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On-The-Air (03/04/2020) 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd April 2020 AngloGold has handed over two of its mine hospitals to the government for use by Covid-19 patients; Post Covid-19, the mining industry is offering to play a major role to re-stabilise the South African economy; and World health needs to heal itself after this health crisis in the same way as... 

On-The-Air (03/04/2020)
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On-The-Air (27-03-2020) 

By: Martin Creamer     27th March 2020 At last, the world’s mining giants are shining a bright new spotlight on green hydrogen; Eskom must sign energy contracts that ensure a smart transition from coal to renewables; and God help us if we don’t take climate change very seriously. That’s the warning from Minerals Council South Africa... 

On-The-Air (27-03-2020)
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Low-carbon, energy crisis, renewables make headlines  

25th March 2020 Welcome to Second Take, the show that focuses on the issues behind the news. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks Exxaro’s energy transition to a low-carbon economy, Nersa needing to address the energy crisis and incentivising coal miners in the renewables transition.    

Low-carbon, energy crisis, renewables make headlines
Low-carbon, energy crisis, renewables make headlines

If we don’t take climate change seriously, God help us – Mxolisi Mgojo   

By: Martin Creamer     23rd March 2020 Coal mining company Exxaro Resources, which acknowledges coal’s negative impact on climate in a 20-page publication just released, expresses the view that a just transition to a low-carbon future should inform global climate action. “If we don’t take climate change issues very, very seriously,... 

If we don’t take climate change seriously, God help us – Mxolisi Mgojo
Exxaro CEO Mxolisi Mgojo presentation covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video Editing: Nichols Boyd. Photograph: Donna Slater. Video: Kutlwano Matlala.

On-The-Air (20/03/2020) 

By: Martin Creamer     20th March 2020 Mining companies the world over are taking firm steps to cut their greenhouse gas emissions; South African executives across the board are proclaiming that going green and protecting the environment makes money for shareholders; and South Africa’s petroleum and automotive industries have fallen... 

On-The-Air (20/03/2020)
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Unpacking green energy in mining  

19th March 2020 Welcome to Second Take, the show that focuses on the issues behind the news. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the Green Hydrogen Consortium, zero emission incentives and Exxaro’s energy business   

Unpacking green energy in mining
Unpacking green energy in mining

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19th March 2020 Coal miner Exxaro driving rigorous renewable energy strategy; Menar doing due diligence on thermal coal assets being offloaded; and, Coronavirus likely to cause drastic price falls 

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Resources Watch

Menar progressing gold project in Kyrgyzstan  

By: Martin Creamer     17th March 2020 Private investment and management company Menar, which is planning to invest R7-billion in coal projects in South Africa, is also progressing a gold project in Kyrgyzstan. “We’re looking at a sizeable gold project,” said Menar MD Vuslat Bayoǧlu, who is hoping that the Kyrgyzstan project will... 

Menar progressing gold project in Kyrgyzstan
Menar MD Vuslat Bayoǧlu talks to Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer about gold project in Kyrgyzstan. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Photograph: Donna Slater. Video: Kutlwano Matlala.

On-The-Air (13/03/2020) 

By: Martin Creamer     13th March 2020 South Africa’s leading coal mining company yesterday confirmed its strong entry into the renewable energy business. Coronavirus. Royal Bafokeng Platinum has a policy of giving all its employees the opportunity to fund their own dignified homes. South Africa is hopelessly short of mechanised... 

On-The-Air (13/03/2020)
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Clean fuel pivotal for engine life

By: Mamaili Mamaila     13th March 2020 Clean, uncontaminated fuel is key to optimal fuel system performance and engine longevity in the mining industry, says filtration designer and manufacturer Cummins Filtration mining sales manager Tinus Naude. 

Clean fuel pivotal for engine life

Coal miner Exxaro driving rigorous renewable energy strategy  

By: Martin Creamer     12th March 2020 South Africa’s electricity generation crisis has created major opportunities for companies, businesses and individuals to start generating their own power, Exxaro CEO Mxolisi Mgojo said on Thursday when the JSE-listed black-empowered company declared generous dividends following a resilient 2019... 

Coal miner Exxaro driving rigorous renewable energy strategy
Exxaro CEO Mxolisi Mgojo talks self-generation to Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video editing: Nicholas Boyd. Photographs: Donna Slater. Video: Kutlwano Matlala.

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12th March 2020 RBPlats delves into solar power; RBPlats says every employee has opportunity to own dignified home; and, ramp-up of new mechanised PGMs mine below expectations for RBPlat 

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Amplats suffers processing setback; China's appetite for FCEVs grows 

12th March 2020 This week Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks details about the production base for South Africa’s high-flying platinum group metals (PGMs), PGMs mining and marketing company Anglo American Platinum's double processing setback and growth in the adoption of fuel cell electric vehicles in... 

Amplats suffers processing setback; China's appetite for FCEVs grows
Amplats suffers processing setback; China's appetite for FCEVs grows

Menar doing due diligence on thermal coal assets being offloaded  

By: Martin Creamer     10th March 2020 Private investment and management company Menar is doing due diligence on thermal coal assets that have been placed on the market by companies wishing to offload them out of their portfolios. “If we get a good deal, we’ll look at making acquisitions,” Menar MD Vuslat Bayoǧlu told Mining Weekly on... 

Menar doing due diligence on thermal coal assets being offloaded
Menar MD Vuslat Bayoǧlu talks thermal coal to Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Photographs: Donna Slater. Video: Kutlwano Matlala.

Coronavirus likely to cause drastic price falls – Menar  

By: Martin Creamer     9th March 2020 The reduction in the consumption of mined products that the coronavirus was causing would likely result in a drastic fall in prices, Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu said on Monday. Metals and minerals like manganese, chrome, iron-ore and metallurgical coal were not being consumed at the rate they were... 

Coronavirus likely to cause drastic price falls – Menar
Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Photographs: Donna Slater. Video: Kutlwano Matlala.

On-The-Air (06/03/2020) 

By: Martin Creamer     6th March 2020 South Africa’s biggest black-managed and black-controlled platinum mining company is taking steps to generate its own renewable electricity. Royal Bafokeng Platinum has a policy of giving all its employees the opportunity to fund their own dignified homes. South Africa is hopelessly short of... 

On-The-Air (06/03/2020)
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Developer addressing enviro concerns, confident Namibia marine phosphate project will proceed 

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th March 2020 Project developer Namibian Marine Phosphate (NMP) is confident of moving ahead with its Sandpiper marine phosphate project as it addresses all environmental recommendations following renewed environmental consultations. The group has been working to correct much of the misinformation it believes... 

Developer addressing enviro concerns, confident Namibia marine phosphate project will proceed
NMP COO Mike Woodborne and CEO Chris Jordinson discuss the latest updates on the Sandpiper marine phosphate project, in Namibia. Camerawork and video editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Fuel cells, RBPlats, Implats make headlines 

5th March 2020 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks uptake of fuel cell electric vehicles in China, Royal Bafokeng Platinum disappointed about the ramp up of the new mechanised Styldrift PGMs mine and Implats interested in constructing a 200 MW solar power plant in Zimbabwe.   

Fuel cells, RBPlats, Implats make headlines
Fuel cells, RBPlats, Implats make headlines (Camera & Editing: Nicholas Boyd)

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5th March 2020 Implats evaluating 200 MW solar power plant in Zimbabwe; Hydrogen fuel cell technology moving at very fast pace; and, Impala Rustenburg’s stunning improvement saves 12 500 jobs 

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Resources Watch

RBPlat talks on solar power, mechanised skills shortage, UG2 riches, fuel cells, dividends  

By: Martin Creamer     4th March 2020 A study being undertaken by platinum group metals (PGM) mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) into the generation of renewable energy in general and solar power in particular is at a very advanced stage. “We should have the results in the second half of this year, if not earlier,”... 

RBPlat talks on solar power, mechanised skills shortage, UG2 riches, fuel cells, dividends
Royal Bafokeng Platinum CEO Steve Phiri interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Photographs: Donna Slater. Video: Kutlwano Matlala.

Every employee has opportunity to own dignified home – RBPlat   

By: Martin Creamer     3rd March 2020 The ring-fenced housing development of platinum group metals mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) provides every employee with the opportunity to own a dignified home, RBPlat CFO Hanré Rossouw said on Tuesday, when he noted the company’s R53.5-million housing project for the new... 

Every employee has opportunity to own dignified home – RBPlat
Royal Bafokeng Platinum’s presentation of results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Photographs: Donna Slater. Video: Kutlwano Matlala.

Ramp-up of new mechanised PGMs mine below expectations – RBPlat  

By: Martin Creamer     3rd March 2020 The ramp-up of the new mechanised Styldrift platinum group metals mine was disappointingly below expectations, Royal Bafokeng Platinum COO Neil Carr said on Tuesday. Delays in the commissioning of section ore-handling infrastructure and the difficulty experienced in the recruitment of trackless... 

Ramp-up of new mechanised PGMs mine below expectations – RBPlat
Royal Bafokeng Platinum’s presentation of results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Photographs: Donna Slater. Video: Kutlwano Matlala.

No alternative but to substitute palladium with platinum – RBPlat  

By: Martin Creamer     3rd March 2020 There is no alternative but to substitute palladium with platinum, said platinum group metals mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum CEO Steve Phiri on Tuesday. Speaking at RBPlat’s presentation of 147.2% improvement in headline earnings to R123.1-million and a strengthened balance sheet that has... 

No alternative but to substitute palladium with platinum – RBPlat
Royal Bafokeng Platinum’s presentation of results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Photographs: Donna Slater. Video: Kutlwano Matlala.

Going green is a good business proposition ­– Schmidt  

By: Martin Creamer     28th February 2020 Going green and ensuring environmental protection is a good business proposition, African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) CEO Mike Schmidt said on Friday. Speaking to Mining Weekly after the company had declared a 25% higher dividend on the back of its platinum division reporting a 193%-better performance... 

Going green is a good business proposition ­– Schmidt
ARM CEO Mike Schmidt talks to Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video Work: Darlene Creamer

South Africans working together will find energy solutions – ARM  

By: Martin Creamer     28th February 2020 South Africans working together with confidence and enthusiasm will improve the country and find energy solutions, African Rainbow  Minerals (ARM) executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe said on Friday. Presenting a 25% higher interim dividend and a 193%-better performance from ARM Platinum in... 

South Africans working together will find energy solutions – ARM
ARM half-year results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video Work: Darlene Creamer

On-The-Air (28/02/2020) 

By: Martin Creamer     28th February 2020 South Africa’s black-controlled Impala Platinum is evaluating the building of a 200 MW solar power plant in Zimbabwe; The jointly black-white owned company Assmang is studying solar power possibilities for its mines in the hot Northern Cape; Sasol has asked the government for permission to... 

On-The-Air (28/02/2020)
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Implats evaluating 200 MW solar power plant in Zimbabwe  

By: Martin Creamer     27th February 2020 Zimbabwe platinum group metals mining company Zimplats is in the midst of a feasibility study to evaluate the construction of a 200 MW solar power plant, Implats CEO Nico Muller said on Thursday. Speaking to Mining Weekly following the company’s interim dividend reinstatement and generation of... 

Implats evaluating 200 MW solar power plant in Zimbabwe
Implats CEO Nico Muller talks to Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Video: Kutlwano Matlala.

Hydrogen fuel cell technology moving at very fast pace – Implats  

By: Martin Creamer     27th February 2020 Fuel cell technology is moving at a very fast pace, Implats group executive: refining and marketing Sifiso Sibiya said on Thursday. Hydrogen gas from energy company Sasol is already piped to the Impala Platinum refinery site in Springs, on the East Rand, where Implats has donated 16 ha of land... 

Hydrogen fuel cell technology moving at very fast pace – Implats
Implats interim results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Video: Kutlwano Matlala.

Impala Rustenburg’s stunning improvement saves 12 500 jobs   

By: Martin Creamer     27th February 2020 Platinum group metals mining and marketing company Implats has upped its game at Impala Rustenburg to such a stunning extent that the 12 500 jobs that were earmarked for loss through shaft closure have all been preserved. Once doomed shafts are now operating at the same cost at which the... 

Impala Rustenburg’s stunning improvement saves 12 500 jobs
Implats interim results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Video: Kutlwano Matlala

Renewable developments in mining  

27th February 2020 Renewable energy and self-generation are once again making headlines. Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the developments in the industry. 

Renewable developments in mining
Renewable developments in mining

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27th February 2020 Pan African’s strategy yields strong interim results; Bushveld sees battery storage potential beyond EVs; and, Hydrogen fuel cell mining set to cut Amplats’ greenhouse gas emissions 

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Resources Watch

NMP confident of moving forward with Sandpaper project 

By: Natasha Odendaal     26th February 2020 Project developer Namibian Marine Phosphate (NMP) is confident of moving ahead with its Sandpiper marine phosphate project as it addresses all environmental recommendations following renewed environmental consultations. The group has been working to correct much of the misinformation it believes... 

NMP confident of moving forward with Sandpaper project
NMP COO Mike Woodborne and CEO Chris Jordinson discuss the latest updates on the Sandpiper marine phosphate project, in Namibia. Camerawork and video editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Amplats throws light on PGM substitution, electric vehicle prospects, community dividends  

By: Martin Creamer     24th February 2020 The platinum industry could very easily experience an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) switching from palladium to platinum in the short term, platinum group metals (PGMs) were unlikely to be used in battery electric vehicles soon and communities are sharing considerably in the latest... 

Amplats throws light on PGM substitution, electric vehicle prospects, community dividends
Amplats CEO Chris Griffith responds to Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Photographs: Donna Slater. Video: Kutlwano Matlala; Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Time for govt to consider new strategies to get economic growth going, says Baxter 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     21st February 2020 In what has been the longest economic downturn for the country since 1945, it has become necessary for government to consider alternative strategies and change various policies to allow business to grow the economy, Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter said during a media briefing on... 

Time for govt to consider new strategies to get economic growth going, says Baxter
Minerals Council CEO Roger Baxter discusses the mining industry's contribution to the economy and what measures the council hopes will be announced in the upcoming National Budget to boost South Africa's economic growth. Video: Kutlwano Matlala; Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

On-The-Air (21/02/2020) 

By: Martin Creamer     21st February 2020 The implementation of new technology is earning a fortune for the South African mining companies that are brave enough to implement it; The JSE this week praised South Africa’s mining companies to the rooftops for their outstanding performance in 2019; and SA’s clean energy ducks are all in a row... 

On-The-Air (21/02/2020)
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Alternative energy developments at Amplats, Sibanye 

20th February 2020 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the alternative energy developments at Anglo American Platinum and Sibanye Stillwater. 

Alternative energy developments at Amplats, Sibanye
Alternative energy developments at Amplats, Sibanye

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20th February 2020 Harmony Gold decries attacks on gold plants; DRDGold pleased with ‘wonderful’ gold performance; and, 'Green’ is king as ESG sweeps through mining world 

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Hydrogen fuel cells the next big disruptive technology – Sibanye-Stillwater  

By: Martin Creamer     19th February 2020 The next big disruptive technology will be hydrogen fuel cell technology, which is platinum rich, Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman said on Wednesday. Speaking ahead of half-year results of a 44% increase in revenue to R73-billion and a R432-million profit for 2019, Froneman stated that this... 

Hydrogen fuel cells the next big disruptive technology – Sibanye-Stillwater
Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman talks to Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer. Photographs: Donna Slater.
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