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PGMs, exploration, ferrochrome make headlines  

23rd April 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks how Government can help boost economic growth by joining the promotion of platinum group metals, how South Africa’s exploration backlog could be cleared by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy and the ferrochrome industry taking its first... 

PGMs, exploration, ferrochrome make headlines
PGMs, exploration, ferrochrome make headlines

Magazine round up | 23 April 2021 

23rd April 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Magazine round up | 23 April 2021
Magazine round up | 23 April 2021

Programme showing promising results 

By: Halima Frost     23rd April 2021 The Advanced Orebody Knowledge (AOK) programme – one of six research programmes of the Mandela Mining Precinct – has reported notable results across a range of tests being conducted using the Precinct’s test mine near Rustenburg, in the North West. The programme aims to test and develop... 

LIGHTING THE WAY
Some of the testing conducted by the Advanced Orebody Knowledge programme included handheld light-detection and ranging scanners from a range of suppliers
Mandela Mining Precinct Test Mine Manager Jurgens Visser and Advanced Orebody Knowledge manager Michelle Pienaar discusses the Mandela Mining Precincts programme and the test mine.

Wescoal looking to possibly becoming broader energy company  

By: Martin Creamer     19th April 2021 The JSE-listed coal-mining company Wescoal is looking to possibly becoming a broader energy company in which coal remains a substantial but reducing component alongside other energy pursuits such as renewables, Wescoal interim CEO Robinson Ramaite said on Monday. Outlining the company’s major... 

Wescoal interim CEO Robinson Ramaite
Wescoal interim CEO Robinson Ramaite interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd. Pictures: Donna Slater.

Sibanye launches campaign to reimagine, foster Marikana community of the future  

By: Donna Slater     16th April 2021 Precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater has launched the Marikana Renewal Programme to tackle the legacy of the Marikana mine following the August 16, 2012, killing of 34 mineworkers by the South African Police Service. Sibanye had acquired the Marikana mine when it bought out Lonmin in 2019.... 

A new dawn has been imagined by Marikana mine operator Sibanye-Stillwater with the launch of the Marikana Renewal Programme
Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman details what the new Marikana mine owner is doing about redress of the 2012 Marikana incident.

On-The-Air (16/04/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     16th April 2021 It’s that time again on a Friday when Update At Noon presents another Update From The Coal-Face with Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly. Sakina Kamwendo: Barberton, according to explorers, still has so much gold that it can put South Africa back on the gold map. 

On-The-Air (16/04/2021)
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Gold, exploration and coal contracts make headlines  

16th April 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Barberton’s potential to get South African gold mining going again, South Africa’s exploration industry's deadline to comment on controversial draft regulations and Treasury being asked to cancel coal contracts and replace them with new ones at double... 

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer
Gold, exploration and coal contracts make headlines (Camera: Nicholas Boyd)

Magazine round up | 16 April 2021 

16th April 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

Magazine round up | 16 April 2021
Magazine round up | 16 April 2021

Barberton should be focus of new gold thrust – exploration geologist  

By: Martin Creamer     14th April 2021 Barberton should be the prime target to get South African gold mining going again, with geologists having an input at all stages of development and mining cycle. “The main area that I think we should be concentrating on now is on Barberton. I think it has some exceptional geology,” said highly... 

Highly experienced exploration geologist Graham Gavine
Exploration geologist Graham Gavine interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Exploration industry has tight deadline to comment on controversial draft regulations  

By: Martin Creamer     9th April 2021 South Africa’s exploration industry has until April 19 to comment on controversial regulations still in draft form. “They’ve never consulted industry about it and what they are requesting is impractical,” says Allan Saad, a consulting exploration geologist, who formerly represented the now... 

Allan Saad, Consulting Exploration Geologist
Consulting exploration geologist Allan Saad interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

On-The-Air (09/04/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     9th April 2021 South Africa’s biggest mining company this week got rid of its coal assets; South Africans, once champions of underground mining, are being outstripped by the Canadians; and South Africa needs to cut the red tape to allow for much more solar and wind power. 

On-The-Air (09/04/2021)
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Hydrogen, thermal coal, exploration make headlines   

9th April 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Canada possibly taking the lead in the use of hydrogen underground, Anglo American demerging it’s South African thermal coal operations and how South Africa could unlock its exploration potential.   

Hydrogen, thermal coal, exploration make headlines
Hydrogen, thermal coal, exploration make headlines

Magazine round up | 09 April 2021 

9th April 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

Magazine round up | 09 April 2021
Magazine round up | 09 April 2021

On-The-Air (02/04/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     2nd April 2021 Africa’s top geologists this week outlined how South Africa can make a fortune from exploration; Work began this week on the establishment of South Africa’s own Hydrogen Valley; and The PIC this week put its full weight behind the rapid development of hydrogen technology in South Africa for South... 

On-The-Air (02/04/2021)
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Magazine round up | 02 April 2021 

2nd April 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Magazine round up | 02 April 2021
Magazine round up | 02 April 2021

How South Africa can unlock its exploration potential ­– Adrian Reynolds   

By: Martin Creamer     1st April 2021 Of four factors required to attract investment in exploration, economic and fiscal stability is the most important, says highly experienced geological and mining consultant and nonexecutive company director Adrian Reynolds. Reynolds spoke to Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview about the factors... 

Adrian Reynolds
Geological and mining consultant Adrian Reynolds interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Amplats, Implats projects unpacked  

31st March 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Anglo American Platinum’s smart power project, Implats in testing phase of its stationary hydrogen fuel cell and the two-part modernization underway at Amplats Amandelbult mine.   

Amplats, Implats projects unpacked
Amplats, Implats projects unpacked

Resources Watch 

31st March 2021 This week: Master Drilling advancing mechanisation for two top-tier local clients; South Africa playing key role in hydrogen economy and, Substituting rhodium with palladium next, says Sibanye-Stillwater 

Resources Watch
Resources Watch

Two-part modernisation of Amandelbult platinum mine under way  

By: Martin Creamer     26th March 2021 Two-part modernisation is under way at the Amandelbult underground platinum group metals (PGMs) mine of Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), one where conventional mine design remains intact but is renedered safer and more efficient, and the other involving mechanisation and the deployment of... 

Amplats CEO Natascha Viljoen
Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

On-The-Air (26/03/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     26th March 2021 The global role that platinum can play in the fight against climate change was highlighted this week; Minister Gwede Mantashe this week praised the South African mining companies that have announced major new capital projects; and Major new opportunities are emerging in South Africa to boost... 

On-The-Air (26/03/2021)
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PGMs, investments, economic growth make headlines   

26th March 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer notes: It is imperative that government, business and labour launch a global campaign to highlight the huge importance of South Africa’s platinum group metals in the fight against climate change. It was right and proper of Mineral Resources Minister Gwede... 

PGMs, investments, economic growth make headlines
PGMs, investments, economic growth make headlines

Magazine round up | 26 March 2021 

26th March 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Magazine round up | 26 March 2021
Magazine round up | 26 March 2021

Substituting rhodium with palladium next, says Sibanye-Stillwater  

By: Martin Creamer     25th March 2021 Substituting rhodium with palladium is the next platinum group metals (PGMs) substitution investment that PGM mining and marketing company Sibanye-Stillwater intends making. Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman revealed this during a panel discussion at this week’s PGMs Industry Day virtual event covered by... 

From left Bernard Swanepoel, RBPlat CFO Hanre Rossouw, Impala Platinum CEO Nico Muller, Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman and Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen.
PGMs Industry Day panel discussion covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

South Africa playing key role in hydrogen economy – Minister  

By: Martin Creamer     24th March 2021 South Africa is playing an important role in the ‘hydrogen economy’ as the country targets clean and reliable alternative energy sources, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe said on Wednesday. In his opening keynote address to the Platinum Group Metals Industry Day chaired by... 

Gwede Mantashe and Bernard Swanepoel
Platinum Group Metals Industry Day covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Resources Watch  

24th March 2021 This week: Menar projects unpacked; Exxaro outlines value opportunity in transforming to low-carbon future; and, Northern Cape needs exploration boos 

Resources Watch
Resources Watch

Master Drilling advancing mechanisation for two top-tier local clients  

By: Martin Creamer     23rd March 2021 Mine mechanisation is being advanced for two top-tier  local clients of Master Drilling, the CEO of the JSE-listed company, Danie Pretorius, said on Tuesday. Speaking to Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview after reporting 72.7%-higher 2020 net cash generation of $25.5-million, 18%-lower debt to... 

Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius
Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Remote-operation drilling footprint providing sizeable benefit – Master Drilling  

By: Martin Creamer     23rd March 2021 An increased remote-operation drilling footprint is providing considerable benefit for Master Drilling, the JSE-listed drilling services company said on Tuesday, when it reported 72.7%-higher 2020 net cash generation of $25.5-million, 18%-lower debt to $42.1-million, and a halved gearing ratio to... 

Remote-operation drilling footprint providing sizeable benefit – Master Drilling
Master Drilling results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

Northam pays most tax as growth strategy heads for 8 500 jobs boost 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd March 2021 “We’ve made the single-largest tax payment in the history of the company,” Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne said during last week’s presentation of 74%-higher headline half-year earnings.   The JSE-listed platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company’s half-year contribution to the fiscus topped... 

Northam Platinum has provided R80-million in 341 interest-free home loans to date in its drive to fund home ownership.
Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne’s half-year presentation covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Northam Platinum building 10 MW solar power plant at Zondereinde smelter  

By: Martin Creamer     19th March 2021 Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Northam Platinum said on Friday that it was designing and building a 10 MW solar energy plant for the company’s smelter at its Zondereinde mine, in Limpopo province. Located on the northern end of the western limb of the Bushveld Complex, near the town... 

Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne.
Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne’s half-year presentation covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

On-The-Air (19/03/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     19th March 2021 Yet another South African mine is planning to generate its own electricity, this time a high 84 MW; South African miners are gearing up to win back the high level of the world vanadium market that we once held; and South Africans have won a piece of the battery materials action in a very... 

On-The-Air (19/03/2021)
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Exploration, vanadium, local battery material champions make headlines   

19th March 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks South Africa needing to boost exploration in the Northern Cape, South Africa’s opportunity to win back its share of the global vanadium market, and South Africa’s team of local battery material champions planning first-mover advances into new... 

Exploration, vanadium, local battery material champions make headlines
Exploration, vanadium, local battery material champions make headlines

Magazine round up | 19 March 2021 

19th March 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

Magazine round up | 19 March 2021
Magazine round up - 19 March 2021

Stimulus, EV surge shaping diversification   

By: Martin Creamer     19th March 2021 Private investment and management company Menar is prioritising an iron-ore acquisition as well as a second sizeable manganese deal this year, while implementing a R7-billion thermal coal and anthracite expansion, in addition to developing its first manganese mine. The East Manganese project is... 

Vuslat Bayoglu…keen to acquire assets at exploration level.
Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu interviewed by Engineering News & Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

Exxaro outlines value opportunity in transforming to low-carbon future  

By: Martin Creamer     18th March 2021 The value opportunity of diversified mining and energy company Exxaro Resources is rapidly transforming in line with the accelerated demand for cleaner and low-carbon resources, Exxaro Resources CEO Mxolisi Mgojo said on Thursday. During a strategy update after the company announced 47%-higher... 

Exxaro Resources CEO Mxolisi Mgojo
Exxaro strategy update covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

ARC expands portfolio value despite tough trading in 2020 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     18th March 2021 JSE-listed African Rainbow Capital (ARC) experienced a strained trading period in the six months ended December 31, 2020; however, the company says it has seen market sentiment and activity in certain sectors improving since. ARC’s intrinsic investment value in its ARC Fund increased by 16.6%... 

ARC co-CEO Johan van der Merwe
African Rainbow Capital executives discuss the company's interim performance

Northern Cape ‘elephant country' needs exploration boost, says explorer  

By: Martin Creamer     17th March 2021 South Africa is still "elephant country" and needs to boost exploration in the Northern Cape's highly prospective Namaqua metamorphic geological province in particular, says PGM Management MD Gerhard Meintjes. Meintjes, a private explorer who spoke to Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview, focuses on... 

PGM Management MD Gerhard Meintjes
PGM Management MD Gerhard Meintjes interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

Resources Watch  

17th March 2021 This week: Royal Bafokeng Platinum studying feasibility of 30 MW solar power plant; Strong investment demand sustained platinum in the fourth quarter of 2020; and, Royal Bafokeng Platinum engaged in tailings, concentrator, conveyor projects 

Resources Watch
Resources Watch

South Africa has opportunity to win back lost share of global vanadium market – Bushveld   

By: Martin Creamer     16th March 2021 South Africa has an opportunity to win back its lost share of the global vanadium market, which at one stage stood at 25%-plus, says Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo. Mojapelo, who was speaking to Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview, contends that South Africa has the wherewithal to regain... 

Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo
Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo talks on vanadium to Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer
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