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10th June 2010 This week: the global mining industry is ‘back to the boom' period; Brett Kebble's cleansed Randgold & Exploration heads back to the JSE; and, diamond demand is now ‘fully back'. 

Resources Watch 

By: Shannon de Ryhove     3rd June 2010 This week: Canada's Goldcorp will look at a dividend hike later this year; gold producer Iamgold eyes ‘significant' upside at Essakane; and, South Africa's Galaxy Gold heads for an August 11 listing on the JSE. 

Resources Watch 

By: Shannon de Ryhove     20th May 2010 This week: Denison Mines touts Athabasca uranium find; Kinross CEO plays his cards close on plans for Red Back shares; and Uranium One closes the door on Dominion, remains mum on Paladin stake. 

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13th May 2010 This week: South African gold miners to have ‘day in the sun again'; Australia tax a boost for South Africa, Canada and Brazil; and Harmony Gold mulling separate listing to fund Evander's ‘huge' potential. 

Resources Watch 

By: Shannon de Ryhove     5th May 2010 This week: Toronto-based Inmet could retain 60% of its Panama copper project; Barrick Gold says that gold investment demand has ‘barely scratched the surface'; and troubled Aurora inks a R750-million equity deal with a Swiss funder. 

Resources Watch 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th April 2010 Investment demand far outstripped gold jewellery demand in 2009; Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland says he is open to asset consolidation with Anglo Gold; and new aspirant South African investors are seeking physical gold and uranium. 

Resources Watch 

By: Shannon de Ryhove     22nd April 2010 Platinum miner Anooraq posts a profit, thanks to cost-cutting measures; Wescoal targets a R1-billion market cap as it moves to the JSE's main board; and Canadian Liberal MP John McKay, who tabled the contentious Bill C-300, addresses a gathering of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and... 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th April 2010 This week: Optimum Coal lists on the JSE main board and targets stressed assets; the Canadian diamond bourse draws Chinese interest; and ArcelorMittal says that the Kumba Iron Ore dispute resolution process has begun.  

Resources Watch 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st April 2010 This week: Inward and outward merger and acquisition transacting is under way in South Africa, says Ernst & Young; Alamos could see the first production from its Turkey mine in early 2013; and the local diamond industry needs a skills rethink. 

Resources Watch 

25th March 2010 Canadian miners use the annual PDAC convention ramp up their PR campaign against the controversial Bill C-300; Colombian mining investment may top 3-billion-dollars this year; And, investors will become increasingly comfortable with mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

Resources Watch 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th March 2010 Petrochemicals company Sasol allocates 3,1-billion-rand for a new export coal mine, and wants to explore for shale gas in the Karoo; Peter Leon is ‘cautiously optimistic' as South Africa mulls the future for mining; And, Barrick Gold's spin-off may be the start of an industry ‘right-sizing'. 

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11th March 2010 Coal miner Exxaro is to form a clean-energy company; A R462-million cash mining profit signals Metorex's growing strength; And, we look at French nuclear giant Areva's uranium mining activities. 

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4th March 2010 This week: ARM CEO Patrice Motsepe prevaricates on the issue of mine nationalisation. Northam Platinum is likely to go to market for its R3-billion Booysendal mine. And, TGME gold is to go on care-and-maintenance. 

Resources Watch 

25th February 2010 This week: a massive operational makeover is underway at AngloGold Ashanti; iron-ore miner Kumba determinedly keeps its foot firmly on the production and project accelerator throughout the economic meltdown period; and, we attend Impala Platinum's latest presentation to gain new insight. 

Resources Watch 

18th February 2010 The first black jeweller from the South African jewellery development projects; Anglo Platinum CEO Neville Nicolau talks to the neighbours about farm fence issues; and DRDGold's Blyvooruitzicht gold mine's judicial management serves its purpose of staving off hostile creditor action. 

Resources Watch 

11th February 2010 This week: diamond giant De Beers opens the Diamond Route in South Africa; gold producer Great Basin Gold eyes the mid-tier horizon; and, Gold Fields discusses the latest issues concerning its mines. 

Resources Watch 

4th February 2010 We speak to National Union of Mineworkers general-secretary Frans Baleni on worker safety; We take a look at a new nickel project being pursued in South Africa's Mpumalanga province; and we speak to Harmony Gold's CEO about the company's Papua New Guinea prospects. 

Real Economy Report 

28th January 2010 We report on the argument that South Africa's energy regulator doesn't have legal and policy tools necessary to adjudicate Eskom's unpopular tariff request; nickel junior African Nickel eyes high profits at a ‘moderate' global nickel price; and, green software is beneficial in reducing energy... 

Real Economy Report 

21st January 2010 Top stories this week: vehicle affordability is the key to sales growth in 2010; a new product claims to revolutionise the use of polymers for road stabilisation; and, the Netcare hospital group commissions its third solar installation. 

Real Economy Report - Top Ten 2009 

14th January 2010 News in early 2010 that commodity markets are on course for their strongest year since 1973 is seen as a positive start to the year after a bleak 2009. Mining Weekly takes a look at 2009's ten most popular Real Economy Report mining stories, which cover the spectrum from gold and platinum to... 

Real Economy Report 

3rd December 2009 The CSIR showcases its new housing technology; we look at the Navy's new submarines; and the government is pondering the future of the PBMR nuclear reactor project. 

Real Economy Report 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th November 2009 We take a look at the Navy's new technology ships; we visit a South African facility manufacturing solar flat plate collectors for solar water heaters; and consultants remain bullish on platinum and palladium. 

Real Economy Report 

19th November 2009 We take a look at prospects for South Africa newest deep-water harbour, which began operating in the Eastern Cape last month; Trevor Manuel speaks at the second Africa Water Week; and 48 drivers graduate from the Bombela Operating Company's training programme. 

Real Economy Report 

12th November 2009 Acsa launches the OR Tambo Airport Management Centre; a look at South Africa's first Green Star certified building; and we speak to Caterpillar CEO Jim Owens. 

Real Economy Report 

5th November 2009 A new rock drill embraces reduced noise levels; Harmony Gold is about to benefit from its suite of gold projects; and, we look at excellence in South African design. 

Real Economy Report 

29th October 2009 We celebrate the Soccer City roof wetting; we look at South Africa's first water and energy autonomous house; and the DTI warns that the Doha negotiations could drag on to 2011. 

Real Economy Report 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd October 2009 Veteran South African mine-protected vehicles get a new lease of life; conflicting views on the remediation of the Wonderfonteinspruit; and, we speak to Solar World Congress chairperson Jon Adams. 

Real Economy Report 

15th October 2009 It's not a dog's life for Denel; the upside potential and downside risks of opening up South Africa's electricity-supply industry to the private sector; BMW gears up for still higher-tech production. 

Real Economy Report 

8th October 2009 South African Airways gives an update on its fleet replacement programme; South Africa and Russia want to stimulate bilateral trade and investment; and, we discuss Carbon Capture and Storage. 

Real Economy Report 

1st October 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: we provide a progress report on the Soccer City construction; some links in the Gauteng freeway project will be completed for 2010; and, Zimbabwe relies on mining to kick-start its economy. 

Real Economy Report 

23rd September 2009 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: South Africa's Sumbandila satellite is now in orbit; construction group Aveng sees 18% growth; and Sasol begins to perform innovative feats on the world stage. 

Real Economy Report 

17th September 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: the Regulator is confident that renewable energy targets can be met; the developed world wants commitments from South Africa at Copenhagen; and, we highlight the issue of acid mine drainage. 

Real Economy Report 

10th September 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: electric car Joule can unlock the battery industry in South Africa; African Rainbow Minerals warns of South Africa's logistics ineptitude; and, the wheels start turning on the Bus Rapid Transit system. 

Real Economy Report 

3rd September 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: Eskom's CEO talks about plans to reduce the power utility's carbon footprint; we look at Denel's strategy for the next five years; and Neil Pretorius, the CEO of DRDGold, talks about the mining company's fourth quarter performance.  

Real Economy Report 

27th August 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: We look at South Africa's opportunity to boost its manganese business with the help of the world's biggest mining company; the Airports Company reports on its readiness for the 2010 World Cup; and we look at South African gold major... 

Real Economy Report 

20th August 2009 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: we look at the construction of the Seacom undersea cable; we look at South Africa's military information and communications technology sector; and, we speak to the head of the South African delegation to the World Trade Organisation. 

Real Economy Report 

13th August 2009 We speak to the World Trade Organisation Director General Pascal Lamy on trade and climate change; we see record earnings for Africa's top gold producer; and, we witness the unveiling of Johannesburg's tallest statue. 

Real Economy Report 

6th August 2009 The first phase of the Rea Vaya bus rapid transit system; South Africa's largest iron-ore producer has outperformed the mining industry with an astounding set of financial results in the eye of the global economic storm; and, the world's largest platinum company, Anglo Platinum, is traditionally... 

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