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Biodiversity, climate everyone’s issues – Environment Minister  

By: Martin Creamer     8th October 2019 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 Oppenheimer Research Conference (ORC). “We are thus one of the richest countries in terms of the diversity of... 

Biodiversity, climate everyone’s issues – Environment Minister
Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy ORC presentation by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Camera Work: Darlene Creamer

Investment in climate-positive companies growing – Joburg Indaba  

By: Martin Creamer     7th October 2019 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 governance (ESG) paradigm as well as what the prospective upheaval in the vehicle industry means for... 

Investment in climate-positive companies growing – Joburg Indaba
Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer on Joburg Indaba climate discussion. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Video: Kutlwano Matlala. Photo: Dylan Slater.

Environment government’s most important Ministry – Oppenheimer  

By: Martin Creamer     4th October 2019 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 forefront of everybody’s mind, and we in South Africa are unbelievably blessed with the environment... 

Environment government’s most important Ministry – Oppenheimer
Former mining luminary Nicky Oppenheimer covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Camera Work: Darlene Creamer. Photograph: Dylan Slater.

‘No future without Eskom’, says Mabuza  

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd October 2019 Given the socioeconomic challenges facing South Africa, State-owned Eskom chairperson and acting CE Dr Jabu Mabuza on Thursday reiterated the power utility’s support for an energy mix that is based on providing reliable energy to the country. This should be a “practical energy mix”, he told... 

‘No future without Eskom’, says Mabuza
State-owned Eskom chairperson and acting CE Dr Jabu Mabuza on Thursday spoke at the Joburg Indaba, and reiterated the power utility’s support of an energy mix that is based on providing reliable energy to the country. Video: Kutlwano Matlala. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Fully committed to undertakings on climate – Minerals Minister  

By: Martin Creamer     3rd October 2019 Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe, who is expected to submit the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) next week, told the Joburg Indaba on Thursday that he hoped to gazette the IRP to give South Africans another chance to comment on the document. With pressure building up globally... 

Fully committed to undertakings on climate – Minerals Minister
Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe at Joburg Indaba covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer.

South African mining has ‘small window of opportunity to fix itself’, says panel 

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd October 2019 The South African mining industry has "a small window of opportunity to fix itself and move forward" which demands that mining companies sort out their balance sheets and recognise that there is a level of profitability within the industry, PwC South Africa partner Andries Rossouw told delegates... 

South African mining has ‘small window of opportunity to fix itself’, says panel
PwC South Africa partner Andries Rossouw discusses some of the mining industry's opportunities with a panel at Joburg Indaba, wherein Accenture senior MR Rachael Bartels highlights how the mining industry underpins the circular economy. Video: Kutlwano Matlala. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

New technologies can make mining safer, sunrise industry – Mgojo  

By: Martin Creamer     2nd October 2019 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 Wednesday. Responding to a question by Joburg Indaba chairperson Bernard Swanepoel following his keynote... 

New technologies can make mining safer, sunrise industry – Mgojo
Minerals Council South Africa president Mxolisi Mgojo’s address to Joburg Indaba covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Photograph: Dylan Slater. Video: Kutlwano Matlala.

Modern, sustainable mining can build thriving communities – Anglo  

By: Martin Creamer     2nd October 2019 Modern, sustainable and innovative mining was capable of building thriving mining communities that were healthier, better educated and employed in greater numbers, Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani said on Wednesday when he delivered a keynote address at the Joburg Indaba. Cutifani said... 

Modern, sustainable mining can build thriving communities – Anglo
Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani’s Joburg Indaba address covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Photograph: Dylan Slater. Video: Kutlwano Matlala.

SA well placed to be taking advantage of hydrogen economy – Creecy  

By: Martin Creamer     1st October 2019 South Africa is well placed to be taking advantage of the climate-positive hydrogen fuel economy, Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy said on Tuesday. “We’re richly endowed with platinum, so I think that it’s very important that we need to be thinking laterally. 

SA well placed to be taking advantage of hydrogen economy – Creecy
Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy talks to Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer at Oppenheimer Research Conference. Camera work: Darlene Creamer. Photographs: Dylan Slater.

Compelling Makhado first phase has rapid return promise – MC Mining  

By: Martin Creamer     30th September 2019 Hard coking coal and thermal coal producer MC Mining, which was successful in securing the Industrial Development Corporation credit-approved facility of $17-million in July, is looking to raise $52-million to fund the first phase of the Makhado hard coking coal project as well as repay the... 

Compelling Makhado first phase has rapid return promise – MC Mining
MC Mining CEO David Brown talks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Photographs: Dylan Slater. Video: Kutlwano Matlala. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd

Coal mine lives on 

By: Darren Parker     20th September 2019 Coal mining company Canyon Coal’s Phalanndwa colliery extension project is expected to extend the life-of-mine to 2027, and the company is negotiating with the relevant stakeholders to further extend the mine life by six years, Phalanndwa colliery GM Alan Mabbett tells Mining Weekly. The original... 

Coal mine lives on
Phalanndwa colliery GM Alan Mabbett discusses the extension project. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd and Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Fuel cell continues to power Minerals Council building 

By: Halima Frost     20th September 2019 Minerals Council South Africa continues to showcase its natural gas baseload fuel cell, almost five years after it was first commissioned in December 2014 as a means of effective green power generation. Minerals Council administrative head Jeannette Hofsajer-Van Wyk tells Mining Weekly that,... 

Fuel cell continues to power Minerals Council building
Minerals Council administrative head Jeannette Hofsajer-Van Wyk discusses the fuel cell at the Minerals council building which it continues to showcase. Camera work and Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Pan African studying solar power project  

By: Martin Creamer     18th September 2019 Gold mining company Pan African is completing a feasibility study into the construction of a 10 MVA solar power plant at its Elikhulu Tailings Retreatment Plant, in Evander, Mpumalanga. The R1.74-billion project uses a conventional carbon-in-leach circuit with a proprietary preoxidation process... 

Pan African studying solar power project
Pan African CEO Cobus Loots talks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Gold’s safe haven status has returned – Pan African  

By: Martin Creamer     18th September 2019 The safe haven status of gold appears to have returned for the time being. “The world is increasingly an unstable place. Project one world, or globalisation, seems to have failed,” Pan African CEO Cobus Loots said on Wednesday when the London Aim- and JSE-listed gold mining company reported group... 

Gold’s safe haven status has returned – Pan African
Pan African results presentation by CEO Cobus Loots and CFO Deon Louw covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd

Pan African beats guidance, proposes R50m final dividend 

By: Martin Creamer     18th September 2019 Gold mining company Pan African, which beat production guidance in the 12 months to June 30, on Wednesday proposed a final dividend of R50-million. The gold production of the London Aim- and JSE-listed company rose by 54.1% to 172 442 oz, exceeding full-year production guidance of 170 000 oz. 

Pan African beats guidance, proposes R50m final dividend
Pan African CFO Deon Louw results outline covered by Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer.

Looks like hydrogen economy could happen – CPM  

By: Martin Creamer     13th September 2019 Hydrogen energy has been like science fiction since the post-World War II period. Many have dreamed about being able to replace oil and natural gas with hydrogen, but limiting factors have been been the cost of production and safety issues. Now, widespread sun and wind power use as well as liquid... 

Looks like hydrogen economy could happen – CPM
New York-based CPM MD Jeffrey Christian spells out hydrogen’s prospects to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd.

Master Drilling remains focused on regional growth strategy  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     10th September 2019 JSE-listed drilling solutions company Master Drilling’s acquisition of Atlantis Group helped to boost its revenue and regional operations in the six months ended June 30. CEO Danie Pretorius on Tuesday said the company has remained committed to diversifying its presence across geographies,... 

Master Drilling remains focused on regional growth strategy
Master Drilling CEO discusses the market conditions in the six months ended June 30 and the company's commodity focuses. Video done by Kutlwano Matlala; editing done by Nicholas Boyd.

Climate risk lifting insurance premiums for coal mining company Exxaro  

By: Martin Creamer     22nd August 2019 Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed coal-mining and energy company Exxaro Resources said on Thursday that it was experiencing higher insurance premiums in the renewal of its insurance policies. In reporting 24% lower net operating profit of R2.4-billion in the six months to June 30 on lower coal... 

Climate risk lifting insurance premiums for coal mining company Exxaro
Exxaro CEO Mxolisi Mgojo speaks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer and Kutlwano Matlala. Video Editing: Darlene Creamer.

Moab Khotsong, Hidden Valley boost Harmony’s production, cash flows  

By: Nadine James     20th August 2019 Harmony Gold on Tuesday reported favourable financial and operating results for the financial year ended June 30, with both output and cash flows having benefited from the inclusion of a full year’s production from the Moab Khotsong mine, in South Africa’s North West province, and Hidden Valley,... 

Moab Khotsong, Hidden Valley boost Harmony’s production, cash flows
Harmony CEO Peter Steenkamp discusses the company's underperforming operations, new prospects and its hedging strategy. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Favourable gold price pushes Gold Fields’ cash flow into positive territory  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     15th August 2019 Presenting on the company’s financial results for the six months ended June 30, NYSE- and JSE-listed Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland said the strong gold price, spotting between $1 400/oz and $1 450/oz during the period, has helped the company positively turn its cash flow position around. The... 

Favourable gold price pushes Gold Fields’ cash flow into positive territory
Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland discusses the company’s performance for the six months ended June 30. Video and editing: Darlene Creamer

Foskor board to finalise sustainability plan within six months  

By: Terence Creamer     13th August 2019 Foskor chairperson Bobby Godsell reported on Tuesday that the company’s board was conducting a comprehensive review of the group’s underperforming operations with the aim of developing a sustainability plan within the coming six months. Foskor, which mines phosphate rock and magnetite in Limpopo... 

Foskor board to finalise sustainability plan within six months
Foskor chairperson Bobby Godsell and IDC CEO TP Nchocho on prospects for turning around the company. Camera Work & Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 13.7.2019

Platinum-linked hydrogen economy is way to go ­– Phiri   

By: Martin Creamer     6th August 2019 The hydrogen economy is the answer to South Africa’s decarbonised mobility future to avoid battery electric vehicles (BEVs) sapping up too much of South Africa’s already scarce electricity, Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) CEO Steve Phiri said on Tuesday. Hydrogen is increasingly seen as being... 

Platinum-linked hydrogen economy is way to go ­– Phiri
RBPlat CEO Steven Phiri speaks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer. Photograph: Dylan Slater

Good, bad and maybe even ugly first half – Phiri  

By: Martin Creamer     6th August 2019 The performance of Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) in the six months to June 30 was a mixture of the good, the bad and maybe even the ugly, RBPlat CEO Steve Phiri said on Tuesday. Phiri was speaking to Mining Weekly on the sidelines of the company’s presentation of interim results of a loss per... 

Good, bad and maybe even ugly first half – Phiri
Royal Bafokeng Platinum CEO Steve Phiri talks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Video and editing: Darlene Creamer

Full commercial production from newly opened Nokeng expected later this month  

By: Nadine James     1st August 2019 The R1.7-billion Nokeng fluorspar mine, which unlisted fluorspar developer Sepfluor has built north-east of Pretoria, in Gauteng, was officially opened on Thursday. The mine is one of only two operating fluorspar mines in South Africa, although there is also a fluorspar tailings operation that... 

Full commercial production from newly opened Nokeng expected later this month
Sepfluor CEO Rob Wagner discusses the fluorspar market and the company’s plans for the new Nokeng mine. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Platinum 3D printing to be first project of new Platinum Valley SEZ  

By: Martin Creamer     29th July 2019 Three dimensional (3D) platinum printing will be the first project finalised at South Africa’s new Platinum Valley Special Economic Zone (SEZ) that is being launched to add value to platinum group metals (PGMs) locally. Project executive Platinum Valley SEZ Davis Sadike and North West Development... 

Platinum 3D printing to be first project of new Platinum Valley SEZ
Davis Sadike and Hantie Hoogkamer speak to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer on the new Platinum Valley SEZ. Video: Creamer Media’s Nicholas Boyd. Photographs: Creamer Media’s Dylan Slater.

Eskom needs more support from coal producers, SADC – panel  

By: Nadine James     24th July 2019 Coal producers should offer State-owned utility Eskom fairer pricing, while the Southern African Development Community (SADC) States should do more to support Eskom, delegates attending the Coal Industry Day, in Johannesburg, on Wednesday, were told. In a panel discussion on the role of coal in... 

Eskom needs more support from coal producers, SADC – panel
Coal Industry Day panelists Vuslat Bayoglu, Mashale Phumaphi and Dan Mashigo discuss coal pricing and the impact of renewables. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Prevost urges coal producers to focus on local demand   

By: Nadine James     24th July 2019 South African coal producers should focus on supplying local industries and State-owned power utility Eskom, given the changing and uncertain export environment, XMP Consulting senior coal analyst Xavier Prevost said on Wednesday. Speaking at the inaugural Coal Industry Day hosted by Resources 4... 

Prevost urges coal producers to focus on local demand
XMP Consulting senior coal analyst Xavier Prevost discusses the state of the South African coal sector. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Transnet and IFC team up in effort to catalyse Richards Bay LNG PPP  

By: Terence Creamer     23rd July 2019 The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has made a $2-million cost-sharing commitment to support the completion, by Transnet, of a feasibility study into the development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage and regasification terminal at the Port of Richards Bay, in KwaZulu-Natal by 2024.... 

Transnet and IFC team up in effort to catalyse Richards Bay LNG PPP
In this video, IFC and Transnet officials outline the central role that the private sector is expected to play in the construction and operation of new liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure at the Port of Richards Bay, in KwaZulu-Natal. The proposed project is the subject of a feasibility study that is being jointly funded by the two organisations. It is proposed that the LNG infrastructure be developed by a private-sector-led special purpose vehicle, which will emerge following a competitive bidding process. Camera Work & Editing: Darlene Creamer. Recorded: 23.7.2019

Amplats targeting largest fuel cell truck, mulling renewable energy   

By: Martin Creamer     22nd July 2019 Platinum group metals mining and marketing company Anglo American Platinum, which recorded a spectacular 120% increase in half-year headline earnings per share, is screening the opportunities to use fuel cell trucks in its fleet. The cash-rich company has declared an interim dividend of... 

Amplats targeting largest fuel cell truck, mulling renewable energy
Anglo American Platinum first-half results presentation covered by Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Video: Creamer Media’s Nicholas Boyd. Photographs: Creamer Media’s Dylan Slater

Mining VP outlines capacity to intensify efficiencies, strengthen services through wider diversity of skills 

By: Martin Creamer     19th July 2019 Following the incorporation of Jacobs’ energy, chemicals and resources (ECR) business into the rebranded Worley, Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly interviewed Robert Hull, the new VP of the Worley mining, minerals and metals division for Africa, which provides advisory, project management and... 

Mining VP outlines capacity to intensify efficiencies, strengthen services through wider diversity of skills
Worley VP mining Robert Hull speaks to Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer about the company's new capacity and capability. Camerawork and Editing: Darlene Creamer.

Fuel cell electric vehicles set to make strong entry – visiting experts   

By: Martin Creamer     15th July 2019 There is simply no doubt that fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), which use platinum group metal catalysts, will make a very strong global entry in the next decade, global experts said on Monday. Speaking to Mining Weekly Online on the eve of Nedbank’s FCEV conference in Cape Town, Professor Dr... 

Fuel cell electric vehicles set to make strong entry – visiting experts
Fuel cell experts talk to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Video: Creamer Media’s Nicholas Boyd. Photograph: Creamer Media’s Dylan Slater.

Demand for gold jewellery up in SA, but imports favoured 

By: Tracy Hancock     28th June 2019 The popularity of gold jewellery globally and locally has held steady, with demand increasing in South Africa, owing to the increase in middle-class spend, says the local jewellery industry custodian Jewellery Council of South Africa chairperson Chris van Rensburg. He says demand for gold has... 

Demand for gold jewellery up in SA, but imports favoured
Jewellery Council of South Africa chairperson Chris van Rensburg talks about local demand for gold jewellery. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

LVS liquid agent fire suppression system 

19th June 2019 Industries rely on their large mobile equipment to work around the clock, therefore, their fire protection should do the same, says Alberton-based fire protection specialist Advanced Fire Suppression Technologies (AFST). 

LVS liquid agent fire suppression system
Advanced Fire Suppression Technologies group executive/director Westley Barnardt discusses the Ansul LVS fire suppression system with Engineering News Online. Video & Editing: Creamer Media’s Nicholas Boyd.

Zero harm is possible – Zikalala 

By: Martin Creamer     7th June 2019 Nompumelelo (Mpumi) Zikalala has hit the ground running as the newly appointed Managing Director of De Beers Group Managed Operations in South Africa and Canada, which employ more than 5 500 people, including contractors. The focus of the De Beers Group Managed Operations leadership team is on... 

Zero harm is possible – Zikalala
Newly appointed MD of De Beers Group Managed Operations in South Africa and Canada Mpumi Zikalala talks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd. Video Editing: Christo Greyling.

Manganese poised to make its mark as EV metal  

By: Martin Creamer     5th June 2019 Manganese could make its mark in the battery electric vehicle (EV) arena by displacing cobalt to a large extent in many of the cathode formulations, where the bulk of battery metals are used. The Junior Indaba heard on Wednesday that manganese, which South Africa hosts in abundance, is in a race... 

Manganese poised to make its mark as EV metal
Junior Indaba strategic metals discussion covered by Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Video and Video Editing: Darlene Creamer

Junior mining badly in need of kickstart – Swanepoel   

By: Martin Creamer     4th June 2019 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 explorers, developers and investors in junior mining, Swanepoel outlined how he had boldly stepped into the... 

Junior mining badly in need of kickstart – Swanepoel
Junior Indaba opening addresses covered by Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Video and Video Editing: Darlene Creamer. Photographs: Creamer Media’s Dylan Slater.

Rebranded Minerals Council reflects the promise of the future 

By: Nadine James     17th May 2019 The Minerals Council South Africa – formerly the Chamber of Mines –  officially rebranded in May 2018, repositioning the organisation to reflect, “the promise of the future”, by amending its role and ethos to drive a positive reform agenda that enables the industry to reach its true economic and... 

Rebranded Minerals Council reflects the promise of the future
Minerals Council CEO Roger Baxter discusses the organisation’s rebranding and role in the industry. Camerawork and Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

President's correct, S Africans need to act together to realise economic opportunities – Baissac   

By: Martin Creamer     14th May 2019 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 Baissac said on Tuesday. Baissac, who was speaking to Mining Weekly Online following the finding of... 

President's correct, S Africans need to act together to realise economic opportunities – Baissac
Eunomix CEO Claude Baissac talks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer about South Africa’s economic growth needs. Video: Nicholas Boyd. Photograph: Dylan Slater.
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