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By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd March 2016 This week: Record rand gold price prompts Sibanye to call employees, unions back to the table AngloGold international mines slashing costs, upping margins And, AngloGold’s South African mines still laggards 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th February 2016 Welcome to Creamer Media’s Resources Watch, a weekly video round-up of the events and people making and shaping the news in the mining industry. This week: New mining method nudging South Deep towards breakeven DRDGold posts higher H1 profit, output And, zero external funding a possibility for... 

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18th February 2016 This week: Kumba fiscal year earnings down on lower iron-ore price And, Harmony back in black 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th February 2016 This week: AMCU claims substandard safety equipment, procedures led to fatalities at Implats And, Power generation is still driving uranium demand, but environmental, health concerns persist 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th January 2016 This week: Nontraditional funding sought for Liberia iron-ore development And, Credit facility to boost exporters in progressing mining projects 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th December 2015 This week: How mining can innovate and boost cash at same time; and, civil society organisations urged to play more active role in natural resources sector 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd December 2015 This week: Gold Fields to build 3D model of huge South Deep mine And, BME continues to invest during economic downturn 

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26th November 2015 The Fed hike could knock gold price down to $1 000/oz; Banks offer up R12-billion in Transnet deal; And, Lets rebuild mining together says Rick Menell 

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By: Sashnee Moodley     19th November 2015 AMSA adds R4.5bn rights issue to survival plan; AngloGold increasingly ‘upbeat’ on new improving mining technology; And, locally developed rail transport system to be deployed in 2016 

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12th November 2015 This week: Transnet says some capex to be deferred Work together or perish together, Diamond Indaba hears And, Davis tax proposals sound death knell for new mine development 

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5th November 2015 This week: Responsive strategy to market downturn; And, De Beers says consider cross-border diamond beneficiation 

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By: Sashnee Moodley     29th October 2015 This week: AMCU will approach ConCourt if current bid for right to strike at mines where it has a majority fails Questions are raised about government’s approach to acid mine drainage And, South African mining’s delicate make-or-break phase outlined 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st October 2015 This week: Wescoal sets out to be key player in coal consolidation AMCU calls on gold miners to return to the negotiating table Phosphate project to get under way 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th October 2015 This week: Prevost drops a coal bombshell Mining’s bottoming presents an opportunity to write a new script And, the EFF seeks a 60% State ownership of mines 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th September 2015 This week: Pan African’s surface operations are pumping cash. The steel industry talks call for ‘protection and competitiveness’ balance. And, gold revenue will fund resource development at the Shiva mine. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2015 Welcome to Creamer Media’s Resources Watch, a weekly video round-up of the events and people making and shaping the news in the mining industry. This week: Sasol is ‘excited' by South Africa’s gas-to-power prospects. ARM declares a dividend despite the copper price blow. And, Kibo says Tanzania’s... 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th September 2015 This week: Cash-flush DRDGold considers a share buy-back. Gas represents a R250-billion opportunity for South Africa. And, a new plasma pipe-cutting machine enters production. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th August 2015 This week: Exxaro sets its sights on coal to revive its earnings. AngloGold harvesting its short-life mines. And, legislative changes to be supportive of offshore oil and gas drilling, says President Zuma. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th August 2015 This week: Eskom unveils its new coal-sourcing strategy as it pursues its R2-billion Optimum claim. South Africa’s Chamber of Mines says Mining Phakisa can help unlock mining and exploration investment. And, Zest WEG is still acquisitive after adding scale and scope to its transformer offering. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th August 2015 This week: A ‘depressed’ PGM market cycle stalls RBPlat’s Styldrift expansion. ArcelorMittal South Africa flags its iron-ore import plan as it seeks a new pricing deal with Kumba. And, Roytec clinches a Zimbabwe contract and now boasts a R100-million order book. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th August 2015 This week: Platinum projects are well under way at Sylvania Platinum. And, first production at the Brakfontein colliery extension is slated for September. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th July 2015 This week: South Africa’s new JSE-backed oil and gas code is globally aligned. And, low iron-ore prices are killing jobs at Kumba. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd July 2015 This week: An inland terminal rapid rail master plan is urged for new coal basins. And, Transnet says its take-or-pay contracts offer volume ‘cover’ during a weak commodity climate. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th July 2015 This week: Government and the private sector are working constructively to tackle acid mine drainage in the Wits basin. South Africa’s rejected mine water plan deprived 7 000 people of jobs. And, mine mechanisation that’s linked to local equipment retains jobs. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd July 2015 This week: Wescoal commits to black holding company control to qualify for Eskom’s business. A locally developed materials handling system ‘takes to the skies’. And, the coal price slide is hitting miners and rail group Transnet. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th June 2015 This week: Mintek unveils its pilot rare earth solvent extraction plant. Glencore puts millions into education in the Mpumalanga coalfields. And, South Africa’s geoscience is ‘desperately’ underfunded. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th June 2015 This week: Equipment manufacturer Joest exceeds the Mining Charter target as it sells 30% to a black consortium. And, there’s a call for jobless mining engineer graduates to spearhead the research revolution. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th June 2015 This week: Mwana Africa slashes its overheads from $8.5-million to $6.45-million. Quick action is needed to prevent the collapse of the global coal sector. And, Namibia’s mining industry pulling together is boosting the country’s economy. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th May 2015 This week: The Chamber of Mines reveals its plan to get South Africa’s ‘great mining industry’ back on the front foot. South32 shares rise on thei JSE debut, while BHP Billiton shares fall. And, 3M aims to increase sales to the mining sector. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st May 2015 This week: A premium should be placed on the reputational risks to the diamond sector. State miner aims to increase output by the end of the year. And, the DMR’s new fatigue-monitoring code of practice is welcomed. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th May 2015 This week: Sasol nears the tail end of its R15.3-billion mine replacement project in Secunda. Brazil’s Vale stresses the importance of community engagement. And, Stonewall aims to mine 36 000 ounces a year from Mpumalanga tailings in the next ten years. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th May 2015 This week: DRDGold records higher third quarter profit, production and sales. Mining companies are advised to invest in the future. And, simulation enhances the preparation of mining students. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th April 2015 This week: Minister Lynne Brown moves to stabilise Eskom leadership with appointment of Brian Molefe as acting CEO. And, a new dust buster initiative sounds the potential death knell for the silicosis scourge. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd April 2015 This week: Shaft sinking at Bakubung remains on track. And, uncontrolled and illegal sand mining has increased ‘dramatically’ in the last five years. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th April 2015 This week: Cash-fixated Gold Fields cleans up on marginal mining. And, South Deep’s problems should ease in the second half. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th April 2015 This week: Power problems offer platinum a huge demand opportunity. And, Some R450-million has been paid to former miners in the past year. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd April 2015 This week: Eskom targets 975 MW in savings as it restarts its DSM schemes. And, Vested interests and a lack of understanding are the key impediments to a PGMs exchange. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th March 2015 This week: De Beers says there are early signs of another good year for diamond jewellery in 2015. And, Horomela Investments hopes to get Northern Cape zinc, copper and lead prospecting rights by year-end. 

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