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Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer

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On-The-Air (22/07/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd July 2022 The need to store sun and wind energy is presenting South Africa with an opportunity to create a new local industry. Anglo American is taking the unusual step of commercialising its hydrogen haul truck for global use.  

On-The-Air (15/07/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     15th July 2022 Good news for South Africa is that platinum-based technology has been selected for a big new hydrogen project in Australia; Hydrogen-based steelmaking is on the way in Japan with the help of South Africa’s Anglo American; and A South African mining company this week announced the commissioning of... 

On-The-Air (08/07/2022)  

By: Martin Creamer     8th July 2022 The National Planning Commission this week made the correct call for the declaration of an ‘energy emergency’; a new listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange is set to open up expanded copper mining in the Northern Cape; and Major new industrial development is there for the taking, provided... 

On-The-Air (01/07/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     1st July 2022 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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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. 

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. 

On-The-Air (20/05/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     20th May 2022 A very promising new platinum operation emerged this week with the first tons being produced by the K4 shaft in Marikana; More than R250-million was raised this week by a company that is going to explore for platinum group metals on the eastern limb of the PGM-rich Bushveld Complex; and the CSIR... 

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. 

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