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Magazine round up | 21 June 2024 

21st June 2024 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Magazine round up | 21 June 2024
Magazine round up | 21 June 2024

South Africa now a compelling world investment story, upbeat Orion highlights 

By: Martin Creamer     19th June 2024 “The sun is finally shining on us,” an upbeat Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart enthused during an Australia/South Africa webinar on Wednesday, when he outlined how South Africa has become one of the world’s most compelling short-term investment stories. Predicting that this country's investment... 

Errol Smart
Orion Minerals webinar covered by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

Fast-greening Richards Bay Minerals now eyeing on-site renewables, storage, aggregation  

By: Martin Creamer     19th June 2024 Energy-intensive Richards Bay Minerals (RBM), which consumes an average of 1.8 terawatts of power a year, was able to secure its latest 140 MW wind energy power purchase agreement (PPA) in six months. When operating at full capacity, RBMs, power consumption across its mining and smelting... 

Richards Bay Minerals GM for Growth Strategy Bradley Reddy.
Richards Bay Minerals' Bradley Reddy interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Cereamer.

Probably more diamond industry uncertainty now than at any other point – Gemdax 

By: Martin Creamer     14th June 2024 While the diamond sector probably has more uncertainty now than at any other point, participants also probably have a bigger opportunity than ever to shape what the future will look like. “One thing's for sure, the way the industry has operated over the last decade is not going to be the way it... 

Gemdax co-founder and partner Anish Aggarwal.
Gemdax's Anish Aggarwal interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Magazine round up | 14 June 2024 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th June 2024 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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Magazine round up | 14 June 2024

Copper 360 on home straight to produce quite a bit of cash, CEO reports  

By: Martin Creamer     13th June 2024 Copper mining and marketing company Copper 360 is on the home straight to produce quite a bit of cash by financial year end. That was the main takeaway from Mining Weekly’s post-results Zoom interview with the head of the only pure copper play listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). 

Mining activity at Copper 360.
Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video:Darlene Creamer.

Reserve Bank concern about decline of public markets welcome development – Miller  

By: Martin Creamer     12th June 2024 The concern that South Africa’s Reserve Bank expressed last week on the state of this country’s public markets is seen as a welcome development by AmaranthCX director and public market promoter Paul Miller. Everything the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has done has not been enough to change... 

AmaranthCX director Paul Miller.
AmaranthCX director Paul Miller interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Artificial intelligence used to eliminate need for rare earths in permanent magnets 

By: Martin Creamer     11th June 2024 Discovering new materials has historically been slow. Now artificial intelligence (AI) is making it possible to discover a material entirely computationally and have that verified experimentally. An example of this is AI being used to create a permanent magnet that does not contain any rare earth... 

Development of rare earth-free permanent magnets.
Materials Nexus CTO Robert Forrest interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

South Africa’s quickly advancing Copper 360 is guiding sharp 2025 revenue rise  

By: Martin Creamer     11th June 2024 The revenue of South Africa’s quickly advancing Northern Cape copper mining company Copper 360, the only pure copper play on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, is forecast by the company to have risen sharply by the end of February next year. The AltX-listed company headed by CEO Jan Nelson, is... 

Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360 annual results presentation covered by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Magazine round up | 07 June 2024 

7th June 2024 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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Magazine round up | 07 June 2024

Richards Bay Minerals signs agreement for additional 140 MW of renewable energy   

By: Martin Creamer     6th June 2024 A second renewable-energy project has been announced for heavy mineral sands extraction and refining company Richards Bay Minerals (RBM), which mines in northern KwaZulu-Natal and produces materials used in a wide range of everyday products, from paints to smartphones. In 2022, the Rio Tinto... 

From left Werner Duvenhage, James Cumming and Michael Wickins.
Richards Bay Minerals latest renewable energy announcement covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Creamer Media’s Nicholas Boyd.

Platinum group metal poised to help protect world from growing water pollution threat  

By: Martin Creamer     5th June 2024 Platinum group metal (PGM) is once again coming to the fore as a mineral resource that goes the extra mile in protecting a threatened global environment. The latest indispensable commodity that is poised to be shielded by PGM, which has been safeguarding the air of cities from vehicle exhaust... 

PGM-linked hydrogen peroxide generator.
PGM-using MatiTech MD Mike Bowley interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Diamond transparency from mine to finger is on way from Petra   

By: Martin Creamer     4th June 2024 Traceability is becoming an increasingly important part of the natural diamond industry, specifically in terms of being able to verify provenance or origin. G7 sanctions being applied also make traceability technology more important. 

Petra Diamonds CEO Richard Duffy
Petra Diamonds CEO Richard Duffy interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Magazine round up | 31 May 2024 

31st May 2024 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

Magazine round up | 31 May 2024
Magazine round up | 31 May 2024

Massive water power possibilities in underground mining, says COMRO book editor   

By: Martin Creamer     24th May 2024 When hydropower was being developed for South Africa’s gold-mining industry, the industry was going through a tough time and the research organisation of the day, the Chamber of Mines Research Organisation or COMRO, ceased to function in the form that it had for 30-odd years. Had COMRO continued... 

COMRO book editor Brian Protheroe (right) and Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer (left).
COMRO’S Legacy editor Brian Protheroe interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd.

Magazine round up | 24 May 2024 

24th May 2024 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

Magazine round up | 24 May 2024
Magazine round up | 24 May 2024

Green hydrogen must be allowed to decarbonise optimally, Junior Indaba hears  

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2024 Green hydrogen must be made cheap enough to decarbonise optimally at a time when the delay in emission reduction needs to be reversed if the world is to hit net zero by 2050. A range of factors need to be aligned relating to policy, technology, the circular economy, social buy-in and primary supply. 

Hugo Pienaar.
Junior Indaba covered by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Latest cadastre agreement excites South Africa’s Junior Indaba panel  

By: Martin Creamer     21st May 2024 There were expressions of excitement at the South Africa’s Junior Indaba on Tuesday when attendees at the important mining event learnt of the signing of the service-level agreement (SLA) for South Africa's long-awaited mining cadastral system, a key tool for orderly mineral exploration... 

Opening Junior Indaba panel (from left) Lili Nupen, Tseliso Maqubela, Errol Smart, Mosa Mabuza, Bernard Swanepoel.
Junior Indaba covered by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Menar advancing on the manganese front   

By: Martin Creamer     21st May 2024 Private investment company Menar, which is advancing steadily on the manganese front, has anthracite, coal, nickel, and gold in its diversified multi-country portfolio. The company's diversification into manganese began in 2021 with the East Manganese project in the Northern Cape, where a second... 

Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu
Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Platinum-enabled green molecules offering inviting green electron value-add – Nedbank  

By: Martin Creamer     20th May 2024 It’s no longer good enough to just produce electric vehicles (EVs). You have to produce green EVs, and to do that, you need green steel. To get the green steel, you need the green molecules that green hydrogen provides. 

The cathode side of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells that convert hydrogen to electricity require platinum.
Nedbank CIB's Mike Peo interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Shadwyn Dickinson.

Minerals Council, Geoscience, IDC going all out to boost South African exploration  

By: Martin Creamer     17th May 2024 A collective effort was apparent on Friday when Minerals Council South Africa, the Council for Geoscience and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) spoke on the same platform to promote a return to growth in the shrinking South African mining industry. Minerals Council South Africa CEO... 

Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane
South African public-private sector exploration webinar covered by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Magazine round up | 17 May 2024 

17th May 2024 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Magazine round up | 10 May 2024
Magazine round up | 17 May 2024

PGM-boosted green hydrogen backed by resolute South African govt's commitment  

By: Martin Creamer     16th May 2024 The production of green hydrogen, which is most effectively generated when catalysed by platinum group metals (PGMs), has profound economic and social implications, including job creation, skills development, and the fostering of new industries along a multifaceted mining, manufacturing and... 

Higher Education & Training DDG Zukile Mvalo
Higher Education & Training DDG Zukile Mvalo’s green hydrogen presentation covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Creamer Media’s Shadwyn Dickinson. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

State mining training authority backing green hydrogen skills centre creation   

By: Martin Creamer     15th May 2024 “We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be establishing the first centre of specialisation of green hydrogen skills,” South Africa’s Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA) CEO, Yershen Pillay, made public this week. CHIETA is working on this with South Africa’s mining... 

CHIETA CEO Yershen Pillay
Nedbank CIB Green Hydrogen Roundtable covered by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Creamer Media's Shadwyn Dickinson. Video Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd

Green energy presenting South Africa with massive reindustrialisation chance – Nedbank  

By: Martin Creamer     13th May 2024 Green electrons and green molecules are presenting South Africa with a massive opportunity to reindustrialise, Nedbank CIB head of infrastructure, energy and telecommunications Mike Peo told the Green Hydrogen Roundtable on Monday. “We have an opportunity for South Africa to completely... 

From left, CHIETA CEO Yersen Pillay, Higher Education and Training Department DDG Zukile Mvalo, and Nedbank CIB Head of Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications Mike Peo.
Green Hydrogen Roundtable covered by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Creamer Media's Shadwyn Dickinson.

Platinum demand outlook pretty robust, World Platinum Investment Council highlights  

By: Martin Creamer     13th May 2024 The outlook for platinum is one that's pretty robust, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) has highlighted in its latest Platinum Quarterly, which shows the projection of the metal's demand as being very encouraging amid a near-record-low supply prediction. Automotive demand is at a... 

World Platinum Director of Research Edward Sterck
World Platinum Director of Research Edward Sterck interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Fantastic advance by Proudly South African manganese battery metal first-mover  

By: Martin Creamer     10th May 2024 Proudly South African Manganese Metal Co (MMC) of Mbombela, Mpumalanga, is making a fantastic first-mover advance to enter the manganese battery metal market, which is progressing super-fast. To be established is a faster stream to market, which is not only ahead of the global game, but also... 

Manganese Metal Co chairperson Bernard Swanepoel
Manganese Metal Company interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Magazine round up | 10 May 2024 

10th May 2024 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Magazine round up | 10 May 2024
Magazine round up | 10 May 2024

Conference highlights coal mining industry safety milestones, new targets   

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     9th May 2024 The South African coal mining industry has made progress in reaching its goal of zero harm; however, programmes and initiatives must be bolstered to ensure this is achieved and then maintained. This was outlined by speakers during the Coal Safe 2024 conference, held on May 9, at Emperors Palace,... 

An image of DMRE chief inspector of mines David Msiza
Department of Mineral Resources and Energy chief inspector of mines David Msiza outlines focus areas for the mining industry as it aims to achieve the target of zero harm In: the key focus

Hydrogen’s ‘irreplaceable’ role highlighted by platinum-linked venture capital provider  

By: Martin Creamer     9th May 2024 The role of hydrogen in the decarbonisation of the hardest-to-abate sectors of the global economy continues to be highlighted as “irreplaceable” by AP Ventures, the independent venture capital fund focused on investing in early-stage companies that use or enable the use of platinum group metals... 

AP Ventures Co-Founding Partner Kevin Eggers
AP Ventures Co-Founding Partner Kevin Eggers interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

South Deep wind power decision drawing closer, Q2 update likely on backfill problem  

By: Martin Creamer     8th May 2024 Mining company Gold Fields expects to be in a position to decide on the establishment of a wind power project at the South Deep gold mine, west of Johannesburg, in the third quarter of this year. The project is currently undergoing scoping and feasibility and one of the key pieces of work has... 

Gold Fields CEO Mike Fraser
Gold Fields presentation covered by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Copper 360’s underground copper mine set to open three months ahead of schedule  

By: Martin Creamer     6th May 2024 Last month copper mining company Copper 360 surprised on the upside by producing its first copper concentrate from surface material well ahead of schedule. Now, this month, it is doing the same on the underground mining front in that it will be opening its Rietberg underground copper mine three... 

Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd.

Magazine round up | 03 May 2024 

3rd May 2024 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

Magazine round up | 03 May 2024
Magazine round up | 03 May 2024

Discovery, development are mining’s only true value creation drivers, Barrick highlights   

By: Martin Creamer     2nd May 2024 Discovery and development are the only true drivers of value creation in the mining industry, Barrick president and CEO Dr Mark Bristow highlighted on Wednesday, when this standout gold and copper mining company once again declared a dividend in reporting its first quarter results that position... 

Barrick’s Mark Bristow greets Tanzania Minerals Minister Anthony Mavunde at African training academy, which is augmenting the closing Buzwagi mine’s transformation into a 3 000-job-a-year special economic zone with airport terminal.
Barrick first-quarter results covered by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Shanghai Platinum Week: Hydrogen’s going to feature big, says World Platinum Investment Council 

By: Martin Creamer     26th April 2024 The growth in demand for platinum applications in China is extremely high, making detailed access to the China market hugely advantageous. Providing this detailed access from July 8 to 11 will be the far-reaching Shanghai Platinum Week 2024, which is sandwiched between the London Platinum Week in... 

World Platinum CEO Trevor Raymond at Shanghai Platinum Week 2023.
WPIC's Trevor Raymond and Edward Sterck interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Magazine round up | 26 April 2024 

26th April 2024 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 26 April 2024

Pilot Crushtec introduces Swedish brand of large-scale crushers to the Southern African market 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     25th April 2024 Local mobile and semi-mobile crushing and screening equipment provider Pilot Crushtec has expanded its product lineup to the Southern African mining market with the addition of Swedish brand Jonsson’s crushers and screens. The range complements the company’s existing offering of Metso equipment,... 

Jonsson L 550 large mobile cone crusher
Pilot Crushtec sales and marketing director Francois Marais discusses the company's brand new offering

Copper 360 ships concentrate, on course to pay first dividend next year  

By: Martin Creamer     24th April 2024 South Africa's rapidly advancing copper producer Copper 360 has shipped copper concentrate from the Northern Cape province for the first time in 21 years, which saw its shares rise by more than 26% on Wednesday, April 24. As South Africa’s only listed pure copper producer, Copper 360 has... 

Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Creamer Media's Shadwyn Dickinson.
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