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Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer

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On-The-Air (13/05/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     13th May 2022 South Africa’s first hydrogen corridor now under development will generate a minimum of 14 000 jobs a year, the Mining Indaba heard this week; President Ramaphosa this week expressed huge delight on being able to drive in the massive world-first hydrogen dump truck, built from scratch right here... 

On-The-Air (06/05/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     6th May 2022 The World Coal Association, headed by South Africa’s July Ndlovu, this week expressed its full support for a ‘just energy transition’ to a clean energy future. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says South Africa must continue to phase out coal in a carefully structured manner. South African... 

On-The-Air (29/04/2022) 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th April 2022 A new South African diamond mine is expected to be developed in Limpopo province; Wimbledon has opted for platinum to mark the Queen’s jubilee and the centenary its centre court; Greater hydrogen fuel cell adoption is poised boost for South Africa’s platinum group metals sector. 

On-The-Air (22/04/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd April 2022 South Africa is positioning itself as a favoured iron-ore supplier for ‘green’ steel production; The hydrogen economy has the potential to be 25 times bigger that our iron-ore industry, Minerals Council South Africa has reported. 

On-The-Air (15/04/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     16th April 2022 South Africa’s National Society of Black Engineers this week called on the government to enable the development of a local hydrogen economy. 

On-The-Air (08/04/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     8th April 2022 South Africa’s biggest mining company is taking steps to provide electricity to communities in the form of green hydrogen and South Africa biggest Indian investor is ploughing another R7-billion into an expanding zinc mine in the Northern Cape. 

On-The-Air (25/03/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     25th March 2022 South Africa’s biggest electricity users are going green and clean in a multi-faceted, all-inclusive manner; National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula did very well this week to urge the Parliaments of the World to act swiftly to reduce climate change, the planet’s biggest threat; and the... 

On-The-Air (18/03/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     18th March 2022 Countries the world over can now achieve energy freedom – and South Africans should seize its energy sovereignty opportunity with both hands; Private companies have announced so many electricity projects that the equivalent of a Koeberg power station is achieved when you put all the projects... 

On-The-Air (11/03/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     11th March 2022 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: So, a globally hosted mining webinar this week urged that South Africa advances towards green... 

On-The-Air (04/03/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     4th March 2022 Removing carbon from the world is the greatest ever investment opportunity of our lifetime, according to our platinum miner Sibanye; Zimbabwe has stolen a march on South Africa by awarding a 185 MW solar power licence to South Africa-linked platinum miner Zimplats; and Fears are being allayed... 

On-The-Air (25/02/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     25th February 2022 South Africa’s biggest iron-ore miner is to deploy new technology that turns mine waste into wealth; Platinum miners are on the cusp of a big breakthrough into the use of platinum group metals in batteries; and South Africa’s biggest miner, Anglo American, has produced its best-ever financial... 

On-The-Air (18/02/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     18th February 2022 Mining company DRDGold has launched 41 programmes to take its communities out of poverty; Cutting red tape will release R90-billion worth of mining projects out of their starting blocks; and Yet another company has announced that it is taking steps to generate its own electricity. 

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... 

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. 

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... 

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. 

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. 

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... 

On-The-Air (03/12/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd December 2021 A blueprint to combat climate change has been proposed by South Africa’s leading mining company; South Deep gold mine is now planning 50 MW of sun energy with an equal volume of wind energy; and Glencore this week promised to institute just transition measures at all the coal mines it closes. 

On-The-Air (26/11/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     26th November 2021 Namibia’s entry into the export of green hydrogen is expected to create 200 000 jobs; South Africa is currently benefitting from the very strong export of platinum into China; and The 4 000 MW electricity that the mining industry is planning to generate will be a great boost for Eskom. 

On-The-Air (19/11/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     19th November 2021 Zambia is showing huge enthusiasm to go green and attract investment in its huge copper endowment; Glencore is ‘justly transitioning’ from coal by growing wheat in the coalfields of Mpumalanga; and South Africa is now attracting less than 1% of global investment in exploration. 

On-The-Air (12/11/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     12th November 2021 The Bafokeng have taken the lead in going green by doing a spectacular deal with Northam Platinum; Green hydrogen presents a huge opportunity for the African continent, says Minister Gwede Mantashe; and Global cooperation is essential in moving the needle against climate change, COP26 has... 

On-The-Air (05/11/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     5th November 2021 Anglo American is taking steps to generate electricity from water in its underground mines; A mine truck fleet of 400 is to be converted from diesel power to green and clean hydrogen power; The greenest of green new technology platinum plants is under construction in North West province. 

On-The-Air (29/10/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     29th October 2021 Major global moves to convert to hydrogen energy is a big boost for South Africa’s platinum metals; Far-reaching steps were taken this week to consolidate South Africa’s platinum mines; and disadvantaged First Nation communities in Canada see green hydrogen as a reconciliation opportunity. 

On-The-Air (22/10/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd October 2021 The small end of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange is in danger of collapsing unless something is done to incentivise it; Shareholders unhappy with a director’s pay level this week voted out one of South Africa’s biggest names in international mining; and South Africans need to take drastic and... 

On-The-Air (15/10/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     15th October 2021 South Africa was this week urged to mine the critical metals and minerals that combat climate change; Steps are being taken to generate clean electricity from South Africa’s many disused mineshafts; and the mining boom is papering over many structural issues that are threatening the industry’s... 

On-The-Air (08/10/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     8th October 2021 Investment in mineral exploration has sunk to its lowest level since the start of our democracy in 1994; South Africans are being hurt by companies of significance not being open to public scrutiny; and Major mining licence backlogs are delaying job creation. 

On-The-Air (01/10/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     1st October 2021 The highly successful growth strategy of Northam Platinum has created 8 000 jobs, 2 000 this year; A new way of producing platinum slashes electricity use by a whopping 82%; and Mozambique’s aluminium is outdoing South Africa’s aluminium because it is made with clean electricity. 

On-The-Air (24/09/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     24th September 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: Sakina Kamwendo: Mining company Exxaro is to provide 93 MW of clean, green electricity for its three coal... 

On-The-Air (17/09/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     17th September 2021 Harmony has struck gold with a spectacular three-year wage agreement with South African labour unions; An exciting new company is setting out to revive gold mining in South Africa’s historic Wits Basin. 

On-The-Air (10/09/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     10th September 2021 With the prices of green metals rising, consideration is being given to the reopening of closed mines; energy intensive industries that collapsed under high Eskom electricity tariffs are being re-evaluated; and Sasol is taking strong new strides towards producing the green products that the world... 

On-The-Air (03/09/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd September 2021 Yet another mining company this week announced the paying over of a huge sum of tax to the fiscus; Gold mining company Harmony this week boosted the amount of solar power it is planning to generate; and new gold mining projects worth nearly R8-billion were announced this week. 

On-The-Air (27/08/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     27th August 2021 IDC is involved in intense discussions aimed at boosting exploration; Richards Bay Minerals will in future be enforcing external independent auditing of all monies going to its host communities; and yet another mining company has come to the rescue of South Africa’s tax intake, this time... 

On-The-Air (20/08/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     20th August 2021 At last, a new mining company is reviving gold mining in South Africa’s rich Witwatersrand Gold Basin. South Africa’s on the verge of a nice hydrogen breakthrough, says the new president of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. The massive South Deep gold mine in Gauteng is at... 

On-The-Air (13/08/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     13th August 2021 A friendly South African disposition would quickly attract exploration investment, the CEO of one of the world’s top mining companies said this week; Wind energy generation is already increasing the revenue of a top South African coal-mining company; and a ferrochrome joint venture intends going... 

On-The-Air (06/08/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     6th August 2021 An atlas of Southern Africa’s renewable energy hot spots will be available by the end of this year; Botswana this week showed that it is far ahead of South Africa on the exploration front; and South Africa’s mining upturn, which is providing a strong economic underpin, is expected to endure. 

On-The-Air (30/07/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     30th July 2021 Mining is making record profits and paying massive taxes just when South Africa desperately needs it; Transnet is working with business to ensure that more iron-ore is exported at a time of high demand; and the clever marketing of South Africa’s platinum group metals is paying off handsomely. 

On-The-Air (23/07/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd July 2021 Helping the planet to fight climate change is now reflected in the product line up of Anglo American; South Africa’s top mining think tank this week called on the industry to stop the killing of valuable jobs; and Small investors are being blocked from allowing vital exploration to get off the... 

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