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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

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
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