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BHP looks beyond massive $20,9bn pipeline as fundamentals point to further growth 

By: Matthew Hill     22nd August 2007 The world's biggest mining group, BHP Billiton, said on Wednesday that it had 33 projects in its pipeline worth $20,9-billion, or some R154-billion, and that it could potentially increase this to about $50-billion, around R370-billion. Speaking in a media video conference after a... 

Podcast - August 22, 2007 

By: Christy van der Merwe     22nd August 2007 In this podcast: Norilsk Nickel mulls a new plant to more than quadruple output at Nkomati; Yomhlaba Resources changes its name on rejoining the JSE; and KimCor agrees to buy fellow gem-miner Dwyka’s subsidiary DDH 

On-The-Air (17/08/2007) 

By: Martin Creamer     17th August 2007 In this broadcast: SA largest steel producer attempt at being 'proudly South African' went horribly wrong; R400-m agreement with a Brazilian helicopter refurbisher; Global mining tyre shortage biting hard. 

Podcast - August 15, 2007 

By: Keith Campbell     15th August 2007 In this podcast: South Africa mulls over incentives for uranium value addition; DRDGold and Mintails aim to produce two point four million pounds a year of uranium from mine dumps west of Johannesburg; and First Uranium moves towards production 

On-The-Air (10/08/2007) 

By: Martin Creamer     10th August 2007 In this broadcast: SA's highest-ever rand gold price; Cynthia Carroll "brought up 30 000 people out of the ground" for safety training; Sasol Four is back in contention. 

Podcast - August 08, 2007 

By: Matthew Hill     8th August 2007 In this podcast: Harmony takes a beating on a poor earnings forecast and the surprise exit of chief Bernard Swanepoel; Xstrata bids seven point five billion rand for South Africa�s Eland Platinum; and Cash flush Anglo American plans to repurchase a further four billion dollars worth of shares 

On-The-Air (03/08/2007) 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd August 2007 In this broadcast: President Mbeki and his Cabinet have identified large-scale local manufacture; South Africans sparked off an unexpected gold rush; Landlocked Malawi's ambitious quest to build waterway. 

Podcast - August 1, 2007 

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     1st August 2007 In this podcast: Two top mining chiefs announce their retirements; JCI and Randgold and Exploration agree to sell mining rights to Gold Fields; and De Beers averts a strike 

On-The-Air (27/07/2007) 

By: Terence Creamer     27th July 2007 In this broadcast: Concern about price hikes by Eskom from next year; New agency in bid to close the gap between research and commercialisation; A car terminal that will process 250 000 cars a year.  

Podcast - July 25, 2007 

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     25th July 2007 In this podcast: South Africa’s mining minister accuses De Beers of double standards; Gem Diamonds launches a friendly bid for Australia’s Kimberley; and Rustenburg approves plans to build a multimillion-rand platinum theme park. 

On-The-Air (20/07/2007) 

By: Martin Creamer     20th July 2007 In this broadcast: World's biggest drilling programme under way near Klerksdorp; Proposals table for another three Gautrains; R2,6-billion gold mine being built on SA's South Rand area. 

Podcast - July 18, 2007 

By: Hilary Klopper     18th July 2007 In this podcast: South Africa’s monthly gold output increases for the first time in nine months; Shifting ore mix hits platinum recovery at Lonmin's concentrators; and BHP Billiton creates a focused uranium unit in a corporate reshuffle. 

On-The-Air (13/07/2007) 

By: Martin Creamer     13th July 2007 In this broadcast: SA taking steps to turn Bas-Congo into 2nd Dubai; Abundant mineral resources is our biggest economic trump card; Plans to catapult SA industry to new high level. 

Podcast - July 11, 2007 

By: Shona Kohler     11th July 2007 In this podcast: Exxaro already producing coal from its fast-track Inyanda project; Randgold Resources going flat out in Cote d’Ivoire; and African Rainbow Minerals and Xstrata plan to build a two point nine billion rand greenfields coal mine in Mpumalanga 

On-The-Air (06/07/2007) 

By: Martin Creamer     6th July 2007 In this broadcast: Green Building Council to fight climate change; Sugar giant in R285-m land-claim restitution deal; Transnet to raise R25-bn for capital expenditure programme. 

Podcast - July 4, 2007 

By: Guy Copans     4th July 2007 In this podcast: Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton plan to sell a stake in Richards Bay Minerals to black investors; BHP Billiton finalises the sale of its Koornfontein coal mine; and CVRD clears the final milestone for its Mozambican coal project. 

On-The-Air (29/06-2007) 

By: Martin Creamer     29th June 2007 In this broadcast: Coal treasure chest in SA's Waterberg region; New power-station project expected to slash costs; Cost of Transnet's Durban-to-JHB fuel pipeline. 

Podcast - June 27, 2007 

By: Neal Goldwyer     27th June 2007 In this podcast: South Africa may amend mining legislation to give communities a bigger stake; Merafe Resources diversifies its portfolio, with a coal joint venture in Mpumalanga; and Implats almost doubles its five-year capex plans. 

On-The-Air (22/06/2007) 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd June 2007 In this broadcast: CVRD to build biggest coal in in Mozambique; Soaring uranium price sparking a frenzy of exploration drilling; Engineers to do some work after graduating. 

Podcast - June 22, 2007 

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     22nd June 2007 In this podcast: Anglo Platinum opts to close its Rustenburg mine to tackle safety problems; Eland Platinum calls for a probe into its stock movements; and BHP Billiton commits three hundred million dollars to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

On-The-Air (15/06/2007) 

By: Martin Creamer     15th June 2007 In this broadcast: Mondi planning a duel listing; Initiative under way to ensure all precious metal is recovered; Chair of clean coal established at Wits University. 

Podcast - June 15, 2007 

By: Olivia Soraya Spadavecchia     15th June 2007 In this podcast: Fatal accidents in South African mines fuel safety concerns; De Beers to shake up its Diamdel operations; and Gem producer KimCor plans to double production at its tailings-dump operation 

On-The-Air (08/06/2007) 

By: Martin Creamer     8th June 2007 In this broadcast: SA rejected chrome project now worth R5-bn; World's highest diamond min producing highest-value diamonds; SA's new weather base in Antarctic to open early next year.  

Podcast - June 8, 2007 

By: Matthew Hill     8th June 2007 In this week’s bulletin: South African Marius Kloppers to take the helm at BHP Billiton; Gold and coal miners demand fifteen per cent wage hikes; and Trinity Asset Management reaches a settlement with Randgold and Exploration. 

On-The-Air (01/06/2007) 

By: Martin Creamer     1st June 2007 In this broadcast: SA gold mines in their deepest descent yet; Eskom to complete business case for nuclear power investment; National initiative to reverse decline in tooling industry. 

Podcast - June 1, 2007 

By: Irma Venter     1st June 2007 In this podcast: Brian Gilbertson heads the creation of a resources investment fund: Angloplat invests in skills development; and Kumba squares up for a fight in Senegal. 

On-The-Air (25/05/2007) 

By: Martin Creamer     25th May 2007 In this broadcast: Eskom approved its second six-pack power station; R100-m Pineapple growing in Namibia; Telkom in bid to secure reduced tariff for SA's call-centre industry. 

Podcast - May 25, 2007 

By: Sheila Barradas     25th May 2007 In this podcast: Simmers plans a three hundred million rand capex programme; Assmang approves four billion rand for its Khumani iron-ore mine; and Great Basin Gold extends the period for talks on its planned empowerment deal. 

On The Air (18/05/2007) 

By: Martin Creamer     18th May 2007 In this broadcast: SA government approved new industrial offset scheme; SA companies to export R6-bn worth of aircraft components to Europe; SA hosting conference on carbon capture & storage.  

Podcast - May 18, 2007 

By: Christy van der Merwe     18th May 2007 In this podcast: Richards Bay Coal Terminal awards expansion allotments; Barloworld moves in on the DRC mining equipment market; and Nkwe eyes London and Johannesburg listings 

On-The-Air (11/05/2007) 

By: Martin Creamer     11th May 2007 In this broadcast: Energy project under way to provide clean household power; San people led entrepreneurs to appetite-suppressant crop; Prawn project due for rollout at Coega IDZ. 

Podcast - May 11, 2007 

By: Shannon de Ryhove     11th May 2007 In this podcast: AngloGold Ashanti set to cash in on the uranium boom; Norilsk counters Xstrata's friendly bid for LionOre; and Lonmin still eyes its million ounce a year target 

On-The-Air (04/05/2007) 

By: Terence Creamer     4th May 2007 In this broadcast: Moves afoot to produce laptop for less than $100; JHB looking to build a broadbank network of its own; Free State gold mine looks to earn carbon credits; 

Podcasts - May 4, 2007 

By: Keith Campbell     3rd May 2007 In this podcast: DRDGold plans a joint venture to look for gold and uranium in South Africa; Harmony gears up for growth; and Wesizwe lifts its PGM resources with an acquisition 

On-The-Air (27/04/2007) 

By: Terence Creamer     26th April 2007 In this broadcast: New West Coast submarine fibre-optic cable linking Africa with Europe; Action plan for new industrial policy for SA; Luxury vehicle manufacturer gears up for production. 

Podcast - April 27, 2007 

By: Liezel Hill     26th April 2007 In this podcast: Randgold and Exploration and JCI propose merger terms; Government and the Richtersveld community agree on settlement terms; and Platinum exchange-traded funds 

On-The-Air (20/04/2007) 

By: Martin Creamer     20th April 2007 In this broadcast: Bid to cut the high cost of SA telecommunications; Eskom embarking on programme to cut electricity consumption; SA's first kenaf plant commissioned in KZN Midlands. 

Podcast - April 20, 2007 

By: Matthew Hill     19th April 2007 In this podcast: The mysterious Mr Pastorini and his designs on Gold Fields; Tony Trahar hands over the reins at Anglo American; and South Africa appoints arbitrators in the upcoming mine law case 

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