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Bushveld targets Evraz’s Vametco stake 

28th April 2016 Diversified mineral development company Bushveld Minerals has taken an interest in financially troubled Evraz’s controlling stake in Vametco’s vanadium mine and plant. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss the details. 

Bushveld targets Evraz’s Vametco stake

Tronox opens new R3.3bn Fairbreeze mineral sands mine in KZN 

21st April 2016 Heavy minerals mining company Tronox recently opened its new R3.3-billion Fairbreeze mine in KwaZulu-Natal. Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the developments. 

Tronox opens new R3.3bn Fairbreeze mineral sands mine in KZN

AMCU sidelines collective gold bargaining process  

14th April 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock on the consequences of Sibanye Gold offering the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union a R25 stability premium to avoid industrial action, throwing a spanner in the collective works of the... 

AMCU sidelines collective gold bargaining process

Govt intent on creating incentives for mines to benefit from platinum fuel-cell investment 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th April 2016 The South African government is intent on creating incentives for mines to derive greater benefit from investing in platinum fuel-cell technology. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the technology. 

Govt intent on creating incentives for mines to benefit from platinum fuel-cell investment

SA could learn from Ghana, Gold Fields collaboration 

31st March 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses the development with senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock, citing that South Africa should take note. 

SA could learn from Ghana, Gold Fields collaboration

Call to boost SA economy  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd March 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the need to redevelop Brand SA. 

Call to boost SA economy

CoAL calls for regulatory streamlining 

16th March 2016 Coal of Africa CEO David Brown has called on the government to ensure a streamlined regulatory environment with end-to-end processes that are attractive to investors and logistics costs that take into account the current low commodity pricing environment. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins... 

CoAL calls for regulatory streamlining

Merafe cash skyrockets on ferrochrome venture’s superb showing 

10th March 2016 Ferrochrome company Merafe shot the proverbial lights out in 2015, when its cash generation went through the roof and every box was ticked, from upped production to improved safety. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley in studio to discuss the developments. 

Merafe cash skyrockets on ferrochrome venture’s superb showing

Glencore keen on coal turnaround 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd March 2016 Diversified miner Glencore seems confident about the outlook for a coal turnaround. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss the company’s thoughts on coal.   

Glencore keen on coal turnaround

AngloGold’s South African mines still laggards  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th February 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about AngloGold remaining outlier laggards. 

AngloGold’s South African mines still laggards

New Anglo American makes its entry  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th February 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the new Anglo American which now has seven assets remaining in South Africa compared with the 650 assets prior to the listing on the London Stock Exchange in 1999. 

New Anglo American makes its entry

Amplats continues to slim down 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th February 2016 Deputy editor online Natasha Odendaal joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss this strategy, as the platinum-group metals mining industry moves closer to a prolonged weak price environment. 

Amplats continues to slim down

Rising use of platinum fuel cells  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th February 2016 Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the benefits and rising use of platinum fuel cells. 

Rising use of platinum fuel cells

Looking back at Dr Robbie Robinson  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th January 2016 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer talks to senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock about the legacy left behind by chemical engineer Dr Robbie Robinson, who died at 86. Dr Robinson was often featured on Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly Online. 

Looking back at Dr Robbie Robinson

Richards Bay Coal Terminal sets new 75.4Mt export record  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st January 2016 Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the Richards Bay Coal Terminal's export record. 

Richards Bay Coal Terminal sets new 75.4Mt export record

Motlanthe sees opportunity in crisis 

14th January 2016 Former President of South Africa Kgalema Motlanthe says now is an excellent opportunity to introduce material change in the country’s mining industry. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss the matter further. 

Motlanthe sees opportunity in crisis

Anglo halves business units, axes divi, cuts 3 850 plat jobs, halts plat projects as Kumba trembles 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th December 2015 Anglo American’s share price fell significantly on Tuesday, resulting in radical restructuring and cost savings. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses the development with Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley. 

Anglo halves business units, axes divi, cuts 3 850 plat jobs, halts plat projects as Kumba trembles

Consortium secures Kimberley Mines at ideal time 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd December 2015 South African diamond-mining company De Beers Consolidated Mines has sold its Kimberley Mines to a consortium made up of Ekapa Mining and London-listed Petra Diamonds.  

Consortium secures Kimberley Mines at ideal time

Imported LNG set to kickstart gas-to-power vision  

By: Sashnee Moodley     27th November 2015 Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley speaks to Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer about imported liquefied natural gas initiating greater gas use in South Africa. 

Imported LNG set to kickstart gas-to-power vision

Should executive compensation look beyond financial results? 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th November 2015 London-based institutional investor group Principles for Responsible Investment MD Fiona Reynolds has called for executive compensation to be linked to factors other than financial performance. Senior deputy editor features Tracy Hancock discusses this sentiment with Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. 

Should executive compensation look beyond financial results?

AngloGold’s South African gold mines now ‘outlier’ laggards 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th November 2015 Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley speaks to Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer about AngloGold Ashanti's "outlier" status South African mines. 

AngloGold’s South African gold mines now ‘outlier’ laggards

Glencore debt reduction progresses on streaming deal 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th November 2015 Glencore has entered a long-term silver streaming agreement with Anani Investments and Silver Wheaton as part of its debt reduction plans. Senior deputy features editor Tracy Hancock talks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer. 

Glencore debt reduction progresses on streaming deal

Call to action for review of crippling Davis tax proposals 

By: Sashnee Moodley     29th October 2015 Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley speaks to Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer about the recommendations of the Davis Committee on Tax. 

Call to action for review of crippling Davis tax proposals

Convergence needed for SA mining to successfully navigate current ‘make-or-break’ phase 

By: Sashnee Moodley     22nd October 2015 Creamer Media's Leandi Kolver speaks to Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer about the state of the South African mining industry as discussed at the Joburg Indaba. 

Convergence needed for SA mining to successfully navigate current ‘make-or-break’ phase

2015 Joburg Indaba gets underway 

By: Sashnee Moodley     15th October 2015 Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley speaks to Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer about the highlights at the 2015 Joburg Indaba. 

2015 Joburg Indaba gets underway

Sibanye aiming to become South Africa’s mining champion 

8th October 2015 Creamer Media's Leandi Kolver speaks to Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer about Sibanye Gold’s planned acquisitions and diversification ambitions. 

Sibanye aiming to become South Africa’s mining champion

VW debacle puts favourable spotlight on zero-emitting platinum fuel cell 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st October 2015 Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the Volkswagen debacle and its effect on zero-emission value of fuel cell electric vehicles. 

VW debacle puts favourable spotlight on zero-emitting platinum fuel cell

AngloGold, Randgold team up to revive Obuasi 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2015 Creamer Media’s Leandi Kolver speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Randgold Resources and AngloGold Ashanti's investment agreement on the Obuasi gold mine in Ghana. 

AngloGold, Randgold team up to revive Obuasi

Amplats sells platinum mines to Sibanye 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th September 2015 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Anglo American Platinum's plan to sell its Rustenburg Platinum mining and concentrating operations to Sibanye Gold for at least R4.5-billion. 

Amplats sells platinum mines to Sibanye

DRDGold considering share buy-back 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th September 2015 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about surface gold miner DRDGold considering a buy-back of shares in support of its long-term shareholders. 

DRDGold considering share buy-back

BHP Billiton still bullish on China 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th August 2015 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about BHP Billiton's bullishness on China, as well as the demerged South 32's opportunity to work with Eskom on additional coal supply. 

BHP Billiton still bullish on China

AngloGold harvesting short-life mines 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th August 2015 Creamer Media's Leandi Kolver speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about AngloGold harvesting short-life mines. 

AngloGold harvesting short-life mines

Eskom, Optimum in dispute over coal supply deal 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th August 2015 Creamer Media's Leandi Kolver speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about power utility Eskom's dispute with Optimum over its coal supply deal. 

Eskom, Optimum in dispute over coal supply deal

Optimum Coal’s business rescue 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th August 2015 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about financially stricken Optimum Coal's double whammy. 

Optimum Coal’s business rescue

Guidelines needed to eliminate confusion between artisanal, illegal mining 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th July 2015 Creamer Media's Leandi Kolver speaks to senior staff writer Zandile Mavuso about the clear policy guidelines that are needed to eliminate the confusion between artisanal and illegal mining. 

Guidelines needed to eliminate confusion between artisanal, illegal mining

Jobs decline on commodity prices, mechanisation 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th July 2015 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about Kumba Iron Ore's job cuts as well as Anglo American Platinum's results. 

Jobs decline on commodity prices, mechanisation

Coal terminal in equipment replacement drive 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th July 2015 Creamer Media's Leandi Kolver speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the Richards Bay Coal Terminal's R1.34-billion equipment replacement project to boost South Africa’s coal supply chain. 

Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer

Inland terminal rapid rail master plans 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th July 2015 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about a new logistical concept that could facilitate the continuous flow of coal from mines to ocean terminals. 

Inland terminal rapid rail master plans
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