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Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer

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29/10/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     29th October 2010 South Africa's new State mining company has developed its first mine; mentoring is seen as vital to bridge South Africa's gaping engineer shortage; and Limpopo province is embarking on a grass-growing initiative to stop rampant soil erosion. 

22/10/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd October 2010 We hear that Botswana is making its biggest-ever investment - a whopping R25-billion - to secure its medium-term economic future; The world's biggest ferrochrome producer is to build its long-delayed multi-billion-rand smelter project - with the nod of approval from Eskom; With unions demanding a... 

15/10/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     15th October 2010 Fresh gold is about to emerge this month from yet another brand new Witwatersrand gold mine; Electricity hungry South Africa is now beginning to look to the earth's geothermal energy as a possible power source and US developer of the flying car is preparing for low-volume production next year. 

08/10/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     8th October 2010 Russian company has swooped on a promising new South African iron-making technology; Action has begun, finally, on the development of a new solar park in sunny Upington and wo mining companies have succeeded in turning polluted mine water into drinking water that is being bought by a local... 

01/10/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     1st October 2010 Bafokeng community are listing their very own platinum company on the JSE; De Beers is to sell off another two of its South African diamond mines and Mining has a major role to play to grow South Africa's economy, says global company Xstrata. 

24/09/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     24th September 2010 This week: government gives the world's biggest mining company permission to search for oil and gas off South Africa's West Coast; petroleum giant Shell is confident of finding shale gas on South Africa's arid Karoo; and South Africa's big project, Mafutha petroleum refinery, is stalling on... 

17/09/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     17th September 2010 South Africa's black-owned coal company Optimum is planning to invest R3-billion capital expenditure in the next three years; Mining Minister Susan Shabangu has chosen the stick and not the carrot in her Mining Charter review and South Africa's gold heavyweights are pressing ahead with some... 

10/09/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     10th September 2010 The South African mining industry has committed itself to an era of zero-harm by 2013; Mining-law snarl-ups have damaged South Africa as an investment destination and Botswana has expressed confidence that it will emerge from its diamond-hit recession next year. 

03/09/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd September 2010 Space agency Roscosmos is in satellite talks with South Africa; some South African cities are fired-up about bidding for the 2020 Olympic Games and the port of Maputo in Mozambique is heading for an $800-million upgrade. 

27/08/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     27th August 2010 South African miners are "going beyond their limits of knowledge", and new research is urgently needed; Minerals Minister Susan Shabangu needs to turn her single step in the right direction into a full turnaround and Southern Africa's once thriving aluminium businesses are entering a no-growth... 

20/08/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     20th August 2010 SA needs to target a sustained economic growth of 7% a year for 20 years to dent rampant unemployment; AngloGold Ashanti is studying the feasibility of going ahead with two large new gold mine projects and South Africa's Finance Minister is willing to have a relook at failed junior miner incentives. 

13/08/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     13th August 2010 Steelmaker ArcelorMittal plans to generate its own electricity; MTN has begun generating its own electricity and South African industry as a whole and the mines are taking steps to reduce their exposure to Eskom. 

06/08/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     6th August 2010 Black-owned Merafe is building a new billion rand chrome plant in Rustenburg; Projects in Brazil are proving problematic for South Africa's iconic mining giant, Anglo American and Former SABC head and iconic South African Zwelakhe Sisulu is cutting and polishing diamonds with Chinese help in East... 

30/07/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     30th July 2010 Landlocked Malawi takes another step in its multibillion dollar quest to carve out a navigable waterway to the Indian ocean; the South African government dangles a R20-billion carrot to encourage South African industry to build big industrial projects; and a new measure to harness the use of... 

23/07/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd July 2010 Canadian government has undertaken to provide R140-million for the establishment of five African maths and science hubs; Africa needs huge dollops of foreign investment to tackle its massive infrastructure backlog and South Africa is due to publish its wind atlas and also its carbon-capture atlas. 

19/06/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     16th July 2010 Gold has emerged from beneath the skirt of the forgotten old Agnes mine in Mpumalanga; Rio Tinto is planning a massive new iron-ore mine in West Africa and Africa is the region that is growing fastest out of the global recession. 

09/07/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     9th July 2010 South Africa and Brazil have agreed to build a new air-to-air defence missile together; A cloud is hanging over South Africa's obligation to migrate from analogue to digital TV broadcasting and South Africa's State-owned Industrial Development Corporation is embroiled in a mining controversy in... 

02/07/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     2nd July 2010 Government, labour and business have clinched an historic mining-industry accord that other sectors should follow; As the sun sets on the FIFA World Cup, are the host cities ready to sweat their new multi-billion-rand sporting assets and The black-controlled Exxaro coal-mining company is... 

25/06/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     25th June 2010 Eskom and Transnet have massively underspent their investment targets; Transnet is trying to breathe new life into South Africa's under-used branch lines with private sector help and Transnet says that it is determined to move coal into a growth trend after years of missed opportunity. 

18/06/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     17th June 2010 South Africa's State-owned satellite is delivering imagery on a daily basis; South African government has given Shell permission to drill for shale gas in the Karoo and South Africa's government-funded pebble bed nuclear reactor programme is now at death's door. 

11/06/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     11th June 2010 South Africa's State-backed electric car pioneer has unveiled a three-wheeler; The search is on for 5 000 MW of electricity relief by 2016; the much-anticipated Chinese bid is now in to wrest two South African gold mines away from the financially troubled Aurora. 

04/06/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     4th June 2010 Chinese investors have made two bids in as many weeks for gold and platinum mines; South Africa's new mineral beneficiation strategy will be handed in for Cabinet approval any day now and the Gautrain goes commercial from Tuesday.  

21/05/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     21st May 2010 Australia's new highly punitive mining tax is a boost for South Africa; there is a growing spirit of collaboration among South Africa's key mining stakeholders; Africa is competing more robustly for mining investment. 

14/05/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     14th May 2010 South Africa's deep-level gold miners are planning a veritable journey to the centre of the earth; moral suasion is now imperative to prevent South Africa's steel industry from sabotaging local manufacture and South Africa's Sasol has bought a share of a billion-dollar Norwegian project to stop... 

07/05/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     7th May 2010 No less than 15 brand new fighter jets will police South Africa's skies during the 2010 FIFA World Cup; South Africa may mimic Brazil to boost falling local manufacture; Widespread illegal quarrying is smashing South Africa's sand and stone business. 

30/04/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     30th April 2010 Minister Shabangu has instructed a top team to pull South African mining back from the global brink; IDC wants lithium batteries to be made in South Africa and The House of Traditional leaders has been enlisted to build wind farms in the Eastern Cape. 

23/04/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd April 2010 Holland and Singapore have committed billions of rands for new South African mining projects; Anglo American is set to invite proposals this year for the new 300 MW power station it plans to have built in Mpumalanga province; Just as the CSIR officially takes over full control of South Africa's... 

16/04/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     16th April 2010 The important project to expand South Africa's busy iron-ore port is on track for on-time completion; The controversial taxi recapitalisation programme is moving to the backseat as Government takes a more holistic view of public transport; A new electricity era is about to emerge in South Africa... 

09/04/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     9th April 2010 South Africa has an opportunity to become a centre of mining finance for Africa, but needs to remove two obstacles first; introduction of "teach first" programme being advocated to boost South Africa's falling education standards; There is an "urgent" need for South Africa to invest billions of... 

01/04/2010 (On-The-Air) 

2nd April 2010 The upgraded port of Durban is now ready to handle far larger vessels; South Africa's State-owned rail enterprise Transnet is to spend R52-billion in the next five years; and a new Western Cape wind farm is ready to go ahead. 

Martin Creamer speaks to Radio 2000’s Dj Just-Ice 

31st March 2010 The plight of Aurora in attempting to resuscitate old South African gold mines for profit. 

26/03/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     26th March 2010 The button has been pushed with new plans to involve the private sector in rail transport; the Gautrain team is working around the clock to ensure that the speed train is ready when soccer lovers arrive on June 11; a South African company is building a new gold plant in Zimbabwe? 

19/03/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     19th March 2010 South Africans, Americans and Norwegians are going all out to explore for shale gas in the Karoo, as a sudden ‘shale gale' sweeps the world; a powerful new black-owned coal-mining company is about to list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange; South Africa's newly built King Shaka International... 

12/03/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     12th March 2010 The French government this week took firm steps in helping South Africa to enter the nuclear energy fold; electricity uncertainty is causing South Africa to lose an important growth opportunity in ferrochrome; the US is placing more orders for armoured cars that are designed and manufactured in... 

05/03/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     5th March 2010 South Africa could be getting 10% of its drinking water from the sea in the future; big business is promoting a growth vision that involves a doubling of the South African economy; Another mining summit will take place in South Africa this month, against the background of strident calls for mine... 

25/02/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     26th February 2010 The Department of Science and Technology looking in to bringing back South Africa's space rocket launching capability; air traffic tracking system and South Africa one of the first countries in the world to introduce this new state-of-the-art tracking system at its airport; South African Army... 

19/02/2010 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     19th February 2010 The South African government is to invest in the local satellite manufacturing business; the Russians are keen to cooperate with South Africa in the field of unmanned aircraft technology; Engineering is poised to emerge as the profession of the next decade, if not the next century. 

12/02/2010 (On-The-Air) 

12th February 2010 Continuous 7-day-week round-the-clock mining has been introduced at South Africa's newest gold mine; South Africans are building what is destined to be the DRC's biggest gold mine; South Africa's newest coal mine has come in hundreds of millions of rands below budget.  

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