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Latest Second Take

Second Take: SA's nationalisation / transformation debate  

6th November 2009 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the nationalisation / transformation debate in South Africa. 

Second Take: Coal is still king  

30th October 2009 The increasing need for coal mines in South Africa. 

Second Take: Insider trading 

23rd October 2009 Earlier this week, a designated adviser to listed Wescoal was found guilty of insider trading and made to pay an administrative penalty of R150 000. 

Second Take: South Deep mine 

16th October 2009 The South Deep mechanised mine. 

Second Take: Laws reducing SA mining to 'stunted giant' 

9th October 2009 South Africa's mining laws reducing mining to a "stunted giant". 

Second Take: Carbon Capture and Storage 

2nd October 2009 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about carbon capture and storage, the technology that will assist us to tackle the challenges of energy security and climate change. 

Second Take: SA shareholder activism - Simmer & Jack  

25th September 2009 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about local shareholder activism in JSE-listed gold junior Simmer & Jack. 

Second Take: Eskom's coal, funding, supplier and transport uncertainty 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th September 2009 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about State-owned electricity utility Eskom's coal, funding, supplier and transport uncertainty. 

Second Take: The gold price bursts through the $1 000/oz mark 

11th September 2009 Creamer Media's Shannon O'Donnell speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the gold price topping the psychologically significant $1 000/oz mark. 

Second Take: SA gold theft funding terrorism and human trafficking  

4th September 2009 Creamer Media'a Brindaveni Naidoo speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about rising gold theft in South Africa.  

Second Take: Growing support for trans-Kalahari coal line 

28th August 2009 Creamer Media'a Brindaveni Naidoo speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the possibility of establishing a trans-Kalahari rail link to Southern Africa's west coast.  

Second Take: Strong rand hits SA precious-metals miners 

21st August 2009 Creamer Media'a Brindaveni Naidoo speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the impact of the strong rand on precious metals miners. 

Second Take: China accuses Rio of espionage 

14th August 2009 Creamer Media'a Shannon O'Donnell speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about China accusing Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto of commercial espionage and bribery. 

Second Take: Revisiting the Xstrata-Anglo American merger proposal 

7th August 2009 Creamer Media's Shannon O'Donnell speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the latest news in the Xstrata-Anglo American merger proposal. 

Second Take: Anglo Platinum – no longer cash flush 

31st July 2009 Creamer Media's Shannon O'Donnell speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Anglo Platinum's 95% fall in headline earnings and what the company is focusing on into the future. 

Second Take: Kumba Iron Ore 

24th July 2009 Creamer Media's Shannon O'Donnell speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Kumba Iron Ore's 14% increase in production this year. 

Second Take: Cash-hit mine majors should return to listing individual mines 

17th July 2009 Creamer Media's Shannon O'Donnell speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about mines having to look at more inventive ways of financing if they want to continue growing.  

Second Take: South Africa’s mine nationalisation 

10th July 2009 Creamer Media's Shannon O'Donnell speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the strident calls by South Africa's youth league's for the nationalisation of the country's mines. 

Second Take: Ruukki-Sylvania merger 

3rd July 2009 Creamer Media’s Mariaan Webb speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the R2,9-billion Ruuki-Sylvania merger.  

Second Take: The Xstrata-Anglo merger talks 

26th June 2009 Creamer Media’s Shannon O’Donnell speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about diversified miner Xstrata’s ‘merger of equals’ proposal with rival Anglo American. 

Second Take: An update on First Uranium in SA 

19th June 2009 Creamer Media’s Shannon O’Donnell speaks to Mining Weekly senior contributing editor Keith Campbell about uranium producer First uranium. 

Second Take: Acid Mine Drainage and its environmental threat 

12th June 2009 Creamer Media’s Shannon O’Donnell speaks to Engineering News features editor Brindaveni Naidoo about the causes and effects of acid mine drainage on South Africa’s environment. 

Illegal miners in South Africa 

5th June 2009 Creamer Media’s Shannon O’Donnell speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about illegal mining in South Africa, which is intensifying with the recent surge in the gold price. 

Second Take: Recognising the new coupling of the African and Asian economies 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th May 2009 Creamer Media’s Shannon O’Donnell speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the new coupling of African and Asian economies. 

Second Take: Listing on the JSE not having the desired results for junior miners 

22nd May 2009 Creamer Media’s Shannon O’Donnell speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Johannesburg Stock Exchange listings not being suited to junior miners. 

Second Take: The next decade belongs to palladium rather than platinum 

15th May 2009 Creamer Media’s Shannon O’Donnell speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the next decade belonging to palladium rather than platinum. 

Second Take: Middle Eastern investors bid to save Pamodzi Gold 

8th May 2009 Creamer Media’s Shannon O’Donnell speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about a South African and Middle Eastern consortium’s bid to save 15 000 stranded workers at Pamodzi Gold. 

Second Take: Vale  

30th April 2009 Creamer Media’s Shannon O’Donnell speaks to Mining Weekly senior contributing editor Keith Campbell about Brazilian mining major Vale and its reduced production output and expansions into Africa and the rest of the world. 

Second Take: Easing debt markets 

24th April 2009 Creamer Media’s Shannon O’Donnell speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the progressively declining capital-raising coupon rates offered by mining majors. 

Second Take: Liquidation unusual 

17th April 2009 Creamer Media’s Shannon O’Donnell speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the unusual liquidation of Pamodzi Gold. 

Second Take: Trevor Manuel’s July tax incentive scheme 

9th April 2009 Creamer Media's Shannon O'Donnell speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Finance Minister Trevor Manuel's mid-year tax incentive scheme for junior miners. 

Second Take: The South African government’s new beneficiation strategy 

3rd April 2009 Creamer Media's Shannon O'Donnell speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the South African government's new beneficiation strategy. 

Second Take: Unpacking Pamodzi Gold  

27th March 2009 Creamer Media's Shannon O'Donnell speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the challenges plaguing gold-miner Pamodzi Gold. 

Second Take: Worsening mine safety situation  

By: Shannon de Ryhove     20th March 2009 Creamer Media's Shannon O'Donnell speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the worsening mine safety situation. 

Second Take: South Africa's unique dependence on coal 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th March 2009 Creamer Media's Shannon O'Donnell speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about South Africa's unique dependence on coal. 

SECOND TAKE 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th December 2008 Creamer Media's Mariaan Webb talks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the commodity cycle, and his expectations for 2009 

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