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26th April 2023

This week: Anglo’s 680 MW prioritised first-wave renewable energy projects on way; and, Platinum-based hydrogen production is in competitive upscale mode 

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5th April 2023

This week: Menar’s MD believes South Africa will overcome its rail and electricity problems; Mining needs a truth-and-reconciliation approach to ESG; And, critical metals for a low-carbon economy... 

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22nd March 2023

This week: Re-pursue exploration to help re-build South Africa’s economy, says business booster; And, Coal miner Exxaro to build 68 MW solar power plant in Limpopo 

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15th March 2023

This week: ARM CEO says energy, logistics threats can be turned into opportunities and, Platinum market back in contango, big improvement of net investment expected  

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8th March 2023

This week: Sibanye-Stillwater records third-best earnings as it celebrates tenth anniversary; Harmony CEO hails strong performance of South African mines despite loadshedding; and, Implats benefits... 

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1st March 2023

This week: De Beers delivers excellent set of 2022 results; Anglo has 600 MW keyed up ready to go, green hydrogen also developing rapidly; And, do everything to fight inflation, says AngloGold,... 

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22nd February 2023

This week: Growing need for critical raw materials highlighted by US, EU policies; Pan African reconfigures mines to address production slip; focusses on solar PV; And, Gold Ore’s MACH Reactor... 

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15th February 2023

This week: Shell driven to powering progress in mining; Venetia Underground Project will achieve operational readiness, first production in 2023; And, Multotec focusing on improving African mining... 

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1st February 2023

This week: RBCT coal exports fall below 1993 level, being hit very badly by cable theft And, Copper-copious Zambia stepping up agricultural prowess, embarking on robust outreach 

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7th December 2022

This week: South African green hydrogen technology wins top global recognition and, Australia’s platinum pioneer highlighting greenness, mulling smelterless tech 

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New mining vision, platinum deficit, renewables make headlines
19th May 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses calls for a new mining vision amid release of exploration funds; Platinum’s deficit prediction is up 77% this year, close to a million ounces; and Pan... 

Glencore, Sibanye-Stillwater, exploration investment make headlines
12th May 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer notes that Glencore will study the feasibility of the creation of a hydrometallurgical facility in Italy; Sibanye-Stillwater is pushing on with its own... 

Renewables, exploration, hydrogen make headlines
5th May 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Gold Fields’ progress in wind energy generation at its South Deep gold mine; Barrick's belief in adding ounces through the drill bit rather than... 

Hive Hydrogen, Mitochondria, Anglo make headlines
26th April 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Hive Hydrogen’s R105-billion, phase one, investment pledge; Mitochondria's R4.3-billion pledge for a hydrogen fuel cell project to create 1 500 jobs in... 

Raising capital, Anglo American, SAIC make headlines
21st April 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses South Africa's need to raise capital at the small end of the stock exchange;  the first wave of Anglo American’s renewable energy projects; and the... 

Mining Map, Copper 360, Glencore make headlines
14th April 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the new online South African Mining Map that was recently revealed; Copper 360's listing on the JSE; and Glencore’s advancement on the road to the... 

Green steel, trackless mobile machinery, smelterless tech make headlines
6th April 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the H2 Green Steel/Anglo American memorandum of understanding; the ENSafrica webinar, which heard that new trackless mobile machinery regulations... 

PGMs, critical metals, hydrogen make headlines
31st March 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer says if marketed in a collaborative fashion, PGMs have the potential to create a million jobs in the country and add R8-trillion to the economy. He discusses... 

Exploration spend, youth skills, mine energy make headlines
24th March 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks why South Africa is not garnering global exploration spend; youth skills and businesses remain key in the Just Energy Transition; and Exxaro's... 

Financing models, exploration, solar projects make headlines
17th March 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Orion Minerals’ plan to build smaller but get base metals into production much sooner; Rifle-Shot’s Dilley Naidoo's belief that exploration investment... 

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Mining, refining, smelting investment of up to $4tr by 2030 needed to support net-zero shift – report
6th July 2023

As the world accelerates the deployment of climate technologies in support of the net-zero transition, there is a risk that materials supply might not scale at the required speed, a new McKinsey &... 

Water power in underground mining has gone mainstream, says HPE
6th July 2023

The long-standing use of water to cool underground mines is increasingly providing the opportunity to apply the free water pressure head that this offers to energise mining equipment. High-pressure... 

Limpopo coal mine decarbonising through cost-cutting solar power agreement
5th July 2023

Financial close has been achieved for the 68 MW Lephalale solar project to supply renewable energy to the Grootegeluk coal mine in Limpopo. This was announced on Wednesday by Cennergi, the wholly... 

South African regulator not doing enough to promote junior mining – mining lawyer
4th July 2023

The major theme of the recent Junior Indaba was the concern that the South African regulator is not doing enough to promote junior mining in South Africa. Government’s role should be to cut red... 

De Beers commits billion pula upfront to diamonds-for-development in Botswana
3rd July 2023

The De Beers Group, which concluded in principle diamond sales and mining agreements with the government of Botswana at the weekend, has committed a billion pula (R1.4-billion) upfront to fund the... 

De Beers, Botswana agree in principle on sales, mining licences
3rd July 2023

Diamond mining and marketing company De Beers and the Botswana government have reached an in principle agreement on a 25-year extension of the Debswana mining licences, through to 2054, and a new... 

Gold prospecting bid in Limpopo being underpinned by brickmaking revenue stream
3rd July 2023

The need for sand to make bricks has resulted in Limpopo entrepreneur stumbling upon a gold prospect for which a prospecting licence application has been acknowledged by the Department of Mineral... 

Clean hydrogen could be virtually zero cost, US energy diplomat tells London Indaba
30th June 2023

The main founders of the Inflation Reduction Act envision the US legislation as a clean energy bill to lower the costs of green energy technologies for everyone around the world as well as being... 


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7th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses renewables, water power, pink diamond 

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On-The-Air (23/06/2023)
23rd June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

It’s that time again on a Friday when Update At Noon presents another Update From The Coal-Face with Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly. The use of platinum in... 

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9th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses developments in iron-ore, the JSE, copper. 

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2nd June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer unpacks changes at Anglo, the JSE’s new goal, Sibanye’s wind project 

On-The-Air (26/05/2023)

This week Martin Creamer discusses recycling, underground carbon storage make headlines 

On-The-Air (19/05/2023)

This week Martin Creamer discusses a new mining vision, platinum deficit, renewables 

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This week Martin Creamer discusses critical metals recycling, energy, exploration 

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Martin Creamer discusses renewables, education funding, green hydrogen 

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This week Martin Creamer unpacks developments in hydrogen and copper. 

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This week Martin Creamer discusses Copper 360, Anglo American and SAICE. 

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This week Martin Creamer discusses a new online mining map, a new JSE listing and the circular economy 

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This week Martin Creamer talks to Sakina Kamwendo about green steel, trackless mining deaths, and replacing electricity-intensive smelting with a low-energy alternative 

On-The-Air (31/03/2023)

This week Martin Creamer discusses PGMs, critical metals, hydrogen. 

On-The-Air (24/03/2023)

This week Martin Creamer unpacks policy certainty, jobs and clean electricity 

On-The-Air (17/03/2023)

This week Martin Creamer discusses base metals, exploration and solar power. 

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Martin Creamer discusses platinum and South Africa’s opportunities. 


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