining Weekly Online following the finding of... 

Energy Minister has done well to open the way for South Africans to generate their own electricity

24th May 2019 Energy Minister Jeff Radebe deserves a pat on the back for opening the way for businesses to generate its own electricity. Just about every mining company that one speaks to these days tells you that generating renewable energy for its operations will take it down the cost curve and give it... 

Use remote machinery to mine at depth ­– Jourdan

23rd May 2019 Independent consultant Dr Paul Jourdan on Thursday called on South Africa to cease sending people down dangerous deep-level mines and introduce remote machinery to mine at depth. He was speaking at the Southern African Mining Supply Chain Conference and Strategy Workshop, which was hosted by the... 

Researchers see manganese helping fuel cells down cost curve

20th May 2019 A new manganese-containing material may contribute to platinum-using hydrogen fuel cells being driven down the cost curve. The new material, made from manganese hydride, is being earmarked for use in molecular sieves that work with the fuel cells in hydrogen fuelled systems that generate... 

On-The-Air (17/05/2019)

17th May 2019 The decision of the Energy Minister Jeff Radebe to free up electricity generation is just what the South African economy needs at the moment. Zimbabwe has found the electricity to open a brand new platinum smelter, which was officially launched yesterday. A top economist this week called on all... 

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