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On-The-Air (01/07/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     Updated 6 hours ago Anglo American Platinum this week emphasised that South Africa is in a very strong position to generate and even export green energy; A study published this week proves that it will be highly profitable to extract the gold out of mine dumps on the West Rand; and Capital is being raised in... 

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Mine haulage transition to electric offered without disruption   

By: Martin Creamer     1st July 2022 If the world were to electrify every mine truck, it would stop 198 000 t of carbon dioxide (CO2) a day from entering the atmosphere, which equates to a single electrified mining truck eliminating what would take 46 000 trees to absorb. That mammoth sustainability benefit was driven home firmly... 

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ABB's Erik Pretorius interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Energy export, Pan African, Orion make headlines   

1st July 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer South Africa's potential to be an energy exporter; Pan African's definitive feasibility study on Mogale Gold’s tailing storage facilities; and Orion’s capital raise for its copper and zinc mine, Prieska.   

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Energy export, Pan African, Orion make headlines

Magazine round up | 01 July 2022 

1st July 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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Magazine round up | 01 July 2022

Resources Watch  

29th June 2022 This week: Small diamond miners want big licence holders built in so they can grow sector together; Sustainability taking front seat at Harmony Gold; and, NSDV says Deeming could bring regulatory certainty to much-needed minerals investment 

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Renewables plans poised to slash Scope 2 emissions at Grootegeluk coal mine by up to 90%  

By: Martin Creamer     27th June 2022 Going forward, combined renewables plans already in place are poised to slash Scope 2 emissions at Exxaro Resources’s Grootegeluk coal mine in Limpopo by up to 90%. The renewable strategy being executed by coal miner Exxaro’s wholly owned green energy arm – Cennergi – is the key driver of the... 

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Exxaro/Cennergi MD energy Roland Tatnall interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer,

On-The-Air (24/06/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     24th June 2022 The small diamond producers’ organisation this week expressed determination to grow and create jobs. Harmony Gold is placing great emphasis on extending the life of its gold mines and supporting host communities. A strong call was made on government this week for a fixed number of days to be set... 

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NSDV, Harmony Gold, Sadpo make headlines  

24th June 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks NSDV's deeming provision suggestion for minerals investment; Harmony Gold's renewables plan; and small diamond miners wanting to work with big licence holders to create more jobs in the industry. 

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NSDV, Harmony Gold, Sadpo make headlines

Magazine round up | 24 June 2022 

24th June 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 24 June 2022

Deeming could bring regulatory certainty to much-needed minerals investment – NSDV  

By: Martin Creamer     23rd June 2022 The detraction of the South African investment market is the uncertainty around approval timelines and the implementation of a deeming provision could change all that by treating applications as approved after the passing of a set period of time. Many want to invest in exploration and mining... 

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NSDV Advisory Head Mark Gilbert interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Sustainability taking front seat at Harmony Gold  

By: Martin Creamer     22nd June 2022 Large South African gold miner Harmony Gold sees R500m/y savings from Phase 2 on-balance-sheet renewables projects. This means the estimated R1.5-billion cost of the planned 137 MW second phase solar power projects will be covered in three years. 

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Harmony Gold investor relations head interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Small diamond miners want big licence holders built in so they can grow sector together  

By: Martin Creamer     21st June 2022 Small diamond miners want to lock arms with all stakeholders through the South African Diamond Producers’ Organisation (Sadpo) to recover a large number of lost jobs and to realise the full potential value alluvial diamonds. “The role of Sadpo is to take on those big conversations and make sure... 

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Sadpo CEO Yamkela Makupula interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

Building Forever has become core business at De Beers, it's in the business plan  

By: Martin Creamer     20th June 2022 It is a full year since the De Beers Group set itself a dozen far-reaching 2030 ‘Building Forever’ sustainability goals, which have as their four focus areas leading ethical practices, protecting the natural world, partnering for thriving communities and accelerating equal opportunity. In... 

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De Beers Group CEO Bruce Cleaver interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

On-The-Air (17/06/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     17th June 2022 A second South African company is launching enthusiastically into green hydrogen, this time in the Northern Cape; Volvo this week launched its first hydrogen haul truck aimed at limiting to the threat of climate change; and Namibia is streaking ahead in the critical minerals field with the... 

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Battery metals and green hydrogen make headlines   

17th June 2022 This week, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the new age battery metals potential in Namibia; the new green hydrogen partnership between Prieska Power Reserve and the IDC; and Volvo Construction Equipment’s first fuel-cell articulated hauler prototype.   

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Battery metals and green hydrogen make headlines

Magazine round up | 17 June 2022 

17th June 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 17 June 2022

Resources Watch  

15th June 2022 This week: Circular economy prompting steel, oil, carbon recovery from end-of-life mine truck tyres; Increased efficiency cuts carbon, advances net-zero path, research finds; and, JSE recounts rousing tent-to-tech journey as Southern Palladium turns listing tide 

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Namibia has potential to become new age battery metals Pilbara – AfriTin 

By: Martin Creamer     14th June 2022 Namibia has the potential to become the Pilbara of new age battery metals. That is the view of AfriTin CEO Anthony Viljoen, who spoke to Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview. (Also watch attached Creamer Media video.) 

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AfriTin CEO Anthony Viljoen interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

On-The-Air (10/06/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     10th June 2022 The first in-person Johannesburg Stock Exchange listing since Covid took place this week amid mining companies in particular being urged to use the exchange; Good news for the economy is that two key mining projects are at the ready to proceed at a moment’s notice; and Namibia is streaking ahead... 

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Southern Palladium, Steenkampskraal, Rocsole, Kal Tire make headlines   

10th June 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Southern Palladium's listing on the JSE; Steenkampskraal's rare earths development; and Rocsole stressing the need for increased efficiency to cut carbon emissions and Kal Tire tackling mine tyre waste through the circular economy approach.   

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Southern Palladium, Steenkampskraal, Rocsole, Kal Tire make headlines

Magazine round up | 10 June 2022 

10th June 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 10 June 2022

JSE recounts rousing tent-to-tech journey as Southern Palladium turns listing tide  

By: Martin Creamer     8th June 2022 The first in-person listing of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange since covid heard the African kudu horn serenade an opening bid of R6.90 a share for platinum group metals (PGMs) company Southern Palladium, which on Wednesday took its place on the JSE’s main board as a secondary listing under the... 

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Southern Palladium’s JSE listing covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Resources Watch 

8th June 2022 This week: Sedibelo Platinum to play important part in South Africa’s green hydrogen effort; And, Junior explorer scores big in Namibian gold belt where mining majors failed 

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Increased efficiency cuts carbon, advances net-zero path, research finds  

By: Martin Creamer     8th June 2022 Like all other key industries, mining is having to advance along a net-zero path as part of the global decarbonisation drive. Gone are the days when innovation and financial improvement can be sold on their own without a carbon advantage. (Also watch attached Creamer Media video.) 

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Rocsole CEO Mika Tienhaara interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Circular economy prompting steel, oil, carbon recovery from end-of-life mine truck tyres  

By: Martin Creamer     6th June 2022 Highest and best use of ultra-large end-of-life mine truck tyres is being brought about by a change to the model in which resources are mined, made into products, and then become waste. Just one of these giant tyres can weigh 4.5 t and stand 14 feet tall. Put five of the 63-inch variety into a... 

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Kal Tire’s Dan Allan speaks to Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

On-The-Air (03/06/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd June 2022 The Johannesburg Stock Exchange this week helped the economy by cutting red tape and facilitating private capital raising. Sedibelo Platinum this week announced its commitment to green hydrogen as part of cleaning up of platinum. 

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JSE reforms, venture capital juniors, Sedibelo make headlines   

3rd June 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the JSE’s reforms highlighted at this year’s Junior Indaba; attracting venture capital funded juniors to invest; and Sedibelo Platinum Mines's role in the country’s green hydrogen effort.   

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JSE reforms, venture capital juniors, Sedibelo make headlines

Magazine round up | 03 June 2022 

3rd June 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 03 June 2022

Junior explorer scores big in Namibian gold belt where mining majors failed  

By: Martin Creamer     2nd June 2022 If you want to raise real risk capital for exploration, you need Canadian-style investors to provide it, the 2022 Junior Indaba heard on Thursday. While it was acknowledged that South Africa has the money, it was also reiterated that the country is just not channeling it into exploration, where... 

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Junior Indaba covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Resources Watch  

1st June 2022 This week: Platinum-boosted South African hydrogen electrolyser leaps ahead, and, South Africa must reform its regulatory environment, make itself investor-friendly  

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Sedibelo Platinum to play important part in South Africa’s green hydrogen effort – Frandsen  

By: Martin Creamer     31st May 2022 Sedibelo Platinum Mines, in South Africa’s North West province, will be playing a very important part in South Africa's green hydrogen effort to ensure that it contributes to a greener South Africa, chairperson Arne Frandsen assured Mining Weekly on Tuesday. Frandsen is the managing partner and... 

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Pallinghurst Group's Arne Frandsen interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

On-The-Air (27/05/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     27th May 2022 South Africa has stepped up to the plate with a world-first hydrogen electrolyser at a time of soaring global demand; A massive breakthrough has resulted in hydrogen being given an oil-like skin that allows it to use existing global infrastructure. 

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Hydrox, universal energy carrier, AfriTin make headlines   

27th May 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer Hydrox Holdings's advanced alkaline electrolyser; Hydrogen's potential to become a universal energy carrier; and AfriTin's lithium pilot plant in Namibia.   

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Hydrox, universal energy carrier, AfriTin make headlines

Magazine round up | 27 May 2022 

27th May 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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Magazine round up | 27 May 2022

South Africa must reform its regulatory environment, make itself investor-friendly – simple  

By: Martin Creamer     26th May 2022 South Africa must reform its regulatory environment and make itself investor-friendly – simple. That is the straight-forward view of Dr Mathews Phosa, who was speaking to Mining Weekly in his capacity as the non-executive vice-chairperson of the high-flying Jubilee Metals Group plc, a London Aim-... 

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Jubilee's Dr Mathews Phosa interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Resources Watch  

25th May 2022 This week: Sheila Khama says critical mineral demand of order of magnitude never seen; Law firm drawing on giga-scale hydrogen project experience to derisk new ventures; and, things looking interesting for platinum despite surplus 

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Platinum-boosted South African hydrogen electrolyser leaps ahead   

By: Martin Creamer     25th May 2022 The proof-of-concept of the platinum group metals-boosted advanced alkaline electrolyser – the AAE ­– has been successfully completed by Hydrox Holdings of Randburg in a pioneering achievement that offers the potential for South Africa to enter the fray as world demand for hydrogen electrolysers... 

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Hydrox CEO Corrie de Jager interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer.

Don’t Digitise Your Rubbish: Integrate, Simplify, and Systematise Your Operations – Andy Sherring  

23rd May 2022 The mining industry has a problem. It has worthy aspirations for high technology, digitisation, and a progressive performance culture, but it lacks the necessary operating platform to support and enable this. Despite its many successes in a tough working environment, the industry is experiencing... 

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Andy Sherring unpacks his book 'Don’t Digitise Your Rubbish: Integrate, Simplify, and Systematise Your Operations' (Camera & editing: Nicholas Boyd)
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