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Water pollution, traceability, exploration fund make headlines   

7th June 2024 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the role that Platinum Group Metal can play against water pollution; traceability in the mining sector and Petra Diamonds progress in this area; and the R400-million junior mining exploration fund.   

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Ruthenium, hydropower and green hydrogen make headlines  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st May 2024 Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses the renewed focus on ruthenium, water as an alternative source of power and the need for the world to make green hydrogen cheap enough to ensure optimal decarbonisation. 

Ruthenium, hydropower and green hydrogen make headlines

Manganese mining, local processing and green hydrogen make headlines  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th May 2024 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the importance of South Africa locally processing its manganese ore, discusses private investment company Menar's plans to grow its manganese mining and processing operations in South Africa and Gabon and provides an update on Hive Hydrogen's efforts to... 

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Green Energy, Manganese Metal Co, Anglo American make headlines   

17th May 2024 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Nedbank's belief that Green Energy is a reindustrialisation opportunity for South Africa; Manganese Metal Co's first-mover advance to enter the manganese battery metal market; and Anglo American’s proposed demerging of Anglo Platinum and De Beers, which... 

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South Deep, Rietberg, mineral exploration make headlines   

10th May 2024 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses developments around Gold Fields’s potential wind energy project at the South Deep Gold Mine; Copper360's  Rietberg underground copper mine opening three months ahead of schedule; and South Africa’s economy can benefit quickly from getting mineral... 

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Value creation, exploration, Harmony Gold projects make headlines   

3rd May 2024 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Barrick's recently revealed first quarter results where discovery and development were punted as the true drivers of value creation in mining; South Africa’s struggling economy, which could benefit relatively quickly from getting exploration going at... 

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Copper shares soar and green hydrogen goes digital   

26th April 2024 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Copper 360’s shares rising more than 26% after it shipped concentrates from the Northern Cape; Orion Minerals shares rocketing to 58% on the Australian Stock Exchange; and the new digital system that can be used to buy and sell green hydrogen.   

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PGMs and green hydrogen make headlines   

19th April 2024 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discussing palladium and platinum playing a key role in battery electric vehicles; the opportunity around the market development aspect of the platinum group metals industry; and talk of South Africa being well placed to benefit from huge green hydrogen outlook.   

PGMs and green hydrogen make headlines

Hydrogen, PGMs, underground mine energy storage make headlines   

12th April 2024 In this week's episode of Second Take, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses hydrogen’s role as a global energy solution; the market development of the full PGMs basket being essential; and about how South Africa’s underground mines could be used as batteries that store energy.   

Hydrogen, PGMs, underground mine energy storage make headlines

Developments in copper, fuel cells, platinum group metals make headlines   

4th April 2024 This week on Second Take, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses African Rainbow Minerals acquiring 15% of Canada’s Surge Copper; the brand-new platinum-catalysed hydrogen fuel cell system, which is as cheap to make as a conventional car engine; and Nedbank noting current low PGM prices... 

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Hyphen, Eva mine, ferrochrome price make headlines   

27th March 2024 This week on Second Take, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the boost that Namibia’s $10-billion Hyphen development scheme has received from Germany; Harmony’s Eva copper mine being granted special prescribed status in Australia;and the ferrochrome benchmark price settling higher.   

Hyphen, Eva mine, ferrochrome price make headlines

AECI, Copper 360, public-private partnership make headlines   

22nd March 2024 In this week's episode of Second Take, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer talks about the AECI being on track become a global top 3 player in the industry by 2030; Copper 360's first concentrate from the plant it has just acquired from Nama Copper; and the partnership between the Richards Bay... 

AECI, Copper 360, public-private partnership make headlines

Gold, hydrogen, mining boost make headlines   

15th March 2024 This week on Second Take, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer talks about he South African gold producer that’s going public through a business combination with a US group; Elemental Energy on a major mission to build hydrogen power systems in developing countries; and a new ticket to ride for... 

Gold, hydrogen, mining boost make headlines

Menar and platinum boost make headlines   

8th March 2024 In this week's episode of Second Take, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Menar’s memorandum of agreement with Gabon; high platinum demand owing to an expected 7-year high in the automotive sector; and a week-long event in China to boost platinum group metals.   

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Gold, carbon emissions, renewable projects make headlines   

1st March 2024 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer the R7.9-billion life-of-mine extension project at the Mponeng gold mine; the recent delivery of Anglo American’s tenth emission-cutting ship; and the two huge wind and sun energy projects that were given the go-ahead in South Africa this week.   

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Major hydrogen economy developments in SA  

21st February 2024 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses BMW's hydrogen-fuelled cars on South Africa’s roads; Heraeus and Sibanye-Stillwater’s PGMs partnership to boost the hydrogen economy; and South Africa's hopes to collaborate with Japan on green hydrogen development.   

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Reforms, Mining Exploration Fund, black ownership make headlines  

15th February 2024 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the need for energy and logistics reforms for sustainable mining; the agreement between the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy and the IDC for the establishment of a Mining Exploration Fund; and black ownership in SA mining has reached 39%.   

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Agriculture, crime, health & safety make headlines   

9th February 2024 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks headlines from the Investing in African Mining Indaba, criminal syndicates identified by Transnet and noise-induced hearing loss displacing TB and silicosis as the top priority health threat in the South African mining industry   

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Rail, R&D partnership and Investing in African Mining Indaba make headlines   

2nd February 2024 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer provides updates on the new rail corridor agreement between RBCT and Transnet; Anglo American's partnership with large Chinese recycler GEM for a research and development project; and this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will focus on new... 

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Vanadium Resources, Orion Minerals, Giyani Metals make headlines   

26th January 2024 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Vanadium Resources’ expansive long-life operation plans and how its mulling a listing on the JSE; Orion Minerals  new surface right access and property acquisition; and Giyani Metals $10-million in funding.   

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Nature-positivity, JSE opportunities, Copper 360 make headlines   

19th January 2024 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the nature-positive commitment that mining and metals companies have made; the opportunity presented by the JSE for critical mineral miners to access capital; and Copper 360 embracing smart watches to uplift mineworker wellbeing.   

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Hydrogen as a driver of PGMs demand and new industry appointments make headlines  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th January 2024 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the hydrogen economy as a new growth area for platinum group metals; Ian Cockerill's appointment as CEO of West African miner Endeavour Mining and the importance of growing the pipeline of leaders in the mining industry; and the importance of... 

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Green ammonia export, Bakubung sit-in, unshrinking mining make headlines   

13th December 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the green ammonia export MoU recently signed by Hive Hydrogen and Itochu; the latest developments at the Bakubung platinum mine, where an underground sit-in is being staged; and South Africans' duty to unshrink the mining industry.   

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Rare earths, community engagement, renewables make headlines  

8th December 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses South Africa's role for a more diversified supply chain of critical rare earths for the green energy transition; the South African mining industry being years ahead of its international peers when it comes to local and community engagement; and the... 

Rare earths, community engagement, renewables make headlines

Jupiter Mines, Copper 360 and DRDGold make headlines  

1st December 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the news of Jupiter Mines producing a 99.9% pure sample of high purity manganese sulphate monohydrate; Copper 360 acquiring a new production-doubling copper processing plant next to its own processing facility; and DRDGold looking at the recovery of... 

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Renewables, green hydrogen, platinum make headlines   

23rd November 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses South Deep being boosted by another 50 MW to 80 MW of wind power; the green knowledge exchange tender that aims to accelerate green hydrogen development in South Africa; and the all-time high industrial demand for platinum.   

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Iridium, green hydrogen, ilmenite make headlines   

17th November 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the far-reaching iridium-thrifting breakthrough that happened this week; Germany  funding a green hydrogen pilot plant in Namibia; and the major value boost that South African ilmenite has received.   

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The Olympics, Phalaborwa, Harmony Gold make headlines   

10th November 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses next year's Olympics, which aims to showcase platinum-based hydrogen technology as a net-zero solution; Phalaborwa's potential to become one of the most environmentally friendly and lowest-cost rare earth projects in the world; and Harmony Gold's... 

The Olympics, Phalaborwa, Harmony Gold make headlines

Orion, Arc Minerals, Anglo American make headlines   

2nd November 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Orion’s progress towards operational commencement at Prieska, in the Northern Cape; the $90-million joint venture deal between Arc Minerals and Anglo American; and Anglo American's view of Finland as a site for its next greenfield project.   

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Anglo American, South32, H2.SA make headlines   

27th October 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Anglo American’s transition to 100% renewables in South America; South32's plan to  deploy energy efficient technology at Hillside Aluminum in South Africa; and the H2.SA project which aims to promote a Green Hydrogen Economy in South Africa. 

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Renewable projects, green hydrogen collaboration make headlines   

20th October 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Anglo-linked Envusa Energy’s application to trade sun and wind energy in seven mines; the green hydrogen collaboration between Anglo American Platinum, BMW and Sasol; and the R1-billion solar project that will see Tharisa Minerals carbon emissions cut... 

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Green hydrogen, mining education, circular economy make headlines   

13th October 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the American-Australian business partnership that was recently announced, which focuses on a global green hydrogen ecosystem; the global attention that Copper 360’s mining school is getting; and the focus on the integration of mining with the circular... 

Green hydrogen, mining education, circular economy make headlines

Exploration, conservation, mining rights make headlines   

6th October 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Anglo American CEO's belief that South Africa still has untapped potential that it is under-explored. What did he have to say about exploration; Jane Goodall's warning that a business-as-usual approach to conservation will doom the planet; and... 

Exploration, conservation, mining rights make headlines

Manganese Metal Co, Glencore, Nedbank Manufacturing make headlines   

29th September 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Manganese Metal Co which is putting South Africa in pole position amid a battery demand; Morgan Stanley analysts' belief that Glencore’s growth potential from the circular economy is very significant; and Nedbank Manufacturing providing a much-needed... 

Manganese Metal Co, Glencore, Nedbank Manufacturing make headlines

ARM, GoldOre, Gautrain make headlines   

22nd September 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses African Rainbow Minerals’ R2.5-billion solar power plant under construction in the North West; GoldOre’s microbubble technology, which is being used mostly in mines outside of South Africa; and whether the Gautrain’s empowerment partner, the Strategic... 

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Manganese Metal Company, Copper 360 make headlines   

15th September 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Manganese Metal Company developing battery grade manganese sulphate as the global battery electric vehicle market grows; the first set of courses launched by Copper 360’s School of Mining, which is aimed at nurturing human capital; and the major... 

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Platinum, rail, clean energy make headlines   

7th September 2023 This week, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the World Platinum Investment Council's forecast of the biggest platinum deficit on record and significantly low above-ground stocks; African Rainbow Minerals executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe stressing that the partnership between... 

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Northam, Vedanta, Hillside Aluminium make headlines   

1st September 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks this week's biggest news. Northam paid R2.4-billion in dividends and highlighted its business risks ahead; Vedanta Zinc is looking to invest $500-million as soon as rail and energy issues are overcome; and there are plans for lower carbon electricity... 

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