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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

SA’s second investment conference 

7th November 2019 Creamer Media’s Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the investment commitments announced during the second South Africa Investment Conference, the mood among investors and the commitments made by government to improve the business environment.   

SA’s second investment conference

Anglo's green transport, APEC, De Beers' Cobalt interest make headlines  

31st October 2019 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks green worker transport in Chile, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation and De Beers’ interest in Cobalt.   

Anglo's green transport, APEC, De Beers' Cobalt interest make headlines

New trading platform, hydrogen make headlines  

24th October 2019 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the new online commodities trading platform, Anglo mines hydrogen truck deployment and, Siemens’ green hydrogen pilot project in Dubai.   

New trading platform, hydrogen make headlines

Electricity tariffs tussle and the return of load-shedding 

17th October 2019 Creamer Media’s Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about Eskom’s plan to take another Nersa determination on legal review, the renewed threat of load-shedding and the best way for the country to deal with the threat to South Africa’s economy.   

Electricity tariffs tussle and the return of load-shedding

Renewables, climate change take centre stage  

10th October 2019 This week, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks South Africa’s “Just Transition”, climate change and biodiversity and Australia's green hydrogen export. 

Renewables, climate change take centre stage

Top stories from Oppenheimer Conference, Joburg Indaba  

4th October 2019 The Oppenheimer Research Conference and the Joburg Indaba kicked off in Johannesburg this week. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer attended both events and unpacks the headlines coming out of them.   

Top stories from Oppenheimer Conference, Joburg Indaba

Green hydrogen, fuel-cells make headlines 

26th September 2019 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks a joint proposal that was submitted to the International Climate Initiative for funding for buses driven by green hydrogen; the suggestion by Minerals Council CEO Roger Baxter that existing transport systems should be used as a foundation to build South... 

Green hydrogen, fuel-cells make headlines

Exxaro and Pan African make headlines 

19th September 2019 Exxaro is set to take full ownership of renewables company Cennergi, Pan African Resources is studying a solar power project and there's also a new gold mining project on the cards for Pan African Resources. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the details.   

Exxaro and Pan African make headlines

SA's first fuel cell factory, legacy material, climate change 

12th September 2019 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks South Africa’s first fuel cell factory, remining legacy material and climate change.   

SA's first fuel cell factory, legacy material, climate change

Mining investments in Zimbabwe  

5th September 2019 Mining Weekly and Engineering News Senior Deputy Editor Martin Zhuwakinyu unpacks the investments in Zimbabwe’s mining sector. 

Mining investments in Zimbabwe

Hydrogen import, Mogalakwena and urban mining make headlines  

29th August 2019 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks Japan’s plan to import hydrogen, Mogalakwena’s boost and urban mining in the City of Johannesburg.   

Hydrogen import, Mogalakwena and urban mining make headlines

Hydrogen developments, climate change effects on coal make headlines  

23rd August 2019 This week Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the latest developments in hydrogen and how climate change is affecting coal miners. 

Hydrogen developments, climate change effects on coal make headlines

Fuel-cells, Nevada automation make headlines  

15th August 2019 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks fuel-cells in ventilation, the growing popularity of fuel-cell electric vehicles and automation at Nevada. 

Fuel-cells, Nevada automation make headlines

Carbon-emissions, Styldrift delays, a platinum-linked hydrogen economy make headlines  

7th August 2019 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses government's fresh look into the country’s carbon-emissions, delays in RBPlat’s Styldrift ramp-up and RBPlat's view of a platinum-linked hydrogen economy.   

Carbon-emissions, Styldrift delays, a platinum-linked hydrogen economy make headlines

3D printing, chrome, fuel cell opportunities make headlines  

2nd August 2019 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks platinum 3D printing, Tharisa’s chrome project and fuel cell opportunities.   

3D printing, chrome, fuel cell opportunities make headlines

Renewables, coal and LNG make headlines  

26th July 2019 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks Anglo American's plan to only use renewable energy at its Chile operations, the call for coal producers to place focus on the local demand and Transnet's a Public-Private partnership with the International Finance Corporation for a LNG terminal in... 

Renewables, coal and LNG make headlines

Nedbank’s Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle conference  

19th July 2019 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer attended Nedbank’s Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle conference in Cape Town this week and unpacks the highlights from the event. 

Nedbank’s Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle conference

PGM investment, carbon tax and lower cost electricity make headlines  

11th July 2019 This week Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the Mirai Creation fund, carbon tax and lower cost electricity.   

Martin Creamer

Pallinghurst, Blyvoor Gold and City of Johannesburg road closures make headlines 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th July 2019 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the latest news on diversified investor Pallinghurst's interest in battery and fuel cell materials; and how illegal mining is impacting on Blyvoor Gold and resulting in road closures in Roodepoort. 

Pallinghurst, Blyvoor Gold and City of Johannesburg road closures make headlines

Platinum Valley SEZ, Kukama, Orion BFS make headlines  

28th June 2019 This week Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses the Platinum Valley Special Economic Zone, the Kukama shaft and Orion’s Bankable Feasibility Study.   

Platinum Valley SEZ, Kukama, Orion BFS make headlines

Hydrogen Council, dam safety and climate change make headlines  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th June 2019 This week, new members join the Hydrogen Council; dam safety risks could scare investors and coal companies fighting climate change are on the right path. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the headlines.   

Hydrogen Council, dam safety and climate change make headlines

SA's EV opportunity, Tshipi-South32 agreement  

13th June 2019 This week Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks South Africa’s opportunity in platinum and manganese, the electrification of taxi fleets and the Tshipi and South32 agreement.   

SA's EV opportunity, Tshipi-South32 agreement

Manganese, Junior Mining, Mantashe make headlines 

6th June 2019 This week, Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks manganese as an EV metal, a kickstart for junior mining and, approval for Gwede Mantashe’s appointment. 

Manganese, Junior Mining, Mantashe make headlines

Platinum in climate change, remote machinery, Mandela Mining Precinct make headlines  

29th May 2019 In the face of climate change more emphasis needs to be given to platinum, and there needs to be a collective South African effort on this part. Meanwhile, in an effort to stop miners going down deep-level mines, remote machinery should come to the fore. And, inroads are being made in research,... 

Platinum in climate change, remote machinery, Mandela Mining Precinct make headlines

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
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