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Seriti, green hydrogen investment and tech make headlines   

2nd December 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Seriti Resources acquiring 100% of Windlab South Africa, H2Global's call for rapid green hydrogen investment; and the South African green hydrogen technology which won top global recognition in Monaco.   

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Crime, platinum demand, R1bn fuel cell factory make headlines   

25th November 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the country’s economic/crime paradox that was highlighted at a recent Anglo American meeting; new green hydrogen end-demand pushing platinum into a meaningful deficit; and the development of the R1-billion fuel cell factory which could break ground... 

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Green energy, Venetia's underground project make headlines   

18th November 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the Motsepe Foundation's $2-million Green Energy competition; Palabora’s partnership with Mzansi energy to develop a solar PV plant with an energy storage system; and Venetia's underground project which is hoping for first production next year.   

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Mineral licences, coal transition, Namibia's EIB funding make headlines  

11th November 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the backlog of mineral licences being cut by almost 45%; the recent Mistra policy paper which argues that as South Africa moves away from coal, investment will be needed, not only for renewables, but also for coal communities; and Namibia's green... 

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Hydrogen economy, green electron and molecule energy transition make headlines   

4th November 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Anglo American Platinum's maiden climate change report; Anglo’s green hydrogen truck trials; and consensus that a green electron and green molecule energy transition is tailor-made for South Africa.   

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Orion Minerals, green hydrogen and fuel cells make headlines  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th October 2022 This week, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the funding milestone achieved by mine development company Orion Minerals; the Department of Science and Innovation's suggestion that South Africa should make green hydrogen part of its Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan; and US... 

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Fuel cell electric vehicles and MoUs make headlines   

21st October 2022 This week, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses China becoming the largest market for platinum-using fuel cell electric vehicles, which could spell good news for South Africa; Anglo American and Thyssenkrupp’s memorandum of understanding to decarbonize steelmaking; and Sasol and Freeport... 

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Employment, prospecting rights, emissions reduction make headlines   

14th October 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses how expanding bulk mineral exports can increase employment to 500 000 direct jobs; South Africa's red tape in issuing a prospecting right; and AngloGold Ashanti's goal to reduce its emissions by 30% by 2030.   

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The latest from this year's Joburg Indaba   

7th October 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the latest news coming out of this year’s Joburg Indaba. The Joburg Indaba heard this week, from Minerals Council South Africa President, that mining’s biggest opportunity lies in helping achieve a net-zero carbon world. Meanwhile, the country’s... 

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Exploration, fund-raising, offshore green hydrogen make headlines   

30th September 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer talks to us about Council for Geoscience wanting South Africans to rally around exploration as the country’s ‘Big, Hairy, Audacious goal’; the JSE’s new product that is appropriate for fund-raising by junior mining companies; and the world’s first offshore... 

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Energy: Private sector participation, regional collaboration, investment   

22nd September 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Minerals Council South Africa urging more rapid private sector energy participation; Southern Africa needing a collaborative energy approach, much like that of the EU's; and the World Platinum Investment Council’s new CEO seeing much opportunity for... 

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Pan African, Menar, SAIMM conference make headlines   

16th September 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Pan African Resources effectively building an underground gold mine at Evander; Menar seeing good prospects for anthracite; and the upcoming Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy conference, which will have a large focus on platinum... 

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ARM, Implats, DRDGold make headlines   

2nd September 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks African Rainbow Minerals's pledge to combat climate change; Implats's commitment of R4.3-billion for the next five years towards energy security and decarbonisation; and DRDGold’s broad-based livelihoods initiative, which has had more than 8 000... 

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DRDGold, Merafe, green hydrogen atlas make headlines   

26th August 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses DRDGold monitoring its tailing dumps using satellite imagery and drone surveillance; Merafe's plans for 744 MW of energy; and a new Southern African green hydrogen atlas that is set to be launched before the end of the year.   

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Exxaro, Thungela make headlines in green energy  

19th August 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Exxaro’s renewables company Cennergi’s agreement with Enertrag for the development of renewable projects in Mpumalanga; Exxaro eyeing green hydrogen; and Thungela's renewables move, as well as its free cash sharing and its initiative to plant a... 

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Renewables gains momentum in mining   

12th August 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the news of Royal Bafokeng Platinum’s R1.6-billion 98 MW solar power plant; Barrick's renewable energy benefits; and the growing renewables momentum.   

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SA's energy plan, Queensland royalty rates, Anglo's green hydrogen production plan make headlines   

4th August 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses former Eskom CEO Brian Dames's support for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s energy plan; Australia’s Queensland government increasing its royalty rates significantly without consultation; and Anglo’s plan for green hydrogen production with on-site solar... 

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Renewables take center stage in the wake of Ramaphosa’s energy plan announcement 

29th July 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer says that Anglo American sees massive opportunities for energy; South Africa needs a radical boost of renewables and green hydrogen capacity by 2040; and as the world turns to renewable energy, Kumba Iron Ore sees itself in a good position. 

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Energy storage, Anglo American, Kumba make headlines   

22nd July 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses South Africa’s potential in creating a new industry through energy storage; Anglo American's sustainability targets; and Kumba Iron Ore's 6th fatality-free year and increased export sales.   

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PEM Electrolyser, Ironveld, Jubilee Metals make headlines   

15th July 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Australia’s PEM water electrolyser; Ironveld’s plans to acquire Ferrochrome Furnaces; and Jubilee Metals's Sable refinery.   

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SHiP Copper, energy emergency, new industrial pillar make headlines   

8th July 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the reverse listing of Big Tree Copper into SHiP Copper Company on the AltX of the JSE in October; whether an energy emergency should be declared in South Africa; and the big new industrial pillar available for the taking.   

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Energy export, Pan African, Orion make headlines   

1st July 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer South Africa's potential to be an energy exporter; Pan African's definitive feasibility study on Mogale Gold’s tailing storage facilities; and Orion’s capital raise for its copper and zinc mine, Prieska.   

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NSDV, Harmony Gold, Sadpo make headlines  

24th June 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks NSDV's deeming provision suggestion for minerals investment; Harmony Gold's renewables plan; and small diamond miners wanting to work with big licence holders to create more jobs in the industry. 

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Battery metals and green hydrogen make headlines   

17th June 2022 This week, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the new age battery metals potential in Namibia; the new green hydrogen partnership between Prieska Power Reserve and the IDC; and Volvo Construction Equipment’s first fuel-cell articulated hauler prototype.   

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Southern Palladium, Steenkampskraal, Rocsole, Kal Tire make headlines   

10th June 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Southern Palladium's listing on the JSE; Steenkampskraal's rare earths development; and Rocsole stressing the need for increased efficiency to cut carbon emissions and Kal Tire tackling mine tyre waste through the circular economy approach.   

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JSE reforms, venture capital juniors, Sedibelo make headlines   

3rd June 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the JSE’s reforms highlighted at this year’s Junior Indaba; attracting venture capital funded juniors to invest; and Sedibelo Platinum Mines's role in the country’s green hydrogen effort.   

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Hydrox, universal energy carrier, AfriTin make headlines   

27th May 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer Hydrox Holdings's advanced alkaline electrolyser; Hydrogen's potential to become a universal energy carrier; and AfriTin's lithium pilot plant in Namibia.   

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CSIR, Sibanye-Stillwater, Southern Palladium make headlines   

20th May 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses CSIR CEO Thulani Dlamini's belief that collaboration in research, development and innovation is needed to make South African mining competitive; Sibanye-Stillwater’s Marikana K4 project which has just hoisted its first tons; and Southern Palladium's... 

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2022 Mining Indaba headlines    

13th May 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer attended the Investing in African Mining Indaba, in Cape Town, this week and unpacks the top stories coming out of the Indaba. 

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Iridium, platinum and labour woes make headlines   

5th May 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the need for South Africa to make known its iridium supply status to advance the hydrogen economy; for the first time, the coins used in the Wimbledon finals will be made of platinum, this in the year of the Queen’s platinum jubilee; and how can South... 

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Limpopo diamond mine, Eskom and Chile's Codelco make headlines  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th April 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer talks about Botswana Diamonds' plans to potentially build a new mine at its Thorny River property in Limpopo; President Cyril Ramaphosa's call for the country to support the current board and leadership at Eskom; and the need for partnerships, as demonstrated... 

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Fuel cell EVs, hydrogen and Glencore's cobalt supply deal make headlines  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th April 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer talks about the need for South Africa to promote the use of fuel cell electric vehicles to ensure clean mobility in the heavy-duty vehicle segment; the potential size of the South African hydrogen sector; and a multiyear cobalt supply agreement between... 

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Renewables projects, mining licence transparency and exploration incentives make headlines  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th April 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer talks about a pipeline of renewable energy projects Nedbank clients plan to close this year; how full mining licence transparency is needed to revive exploration in South Africa; and the need for National Treasury to urgently incentivise mining exploration. 

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Hydrogen, public-service reform, Zambian copper make headlines   

8th April 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks SFA Oxford’s Stephen Forrest's belief that hydrogen is the key to long-term use of platinum; former President Kgalema Motlanthe's statement that the process to appoint public-service managers should be reformed; and Castillo Copper's argument for copper... 

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PGMs, Anglo American, Vedanta make headlines   

1st April 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses PGMs supply on a hiding to nothing; Anglo American touting the idea of providing green hydrogen energy to local communities; and Vedanta's R7-billion investment into the Gamsberg expansion.   

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Job creation, renewable energy, climate change make headlines   

25th March 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the potential for 60 000 new jobs through green hydrogen development; Merafe Resources putting focus on renewable energy; and World Parliaments being urged to use their constitutional powers to tackle climate change.   

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Energy sovereignty, Steel Master Plan, Solar PV projects make headlines   

18th March 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Fortescue Metals Group’s Andrew Forrest's call for energy sovereignty; Seifsa  urging the metals sector to take advantage of the Steel Master Plan opportunities; and the comparison of mine-linked Solar PV power projects with the Koeberg nuclear power... 

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Mining opportunities, RBPlats energy study, Eskom's battery storage make headlines  

11th March 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the need for mining to seize the many obvious lucrative opportunities that are available; Royal Bafokeng Platinum’s renewable energy study on an embedded 30MW solar plant that is close to completion; and Eskom's battery storage system.   

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