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Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer

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On-The-Air (24/04/2009) 

24th April 2009 In today's broadcast: a new South African airport begins to take shape; Pamodzi Gold liquidators go for job preservation rather than job destruction; and a South African policy on data democracy. 

On-The-Air (17/04/09) 

By: Martin Creamer     17th April 2009 In today's broadcast: Gauteng will be awash with electronic tolling; South Africa takes steps to advance Lesotho into a developing country; and Eskom embarks on a serious capital expenditure programme. 

10/04/09 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     10th April 2009 In today's broadcast: South Africa's long awaited space agency to be launched soon; South Africa will pay top dollar for green energy; and hopes are high that the new Housing Development Agency will assist in eradicating slums by 2014. 

03/04/2009 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd April 2009 In this broadcast: South Africa is one of 19 countries working on the development of what will be the biggest radio telescope in the world; South Africa is launching a new beneficiation strategy; and South Africa is being asked to buy electricity from neighbouring Botswana. 

27/03/2009 (On-The-Air) 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th March 2009 In this broadcast: South Africa will be launching its first major onslaught against global warming with the opening on a new clean-coal technology centre; The pouring of the first commercial gold from under the City of Gold is on track for the middle of this year; Finance Minister Trevor Manual... 

20/03/2009 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     20th March 2009 In this broadcast: Mine deaths worsening alarmingly and this is a shocking statistic, 54% more mining deaths so far this year than in 2008; clean-coal technology, which is a must for South Africa, a country more coal-dependent than any other in the world; new substantial business formed by two... 

13/03/2009 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     13th March 2009 In this broadcast: A South African company is investing hundreds of million of rands into the expansion of the port of Maputo in Mozambique; South Africa’s State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) remains committed to new projects despite the global financial meltdown; South Africa is... 

06/03/2009 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     6th March 2009 In this broadcast: Armed illegal miners are living in underground mines for months on end and stealing millions of rands worth of gold; The launch of South Africa’s R26-million Sumbandila satellite has been postponed; South Africa’s biggest chrome miner is doggedly refusing to retrench any of its... 

27/02/2009 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     27th February 2009 In this broadcast: South Africa’s biggest iron-ore miner Kumba is spurning cutbacks and opting instead for 2009 growth, despite the global economic crisis; South Africa’s consulting engineers are saying that they are deeply concerned about the dysfunctional state of South Africa’s municipal water... 

20/02/2009 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     20th February 2009 In this broadcast: South Africa is in sync with the US and China in budgeting to spend an impressive R787-billion on infrastructure in the next three years; New Eskom chairperson Bobby Godsell is pleading for a “Team SA” approach to South Africa’s national energy strategy; the South African Navy... 

13/02/2009 (On-The-Air) 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th February 2009 In this broadcast: South Africa has burst through the 28-year-old, 3 777-metre barrier and has set a new world record mining at depth; South Africa, India and Brazil launching a news partnership to study this not so widely known technology; An ambitious groundwater study is under way in... 

06/02/2009 (On-The-Air) 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th February 2009 In this broadcast: South African scientists are playing a role in what is probably the greatest, biggest and most expensive scientific experiment on earth; Johannesburg has been selected as the venue for what will be one of the world’s biggest new-energy get-togethers of 2009; Danish government... 

23/01/2009 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     30th January 2009 In this broadcast: South Africa’s home-built pilotless aircraft has successfully completed its first flight; South Africa has a unique opportunity to grasp the new-energy nettle and position itself as one of the renewable energy capitals of the world; A Gauteng company winning a contract to... 

23/01/2009 (On-The-Air) 

22nd January 2009 In this broadcast: The fast pace at which US President Barack Obama is moving holds real lessons for South Africa; Europe ploughing a half a billion rands into a new solar-power plant in South Africa; the Danish government is hosting a major wind-energy conference in South Africa. 

16/01/2009 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     16th January 2009 In this broadcast: A new R2bn telecommunications satellite will be dedicated exclusively to Africa and is set for launch in 2010, South Africa is developing a carbon storage atlas in a bid to help quell the global climate-change problem; South Africa’s R600bn public infrastructure programme... 

12/12/2008 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     12th December 2008 In this broadcast: March 25 has been set as the date on which South Africa’s Sumbandila satellite will be blasted into space; Black-controlled coal miner Exxaro says it wants to be allowed to rail its own coal in partnership with the State-owned Transnet, which is losing foreign exchange by... 

05/12/2008 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     5th December 2008 In this broadcast: Sasol may turn to the Spekboom tree to capture the carbon that goes into the air when it makes petrol from coal; the South African government has given South Africa’s electric car aspirants a R55-million kickstart; Manufacturers are holding thumbs that South Africa’s advance to... 

28/11/2008 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     28th November 2008 In this broadcast: South African scientists are building three aircraft that will fly without pilots, as unmanned air vehicles; More than 200 retired engineers have been brought back to work to help 160 South African municipalities deliver services; The National Energy Association is warning us... 

On-The-Air (21/11/2008) 

By: Martin Creamer     21st November 2008 In this broadcast: South Africans are helping to build a large new harbour in the Middle East; A June 2009 start-up is planned for Johannesburg’s new rapid transit bus system; South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is pressing ahead with at R60-billion investment programme,... 

On-The-Air (14/11/2008) 

By: Martin Creamer     14th November 2008 In this broadcast: Black-owned women-led mining company that has managed to distribute a whopping R223-million to its shareholders, some of them disabled; a new car has just launched and it doesn’t use a drop of petrol – and its only emission is water; South Africa's pioneering Sumbandila... 

On-The-Air (07/11/2008) 

By: Martin Creamer     7th November 2008 In this broadcast: South Africa, India and Brazil have agreed to collaborate on the development of renewable energy technology; The Canadian company building the Gautrain says South Africans are world-class at train building; Despite the global meltdown, the Mercedes-Benz factory in South Africa... 

On-The-Air (31/10/2008) 

By: Martin Creamer     31st October 2008 In this broadcast: South Africa’s newest uranium mine, the Dominion mine in Klerksdorp, is closing down; One of South Africa’s oldest gold mines, the ERPM mine in Boksburg, also closing down; R242-million appears to have been misappropriated from a South African mining services company, which has... 

On-The-Air (24/10/2008) 

By: Martin Creamer     24th October 2008 In this broadcast: The government is offering R5,6-billion to South African industry in the form of industry tax incentives; the training of apprentices in South Africa is beginning to return to higher levels; A Gauteng engineering company playing a key role in Donald Trump’s luxurious Trump... 

On-The-Air (17/10/2008) 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th October 2008 In this broadcast: South Africa and Brazil are set to work together to develop a new surface-to-air missile; The government is to buy 1 400 buses to boost public transport when South Africa hosts the soccer World Cup in 2010; Johannesburg’s city parks department planning to plant a million trees... 

On-The-Air (10/10/2008) 

By: Martin Creamer     10th October 2008 In this broadcast: Africa is now where China was in the 1970s – ready for major growth, says the new head of the giant Anglo American Corporation; Competition authorities the world-over are baring their teeth, with the European ruling against Sasol the ultimate wake-up call; Steel prices – like... 

On-The_Air (03/10/2008) 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd October 2008 In this broadcast: British explorers have stumbled across what appears to be Africa’s biggest new base metals find since the discovery of the Copperbelt a century ago; The South African government’s first attempt at diamond trading is in limbo; The government has given permission for gold to be... 

On-The-Air (26/09/2008) 

By: Martin Creamer     26th September 2008 In this broadcast: The Liberian government has disqualified a South African company from bidding for an iron-ore opportunity; The proposed new private power station in the Eastern Cape will have a 21% advantage over Eskom; The government should desist from imposing its environmental tax until the... 

On-The-Air (19/09/2008) 

By: Martin Creamer     19th September 2008 In this broadcast: In a world first, an Australian company is preparing to mine the Namibian sea-bed for phosphates; Africa will have the highest rate of urbanisation in the next 50 years, that is according to South Africa’s Chamber of Mines; Mining offers the greatest opportunity to break down... 

On-The-Air (12/09/2008) 

By: Martin Creamer     12th September 2008 In this broadcast: Electricity-short Botswana is negotiation to bring on its own new power capacity far sooner than originally planned; Sasol has selected the Limpopo province for its big new petrol-from-coal project; Oil giant Total wants South African coal miners to be allowed to build their... 

On-The-Air (05/09/2008) 

By: Martin Creamer     5th September 2008 In this broadcast: The Russians are expected to launch South Africa’s pioneering Sumbandila satellite; May 2010 is the new deadline for the first phase of South Africa’s first rapid rail system, the Gautrain; South Africa’s Impala Platinum is to invest another R2-billion in its platinum mines in... 

On-The-Air (29/08/2008) 

By: Martin Creamer     29th August 2008 In this broadcast: South Africa is burning power station coal at a rate faster than it is producing it, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Keaton Energy is warning; Global leader De Beers is preparing to open up its treasure chest of successful diamond technology to the world for the first... 

On-The-Air (22/08/2008) 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd August 2008 In this broadcast: The doyen of South African mining Brian Gilbertson has returned with big investment plans for the thriving coloured gemstone business; Billions upon billions of rand going into coal mining to meet South Africa’s huge future energy needs; Johannesburg all set to host a record... 

On-The-Air (15/08/2008) 

By: Martin Creamer     15th August 2008 In this broadcast: South Africa is shooting itself in the foot by selling its raw chrome ore to China before adding value to it at home; Kusile is the name of South Africa’s next big power station, which is being built in Mpumalanga; Sandton will become the home of Africa’s tallest building in 2011. 

On-The-Air (08/08/2008) 

By: Martin Creamer     8th August 2008 In this broadcast: Transnet’s new rail command centre live in Johannesburg; South Africa has struck gold in Senegal; the Canadians want to do a ‘Sasol’ in neighbouring Botswana 

On-The-Air (01/08/2008) 

By: Martin Creamer     1st August 2008 In this broadcast: A massive new uranium resource has been discovered in neighbouring Botswana; Plans have been drawn up for the local manufacture of low-cost solar panels in South Africa; South African diamond giant De Beers opening two new diamond mines in the icy wastes of Canada 

On-The-Air (25/07/2008) 

By: Martin Creamer     25th July 2008 In this broadcast: South Africa’s Free State province is all set to get its first hydroelectric power station before Christmas; Namibian government has approved the construction of a tall solar power tower at the cost of R1-bn; A newly arrived Australian company says South Africans have been... 

On-The-Air (18/07/2008) 

By: Martin Creamer     18th July 2008 In this broadcast: Now’s the time to take full advantage of a “unique” opportunity to create “lasting value” in South Africa, so say Africa’s most experienced, most successful and best-connected miner in Africa; Australians have beating South Africans to the rights to use an exciting new South... 

On-The-Air (11/07/2008) 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th July 2008 In this broadcast: South Africa and Brazil are joining forces to develop novel unmanned aircraft for the global defence market; South Africa is lagging far behind the rest of the world in the execution of climate-change projects, South Africa will have to double the rate at which it is building... 

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