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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.

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
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