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South Deep applying for 40 MW of solar power – Gold Fields  

By: Martin Creamer     13th February 2020 The South Deep gold mine in Gauteng has an application in to self-generate 40 MW of solar power, Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland said on Thursday. Speaking to Mining Weekly in a video interview, Holland said this could be between 20% and 25% of the average consumption of the mechanised mine near... 

South Deep applying for 40 MW of solar power – Gold Fields
Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland talking to Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Photographs: Donna Slater. Video: Kutlwano Matlala.

Govt-mining industry cooperation at regional level very good – Gold Fields  

By: Martin Creamer     13th February 2020 The cooperation between the government and mines at regional level is very good, but where it falls down is at national level, Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland said on Thursday. Responding to Mining Weekly during a media roundtable at the JSE, Holland said that at the national level, there was... 

Govt-mining industry cooperation at regional level very good – Gold Fields
Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland questioned by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Photographs: Donna Slater. Video: Kutlwano Matlala.

Gold Fields displays ‘green’ energy installation ahead of superb results  

By: Martin Creamer     13th February 2020 “What you’re seeing over here is one of the first wind turbines that we put up in Australia, a mine where we’re going to have average renewable input into our energy usage of about 57%,” was the first sentence stated by Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland as he flashed up a picture of a wind turbine at... 

Gold Fields displays ‘green’ energy installation ahead of superb results
Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland’s results presentation covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Photographs: Donna Slater. Video: Kutlwano Matlala.

'Green’ is king as ESG sweeps through mining world – DRDGold  

By: Martin Creamer     12th February 2020 Community members are being recruited to vegetate Johannesburg’s gold mine dumps as part of a dust suppression, environmental protection and ‘green’ imperative, DRDGold CEO Niël Pretorius said on Wednesday. In presenting a stupendously successful set of half-year results that saw operating profit... 

'Green’ is king as ESG sweeps through mining world – DRDGold
DRDGold CEO Niël Pretorius presenting from New York to Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video editing: Nicholas Boyd. Photographs: Donna Slater. Video: Kutlwano Matlala.

DRDGold cock-a-hoop on ‘wonderful’ gold performance  

By: Martin Creamer     12th February 2020 Surface gold-mining company DRDGold is cock-a-hoop over its half-year performance, which saw it produce 3 t of gold from waste dumps on the East Rand and the West Rand in the six months to December 31. But the company is also continuing to work intently on tracking down the gang of armed robbers... 

DRDGold cock-a-hoop on ‘wonderful’ gold performance
DRDGold CFO Riaan Davel interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Video: Kutlwano Matlala. Photographs: Donna Slater.

Vedanta sets sights on zinc, silver, iron-ore output growth 

By: Kim Cloete     12th February 2020 CAPE TOWN (miningweekly.com) – Natural resources company Vedanta Resources is aiming to become the world's biggest producer of zinc, as well as to double its production of silver and increase its iron-ore output from 10-million to 15-million tonnes a year.  Vedanta has a presence in steel,... 

Vedanta sets sights on zinc, silver, iron-ore output growth
Vedanta Resources executives tell Mining Weekly correspondent Kim Cloete about the group's growth plans and its corporate social investment initiatives. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Harmony Gold decries attacks on gold plants  

By: Martin Creamer     11th February 2020 The spate of violent attacks on gold smelting plants is of great  concern, Harmony Gold CEO Peter Steenkamp said on Tuesday. There were 19 attacks on gold facilities last year in which two security personnel were murdered, according to Minerals Council South Africa. (Also watch attached Creamer... 

Harmony Gold decries attacks on gold plants
Harmony Gold CEO Peter Steenkamp interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video & Video Editing: Darlene Creamer. Photograph: Donna Slater.

Harmony Gold poised to reduce debt significantly 

By: Martin Creamer     11th February 2020 Gold mining company Harmony expects to reduce debt significantly in the next 18 months to two years, outgoing financial director Frank Abbott said on Tuesday. The net debt position of the Johannesburg- and New York-listed company as at December 31 was R4 290-milllion, a decrease of R632-million... 

Harmony Gold poised to reduce debt significantly
Harmony Gold half-year presentation reported on by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video & Video Editing: Darlene Creamer. Photograph: Donna Slater

Harmony Gold expects to have 30 MW solar plant year from now  

By: Martin Creamer     11th February 2020 Gold mining company Harmony expects to have a 30 MW solar power plant running in a year from now, provided all regulatory obstacles are removed. The company is also in discussion with Eskom to alleviate the impact of load-shedding. Harmony CEO Peter Steenkamp said during a media conference... 

Harmony Gold expects to have 30 MW solar plant year from now
Harmony Gold half-year presentation reported on by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video & Video Editing: Darlene Creamer. Photograph: Donna Slater.

Wafi-Golpu discussions in Papua New Guinea to restart – Harmony 

By: Martin Creamer     11th February 2020 Discussions with the Papua New Guinea government on the special mining lease for the Wafi-Golpu Project are to be recommenced, Harmony Gold said on Tuesday. The resumption of the discussions comes a year after support for a memorandum of understanding (MOU), signed between the State of Papua New... 

Wafi-Golpu discussions in Papua New Guinea to restart – Harmony
Harmony Gold half-year presentation reported on by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video & Video Editing: Darlene Creamer. Photograph: Donna Slater

Video: Zero emissions transport future will require more copper, platinum 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th February 2020 Canadian mining company Ivanhoe Mines co-chairperson Robert Friedland this week told delegates at the Investing in African Mining Indaba that the world was shifting towards zero emissions transportation and that this will likely result in shortages of 'green' metals, like platinum and copper. He... 

Video: Zero emissions transport future will require more copper, platinum
Ivanhoe Mines co-chairperson discusses the global move away from internal combustion engines towards electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd

Video: Minerals Council no longer just the voice of the mining majors 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th February 2020 The Minerals Council South Africa is no longer just the voice of the mining majors, Grant Mitchell, who heads up the council's Junior and Emerging Miners Desk pointed out in a briefing at the 2020 Investing in African Mining Indaba, this week. He highlighted that 40% of the Minerals Council's... 

Video: Minerals Council no longer just the voice of the mining majors
Minerals Council South Africa Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell addresses stakeholders at the 2020 Investing in African Mining Indaba. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Video: Venkat, Bristow enourage miners, govts to take a long-term view 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th February 2020 Mining companies and host governments have been urged to take a long-term view when investing in the natural resources sector in Africa. In a panel discussion on why investors should consider investing in Africa, Vedanta Resources CEO Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan (Venkat) highlighted the... 

Video: Venkat, Bristow enourage miners, govts to take a long-term view
Mining executives discuss the benefits of investing in Africa's mining sector and the impediments holding back the success of projects. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

DRC to benefit from rise in global copper demand  

By: Kim Cloete     5th February 2020 Canadian mining company Ivanhoe Mines chairperson Robert Friedland is capitalising on the rising need for more copper globally, with a mission to restore the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC's) position as the number one producer of copper metal in the world. Friedland told the 2020 Investing... 

DRC to benefit from rise in global copper demand
Ivanhoe Mines chairperson Robert Friedland addresses the Investing in African Mining Indaba. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Video: Resolute sees benefits of tech in the mining sector 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th February 2020 Technology creates the opportunity to unlock the value of the African continent, Resolute Mining CEO John Welborn, told delegates at the 2020 Investing in African Mining Indaba, in Cape Town, this week. He highlighted to the audience not only the environmental benefits of a new solar hybrid... 

Video: Resolute sees benefits of tech in the mining sector
Resolute Mining CEO John Welborn and technical services and automation manager Mohamed Cisse discuss the benefits of technology and automation. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Minerals Council South Africa lobbying strongly for junior miners   

By: Martin Creamer     5th February 2020 Junior and emerging miners hold the majority of the 1 700 to 1 800 mining rights that have been issued in South Africa, Minerals Council South Africa social performance head Alex Khumalo said on Wednesday. But most of these rights are not being exercised, Khumalo revealed at a media briefing he... 

Minerals Council South Africa lobbying strongly for junior miners
Minerals Council social performance head Alex Khumalo, junior miners leadership forum chairperson Errol Smart and junior and emerging miners' desk head Grant Mitchell in a briefing at the 2020 Investing in African Mining Indaba. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Mining companies embrace Sandvik’s high-tech solutions 

By: Kim Cloete     5th February 2020 High-tech and global engineering group Sandvik is helping greenfield mining projects in Africa to power ahead through automation and digitalisation aimed at making mining safer and more efficient and sustainable.   “If you look at the global automation footprint, Africa is using some of the most... 

Mining companies embrace Sandvik’s high-tech solutions
Mining Weekly correspondent Kim Cloete interviewed executives from global engineering group Sandvik on the sidelines of the 2020 Investing in African Mining Indaba. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

LBMA looking to elevate responsible gold sourcing standards  

By: Martin Creamer     4th February 2020 The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) is looking to elevate the standards of its responsible precious metals sourcing programme. When responsible sourcing guidance was launched in 2012, the main focus was on ensuring that links with conflicts, money laundering and terrorist financing were... 

LBMA looking to elevate responsible gold sourcing standards
Creamer Media's Martin Creamer speaks to LBMA executive director Sakhila Mirza and LBMA chief technical director Neil Harby during the 2020 Investing in African Mining Indaba. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Video: Barrick's Bristow stresses importance of partnerships, a social licence to operate 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th February 2020 Gold miner Barrick Gold CEO Mark Bristow on Tuesday stressed to delegates attending the Investing in African Mining Indaba, in Cape Town, the importance of partnerships between countries and investors to make the most of the world's natural resource endowment. He stated that some major mining... 

Video: Barrick's Bristow stresses importance of partnerships, a social licence to operate
Barrick Gold CEO Mark Bristow addresses the 2020 Investing in African Mining Indaba. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Video: Minerals Council chairperson Mgojo talks about electricity self-generation 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd February 2020 Minerals Council South Africa chairperson Mxolisi Mgojo on Monday told delegates and media attending the Investing in African Mining Indaba 2020, in Cape Town, that the council had been speaking to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy and... 

Video: Minerals Council chairperson Mgojo talks about electricity self-generation
Minerals Council South Africa chairperson Mxolisi Mgojo discusses electricity self-generation at the 2010 Investing in African Mining Indaba. Video and editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Video: Baxter discusses mining industry's electricity self-generation plan 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd February 2020 Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter on Monday stressed that the reliability of electricity supply was critical for the mining industry. This followed an announcement by Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe earlier in the day that government would make it easier for... 

Video: Baxter discusses mining industry's electricity self-generation plan
During a media briefing held at the Investing in African Mining Indaba 2020, in Cape Town, on Monday, Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter spoke about how mining companies were seeking reliable electricity supply. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Video: Sierra Leone President addresses 2020 Mining Indaba 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd February 2020 Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio on Monday told delegates at the 2020 Investing in African Mining Indaba that the country was seeking to attract greater investment in its mining sector. He outlined the fiscal and legislative changes that had been introduced in the country in order to... 

Video: Sierra Leone President addresses 2020 Mining Indaba
Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio on Monday addressed delegates at the 2020 Investing in African Mining Indaba. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Mantashe eases constraints on mining companies' ability to generate own electricity   

By: Kim Cloete     3rd February 2020 Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has assured mining companies in South Africa they will be able to generate their own energy to counter severe energy constraints. He also on Monday announced that government would be talking to investors about establishing a generating company... 

Mantashe eases constraints on mining companies' ability to generate own electricity
Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, says mining companies will be able to generate their own energy in the light of severe energy constraints. The announcement was received with great applause by thousands of delegates to the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Urgent steps needed to revive South Africa’s economy – Minerals Council  

By: Martin Creamer     3rd February 2020 Urgent steps are needed to revive the South African economy, Minerals Council South Africa chairperson Mxolisi Mgojo said on Monday. Speaking on the first day of the four-day Investing in African Mining Indaba, he said the Minerals Council was ready and willing to work with the government. 

Urgent steps needed to revive South Africa’s economy – Minerals Council
Minerals Council chairperson Mxolisi Mgojo discusses low investor confidence in South Africa, while CEO Roger Baxter warns about the deterioration in security in the South African mining industry and how this is impacting on the sector and the economy. Video and editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

South Africa's mining fatalities at their lowest ever  

By: Simone Liedtke     24th January 2020 The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) on Friday announced the lowest number of mining fatalities on record, at 51 for 2019. This was a 37% year-on-year improvement, compared with the 81 reported fatalities in 2018. Fatalities in the gold sector decreased by 53% to 19, while... 

South Africa's mining fatalities at their lowest ever
Mineral Resources & Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe, alongside Chief Inspector of Mines David Msiza, on Friday announced the 2019 mine health and safety statistics. Video: Creamer Media's Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Proudly South African continuous miner on its way into Australian mining market  

By: Martin Creamer     13th December 2019 A Proudly South African continuous miner, which is being shipped to Australia for final assembly, is due to go into operation Down Under in May, Mining Weekly Online can today report. “It certainly shows that the Australian mining industry has gained a lot of confidence in our ability,” said... 

Proudly South African continuous miner on its way into Australian mining market
JA Engineering Works CEO Danie van Wyk interviewed by Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Photographs: Dylan Slater. Video: Kutlwano Matlala.

Belfast first mine to have digital twin  

By: Tracy Hancock     13th December 2019 The R3.3-billion Belfast implementation project, owned by JSE-listed resources group Exxaro Resources, will result in the first mine in South Africa with a digital twin. “The . . . twin is a digital replica of the mine,” said Exxaro business unit manager Lazarus Ramashibela at a mine site visit... 

Belfast first mine to have digital twin
Exxaro Resources’ Belfast coal mine

Manganese marketing approach needs reviewing – Menar  

By: Martin Creamer     5th December 2019 South Africa is not getting what it should out of its world-leading manganese endowment, says Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu. Bayoğlu believes that the current marketing approach needs to be reviewed. 

Manganese marketing approach needs reviewing – Menar
Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu outlines diversification plans to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer. Photograph: Dylan Slater.

Menar’s R7bn coal project pipeline adds 5 600 jobs  

By: Martin Creamer     3rd December 2019 Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu says that his company’s planned R7-billion investments in coal projects between now and 2022 will create 5 600 jobs, and that this will contribute to the needs of a range of job-short areas and also help to ensure that Eskom has options to buy the right coal at the right... 

Menar’s R7bn coal project pipeline adds 5 600 jobs
Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu interviewed by Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer. Photograph: Dylan Slater.

Menar restates national-interest coal offer to Eskom  

By: Martin Creamer     2nd December 2019 Resources holding company Menar has reiterated its national-interest-serving coal offer to troubled State-owned power utility Eskom, which last week warned that its record R20-billion loss of 2018/19 would be repeated in 2019/20. Eskom’s debt was more than R454-billion at the end of September and... 

Menar restates national-interest coal offer to Eskom
Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu speaks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer. Photograph: Dylan Slater.

Solar reducing electricity costs, lowering diesel use   

By: Martin Creamer     20th November 2019 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 grid power costs and major diesel savings. “We reduce people’s daytime power costs by 60% to 70%,”... 

Solar reducing electricity costs, lowering diesel use
SunRanch.Solar talks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd

Video: Hyve portfolio head discusses the 26th Investing in African Mining Indaba 

By: Simone Liedtke     13th November 2019 Media company Hyve Group portfolio director Simon Ford speaks to Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly Online about the twenty-sixth edition of the Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will be held in Cape Town over four days in February 2020. In acknowledging the increased appetite for engagement... 

Video: Hyve portfolio head discusses the 26th Investing in African Mining Indaba
Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Darlene Creamer

Investment case for LNG imports into South Africa to be completed by year-end  

By: Terence Creamer     11th November 2019 State-owned logistics group Transnet says the investment case for the import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) into South Africa will be completed by year-end and that the solution will be aligned with the anticipated drop-off in gas imports from Mozambique from 2023 onwards. The study is being... 

Investment case for LNG imports into South Africa to be completed by year-end
State-owned logistics group Transnet says the investment case for the import of liquefied natural gas into South Africa will be completed by year-end, Transnet chief business development officer Gert de Beer says. Camera Work: Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd. 11.11.2019

NMP still banking on marine phosphate project despite enviro objections  

By: Natasha Odendaal     11th November 2019 Project developer Namibian Marine Phosphate (NMP) is working to correct much of the misinformation it believes surrounds its Sandpiper marine phosphate project. NMP owns the Sandpiper marine phosphate project, about 120 km off the coast of Namibia, which has been the centre of controversy over... 

NMP still banking on marine phosphate project despite enviro objections
Namibian Marine Phospates CEO Chris Jordinson and COO Mike Woodborne discuss the company’s sea-bed phosphates project in Namibia. Camerawork and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Steady progress being made to make South Africa a ‘competitive investment destination’   

By: Terence Creamer     6th November 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa outlined the “steady, but sure” progress being made to make South Africa a “more competitive investment destination” as he sought to consolidate an investment push designed to attract $100-billion (R1.2-trillion in 2018 exchange rates terms) of fixed investment over the... 

Steady progress being made to make South Africa a ‘competitive investment destination’
President Cyril Ramaphosa outlined the “steady, but sure” progress being made to make South Africa a “more competitive investment destination” as he sought to consolidate an investment push designed to attract $100-billion (R1.2-trillion in 2018 exchange rates terms) of fixed investment over the five-year period to 2023. Video and editing: Darlene Creamer 6.11.2019

Transnet launches world’s longest production train  

By: Simone Liedtke     24th October 2019 State-owned rail company Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) on Thursday launched a 4-km-long train, with 375 wagons, officially making it the longest train in the world. The train was driven by Lisa Clark and transported about 24 000 t of manganese over a distance of more than 860 km between the Sishen... 

Transnet launches world’s longest production train
Transnet has launched a 4-km-long production train to transport manganese from the Northern Cape to Saldanha Bay. Camerawork: Dylan Slater; Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

South Africa to test market for emergency power ‘gap fillers’ as IRP is finalised   

By: Terence Creamer     18th October 2019 South Africa will release a request for information (RFI) in the coming weeks to test the market for solutions to close an immediate electricity supply gap of between 2 000 MW and 3 000 MW, which has emerged primarily as a result of a fall in the energy availability factor (EAF) from Eskom’s coal... 

South Africa to test market for emergency power ‘gap fillers’ as IRP is finalised
Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe on the Integrated Resource Plan 2019 allocations and the need for short-term supply solutions. Camera Work: Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 18.10.2019

SA moves to give new impetus to exploration, following years of stagnation 

By: Tracy Hancock     18th October 2019 The absence of new mining projects, owing to limited exploration, continues to weigh on the future sustainability of South Africa’s once thriving mining sector, which once captured a larger share of major mining budgets. “There is simply not enough investment in new mineral exploration to take... 

SA moves to give new impetus to exploration,  following years of stagnation
Mandela Mining Precinct co-director Alastair Macfarlane discusses an initiative under way to stimulate local exploration. Camera work: Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd.
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