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Coal caps, carbon curbs,  fossil fuel funding limits are correct moves in a world beset by growing climate risk
Coal caps, carbon curbs, fossil fuel funding limits are correct moves in a world beset by growing climate risk
14th June 2019 By: Martin Creamer

Earlier this year, Glencore became the first coal-supplying company to cap its coal production. It did so following engagement with the investor signatories of the Climate Action 100+ initiative.... 


Mantashe must place cheaper, job-rich renewable energy high on list in additional Energy Minister role
Mantashe must place cheaper, job-rich renewable energy high on list in additional Energy Minister role
7th June 2019 By: Martin Creamer

Mines and energy are joined at the hip, which means the appointment of a Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy makes sense. But, then again, mines and the environment, water, trains, roads and... 


Research, development and innovation  activists at the Mandela Mining Precinct deserve strong support
Research, development and innovation activists at the Mandela Mining Precinct deserve strong support
31st May 2019 By: Martin Creamer

After mining research in South Africa disintegrated markedly, there is now a positive new thrust emerging from the research, development and innovation (RDI) units at the Mandela Mining Precinct in... 


Energy Minister has done well to open the way for South Africans to generate their own electricity
Energy Minister has done well to open the way for South Africans to generate their own electricity
24th May 2019 By: Martin Creamer

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... 


South Africans must urgently unite behind the goal of building an inclusive economy
South Africans must urgently unite behind the goal of building an inclusive economy
17th May 2019 By: Martin Creamer

South Africans should waste no time in uniting behind the goal of building the economy inclusively and creating as many jobs as possible. As pointed out by President Cyril Ramaphosa ahead of the... 


Eskom, Nersa must not be allowed to stand in way of mining companies creating own sources of more reliable, cheaper power
Eskom, Nersa must not be allowed to stand in way of mining companies creating own sources of more reliable, cheaper power
10th May 2019 By: Martin Creamer

Several mining companies are keen to generate their own electricity from renewable energy sources. In most instances, renewable energy companies are prepared to build solar power plants and wind... 


Floundering Eskom is hurting  the economy by standing in the way of economical renewable electricity generation
Floundering Eskom is hurting the economy by standing in the way of economical renewable electricity generation
3rd May 2019 By: Martin Creamer

State electricity utility Eskom is living on the edge, yet it has the audacity to keep renewable energy aspirants on an even narrower edge, with the help of the National Electricity Regulator of... 


Platinum’s twinning with hydrogen bodes well for  the metal as global fuel cell  electric vehicle adoption grows
Platinum’s twinning with hydrogen bodes well for the metal as global fuel cell electric vehicle adoption grows
26th April 2019 By: Martin Creamer

Where hydrogen goes, platinum usually follows, and since hydrogen is seen as a climate change solution, it is hoped that platinum demand is assured, in spite of the expected significant growth of... 


Hydrogen penny beginning to  drop as Anglo seizes mine mobility opportunity using sun power
Hydrogen penny beginning to drop as Anglo seizes mine mobility opportunity using sun power
19th April 2019 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s excellent sun intensity and its prime onshore wind corridors put the country in an excellent position to pursue the electrification of almost anything, says the newly published book... 


Mining sector focus can eliminate South Africa’s Budget deficit,  create far-reaching economic benefit
Mining sector focus can eliminate South Africa’s Budget deficit, create far-reaching economic benefit
12th April 2019 By: Martin Creamer

Come on, South Africa, let’s get mining’s act together in a way that reaps far more rewards for the South African people. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni and Minerals Resources Minister Gwede... 


South Africa well positioned to have the best of both carbon worlds for decades to come
South Africa well positioned to have the best of both carbon worlds for decades to come
5th April 2019 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa is in the good position of having a promising coal export outlook as well as superior sun and prime wind to bolster its renewable energy prospects. South Africa is in a relatively... 


South Africa’s image improving  as mining investment destination,  local university mining school  gaining progressive global recognition
South Africa’s image improving as mining investment destination, local university mining school gaining progressive global recognition
29th March 2019 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s image as a mining investment destination is improving, one of the country’s mining engineering schools is being globally acknowledged as a progressive place of learning, mineworkers... 


Minerals Council South Africa should now publish national chrome strategy as platinum strategy follow-on
Minerals Council South Africa should now publish national chrome strategy as platinum strategy follow-on
22nd March 2019 By: Martin Creamer

Maximising South Africa’s platinum group metals (PGMs) endowment through the development of a national platinum strategy is key and Minerals Council South Africa must take a bow for publishing its... 


Mining’s eyeing of renewable  energy alternatives will intensify  with 13.82% electricity tariff award
Mining’s eyeing of renewable energy alternatives will intensify with 13.82% electricity tariff award
15th March 2019 By: Martin Creamer

Just about every mining company you speak to these days has renewable energy in its sights and all report that initial indications are that solar power installations beat the Eskom tariff – and... 


Glencore’s praiseworthy coal  capping indicative of intensification of global trend to low-carbon future
Glencore’s praiseworthy coal capping indicative of intensification of global trend to low-carbon future
8th March 2019 By: Martin Creamer

It takes praiseworthy strategic thinking to say ‘so far and no further’ when it comes to a commodity that is an integral part of one’s business but that it exactly what Glencore, the world’s... 


Global mining world correct to take action on slimes dam negligence,  establish strong auditing behaviour
Global mining world correct to take action on slimes dam negligence, establish strong auditing behaviour
1st March 2019 By: Martin Creamer

The global mining world is correct to focus intensely in on monitoring particularly the upstream varieties of mine tailings storage facilities (TSFs), which has taken so many lives and caused such... 


South African mining falling behind on energy, automation, discovery,  development and longevity fronts
South African mining falling behind on energy, automation, discovery, development and longevity fronts
22nd February 2019 By: Martin Creamer

South African mining was at one stage ahead of the world, leading on all fronts using the cheapest energy. All that has ended and South African mining now finds itself far behind. Its African... 


Mining Indaba strengthens continental  approach, diamond exploration  boosted, precious metals mining has new environmental stricture
Mining Indaba strengthens continental approach, diamond exploration boosted, precious metals mining has new environmental stricture
15th February 2019 By: Martin Creamer

The Investing in African Mining Indaba has evolved over the last quarter century into an even that has promoted inclusive growth on the continent. A promising axis between South Africa and Ghana... 


Platinum-group metals need wider range of uses to ensure ongoing  demand in wake of auto disruption
Platinum-group metals need wider range of uses to ensure ongoing demand in wake of auto disruption
8th February 2019 By: Martin Creamer

Every day we read about electric vehicles taking over from conventional petrol and diesel vehicles. Even though the accuracy of many of these reports is challenged by those doing convincing... 


UN is right to alert business to opportunity of mining world’s quickly rising brine mountain
UN is right to alert business to opportunity of mining world’s quickly rising brine mountain
1st February 2019 By: Martin Creamer

There are about 16 000 desalination plants in the world and these discharge 142-million cubic meters of brine daily, which is well up on previous estimates and enough in a year to cover... 


New commodity-specific  vision needed for threatened platinum mining businesses
New commodity-specific vision needed for threatened platinum mining businesses
25th January 2019 By: Martin Creamer

Whenever I interviewed platinum-mining executives in the late Seventies and early Eighties, they would invariably discuss marketing, marketing and more marketing, which platinum needs because it is... 


Informal land occupation should not be allowed to trump formal mining investment
Informal land occupation should not be allowed to trump formal mining investment
18th January 2019 By: Martin Creamer

It is the age of informal triumph. Informal land occupiers are able to stop formal mining applications by winning victories in the law courts. Informal mining under the Gold City of Johannesburg... 


Incipient low-cost energy development must be crafted to bring back low-cost minerals-energy complex
Incipient low-cost energy development must be crafted to bring back low-cost minerals-energy complex
14th December 2018 By: Martin Creamer

It is good news that the pilot projects of South Africa’s hydrogen strategy are nearing commercialisation, as Department of Science and Technology hydrogen and energy chief director Dr Rebecca... 


South Africa must use clean renewable energy to build  new minerals-energy complex
South Africa must use clean renewable energy to build new minerals-energy complex
7th December 2018 By: Martin Creamer

The South African economy of the past benefited immensely from a combination of rich minerals and metals and low-cost coal-fired electricity. The platform that gave rise to strong economic growth... 


Coal set to continue to  command energy scene for some time as renewables  progressively gain market share
Coal set to continue to command energy scene for some time as renewables progressively gain market share
30th November 2018 By: Martin Creamer

The Fossil Fuel Foundation (FFF) put up a good show at last week’s coal event in Johannesburg. The message was driven home that there must be full cognisance of the importance of coal to South... 


Positive corporate thinking is emerging that has potential to stimulate vital new investment
Positive corporate thinking is emerging that has potential to stimulate vital new investment
23rd November 2018 By: Martin Creamer

It is wonderful that top South African business leaders are speaking out on the merits of stepping up investment in the South African economy. First the country had Brian Joffe, who created the... 


Determined approach of  mining majors to people and planet bodes well for future
Determined approach of mining majors to people and planet bodes well for future
16th November 2018 By: Martin Creamer

Mining majors are firmly committing to supporting communities and protecting the environment. They are nailing their colours to the mast of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, meeting... 


Mine modernisation  momentum building  up unstoppable steam
Mine modernisation momentum building up unstoppable steam
9th November 2018 By: Martin Creamer

There is just no stopping the pace of mine modernisation globally. There will be no turning back at the level of the mining majors. All of them are seizing on every bit of appropriate technology... 


Time to fulfil mine modernisation plans optimally to boost mining efficiency,  extend mine life, preserve jobs
Time to fulfil mine modernisation plans optimally to boost mining efficiency, extend mine life, preserve jobs
2nd November 2018 By: Martin Creamer

Virtually every mining company you talk to has plans to modernise its operations and it would be beneficial for the industry to share information publicly about what is working best. This is... 


Mining’s performance  must improve for the good of the South African people
Mining’s performance must improve for the good of the South African people
26th October 2018 By: Martin Creamer

Although the mining production figures for the month of August were regrettably still on a downward trajectory, sentiment in the sector has improved by leaps and bounds since Mineral Resources... 


Time to enlarge the mining industry for the good of all the people of South Africa
Time to enlarge the mining industry for the good of all the people of South Africa
19th October 2018 By: Martin Creamer

There are good reasons why the South African mining industry should not be too big, Dutch disease being one of them, but the present size of mining at only 4% to this country’s gross domestic... 


Releasing exploration  companies from onerous  regulatory burdens is positive
Releasing exploration companies from onerous regulatory burdens is positive
12th October 2018 By: Martin Creamer

Mining Charter Three does not tie exploration companies down to the obligations it places on new mining licence applicants. Exploration has not been encumbered with 30% black economic empowerment... 


Proper stimulation of mining can ensure better living standards  for the people of South Africa
Proper stimulation of mining can ensure better living standards for the people of South Africa
5th October 2018 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg and Los Angeles have something special in common. They were both catalysed by gold mining. The Witwatersrand gold rush of 1886 led to the establishment of Johannesburg and the... 


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