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Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe.
Firm directive to ensure safe mining resumption
23rd April 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) on Thursday issued a firm directive to all mining operations to ensure safe start-up procedures as the sector prepares to ramp up to 50% of... 

Impala Platinum Rustenburg CE Mark Munroe
Impala CE granted bail after appearance on Covid-19 charge
17th April 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The arrest of the chief executive of Implats' Implala Platinum Rustenburg mining operations was on Friday welcomed by the Mineral Resources and Energy Parliamentary chairperson Sahlulele Luzipo,... 

Minerals Council CEO Roger Baxter
Minerals Council welcomes revised Covid-19 regulations
16th April 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The Minerals Council South Africa on Thursday welcomed the amendments to the Disaster Management Act regulations as they pertain to mining. These regulations allow a phase-up in mining capacity to... 

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Matashe during virtual media conference.
Mining may resume at 50% capacity – Minister
16th April 2020 By: Martin Creamer

All mining operations, excluding collieries supplying Eskom which have been permitted to operate at full capacity throughout national lockdown, may now resume at 50% capacity during the remaining... 

Too early to comment on when mining will resume – Minerals Council
9th April 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Comment on when mining industry operations will resume is premature but what is certain is that when resumption does occur, it will not be business as usual, Minerals Council South Africa said on... 

Sim Tshabalala
Standard Bank meeting all capital and liquidity requirements
1st April 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Capital and liquidity requirements across all the markets in which it operates are continuing to be met, Standard Bank Group FD Dr Arno Daehnke said during an investor call. Daehnke disclosed that... 

Mining could be enormous post-virus stabiliser – Minerals Council
29th March 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The mining industry could be an enormous asset in stabilising and growing the economy post the coronavirus crisis – but the right economic and regulatory circumstances would have to prevail,... 

Call made for accelerated exploration to build critical-minerals pipeline
Call made for accelerated exploration to build critical-minerals pipeline
14th February 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Amid growing demand for critical minerals globally on the back of increased production of the technologies needed to realise a low-carbon future, North America’s policies and regulations are said... 

Much of Nokeng’s first year of production has already been sold, mostly into the US and European markets,
New fluorspar mine provides opportunity for downstream beneficiation
13th December 2019

Mining company SepFluor’s R1.7-billion Nokeng fluorspar mine and plant at Rust de Winter, north east of Pretoria, was officially opened on August 1, as previously reported by Mining Weekly Online.... 

Company advances programmes to upgrade Ashram’s fluorspar
13th December 2019

Canadian listed exploration and development company Commerce Resources Corporation last month provided an update on its metallurgical programmes which are focused on upgrading the Ashram Deposit... 

S Africa has large deposits of fluorspar
13th December 2019 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

The largest fluorspar deposits in South Africa are located in the Bushveld Complex, although there are also deposits in the Malmani subgroup of the Transvaal Super Group, notes law firm Eversheds... 

Charles Mostert (right) interviewed by Martin Creamer.
Solar reducing electricity costs, lowering diesel use
20th November 2019 By: Martin Creamer

Solar power is playing a major role in reducing daytime electricity bills and lowering diesel use in off-grid diesel consuming areas, says SunRanch.Solar, whose clients are benefiting from below... 

Barbara Creecy
Biodiversity, climate everyone’s issues – Environment Minister
8th October 2019 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa is one of the world’s top three mega biodiverse nations along with Brazil and Indonesia, said Environment Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy in her address to the... 

Fiona Perrot-Humphrey, Sandy McGregor and Myuran Rajaratnam
Investment in climate-positive companies growing – Joburg Indaba
7th October 2019 By: Martin Creamer

Asset managers globally have become the lightning rod of populist views in Western countries, with the conversation now dominated by climate-change issues within the environmental, social and... 

Nicky Oppenheimer
Environment government’s most important Ministry – Oppenheimer
4th October 2019 By: Martin Creamer

The Environment Ministry is the most important ministry in the government, former mining luminary Nicky Oppenheimer said at this week’s tenth Oppenheimer Research Conference. “Environment is at the... 

Minerals Council South Africa president Mxolisi Mgojo.
New technologies can make mining safer, sunrise industry – Mgojo
2nd October 2019 By: Martin Creamer

The utilisation of new technologies could make mining a sunrise industry while simultaneously addressing safety and health issues, Minerals Council South Africa president Mxolisi Mgojo said on... 

SOLVING A WORLDWIDE PROBLEM Hudaco executive director Louis Meiring (left) and Commercial ICT MD Brad Morein in futuristic demonstration room.
Proudly South African anti-cable theft technology already deployed on 12 sites
30th September 2019 By: Martin Creamer

It has been said that entering the Elvey Security Technologies headquarters in the Greenstone Hill Office Park, in Modderfontein, Edenvale, is like boarding USS Enterprise on a Star Trek movie set.... 

Investing in African Mining Indaba.
First glimpse into Mining Indaba 2020 programme
26th September 2019 By: Martin Creamer

The twenty-sixth Investing in African Mining Indaba – scheduled to take place in Cape Town from February 3 to 6 next year – will offer delegates new insight into issues facing Africa’s resources... 

Sensors will take our jobs if we don’t stay relevant
Da Vinci model required for mining in Industry 4.0 – Cawood
16th August 2019 By: Darren Parker

The global push for ever-increasing technological advancement in the mining industry means that it needs to readdress the way it builds and sources competencies, with a focus on breaking down... 

Resources Watch
Resources Watch
8th August 2019

Full commercial production from newly opened Nokeng expected later this month; And, Platinum 3D printing to be first project of new Platinum Valley SEZ 

Angola advances its mining reforms
2nd August 2019 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Angolan Government is to launch a public tender process during the remainder of this year for five mining concessions. These will be for diamonds, iron ore and phosphates. This was announced... 

From left Martin Creamer, Peter Skeat, Alan Smith and Richard Floyd.
Blyvoor to begin producing gold again from Q4 – Skeat
27th June 2019 By: Martin Creamer

Gold mining is to resume at the old Blyvooruitzicht gold mine in the last quarter of this year, Blyvoor Gold executive chairperson Peter Skeat has told Mining Weekly Online. “We’ve worked very hard... 

Bernard Swanepoel
Junior mining badly in need of kickstart – Swanepoel
4th June 2019 By: Martin Creamer

Junior mining is badly in need of a policy framework that will kickstart activity, mining luminary Bernard Swanepoel said on Tuesday. Speaking to a packed 2019 Junior Indaba conference for... 

Independent power producer association hails Mantashe's appointment
31st May 2019 By: Martin Creamer

The appointment of Gwede Mantashe as the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy has been welcomed by the South African Independent Power Producer Association (SAIPPA), which described as... 

Eunomix CEO Claude Baissac (right) with Mining Weekly Online's Martin Creamer
President's correct, S Africans need to act together to realise economic opportunities – Baissac
14th May 2019 By: Martin Creamer

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... 

Job creation, energy and a new fluorspar mine make headlines
Job creation, energy and a new fluorspar mine make headlines
9th May 2019

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer joins me this week to unpack South Africa’s opportunities in job creation, energy transition and a new fluorspar mine.   

From left, Krish Iyer, president Middle East Africa, Francois Bosch, business development (BD) sales manager, East Africa, Denver Dreyer, senior vice president Mining Minerals and Metals (MM&M), Europe Middle East Africa, Ian Davies, senior vice president, BD & Growth MEA, Ryan Froude, operations manager, East Africa, Robert Hull, vice president, MM&M, Africa, and Ed Hanbidge, vice president, Energy Chemicals and Services, Southern and Eastern Africa.
Worley creating a force for the future of resources and energy
7th May 2019 By: Martin Creamer

Following the announcement in October 2018 of WorleyParsons' binding offer for Jacobs' Energy, Chemicals and Resources, the combined new entity has come together under a new brand – Worley –... 

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