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Listing incentives, excessive backlogs and Jupiter Mines make headlines   

21st October 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the need for incentives for the listing of companies on the smaller end of the stock exchange; bringing in the private sector to clear excessive government backlogs; and Jupiter Mines's recent decisions relating to the board.   

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Minerals exploration, Sibanye-Stillwater, structural issues make headlines   

15th October 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the need for South Africa to ramp up critical minerals exploration as the world decarbonises; Sibanye-Stillwater's underground pumped energy storage prefeasibility study; and concern that the country’s mining boom is papering over structural issues.   

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Commodity boom, public disclosure, mining investment make headlines  

8th October 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses fears that South Africa could miss out on another commodity boom; AmaranthCX director Paul Miller calling out private mining companies for not operating with public disclosure requirements; and mining investment being crucial for the South African... 

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Sedibelo, Northam, South32 make headlines   

1st October 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Sedibelo Platinum Mines expected electricity triumphs at the Kell processing plant; Northam’s record operations and financial performance in the 12 months to June 30; and South32's acquisition of an additional 25% of Mozal Aluminum.   

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Exxaro, Gold Fields, Glencore make headlines  

22nd September 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Exxaro's strategy to move toward decarbonisation as part of its climate change response; Gold Fields and Sandvik teaming up to trial a battery electric vehicle underground loader at South Deep next year; and new research that shows Glencore as the... 

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West Rand gold, junior mining, Pan African make headlines   

17th September 2021 This week, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks West Wits Mining reviving a West Rand underground gold mine; the unexpected consequence that is causing South Africa’s junior mining dearth; Pan African's plans to reduce its reliance on Eskom for electricity.   

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Manganese, Nkomati Mine, green-hydrogen make headlines   

10th September 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks African Rainbow Minerals touting the possibility of an opportunity for manganese alloy production locally; the Nkomati Nickel mine could hold underground opportunity; and the three structural characteristics that South Africa has to possibly become a... 

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Implats, Harmony Gold make headlines   

3rd September 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Implats' contribution of about R13-billion in taxes and royalties to government; Harmony Gold tackling decarbonization with a renewable rollout plan; and Harmony pushing forward with its Zaaiplaats project.   

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IDC, RBM, Sibanye make headlines  

27th August 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the Industrial Development Corporation deliberating the introduction of a fund to underpin exploration in South Africa; Richards Bay Minerals enforcing the external auditing of community trust funds; and Sibanye-Stillwater’s record financial performance... 

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Shallow Reefs Gold, SAIMM, Gold Fields make headlines  

20th August 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Shallow Reefs Gold's significant capital raise out of North America; South Africa being on the verge of a breakthrough in hydrogen; and the positive trajectory of Gold Fields’ South Deep gold mine.   

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Barrick Gold, Merafe, BHP Group make headlines   

13th August 2021 This week, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks exploration investment; Merafe's cleaner, greener ferrochrome; and BHP Group being asked to responsibly manage down its fossil fuel assets.   

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PGMs, green hydrogen, cadastre system make headlines  

5th August 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the strong future market of platinum group metals; Germany’s green hydrogen strategy; and Botswana using South African cadastre technology.   

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Anglo American, iron-ore export line, PGMs make headlines   

30th July 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Anglo American’s record half-year financial performance; Transnet & Kumba Iron Ore working to refurbish the iron-ore export line; and Anglo American Platinum eyeing computing and food technology as areas of opportunity for Platinum Group Metals.   

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Orion Minerals, SAIMM, Anglo American make headlines   

23rd July 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the news that over 14 000 South Africans own shares in Orion minerals, which is good support for local minerals exploration; a mine has achieved a massive earnings boost following the employment of four more people and guided by a value driver tree... 

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Hydrogen economy, ICMM report, unlisted mining companies make headlines   

16th July 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks how thirty-million jobs can be created with the hydrogen economy; mining-dependent countries have significantly improved in the 23 years up to 2018; and why unlisted mining companies should be made to sign the King Code.   

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Botswana Diamonds, Yamkela Makupula, AngloGold Ashanti make headlines   

9th July 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Botswana Diamonds' maiden diamond resource; mining investor Yamkela Makupula’s alluvial diamond deal; and AngloGold Ashanti’s incoming CEO is positive that gold could be a refuge of choice in the coming years.   

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Decarbonisation, hydrogen, mine dump value make headlines   

2nd July 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the Anglo American partnership that has seen the use of sustainable biofuel to power a chartered capesize ship during a voyage from Singapore to South Africa as part of a decarbonisation initiative; hydrogen being touted as a huge moment of opportunity... 

Decarbonisation, hydrogen, mine dump value make headlines

Harmony Gold, Bambili Energy, SherLOHCk project make headlines   

25th June 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Harmony Gold welcoming the President’s decision to lift the licence cap on own-generated electricity; Bambili Energy’s 15 hydrogen and fuel cell-linked deployment projects that are expected to be completed by March next year;  and South Africa’s... 

Harmony Gold, Bambili Energy, SherLOHCk project make headlines

Sasol, manganese, ICMM make headlines  

18th June 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks how Sasol could be ready to produce green hydrogen within the next 24 months; the White House document that is focusing on manganese as a preferred battery element contender; and the International Council on Mining and Metals assessing over 300 vehicle... 

Sasol, manganese, ICMM make headlines

Exploration geologists, coal reserves, outperforming companies make headlines   

11th June 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses why exploration geologists in Africa need to be allowed to help find new metals and minerals; an opportunity to create new jobs by mining coal reserves in an environmentally correct manner; and mining companies that do their best for the environment... 

Exploration geologists, coal reserves, outperforming companies make headlines

Battery materials, new cadastre system, digital geoscience data make headlines   

4th June 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks South Africa being considered for its value-add consolidation advantage to battery materials; the tender for a new modern cadastre system; and geoscience data being digitally available on the Council for Geoscience website.   

Battery materials, new cadastre system, digital geoscience data make headlines

Copper, JSE listings, battery mineral exploration make headlines   

28th May 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the Northern Cape’s lucrative copper potential that must be given assistance; concern over the lack of JSE listings ahead of the Junior Indaba; and South Africa’s battery mineral exploration potential. 

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Climate change, geology graduates, PGMs make headlines   

21st May 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Anglo American calling the global climate crisis "something that exceeds anything seen in centuries"; a call for unemployed geology graduates to capture historic exploration data; and the PGMs opportunities coming out of the hydrogen economy being... 

Climate change, geology graduates, PGMs make headlines

Mining policy, NY zinc-air system, AngloGold Ashanti make headlines   

14th May 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks why mining policy in South Africa needs to deal with both the highs and lows of mining, New York using platinum on the cathodes of a zinc-air system and AngloGold Ashanti investigating renewable energy projects across the entire group.   

Mining policy, NY zinc-air system, AngloGold Ashanti make headlines

Solar at South Deep, ruthenium, short-termism make headlines   

7th May 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Gold Fields' R660-million 40 MW solar plant at South Deep, the possible declining use of ruthenium in fuel cells in relation to green hydrogen and Barrick Gold's Mark Bristow's criticism of the resurgence short-termism.   

Solar at South Deep, ruthenium, short-termism make headlines

Lion Battery, investment-friendly policies, Brian Gilbertson make headlines   

30th April 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the Lion Battery initiative, calls for government to enact attractive investment-friendly policies  and Pallinghurst Group chairperson and co-founder Brian Gilbertson's retirement.   

Lion Battery, investment-friendly policies, Brian Gilbertson make headlines

PGMs, exploration, ferrochrome make headlines  

23rd April 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks how Government can help boost economic growth by joining the promotion of platinum group metals, how South Africa’s exploration backlog could be cleared by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy and the ferrochrome industry taking its first... 

PGMs, exploration, ferrochrome make headlines

Gold, exploration and coal contracts make headlines  

16th April 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Barberton’s potential to get South African gold mining going again, South Africa’s exploration industry's deadline to comment on controversial draft regulations and Treasury being asked to cancel coal contracts and replace them with new ones at double... 

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Hydrogen, thermal coal, exploration make headlines   

9th April 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Canada possibly taking the lead in the use of hydrogen underground, Anglo American demerging it’s South African thermal coal operations and how South Africa could unlock its exploration potential.   

Hydrogen, thermal coal, exploration make headlines

Amplats, Implats projects unpacked  

31st March 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Anglo American Platinum’s smart power project, Implats in testing phase of its stationary hydrogen fuel cell and the two-part modernization underway at Amplats Amandelbult mine.   

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PGMs, investments, economic growth make headlines   

26th March 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer notes: It is imperative that government, business and labour launch a global campaign to highlight the huge importance of South Africa’s platinum group metals in the fight against climate change. It was right and proper of Mineral Resources Minister Gwede... 

PGMs, investments, economic growth make headlines

Exploration, vanadium, local battery material champions make headlines   

19th March 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks South Africa needing to boost exploration in the Northern Cape, South Africa’s opportunity to win back its share of the global vanadium market, and South Africa’s team of local battery material champions planning first-mover advances into new... 

Exploration, vanadium, local battery material champions make headlines

Opportunities for mines to decarbonise and South Africa's coal exports to China make headlines  

12th March 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Royal Bafokeng Platinum's proposed plans to generate its own electricity; China having become the largest importer of South African coal; and the opportunities for miners to invest in green energy and decarbonisation. 

Opportunities for mines to decarbonise and South Africa's coal exports to China make headlines

Mineral Rights, JSE, Kumba make headlines   

5th March 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks slow mineral rights processing and ending it; why the JSE should be South Africa’s main mine funder; and Kumba Iron Ore’s exciting new project.     

Mineral Rights, JSE, Kumba make headlines

Implats, 4IR and Target North make headlines   

26th February 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Implats' R10-billion worth of new platinum projects, the feasibility study on a mine selected for the testing of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies and the Greenfield exploration drilling that has restarted at Target North.   

Implats, 4IR and Target North make headlines

Sibanye-Stillwater, Hydrox Holdings, coal exports to China make headlines  

19th February 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Sibanye-Stillwater assessing on-site green hydrogen generation to power fuel cell mobility; Hydrox's advanced alkaline electrolyser; and South Africa's coal exports to China.   

Sibanye-Stillwater, Hydrox Holdings, coal exports to China make headlines

Sadpo, Vision Blue, PetroSA make headlines   

12th February 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the South African Diamond Producers Organisation's ideas to save the industry, Vision Blue’s high-return prospects for investors and how green hydrogen and powerfuels could revive PetroSA and create a 160-billion euro export platform.   

Sadpo, Vision Blue, PetroSA make headlines

Orion Minerals, Eskom, Botswana's non-diamond exploration make headlines   

5th February 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Orion Minerals’ latest acquisition in the Northern Cape, Eskom supporting increasing the licensing exemption threshold for self-generation to 50MW and, Botswana intensifying its effort to attract non-diamond exploration.   

Orion Minerals, Eskom, Botswana's non-diamond exploration make headlines
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