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Govt, stop charging alluvial miners an arm and a leg  in regulatory fees
Govt, stop charging alluvial miners an arm and a leg in regulatory fees
16th October 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The regulatory charges imposed on small miners by the South African government are absurd. Alluvial diamond miners are charged within the same framework as the mining majors. The mere application... 


Gear up to the reality of the circular economy being the new normal
Gear up to the reality of the circular economy being the new normal
9th October 2020 By: Martin Creamer

There’s money in muck, we used to say, but failed to do enough to ensure that muck was collected efficiently. Now all that has to change. If you’re in the business of material production, what you... 


This time round let’s  do it, South Africa, and never have to look back
This time round let’s do it, South Africa, and never have to look back
2nd October 2020 By: Martin Creamer

South Africans were quick off the mark with the public-private grid-tied renewable energy programme, then we fell behind. We were again quick off the mark with green hydrogen, then we fell behind.... 


Platinum must grab on to the coattails of the hydrogen economy with all the strength that it has
Platinum must grab on to the coattails of the hydrogen economy with all the strength that it has
25th September 2020 By: Martin Creamer

A few years back, platinum group metals mining analysts would fight shy of including hydrogen economy pull in their demand calculations. Today, that’s all changed and they’re falling over... 


South Africa must seize its huge new-world opportunities immediately
South Africa must seize its huge new-world opportunities immediately
18th September 2020 By: Martin Creamer

If we work together, we can treble the size of our platinum industry. Why don’t we? Minerals Council South Africa has an already-drafted plan to take South Africa from the $11-billion -a-year... 


South Africa Inc is duty-bound to be constructive on all fronts
11th September 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The world hates nitrous oxide smog and rhodium can take it away. But there’s not enough rhodium to meet galloping demand and the upshot is that the rhodium price has rocketed out of sight. South... 


Hats off to Namibia and Botswana for going solar
Hats off to Namibia and Botswana for going solar
4th September 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Namibia and Botswana deserve pats on the back for going big on solar. After all, both have lots of sun and sand, and Namibia has sea to boot. From the seawater, green hydrogen can be electrolysed... 


Well done to Germany for including Southern Africa in its green hydrogen strategy
Well done to Germany for including Southern Africa in its green hydrogen strategy
28th August 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Hats off to Germany for funding a green hydrogen atlas initiative across 12 Southern African states. Germany is to be credited, too, for wasting no time in making green hydrogen central to its... 


South Africa must  take steps to sustain  its invaluable gold  mining industry
South Africa must take steps to sustain its invaluable gold mining industry
21st August 2020 By: Martin Creamer

When I heard that Japan is opening its doors to gold exploration, I got thinking about how wonderful it would be right now if South Africa was still the biggest gold producer in the world. Gold... 


Grow the industrial base using new technologies that make low volumes competitive
Grow the industrial base using new technologies that make low volumes competitive
14th August 2020 By: Martin Creamer

New opportunities for local industrialisation are unfolding, thanks to modern technologies that ensure that even low-volume production can be globally competitive. South Africa must look to using... 


Kumba doing right thing to explore in our wonderfully endowed Northern Cape
Kumba doing right thing to explore in our wonderfully endowed Northern Cape
7th August 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Hats off to Anglo American group company Kumba Iron Ore, led by CEO Themba Mkhwanazi, for doing such exciting mining exploration in our wonderfully prospective Northern Cape. South Africa needs so... 


South Africa must incentivise mining exploration, the ANC is 100% correct
South Africa must incentivise mining exploration, the ANC is 100% correct
24th July 2020 By: Martin Creamer

As pointed out the well-received 30-page discussion document of the economic transformation committee, the South African mining industry has in recent years experienced falling levels of investment... 


South Africa needs a hydrogen  roadmap and it needs one fast
South Africa needs a hydrogen roadmap and it needs one fast
17th July 2020 By: Martin Creamer

In April 2016, I listened to then Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor say that the South African government was working on a fuel cell and hydrogen roadmap. She was speaking at the launch... 


SA Inc must get going fast to benefit optimally from the great green electricity rush
SA Inc must get going fast to benefit optimally from the great green electricity rush
10th July 2020 By: Martin Creamer

No country in the world is better placed than South Africa to take optimal advantage of the world’s colossal surge towards clean electricity. Virtually every day now, far-reaching strategic strides... 


Hurry up with the 88 chosen projects  and list them for all to see
Hurry up with the 88 chosen projects and list them for all to see
3rd July 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The sentiment at last week’ virtual Presidential sustainable infrastructure development symposium was absolutely correct, namely that the South African economy needs to be propelled forward by the... 


Slow border logistics is costing Africa a fortune and must be brought to an end
Slow border logistics is costing Africa a fortune and must be brought to an end
26th June 2020 By: Martin Creamer

When I last visited Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana, I was horrified by the dreadfully long queues of heavily-laden trucks waiting to cross through border posts. I chatted to a few of the truck... 


Decarbonising metal, even only partly, can  earn you a price premium
Decarbonising metal, even only partly, can earn you a price premium
19th June 2020 By: Martin Creamer

For the first time in its 143-year history, the London Metals Exchange (LME) will be using greenness and cleanness as a trading factor. Aluminium produced with clean electricity will receive a... 


Unemployed could help flatten  climate curve by planting trees
Unemployed could help flatten climate curve by planting trees
12th June 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Pakistan is reportedly giving tree-planting jobs to workers laid off by Covid-19. The initiative is part of a programme to grow ten billion trees that can absorb carbon and clean the air. This is... 


We must seize upon in-country self-sufficiency opportunities that Covid presents
We must seize upon in-country self-sufficiency opportunities that Covid presents
5th June 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The Covid-19 pandemic is forcing countries to look inward economically because of the logistical curbs that the coronavirus imposes on them. Simultaneously, Covid-19 is strengthening the hand of... 


Curbing pollution of all kinds must become a South African imperative
Curbing pollution of all kinds must become a South African imperative
29th May 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Experiencing clean skies during lockdown has been inspiring. Fewer vehicles on the highways and byways has meant less pollution and easier breathing. As South Africans, we should no longer tolerate... 


Taking rapid steps to mitigate climate change is the right thing to do
Taking rapid steps to mitigate climate change is the right thing to do
22nd May 2020 By: Martin Creamer

A presentation that Anglo American gave to the Bank of America global mining and metals conference this month had a very interesting graphic that told a big story. It showed crop nutrients... 


The main theme of post-Covid economic bounce-back  must be green
The main theme of post-Covid economic bounce-back must be green
15th May 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The coronavirus has emphasised the importance of human health to the world economy. The old saying that your health is your wealth has never rung more true. By attacking good health, Covid-19 is... 


Let’s forge a new and vibrant post-virus economy together
Let’s forge a new and vibrant post-virus economy together
8th May 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The exceptional collective energy that South Africans are showing in tackling the coronavirus must not be lost but instead harnessed to forge a new post-virus economy that reflects the true... 


One set of Covid-19 mining regulations has already proved 100% wrong
One set of Covid-19 mining regulations has already proved 100% wrong
1st May 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The Covid-19 regulations of the Ontario provincial government of Canada, which declared mining an essential service, forced South Africa’s Implats to continue mining at its mechanised Lac des Iles... 


Well done, South Africa, for Covid-19  generosity and decisiveness
Well done, South Africa, for Covid-19 generosity and decisiveness
24th April 2020 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s billionaires and the country’s major corporate companies need ongoing pats on the back for showing such wonderful generosity during the Covid-19 crisis. The R1-billion rand pledged... 


Our virus-hit world  must now introduce  a Basel III equivalent  in global health
Our virus-hit world must now introduce a Basel III equivalent in global health
17th April 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Thanks goodness for Basel. Banks kicked and screamed when it was imposed on them after the 2008 financial crisis but it is standing the world of banking in good stead during the coronavirus... 


Flattening the climate change curve with coronavirus-type vigour is way to go
Flattening the climate change curve with coronavirus-type vigour is way to go
10th April 2020 By: Martin Creamer

It is right that health and safety have risen to the top of world agendas. The harsh impact of the coronavirus has correctly focused minds towards acting fast ahead of climate change impacting our... 


Eskom must sign contracts that ensure smart coal- to-renewables transition
Eskom must sign contracts that ensure smart coal- to-renewables transition
3rd April 2020 By: Martin Creamer

One major South African coal mining company is already transitioning to renewable energy by generating sun and wind energy for sale on the national grid. It has a strategy of mining increasingly... 


It’s crazy that South Africa has such low vehicle emission standards
It’s crazy that South Africa has such low vehicle emission standards
27th March 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Who in their right mind has sat back for so many years and allowed vehicles to pollute South Africa’s air so dreadfully? It’s bad enough that our notorious public sector has failed to bring petrol... 


Platinum takes two steps forward as PGMs take an explosive step backwards
Platinum takes two steps forward as PGMs take an explosive step backwards
20th March 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum took two steps forward this week with the launch of the new Big Five platinum coin and the announcement of the new technology to give over-supplied platinum a gasoline engine show in.... 


It’s crystal clear that a just transition to a climate-positive future is the only route to take
It’s crystal clear that a just transition to a climate-positive future is the only route to take
13th March 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Being climate unfriendly will soon be as socially unacceptable as smoking in public and wearing fur, says Discovery CE Adrian Gore. Companies that fail to move to renewable sources of energy, power... 


Those standing in the way of energy generation must step aside
Those standing in the way of energy generation must step aside
6th March 2020 By: Martin Creamer

All the talk about the self-generation of electricity makes it sound like a walk in the park, but it’s not. Those who take steps to self-generate find the going tough. South Africa, it seems, loves... 


All the clean energy ducks are in a neat row
All the clean energy ducks are in a neat row
28th February 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The world’s clean, green journey is on a competitive path. New project for new project, renewable energy is beating fossil fuel and nuclear alternatives on price and common good. At the same time,... 


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