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Exceptionally good working relationship with Kyrgyz govt – Fraser  

By: Martin Creamer     14th February 2022 The London Aim-quoted Chaarat Gold has an exceptionally good working relationship with the government of the Kyrgyz Republic, says CEO Mike Fraser, who is well known in South Africa as the former COO of South32. Chaarat is developing two gold projects in the Kyrgyz Republic. The first is... 

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Chaarat Gold CEO Mike Fraser interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

New jobs, Glencore, climate change liability make headlines   

11th February 2022 This week Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer talks about the just energy transition providing South Africa with significant opportunities for new jobs; Glencore’s new global marketing relationship with United States Strategic Metals; and Webber Wentzel's warning that mining and energy directors... 

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New jobs, Glencore, climate change liability make headlines

On-The-Air (11/02/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     11th February 2022 President Ramaphosa has given South Africa Incorporated 100 days to reignite economic recovery; The choice of Sipho Nkosi to cut the red tape in the way of economic recovery is an excellent one; and Anglo American has revealed that it can generate its own electricity at less than half the price... 

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Magazine round up | 11 February 2022 

11th February 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 | 11 February 2022

Local crane supplier optimistic about African mining 

By: Sabrina Jardim     11th February 2022 Expressing a positive outlook for the African mining industry in 2022, Condra Cranes MD Marc Kleiner, says the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has the potential for better resource development. The Gauteng-based company is a supplier of cranes and hoists to the DRC, and Kleiner notes that... 

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Condra Cranes MD Marc Kleiner discusses the company’s involvement in the DRC and its outlook for the country’s mining industry.Video edited by: Nicholas Boyd

Renewables, Ubuntu, GreenCape make headlines   

4th February 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Anglo American's low-cost renewables; Ubuntu principles in going green; and clean energy opportunities in Mpumalanga for the GreenCape organisation.   

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Renewables, Ubuntu, GreenCape make headlines

Magazine round up | 04 February 2022 

4th February 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 | 04 February 2022

Video: De Ruyter unpacks his vision for the energy transition 

2nd February 2022 Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter speaks exclusively to Creamer Media’s Terence Creamer about his vision for the energy transition in South Africa and how the State-owned utility is repositioning itself for the far-reaching changes under way. The conversation covers De Ruyter’s views on how Eskom is... 

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Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter speaks exclusively to Creamer Media’s Terence Creamer about his vision for the energy transition in South Africa and how the State-owned utility is repositioning itself for the far-reaching changes under way. Recording & Editing: Darlene Creamer.

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2nd February 2022 This week: South Africa's RBCT exports lowest coal tonnage since 1996; Hydrogen roadmap targeting societal well-being, North West conference told; And, Speed up solar, wind and storage developments – Easton 

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Mpumalanga just transition being investigated by Ubuntu-hearted solar masterminds  

By: Martin Creamer     1st February 2022 An organisation which is providing un-electrified informal settlements with clean, green solar power in the Western Cape – in Ubuntu-hearted fashion – has begun to investigate just energy transition opportunities in Mpumalanga, where South Africa’s coal-mining and coal-fired power is facing... 

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GreenCape project manager Reshmi Wolvers interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Green energy transition will help South Africa become more resilient, competitive   

By: Schalk Burger     28th January 2022 South Africa needs more power generation to overcome the supply gap and underpin economic growth, and investments by private companies, including mining houses, are essential to close that gap. Renewable energy projects provide good economic prospects, help to decarbonise the mining sector and... 

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Creamer Media on January 28 hosted a webinar on decarbonisation and going green in the mining sector. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

On-The-Air (28/01/2022) 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th January 2022 South Africa’s Hydrogen Roadmap just released bodes well for economic growth and social well-being. South Africa’s coal exports last year plummeted to their lowest level in 26 years. Green iron can help South Africa offset its fall in coal export revenue. 

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Hydrogen, coal exports make headlines   

28th January 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses South Africa’s hydrogen roadmap targeting societal well-being; South Africa offsetting losses from the eventual decline in coal export by using hydrogen direct reduced iron technology; and the Richards Bay Coal Terminal's lowest volume of coal exports... 

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Magazine round up | 28 January 2022 

28th January 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 | 28 January 2022

Speed up solar, wind and storage developments – Easton   

By: Martin Creamer     27th January 2022 A speeded up solar, wind and storage (SWS) approach is needed to advance South Africa’s decarbonised energy situation and take the country into a cleaner, greener future. Also, steps need to be taken to allow the delayed Tubatse pumped storage scheme to go ahead as an independent power producer... 

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Retired civil engineering construction cost consultant David Easton interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Metal prices expected to maintain their strong performance this year  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     26th January 2022 Metal prices, which have been on an uptrend since 2020, are expected to continue their strong performance this year and next Fitch Solutions, a unit of Fitch Group, noted during a webinar on January 26. Following a year of record profitability and revenue in 2021, the outlook for miners and... 

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Fitch Solutions senior commodities analyst Sabrin Chowdhury outlines how the green transition presents opportunities, risks and challenges for the metals and mining industries

Hydrogen roadmap targeting societal well-being, North West conference told  

By: Martin Creamer     26th January 2022 In terms of high-level outcomes, the vision of South Africa’s Hydrogen Society Roadmap is to create an inclusive, sustainable and competitive hydrogen economy to support net-zero carbon economic growth and societal well-being, Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) chief director hydrogen and... 

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North West Mining and Energy Conference covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

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26th January 2022 This week: Early income bonanza for funded Witwatersrand gold mining reviver; Hillside Aluminium could get green lifeline by 2030; And, Early copper/zinc production investigations under way at Orion’s Prieska 

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South Africa's RBCT exports lowest coal tonnage since 1996  

By: Martin Creamer     25th January 2022 The Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) last year exported its lowest volume of coal since 1996. In exporting 58.72-million tons of coal, RBCT was 11-milion tons down on what it achieved in 2020 and 18-million tons down on its 77-million-ton budget for the 2021 year. 

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Richards Bay Coal Terminal media brief covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Many seeing platinum as hard asset, potential inflation hedge – WPIC  

By: Martin Creamer     24th January 2022 There are a lot more people looking at platinum as a hard asset and potential hedge against inflation, World Platinum Investment Council director of research Trevor Raymond said on Monday. Responding to Mining Weekly’s questions on what has been driving the platinum up over the last two weeks,... 

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On-The-Air (21/01/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     21st January 2022 We can achieve “superpower” energy status by focusing on our world-beating solar, wind and storage opportunity; Australians are the main investors in projects that are bringing dormant gold and copper assets back to life; and Soweto-born Sam Molefi has clinched promising business for his... 

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Sam Molefi clinches promising contract for his impressive mining business  

By: Martin Creamer     21st January 2022 Modi Mining is a 100% black South African-owned company founded and owned by mining engineer and entrepreneur Samuel Molefi and entrepreneur Christina Motlapele Molefi. The company was established with the sole objective of rendering differentiated contract mining services and to be a supplier of... 

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SWS, Hillside Aluminium, Aus investment make headlines   

21st January 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks huge advantages in South Africa modifying its Integrated Resource Plan to focus its energy effort exclusively solar, wind and storage; Hillside Aluminium which could go green by 2030; and Australian investment in Orion’s Prieska as well as in West Wits... 

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SWS, Hillside Aluminium, Aus investment make headlines

Magazine round up | 21 January 2022 

21st January 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 | 21 January 2022

Early copper/zinc production investigations under way at Orion’s Prieska  

By: Martin Creamer     20th January 2022 The executive team of Orion Minerals is re-evaluating the development schedule of the Prieska copper-zinc project to assess the potential for its fast-tracking. Also flagged is the opportunity to extract pillars left by historic mining. 

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Orion CEO Errol Smart interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video Editing: Darlene Creamer

Hillside Aluminium could get green $0.03c/kWh lifeline by 2030 – Mallinson  

By: Martin Creamer     18th January 2022 It’s all about South Africa focusing attention on the generation and storage of its wonderful African sunshine and prime African wind. It’s all about going hammer and tongs for these three letters, SWS, which stand for solar, wind and storage ­– and eight hours of storage is all we need, which is... 

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Energy consultant Clyde Mallinson interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Early income bonanza for funded Witwatersrand gold mining reviver  

By: Martin Creamer     17th January 2022 West Wits Mining, the Australia-listed Witwatersrand gold reviver that is advancing fast on an initial A$9.5-million capital raise, is the beneficiary of an unexpected gold find that will result in income being generated considerably sooner than expected. From next month, West Wits Mining, headed... 

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West Wits MD Jac van Heerden interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video and Video Editing: Darlene Creamer

On-The-Air (14/01/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     14th January 2022 On Tuesday, South Africa will launch a R75-billion project aimed at combating climate change; Countries that transition to clean energy are more likely to attract foreign direct investment. 

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Green ammonia, FDI, SA's COP26 funds   

14th January 2022 This week, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks South Africa’s first green ammonia project, which launches next week; foreign direct investment for countries transitioning to clean energy; and whether South Africa has effectively deployed funds secured at COP26.   

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Formal launch of South Africa’s first green ammonia project on Tuesday  

By: Martin Creamer     12th January 2022 The formal launch of South Africa’s first green ammonia project takes place on Tuesday, against the background of the initiative having already secured an in-principle offtake agreement from a global player – a clear indication of the world’s ‘go green’ momentum. Hive Energy and BuiltAfrica –... 

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BuiltAfrica chairperson Thulani Gcabashe interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

Kamoa Copper on track to be among ten largest copper mines globally  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     10th January 2022 Canadian miner Ivanhoe Mines has set its sights on producing between 290 000 t and 340 000 t of copper in concentrate this year. The Kamoa copper project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, produced 105 884 t of copper in concentrate in 2021. This exceeded the upper end of the guidance range,... 

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Ivanhoe Mines provides an update on developments at the Kamoa-Kakula mine (Video by Ivanhoe Mines)

Clean energy and climate change on South Africa's radar   

7th January 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses decarbonisation as an opportunity to create quality employment; South Africa's need to transition to clean energy without creating job losses and ghost towns in areas where fossil fuels provide the overwhelming economic support; and South Africa's... 

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On-The-Air (17/12/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     17th December 2021 Every Friday, SAfm’s radio anchor Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News & Mining Weekly. Reported here is this Friday’s At the Coalface transcript: Kamwendo: A massive new $4-billion green ammonia/hydrogen export project is planned for Nelson Mandela Bay. 

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Energy transitioning countries stand to attract major FDI investment, webinar hears 

By: Martin Creamer     15th December 2021 Countries that choose to transition into clean energy stand to attract major foreign direct investment (FDI) flows, as do companies that follow a clear pathway towards decarbonisation responsibly, a global webinar event has emphasised. The timing of the clean energy leapfrog by transitioning... 

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Wood Mackenzie Metals and Mining webinar covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Sedibelo’s green platinum resolve firmed up by first-of-a-kind ESG appointment  

By: Martin Creamer     14th December 2021 In a mining investment world increasingly dominated by environmental social and governance (ESG) demands, the resolve of Sedibelo Platinum Mines to be a green platinum group metals producer has been firmed up by the timely first-of-a-kind appointment of a chief ESG officer. As chief ESG officer,... 

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Arne Frandsen interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

On-The-Air (10/12/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     10th December 2021 A UN envoy this week urged South Africa to make use of the funding available for energy transition. Mining companies this week committed themselves to full contract and tax openness to combat corruption. Exploration geologists this week urged South Africa to unlock its amazing jewel box of... 

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Magazine round up | 10 December 2021 

10th December 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Just energy transition makes headlines   

9th December 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the United Nations climate envoy calling for the urgent specification of energy transition action; the Shell Foundation's calls for an energy transition through on-the-ground projects to transition developing countries to renewable solutions; and... 

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