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Minerals Council, fuel cell cost, Zim beneficiation make headlines  

22nd May 2019 This week, the Minerals Council South Africa reflects on the promise of the future, a new material may bring down the fuel cell cost curve, and a smelter in Zimbabwe heeds the local beneficiation call. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the headlines.   

Minerals Council, fuel cell cost, Zim beneficiation make headlines

Economic opportunities, electricity generation, Tharisa Minerals make headlines 

16th May 2019 This week the CEO of Eunomix Claude Baissac paid Mining Weekly a visit and called on South Africans to act together to realise economic opportunities. In a time of energy uncertainty, the path is being paved for South Africans to generate their own electricity. And, Tharisa Minerals is sticking... 

Economic opportunities, electricity generation, Tharisa Minerals make headlines

Job creation, energy and a new fluorspar mine make headlines  

9th May 2019 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer joins me this week to unpack South Africa’s opportunities in job creation, energy transition and a new fluorspar mine.   

Job creation, energy and a new fluorspar mine make headlines

Power cuts, mine development and jewellery marketing make headlines  

2nd May 2019 This week Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks how power cuts are affecting Amplats, reducing mine development risk and jewellery’s influence on platinum.   

Power cuts, mine development and jewellery marketing make headlines

Orion, load-shedding, Barrick/Newmont JV make headlines  

25th April 2019 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks this week’s headlines: Orion reawakening geological giant in Northern Cape, Load-shedding may cut growth close to zero and, World's No. 1 gold complex is taking shape.   

Orion, load-shedding, Barrick/Newmont JV make headlines

Orion Minerals, PTM make headlines 

17th April 2019 This week Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the developments at Orion Minerals and Platinum Group Metals. 

Orion Minerals, PTM make headlines

Zulti South, platinum jewellery and green hydrogen make headlines  

11th April 2019 This week Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks Rio Tinto's $463-million Zulti South Project, platinum jewellery stimulating platinum demand and green hydrogen being used to ensure carbon-free driving in a time of increasing vehicle electrification.   

Zulti South, platinum jewellery and green hydrogen make headlines

Anglo American, Northam, Australia’s budget surplus make headlines  

4th April 2019 This week Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses Anglo American’s plans for hydrogen, new tunnel boring technology at Northam’s Eland mine and Australia’s $7.1-billion budget surplus. 

Anglo American, Northam, Australia’s budget surplus make headlines

Unpacking this week's headlines in gold, coal, renewables and the mining charter  

28th March 2019 This week Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Sibanye-Stillwater’s investment in DRDGold, South Africa’s good position in coal and renewables and the Minerals Council South Africa’s decision to take the Department of Mineral Resources to court.   

Unpacking this week's headlines in gold, coal, renewables and the mining charter

Coal and illegal mining make headlines this week  

20th March 2019 This week, Canyon offers Eskom cheaper coal, Wescoal to acquire 50% interest in Arnot and Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe goes after illegal mining syndicate leaders. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the headlines. 

Coal and illegal mining make headlines this week

Ferrochrome, national platinum strategy and Nevada JV make headlines  

14th March 2019 This week Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses the country’s ferrochrome potential, the national platinum strategy and the Nevada JV agreement.   

Ferrochrome, national platinum strategy and Nevada JV make headlines

RBPlat, Implats make headlines 

8th March 2019 This week Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses mining’s increased investigation of renewable energy, government support for a national platinum strategy and the PGM zone gazetting. 

RBPlat, Implats make headlines

Niron Metals, Sibanye-Stillwater, and Barrick Gold make headlines  

27th February 2019 This week, Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses Niron Metals looking to Guinea’s iron-ore, Sibanye-Stillwater’s upper group two performance and Barrick’s merger with Newmont.   

Niron Metals, Sibanye-Stillwater, and Barrick Gold make headlines

Kumba, Amplats 2018 financial results  

20th February 2019 This week, Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses Kumba and Amplats’ 2018 financial results   

Kumba, Amplats 2018 financial results

Harmony Gold and DRDGold make headlines  

15th February 2019 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks Harmony Gold rising to President Cyril Ramaphosa's ten-point mining challenge, DRDGold calling Eskom’s grid upkeep problematic and, Harmony looking to solar power and biofuel energy.   

Harmony Gold and DRDGold make headlines

Mining Indaba 2019 highlights 

8th February 2019 The 25th Investing in African Mining Indaba took place this week. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer attended the indaba and unpacks the highlights. 

Mining Indaba 2019 highlights

Palladium, tailings dam disaster, brine opportunities make headlines 

30th January 2019 This week, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Palladium theft, Brazil's deadly tailings dam collapse and the opportunities in brine. 

Palladium, tailings dam disaster, brine opportunities make headlines

Vehicle tech uses cobalt, hydrogen's role in platinum  

23rd January 2019 This week on Second Take, Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer delves into cobalt and fuel cells and hydrogen’s role in platinum’s future.   

Vehicle tech uses cobalt, hydrogen's role in platinum

South Africa's platinum sector 

18th January 2019 This week Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer delves into the Platinum sector to discuss the low price and why hydrogen and a value-chain relationship rebuild is needed. 

South Africa's platinum sector

The gold industry, Saldanha iron-ore line and Botswana investment make headlines  

13th December 2018 In this episode of Second Take, Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses the gold industry, Transnet’s Saldanha iron-ore line and investment in Botswana.                      

The gold industry, Saldanha iron-ore line and Botswana investment make headlines

Glencore assists Eskom, a minerals-energy complex, Anglo's land commitment make headlines 

5th December 2018 This week, Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks Glencore assisting Eskom, renewable energy and Anglo’s commitment to land solutions.   

Glencore assists Eskom, a minerals-energy complex, Anglo's land commitment make headlines

Illegal mining, Amadiba and Gold One make headlines  

29th November 2018 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses illegal mining, the Amadiba Crisis Committee case and Gold One’s plant expansion project.   

Illegal mining, Amadiba and Gold One make headlines

Emergency coal, output and beneficiation make headlines this week 

23rd November 2018 This week Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses a drop in coal output due to low investment, beneficiation for better coal quality and Eskom's green light to buy emergency coal. 

Emergency coal, output and beneficiation make headlines this week

SA needs to consider oil underinvestment, variable renewables implications 

14th November 2018 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the possible implications for South Africa of a global underinvestment in oil production, as well as the growing need to introduce flexibility in power markets. 

SA needs to consider oil underinvestment, variable renewables implications

AngloGold, Anglo American & the Randgold/Barrick merger make headlines  

8th November 2018 This week, Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins me to discuss AngloGold’s Commitments for continued spending in South Africa, Anglo American’s recommitments to sustainable development goals and the Randgold/Barrick merger.   

AngloGold, Anglo American & the Randgold/Barrick merger make headlines

MC Mining, industry reinvention and EVs in mining  

31st October 2018 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses MC Mining’s coking coal offtake agreement, the need for the industry to reinvent itself and electric vehicles being used underground. 

MC Mining, industry reinvention and EVs in mining

MTBPS highlights 

25th October 2018 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the main issues discussed by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni during his maiden Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement speech on Wednesday. 

MTBPS highlights

Synfuels, manganese production train and Morila mine make headlines  

18th October 2018 This week Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks South Africa’s synfuels know-how, Transnet’s manganese production train and Morila mine’s agribusiness conversion. 

Synfuels, manganese production train and Morila mine make headlines

Zimplats, hydrogen storage and a local borehole logging system make headlines 

9th October 2018 This week, Zimplats is held as a safety benchmark, CSIR researches hydrogen storage technologies and a local borehole logging system is going global. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the headlines. 

Zimplats, hydrogen storage and a local borehole logging system make headlines

Acquisition, manganese and agriculture in mining make headlines 

3rd October 2018 MC Mining has an eye on acquisition and project access, Botswana manganese estimate fires up aspirant battery supplier and the Bokamoso Barona initiative is promising to show how mining and agriculture can go hand-in-hand. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the headlines. 

Acquisition, manganese and agriculture in mining make headlines

Ramaphosa's stimulus plan, Australia's Taskforce and Barrick's $18.3bn deal make headlines  

27th September 2018 This week, Ramaphosa moves to revitalise mining, Australia ensures its mining competitiveness and Barrick Gold buys Randgold Resources. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the headlines.   

Ramaphosa's stimulus plan, Australia's Taskforce and Barrick's $18.3bn deal make headlines

Resource-rich Africa, Masama coal mine and Pan African's reconfiguration make headlines  

20th September 2018 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses getting resource-rich Africa on the road the success, the Masama coal mine and Pan African’s reconfigured gold operations.   

Resource-rich Africa, Masama coal mine and Pan African's reconfiguration make headlines

Gold capital, ARM’s growth and Implats’ Zim tax relief make headlines  

14th September 2018 This week Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses gold mining capital, African Rainbow Minerals’ growth opportunities and Implats working with the Zimbabwean government. 

Gold capital, ARM’s growth and Implats’ Zim tax relief make headlines

Carbon Tax, DRDGold and exploration make headlines 

7th September 2018 This week, there are calls for treasury to abandon the carbon tax plan in light of the new Integrated Resources Plan, DRD Gold expects rapid gold output and exploration stimulus must be transparent.  

Carbon Tax, DRDGold and exploration make headlines

Safety and technology at the forefront this week  

29th August 2018 This week Master Drilling to launch new technology, Southern Palace is accelerating mining technology development in South Africa and, Sibanye-Stillwater commits to take safety to the next level. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the headlines.   

Safety and technology at the forefront this week

AngloGold’s job plan, Harmony’s ‘dripping roasts’ make headlines 

23rd August 2018 AngloGold Ashanti is hoping to save 2 000 jobs in South Africa. Meanwhile, Harmony Gold boosts its cash flow with Moab Khotsong and also has a dripping roast with Wafi-Golpu. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the headlines. 

AngloGold’s job plan, Harmony’s ‘dripping roasts’ make headlines

Local downstream oil investments, across Atlantic gold prospects and rail derailments make headlines 

14th August 2018 Glencore’s local downstream oil investments are expected to be concluded in the near future, Rangold Resources is looking across the Atlantic along the northern edge of South America for new prospects, and Transnet has derailed its reputation by allowing derailments and rail cancellations on its... 

Local downstream oil investments, across Atlantic gold prospects and rail derailments make headlines

Collaborative partnerships, mine closures and operational restructuring under the spotlight 

7th August 2018 Platinum miner Royal Bafokeng Platinum gives evidence that collaborative partnerships, rather than heavy-handed laws are needed in the South African industry, the Department of Mineral Resources is showing strong tendencies to resist companies that apply to shut mines or put them on care and... 

Collaborative partnerships, mine closures and operational restructuring under the spotlight
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