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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

Amplats suffers processing setback; China's appetite for FCEVs grows 

12th March 2020 This week Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks details about the production base for South Africa’s high-flying platinum group metals (PGMs), PGMs mining and marketing company Anglo American Platinum's double processing setback and growth in the adoption of fuel cell electric vehicles in... 

Amplats suffers processing setback; China's appetite for FCEVs grows

Fuel cells, RBPlats, Implats make headlines 

5th March 2020 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks uptake of fuel cell electric vehicles in China, Royal Bafokeng Platinum disappointed about the ramp up of the new mechanised Styldrift PGMs mine and Implats interested in constructing a 200 MW solar power plant in Zimbabwe.   

Fuel cells, RBPlats, Implats make headlines

Renewable developments in mining  

27th February 2020 Renewable energy and self-generation are once again making headlines. Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the developments in the industry. 

Renewable developments in mining

Alternative energy developments at Amplats, Sibanye 

20th February 2020 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the alternative energy developments at Anglo American Platinum and Sibanye Stillwater. 

Alternative energy developments at Amplats, Sibanye

Gold miners go green  

14th February 2020 Gold miners are making green additions to their operations. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks Harmony Gold's 30 MW solar plant, Gold Fields' Australian wind turbine and DRDGold's clean up operation in Johannesburg. 

Gold miners go green

Minerals Council supports just energy transition, jr miners; calls for action to revive economy  

7th February 2020 The Investing in African Mining Indaba took place in Cape Town this week and Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer was there for the headlines. Minerals Council South Africa gave its support for a just transition to cleaner energy in the face of climate change and also gave its support for junior... 

Minerals Council supports just energy transition, jr miners; calls for action to revive economy

RBCT exports, Amplats earnings, derisking the future of PGMs make headlines  

30th January 2020 This week on Second Take, Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the decline in coal export at the Richards Bay Coal Terminal, Amplats earnings and derisking the future of PGMs.   

RBCT exports, Amplats earnings, derisking the future of PGMs make headlines

Anglo's low carbon move, BlackRock addresses climate change, job cuts in ferrochrome 

22nd January 2020 This week Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Anglo’s low carbon fertiliser contribution, BlackRock’s move to address climate change and potential job cuts in ferrochrome.   

Anglo's low carbon move, BlackRock addresses climate change, job cuts in ferrochrome

Anglo's fertiliser interest, green fuels, Tshipi make headlines  

13th January 2020 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks Anglo’s fertiliser interest, South Africa’s green fuels potential and Jupiter Mine’s Tshipi expansion.   

Anglo's fertiliser interest, green fuels, Tshipi make headlines

Local manufacturing, electricity supply make headlines  

12th December 2019 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the need for local equipment manufacturing and the power supply constraints facing the country.   

Local manufacturing, electricity supply make headlines

Pollution, platinum wage agreements, SA's manganese make headlines  

5th December 2019 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks air pollution, platinum wage agreements and South Africa’s manganese resources.   

Pollution, platinum wage agreements, SA's manganese make headlines

Electricity concerns, DRC investment, technology focus make headlines  

28th November 2019 This week Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks Vedanta’s electricity concerns, investment in the DRC and BHP’s technology focus.   

Electricity concerns, DRC investment, technology focus make headlines

Solar, private sector, new rock drill prototypes make headlines  

21st November 2019 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks developments around solar energy, the private sector and new rock drill prototypes.   

Solar, private sector, new rock drill prototypes make headlines

Renewables, project expertise, Saldanha Steel make headlines 

14th November 2019 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks news around renewable energy, project expertise and Saldanha Steel. 

Renewables, project expertise, Saldanha Steel make headlines

SA’s second investment conference 

7th November 2019 Creamer Media’s Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the investment commitments announced during the second South Africa Investment Conference, the mood among investors and the commitments made by government to improve the business environment.   

SA’s second investment conference

Anglo's green transport, APEC, De Beers' Cobalt interest make headlines  

31st October 2019 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks green worker transport in Chile, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation and De Beers’ interest in Cobalt.   

Anglo's green transport, APEC, De Beers' Cobalt interest make headlines

New trading platform, hydrogen make headlines  

24th October 2019 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the new online commodities trading platform, Anglo mines hydrogen truck deployment and, Siemens’ green hydrogen pilot project in Dubai.   

New trading platform, hydrogen make headlines

Electricity tariffs tussle and the return of load-shedding 

17th October 2019 Creamer Media’s Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about Eskom’s plan to take another Nersa determination on legal review, the renewed threat of load-shedding and the best way for the country to deal with the threat to South Africa’s economy.   

Electricity tariffs tussle and the return of load-shedding

Renewables, climate change take centre stage  

10th October 2019 This week, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks South Africa’s “Just Transition”, climate change and biodiversity and Australia's green hydrogen export. 

Renewables, climate change take centre stage

Top stories from Oppenheimer Conference, Joburg Indaba  

4th October 2019 The Oppenheimer Research Conference and the Joburg Indaba kicked off in Johannesburg this week. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer attended both events and unpacks the headlines coming out of them.   

Top stories from Oppenheimer Conference, Joburg Indaba

Green hydrogen, fuel-cells make headlines 

26th September 2019 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks a joint proposal that was submitted to the International Climate Initiative for funding for buses driven by green hydrogen; the suggestion by Minerals Council CEO Roger Baxter that existing transport systems should be used as a foundation to build South... 

Green hydrogen, fuel-cells make headlines

Exxaro and Pan African make headlines 

19th September 2019 Exxaro is set to take full ownership of renewables company Cennergi, Pan African Resources is studying a solar power project and there's also a new gold mining project on the cards for Pan African Resources. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the details.   

Exxaro and Pan African make headlines

SA's first fuel cell factory, legacy material, climate change 

12th September 2019 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks South Africa’s first fuel cell factory, remining legacy material and climate change.   

SA's first fuel cell factory, legacy material, climate change

Mining investments in Zimbabwe  

5th September 2019 Mining Weekly and Engineering News Senior Deputy Editor Martin Zhuwakinyu unpacks the investments in Zimbabwe’s mining sector. 

Mining investments in Zimbabwe

Hydrogen import, Mogalakwena and urban mining make headlines  

29th August 2019 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks Japan’s plan to import hydrogen, Mogalakwena’s boost and urban mining in the City of Johannesburg.   

Hydrogen import, Mogalakwena and urban mining make headlines

Hydrogen developments, climate change effects on coal make headlines  

23rd August 2019 This week Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the latest developments in hydrogen and how climate change is affecting coal miners. 

Hydrogen developments, climate change effects on coal make headlines
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