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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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DRDGold, logistics, Thungela make headlines   

24th August 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses DRDGold's 16th consecutive dividend and its move to solar energy; a best-of-breed approach to put South Africa on a competitive logistics path; and the launch of Thungela’s nursery and its hatchery which is breeding fish.   

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Renewables, decarbonisation projects making headlines   

18th August 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the green electrons now flowing into Harmony Gold mine shafts that will reduce carbon emissions by 65 000t; the first phase of Vedanta Zinc International’s renewable energy programme; and Glencore Alloys solar power project.   

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All eyes on Africa for investment and for the fate of humanity  

11th August 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses major global mining companies choosing Africa as their biggest and best investment destination; metals and minerals from Africa vital for fight against climate change; and Namibia catching the eye, yet again, as a country of choice when it comes to... 

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Hydrogen economy, Mogale Tailings, platinum-based FCEVs make headlines   

4th August 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks South Africa's advantage in being able to develop a successful hydrogen economy; Pan African taking a stance against any attempts to derail the R2.5-billion Mogale Tailings Retreatment project; and the promotion platinum-based fuel cell electric... 

Hydrogen economy, Mogale Tailings, platinum-based FCEVs make headlines

Mogale, Middelaagte, green hydrogen make headlines   

28th July 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the Mogale Tailings Retreatment project which had its sod turning this week; Anglo American Platinum finalising the permitting process for the future opencast Middelaagte mine; and Amplats' assurances that green hydrogen can be produced economically.   

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Energy, gold and PGMs make headlines   

21st July 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Impala Platinum’s intention to develop a 100 MW-plus solar energy plant in North West province; South Africa's opportunity to recover gold from its mine dump material; and securing future demand for SA's platinum group metals.   

Energy, gold and PGMs make headlines

Copper 360, West Wits, Mogale tailings make headlines   

14th July 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Copper 360’s new mining school that will launch in the Northern Cape; the IDC’s interest in the West Wits Basin project; and the Mogale tailings retreatment project, which will see its official sod-turning take place this month.   

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Cennergi, high pressure water tech, Venetia make headlines   

7th July 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Cennergi’s power purchase agreement which will see it supply renewable energy to Exxaro’s flagship mine; the proudly South African High Pressure Water Technology that has gone mainstream; and the Venetia mine rapidly becoming a flagship in advancing... 

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Titanium beneficiation, London Indaba make headlines   

30th June 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses South Africa’s titanium beneficiation project which is expected to peak at R14-billion and headlines from this year's London Indaba.   

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Battery commercialisation, green hydrogen make headlines  

23rd June 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks hopes for the use of Platinum and Palladium in the commercialisation of batteries; calls for SA to produce green hydrogen locally, which could add value to iron-ore; and simple legislation to stimulate Green Hydrogen investment.   

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Copper 360, Botswana Diamonds and becoming a country of choice make headlines  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th June 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the value Copper 360 has identified at its mines in the Northern Cape; Botswana Diamonds' new prospecting licence in the Northern Cape; and the importance of making South Africa a country of choice. 

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Lethabo Exploration, Marula Mining, Copper 360 make headlines   

9th June 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Lethabo Exploration’s off-take agreement; Marula Mining’s listing on the JSE; and Copper 360’s encouraging drilling results.   

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Changes at Anglo, the JSE, Sibanye make headlines   

2nd June 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Anglo American's “next phase of delivery”; the JSE's hope to attract junior mining and exploration companies to list.; and Sibanye-Stillwater’s 89 MW wind energy project.   

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Recycled PGMs, circular economy, carbon storage make headlines   

26th May 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer recycled platinum group metals; the International Council on Mining and Metals'  focus on aluminium, copper, silicon, steel to accelerate the circular economy; and the Wits University carbon storage brainstorming ‘techathon’ that Sibanye-Stillwater is funding.   

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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 African Resources’ agreement with Juwi Renewable Energies for a solar PV plant in Mpumalanga.   

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