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Regulators must investigate accuracy of unsafe mine cable warnings
22nd September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Concern has again been expressed about incidents. in particularly underground coal mining situations, where trailing cables and couplers are reportedly failing during use. The representatives of... 


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Employment of the best person for the job is absolutely non-negotiable
15th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

African Rainbow Minerals Dr Patrice Motsepe is correct to demand in the loudest possible voice that South Africans must insist once and for all that the principle of employing the best person for... 


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Massive promotion of green hydrogen as the key climate solution is a must
8th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen lends itself to further energy reach than any other green energy source – by a very long shot. Green hydrogen is capable of powering mobility from shipping to heavy haulage,... 


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South Africans are showing commendable resilience in the face of the energy challenge
1st September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The rate at which South African companies and South African citizens are responding to the energy challenge is reflecting commendable resilience. The fact that every business you speak to these... 


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We must use our geoscience data to create value-adding minerals and energy jobs
25th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s minerals energy complex can be turned to very positive account with the correct creation and analysis of enhanced geoscience data. Exploration, mining and renewable energy can go... 


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Even if they have to be imported, municipal managers must be appointed solely on merit
18th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Surely government must by now have learnt that South Africans are put at grave risk when municipal managers who do not have the necessary know-how are appointed. Surely by now government must have... 


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Investigation into underground mining cable is urgent to ensure safety
11th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Reports being received by the media about the South African National Standards (SANS) mark being printed on a certain type of underground mining cable, even though the cable appears to be... 


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Stop school-going age construction mafia from roaming the streets during school hours
4th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Creamer Media’s first-hand experience of the construction mafia pointed to those causing disruption being youngsters of school-going age who are free to roam the streets during school time to... 


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South Africans must work together to keep the markets we have
28th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

My ears pricked up during last week’s discussion on the hydrogen economy when the event's keynote speaker said South Africa dare not lose the market share that platinum group metals have in the... 


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Joburg’s old gold mine dumps must be mined
21st July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

With the gold price as high as it is, the gold in Johannesburg’s old mine dumps should be recovered and the valuable land beneath those dumps freed up for redevelopment. The know-how of turning... 


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Thumbs up to coal miners who are transitioning to solar and wind power
14th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Two of South Africa's largest coal mining companies are showing impressive far-sightedness by taking steps to use renewable sun and wind energy at their coal-mining operations. Major local coal... 


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We Africans must add value to our raw materials whenever it makes business sense to do so
7th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In general, Africa has not taken advantage of its abundance of raw materials. When calculations were done in the past, it was often concluded that adding value locally to locally mined minerals was... 


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Energy giants must commit to no-carbon solutions, not low-carbon stalling
30th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

People were allowed to smoke freely until smoking in public places was restricted on health grounds. This was done because inhaling of smoke was declared a human health risk. The risk created by... 


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We must go all out to make South Africa a country of choice
23rd June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

We South Africans can do nothing about our past but we can do something about our future and among the key needs is for us is to have a sense of common purpose around the rebuilding of this... 


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Well done to South Africa’s private sector for showing positive climate commitment
16th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa shows some good signs in wanting to fight climate change. Some government departments take achieving carbon neutrality as seriously as it should be taken. But overall, it is the... 


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South Africa’s very willing private sector must be allowed to help our economy
9th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s private sector is showing great willingness to help to revive the South African economy and it is noteworthy that in many areas the public sector is working alongside business and... 


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We must start rolling out the red carpet to investors and cease rolling out the red tape
2nd June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

One day journalists asked the head of a big mining group why he was no longer investing in South Africa but investing very heavily in South America. His reply was: “When I go to South America to... 


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Give mining a new deal and it’ll strike a mighty blow against poverty
26th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

There is no doubt that mining, with its multiplicity of forward, backward and lateral linkages, is a poverty buster in waiting. Shadow Mineral Resources Minister James Lorimer MP was spot on when... 


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Something simply must be done to make investing in mineral exploration attractive
19th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In the past, the private sector owned and controlled South Africa’s mineral endowment and the public sector of the day looked on and collected the taxes. But from 1994, the public sector took over... 


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Well done, South Africa, for collaborating globally on the green technology front
12th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

When it comes to green energy technology advances, South Africa is showing creditable wisdom. The partnership of our Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) with Johannesburg Stock... 


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South Africa must ensure that capital can be raised at small end of the stock exchange
5th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The bulk of South Africa’s long-term savings assets, something like 90%, are managed by less than a dozen institutions, which are obliged by the Association for Savings and Investment South Africa... 


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We must maintain and expand all-important electricity transmission grid
28th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The national electricity transmission grid that has served us well down the years now needs very special attention. Upping our electricity generation game is one thing but failure to match that... 


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South Africa must go full tilt into solar and wind without looking back
21st April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A country can never have too much electricity. Available energy allows business to expand without fear of being without it. The way ahead for South Africa is to go full tilt into solar and wind... 


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South Africa dare not make another mistake with new cadastre system
14th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

One cadastre mistake resulted in South Africa failing to benefit from two up cycles in mining. A second mistake could be even worse. To avoid a repeat of what happened last time around, full... 


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South Africa needs coal and iron-ore rail lines to become competitive without delay
7th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Worsening logistics constraints and rising electricity supply shortages have made South Africa a very difficult place in which to do business. While electricity supply gets the big headlines, the... 


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South Africa must open the way for critical minerals exploration
31st March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The world over, countries are declaring and finding critical minerals needed to transition to green energy. Raw materials used in wind turbines, solar power plants and batteries are being... 


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South Africa’s musts: fix Eskom, boost renewables, extend grid, restore rail, defeat crime
24th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Turning energy and logistics threats into opportunities is a must for all South Africans during this tough time in the country's history. South Africans must show unyielding determination the... 


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Zealous attention must be given to skills development
17th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The mining industry in particular has been drawing attention to the shortage of skills and the critical need to close the skills gap, which has been exacerbated by yet another emigration wave that... 


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South Africa must be fixed, irrespective of how hard that will be to achieve
10th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The time has come for influential South Africans to collaborate more intensively than ever to put this country back on to a decent path. Greylisting, talk of people we pay sabotaging us, energy... 


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Decarbonisation is essential for the wellbeing of the South African economy
3rd March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Virtually every listed company that reports these days is taking meaningful steps to decarbonise, which is essential. Exports with no carbon emission reduction are going to penalised financially,... 


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South Africans must go all out to turn energy headwinds into energy tailwinds
24th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

There was a time when South Africa had so much cheap electricity it didn’t know what to do with it. Currently, there is nothing stopping us from returning that situation except ourselves. As things... 


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South Africans must collaborate to remove all growth impediments
17th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa is to be applauded for expressing determination to remove all impediments in the way of the sustained growth of the South African mining industry. For South Africa, mining... 


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This is the route South Africa must take to energy security
10th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africans must reactivate our built and paid-for but dormant open cycle gas turbine plants, which can be brought into service immediately and removed as quickly. At the same time, every bit of... 


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