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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,... 


Roll out red carpet to close electricity  gap in quickest, cheapest, cleanest way
Roll out red carpet to close electricity gap in quickest, cheapest, cleanest way
21st February 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Renewable energy can be commissioned quickest and cheapest, but the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy is still refusing to acknowledge this truth – and doesn’t even give it credit for... 


Seize the hydrogen opportunity now and benefit the South African people later
Seize the hydrogen opportunity now and benefit the South African people later
14th February 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Hydrogen is emerging as an environmentally friendly universal energy carrier that is globally transportable and tradeable. Our sun, wind, land and seawater are at the ready to put us in a good... 


Use wonderful palladium/rhodium windfall to derisk PGMs’ future
Use wonderful palladium/rhodium windfall to derisk PGMs’ future
7th February 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Palladium and rhodium prices are spiking to pioneering heights, palladium by 1 500%-plus since 2009 and rhodium by 65% in the first three weeks 2020, on top of last year’s 300%. Analysts calculate... 


Climate friendliness is the new  lightning rod of investment
Climate friendliness is the new lightning rod of investment
31st January 2020 By: Martin Creamer

World leading investment manager BlackRock is demanding climate friendliness from all the companies in which it invests. Billionaire pilgrims to Davos wasted no time in spreading environmental,... 


Let’s go ‘green’ without further delay
Let’s go ‘green’ without further delay
24th January 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Morgan Stanley estimates that it will take $50-trillion to stop global warming by 2050, which is a very large sum of money. But going ‘green’ has great potential to boost the economies and people... 


Curbing carbon  emission is a must
Curbing carbon emission is a must
17th January 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Preventing carbon dioxide (CO2) from entering the atmosphere is necessary. The United Nations (UN) must set a date for this to happen the world over. Countries that refuse to endorse and enforce... 


South Africa needs to ensure that it gains more from its mineral endowments
South Africa needs to ensure that it gains more from its mineral endowments
13th December 2019 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa has been blessed with a wonderful manganese endowment, but is not doing as well as it should in using that endowment to best effect for the good off the South African people. The... 


The alertness of mining companies to intensifying climate demands is encouraging
The alertness of mining companies to intensifying climate demands is encouraging
6th December 2019 By: Martin Creamer

One wonders how a large State utility like Eskom has been able to buck the system for so long and turn a blind eye to air-pollution legislation. While the technology is there to minimise emissions,... 


Govt must allow private sector to revive rail transport, create  cheaper power capacity
Govt must allow private sector to revive rail transport, create cheaper power capacity
29th November 2019 By: Martin Creamer

The South African government is duty-bound to do what benefits the South African people. It should not allow selfish vested interest to stand in the way of the common good. 


The private sector’s pursuit  of greener, cleaner and  cheaper electricity should  not be curbed
The private sector’s pursuit of greener, cleaner and cheaper electricity should not be curbed
22nd November 2019 By: Martin Creamer

Virtually every company one speaks to these days is intent on generating its own renewable energy, but when it comes to execution, they are thwarted by official restriction and red tape. Many... 


South Africa must give optimal attention to unemployment, inequality, poverty reduction
South Africa must give optimal attention to unemployment, inequality, poverty reduction
15th November 2019 By: Martin Creamer

Getting initiatives under way that help job creation, narrow inequality and reduce poverty are all crucial, irrespective of their magnitude or composition. Every bit helps. It was extremely... 


Huge economic opportunity presented by essential need to mitigate climate change
Huge economic opportunity presented by essential need to mitigate climate change
8th November 2019 By: Martin Creamer

How much will it cost to save the planet? An estimate from Morgan Stanley says it will take $50-trillion to stop global warming by 2050, with renewables requiring an investment of $14-trillion to... 


South Africa must seize climate-positive opportunities across the board to protect exports, lower costs, and  grow the economy
South Africa must seize climate-positive opportunities across the board to protect exports, lower costs, and grow the economy
1st November 2019 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa needs to strengthen its resolve to seize the amazing opportunities presented by  what amounts to “doing the right thing” on the climate-change mitigation front. South Africa is not... 


South Africa must get going to get growing; the country should seize the hydrogen opportunity immediately
South Africa must get going to get growing; the country should seize the hydrogen opportunity immediately
25th October 2019 By: Martin Creamer

When Mining Weekly called at the Council for Scientific Research (CSIR) workshops nearly 40 years ago, white-coated technologists were enthusiastically talking about nuclear fusion as being the... 


Climate-positive action triggers economic growth, failure to seize it will be a gross dereliction of duty
Climate-positive action triggers economic growth, failure to seize it will be a gross dereliction of duty
22nd October 2019 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa needs economic growth. In the short term, there is no doubt that tourism promotion has the best potential and the sooner South Africa introduces electronic visas and rolls out the red... 


Climate-positive action triggers economic growth, failure to seize it will be a gross dereliction of duty
Climate-positive action triggers economic growth, failure to seize it will be a gross dereliction of duty
18th October 2019 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa needs economic growth. In the short term, there is no doubt that tourism promotion has the best potential and the sooner South Africa introduces electronic visas and rolls out the red... 


Carbon tax uncertainty plus regulatory obstacles in the way  of green energy patently unfair
Carbon tax uncertainty plus regulatory obstacles in the way of green energy patently unfair
11th October 2019 By: Martin Creamer

“If you emit carbon, you’re taxed; if you try to be carbon-free, you’re prevented by the regulators,” an observer lamented the other day. Carbon tax uncertainty is halting meaningful investment and... 


Buses are appropriate points of entry for platinum-enabled hydrogen economy
Buses are appropriate points of entry for platinum-enabled hydrogen economy
4th October 2019 By: Martin Creamer

Buses run by the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA), by the Rea Vaya bus rapid transit system and by virtually all the other metropolitan areas should switch to locally produced green hydrogen fuel... 


Minerals Council deserves a pat on the back for its strong hydrogen economy support
Minerals Council deserves a pat on the back for its strong hydrogen economy support
27th September 2019 By: Martin Creamer

Take a bow, Minerals Council South Africa. Your strong support for the development of a platinum-fuelled hydrogen economy has had to be sensitively balanced with your need to provide continued... 


World’s colossal climate change crisis demands far greater universal response
World’s colossal climate change crisis demands far greater universal response
20th September 2019 By: Martin Creamer

The world needs to be far more defined in phasing out the high-carbon environment that is endangering the future of the planet. It needs to stride towards environmental correctness, which includes... 


Way open for South Africa to seize huge hydrogen opportunity and boost PGMs mining at the same time
Way open for South Africa to seize huge hydrogen opportunity and boost PGMs mining at the same time
13th September 2019 By: Martin Creamer

The big thermal coal companies have announced their exit from coal, the big banks have announced their exit from coal funding and some insurance companies are calling on coal-mining companies to... 


Forethought needed to ensure that transition to low-carbon economy is just, orderly and economy enhancing
Forethought needed to ensure that transition to low-carbon economy is just, orderly and economy enhancing
6th September 2019 By: Martin Creamer

Societal demands for a decarbonised world are being aired with increasing regularity. They are being directed rather robustly at the world of fossil fuels, which is discovering that there is no way... 


Platinum must lead the charge towards clean, emission-free era – and score at the same time
Platinum must lead the charge towards clean, emission-free era – and score at the same time
30th August 2019 By: Martin Creamer

Particularly platinum mines need to clean up their mining act if they are to uphold their credibility as the miners of products that keep the world’s air clean. Keeping the air of major global... 


US’s gold revival is showing up Witwatersrand as an opportunity public, private and labour interests failed to grasp
US’s gold revival is showing up Witwatersrand as an opportunity public, private and labour interests failed to grasp
23rd August 2019 By: Martin Creamer

The latest Barrick Gold Corporation results presentation was stunning in from a US gold revival aspect. The results highlighted the strong revival of Nevada as a mature gold area that has been... 


Upped project tempo is encouraging, but much more investment needed to move the dial
16th August 2019 By: Martin Creamer

There is a better project mood about. It was good to see the board of the Johannesburg-listed Tharisa Mining approve  R780-million to increase chrome recovery and add 400 000 t/y of chrome to the... 


Let’s seize the moment and  turn our platinum endowment  to maximum account with  huge job creation
Let’s seize the moment and turn our platinum endowment to maximum account with huge job creation
9th August 2019 By: Martin Creamer

In December 16, 2011, Mining Weekly’s cover picture was of South Africa’s former President Kgalema Motlanthe next to an Anglo American fuel cell generator, which was being shown off at the United... 


Anglo going completely solar in South America sets excellent example for mining sector to follow
Anglo going completely solar in South America sets excellent example for mining sector to follow
2nd August 2019 By: Martin Creamer

The decision of Anglo American to revert to renewable sources of energy only at its copper mines in Chile is a significant one. Many mining companies that have taken steps to use sun and wind... 


South Africa needs to opt for fuel cells to power buildings, electrify rural areas, energise telecoms towers, mobilise vehicles
South Africa needs to opt for fuel cells to power buildings, electrify rural areas, energise telecoms towers, mobilise vehicles
26th July 2019 By: Martin Creamer

Nedbank CIB Market Research did well this week to bring the world to Cape Town for a conference on fuel cells. Fuel cell technology and its link to South Africa’s platinum industry should be in the... 


West Rand police did well to lift lid off illegal mining ‘workshops’, now Barberton violence perpetrators must be exposed
19th July 2019 By: Martin Creamer

What looked like normal informal residences turned out to be furtively disguised ‘workshops’ and gold ore storage areas for illegal miners on the West Rand Discovery of this only took place after... 


Policing of illegal mining  in need of clearly enunciated law enforcement strategy
Policing of illegal mining in need of clearly enunciated law enforcement strategy
12th July 2019 By: Martin Creamer

It has always been understood that police are there to uphold the law of the land, but when it comes to illegal mining, the law of the land seems to be in limbo. Ten years ago, Mining Weekly has... 


It’s encouraging that new metals and mining projects are emerging from their starting blocks and old mines are being brought back to life
It’s encouraging that new metals and mining projects are emerging from their starting blocks and old mines are being brought back to life
5th July 2019 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa heard a lot about dreaming during the State of the Nation Address (SoNA)when President Cyril Ramaphosa referred to dreams towards the end of his far-reaching address. Mining Weekly... 


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