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PGMs, new Gold Fields CEO designate make headlines 

22nd January 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Switzerland's green hydrogen roll-out, PGM demand and Chris Griffith becoming Gold Fields CEO designate.   

PGMs, new Gold Fields CEO designate make headlines

China importing SA coal, PGMs in a greener world make headlines 

14th January 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks South Africa supplying coal to China, the role of South Africa’s platinum group metals in a greener future and the new project in the North West that is cutting electricity use by 82% and putting platinum into focus.   

China importing SA coal, PGMs in a greener world make headlines

South Deep Covid protocols, platinum demand, decarbonisation make headlines 

8th January 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks back-to-work protocols at South Deep, the building of hydrogen infrastructure in the US being a good boost for platinum demand and mining companies being pressurised to commit to a decarbonised future. 

South Deep Covid protocols, platinum demand, decarbonisation make headlines

Hydrogen fuel cells, Implats, Mogalakwena make headlines  

11th December 2020 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks China converting battery electric vehicles into hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, Impala platinum joining a high-flying PGMs-linked venture capital fund and the approval for the Mogalakwena PGMs mine solar project.   

Hydrogen fuel cells, Implats, Mogalakwena make headlines

Investments, copper, Chinese trade relations make headlines  

4th December 2020 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks mining companies going all out for investors, a bull market in copper is now firmly under way and South Africa’s buoyant trade relations with China.   

Investments, copper, Chinese trade relations make headlines

Waterberg, potable water from AMD, economic growth make headlines  

27th November 2020 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Platinum Group Metals’ objective to move the Waterberg project to a development and construction stage; An Mpumalanga coal mine is on the point of turning acid mine drainage into potable water at no cost; and the need for South African to focus on... 

Waterberg, potable water from AMD, economic growth make headlines

Platinum investment demand, Anglo American, Sibanye-Stillwater make headlines  

20th November 2020 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks platinum investment demand sky rocketing 291%, Anglo American’s investment commitment to South Africa and a New York court dismissing class action against Sibanye-Stillwater.   

Platinum investment demand, Anglo American, Sibanye-Stillwater make headlines

Ferrochrome, green hydrogen, potash make headlines  

13th November 2020 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the ferrochrome industry committing to solar generation; the green hydrogen economy and its benefits for Africa; and Kore Potash expecting to complete the first phase of its starter project in May.   

Ferrochrome, green hydrogen, potash make headlines

Shallow Reefs Gold, Orion Minerals, exploration make headlines  

6th November 2020 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Shallow Reefs Gold being built to mine the shallow reefs of the Wits Basin; Orion Minerals using zinc credits to mine clean, green copper in the Northern Cape; and Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe stating that exploration is a... 

Shallow Reefs Gold, Orion Minerals, exploration make headlines

Ferrochrome, flow-through scheme, Sumitomo make headlines  

30th October 2020 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the Ferrochrome industry's need for an interim measure to be competitive, the flow-through share model that has been drawn up for exploration and Sumitomo becoming the latest investor in partnership with AP Ventures.   

Ferrochrome, flow-through scheme, Sumitomo make headlines

Gold Fields, export tax, coal mine disposal make headlines  

23rd October 2020 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Gold Fields' application for a 40MW solar power plant at South Deep, the export tax on chrome ore and coal mine disposal exacerbating CO2 emissions.   

Gold Fields, export tax, coal mine disposal make headlines

Replacing value, Pearl Gray, green hydrogen economy make headlines  

15th October 2020 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses a call for mining companies to convince investors to replace the value being taken out of the ground, the new venture capital incubation fund that is targeting small-scale mining and Southern Africa’s buy-in into the green hydrogen economy concept.   

Replacing value, Pearl Gray, green hydrogen economy make headlines

Exploration strategy, flow through share scheme, Sedibelo Platinum make headlines  

9th October 2020 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the DMRE's exploration strategy, South Africa needing a flow-through share scheme and Sedibelo Platinum mines close to listing.   

Exploration strategy, flow through share scheme, Sedibelo Platinum make headlines

Sandvik, manganese and green hydrogen atlas make headlines  

2nd October 2020 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Sandvik's Innovation in Mining Virtual Event, South Africa having 22 operating manganese mines and the German-funded project to develop a green hydrogen atlas across Southern Africa while integrating the Southern African Development Community region.   

Sandvik, manganese and green hydrogen atlas make headlines

Gold mining, green hydrogen, Pan African make headlines  

25th September 2020 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the need for business and government to look seriously at mining material from gold mine dumps and tailings dams, Australia  producing green hydrogen at $2/kg and Pan African Resource’s R150-million solar PV project that authorities are supporting.   

Gold mining, green hydrogen, Pan African make headlines

Harmony Gold, Pan African, platinum make headlines 

17th September 2020 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the integration of Mponeng and Mine Waste Solutions surface gold recovery operation into Harmony Gold, Pan African's results and platinum possibly on its way into battery electric vehicles as a battery metal. 

Harmony Gold, Pan African, platinum make headlines

Platinum, hydrogen, fuel cells make headlines  

10th September 2020 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the potential for platinum to become a $35-billion a year industry, the need for South Africa to promote the hydrogen economy and the potentially large prize for South Africa in significant fuel cell growth and hydrogen. 

Platinum, hydrogen, fuel cells make headlines

Mine dumps, tax laws, rhodium make headlines  

2nd September 2020 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks dealing with mine dumps to cut down commute time in Johannesburg, linking tax laws to job creation and Rhodium being "metal of the decade".   

Mine dumps, tax laws, rhodium make headlines

DRDGold, Master Drilling, policy certainty make headlines  

27th August 2020 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks DRDGold expecting half-year earnings a share to rocket nearly sevenfold, Master Drilling  aligning itself with the transitioning global requirement of opencast mines going underground and policy certainty for the country’s mining sector. 

DRDGold, Master Drilling, policy certainty make headlines

Hydrogen export, Prieska, exploration make headlines  

19th August 2020 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the SADC’s potential to export hydrogen into a trillion dollar market, the final mining right for the Prieska copper/zinc resource, exploration in South Africa and its opportunities.   

Hydrogen export, Prieska, exploration make headlines

Export volumes, ferrochrome, Mponeng Mine make headlines  

14th August 2020 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the country’s mine export values and volumes; ferrochrome doing well with worldwide demand; and the transfer of the Mponeng Gold Mine to Harmony Gold, which is in the hands of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy. 

Export volumes, ferrochrome, Mponeng Mine make headlines

Anglo American, RBPlat make headlines 

6th August 2020 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Anglo American's move to crop nutrients, RBPlat's gold-streaming tailwinds and South Africa’s lifting of exchange control. 

Anglo American, RBPlat make headlines

Kumba Iron Ore, Menar make headlines 

31st July 2020 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the flight to iron-ore quality being a demand trend that favours South Africa’s high-quality iron-ore, the all-female exploration crew that has begun drilling in the Northern Cape and Menar’s R250-million, cash-funded, solar-boosted East Manganese... 

Kumba Iron Ore, Menar make headlines

Gold price, Consort mine, Metalloys make headlines  

24th July 2020 In this week's Second Take, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the factors influencing the gold price, the high-grade gold vein at Pan African’s New Consort mine in Barberton and South32’s Metalloys smelter being placed under temporary care and maintenance. 

Gold price, Consort mine, Metalloys make headlines

Incentivisation, coronavirus, solar PV make headlines  

16th July 2020 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the ANC's call for the incentivisation for investors in mining exploration, the International Council on Mining & Metals convening knowledge-sharing sessions in response to the coronavirus and Pan African's approval of a 10 MW solar PV project at the... 

Incentivisation, coronavirus, solar PV make headlines

Returning mineworkers, Covid-19 deaths, hydrogen roadmap make headlines  

9th July 2020 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks foreign mineworkers returning to South Africa, platinum having the highest number of Covid-19 related deaths and government's hydrogen society roadmap.   

Returning mineworkers, Covid-19 deaths, hydrogen roadmap make headlines

PGMs, battery metals market potential, De Beers' R10m Covid-19 lab make headlines  

2nd July 2020 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks platinum group metals being in a great position to benefit from the fast-growing global decarbonisation momentum, SA and the global battery metals market; and De Beer’s R10-million coronavirus testing lab.   

PGMs, battery metals market potential, De Beers' R10m Covid-19 lab make headlines

Infrastructure investment, China & the hydrogen economy make headlines  

25th June 2020 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the need for SA to invest more in productive infrastructure to boost the economy, China becoming a net importer of vanadium and how Covid-19 could be catalyst for the hydrogen economy to take off.   

Infrastructure investment, China & the hydrogen economy make headlines

Alexkor, Tshipi Borwa and Acacia Mining make headlines  

18th June 2020 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Alexkor's need for a panel of experts, the Tshipi Borwa manganese mine remaining profitable and the three Acacia Mining employees who were released from a Tanzanian jail.   

Alexkor, Tshipi Borwa and Acacia Mining make headlines

Hyundai, green aluminium and the Coal Index Report make headlines  

11th June 2020 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Hyundai's new ultra-clean fuel cell electric car, green Aluminium and African Source Markets’ Weekly Coal Index Report and how it is providing pricing transparency.   

Hyundai, green aluminium and the Coal Index Report make headlines

Employment in alluvial diamonds, Kalagadi Manganese & Moz make headlines  

4th June 2020 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the South African Diamond Producers Organisation's plea to be allowed create jobs in the alluvial diamond sector, the Industrial Development Corporation & the future of Kalagadi Manganese, and Mozambique's online licence processing system.  

Employment in alluvial diamonds, Kalagadi Manganese & Moz make headlines

Mining investment, the economy, Covid-19 opportunities make headlines 

28th May 2020 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the mining industry's hopes to attract investment, the call for the urgent restoring of the country’s economy and Covid-19's in-country, self-sufficiency opportunities for South Africa. 

Mining investment, the economy, Covid-19 opportunities make headlines

Platinum coins, COP and the Marula mine make headlines  

22nd May 2020 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the success of South African platinum coins, the gazetting of the guidelines for a mandatory Code of Practice in the mining industry during covid-19, and the Marula mine being temporarily suspended.   

Platinum coins, COP and the Marula mine make headlines

Hydrogen, climate change, exploration make headlines  

14th May 2020 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks AP Ventures' optimism around Hydrogen and its applications, the commitment to climate change solutions through the International Council on Mining and Metals & the Council for Geosciences mapping the country to find exploration hotspots for after... 

Hydrogen, climate change, exploration make headlines

Amplats, Harmony, Dwarsrivier chrome mine make headlines 

7th May 2020 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks repairs on Amplats' Anglo Convertor Plant Phase B Unit, Harmony Gold's healthy Operating free cash flow and the knock-on effects of Covid-19 at the Dwarsrivier chrome mine. 

Amplats, Harmony, Dwarsrivier chrome mine make headlines

Eskom seeks to repurpose three coal-fired power stations 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th April 2020 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News editor Terence Creamer about Eskom's plans for repurposing three coal-fired power stations, in Mpumalanga, that are due to close in the next few years. 

Eskom seeks to repurpose three coal-fired power stations

Low-carbon, energy crisis, renewables make headlines  

25th March 2020 Welcome to Second Take, the show that focuses on the issues behind the news. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks Exxaro’s energy transition to a low-carbon economy, Nersa needing to address the energy crisis and incentivising coal miners in the renewables transition.    

Low-carbon, energy crisis, renewables make headlines

Unpacking green energy in mining  

19th March 2020 Welcome to Second Take, the show that focuses on the issues behind the news. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the Green Hydrogen Consortium, zero emission incentives and Exxaro’s energy business   

Unpacking green energy in mining
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