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Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer is Creamer Media Publishing Editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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New vehicle technology uses cobalt

22nd January 2019 A promising new vehicle technology, which uses a cobalt-based catalyst, mirrors the world’s current ‘well-to-wheel’ refuelling ecosystem in being designed to allow motorists to call at conventional petrol stations to fill up with the liquid fuel from which hydrogen is extracted and then converted... 

On-The-Air (18/01/2019)

18th January 2019 The mines are contributing vast tracts of land to turn western Gauteng into a farming paradise. Calls are being made for the creation of a development coalition to place South Africa’s platinum mining business on a prosperous new path. The attempt to break the world land speed record on South... 

Platinum price fall worsening plight of job-intensive mines

16th January 2019 The latest fall of the platinum price is threatening to become the last straw that broke the camel’s back for some deep labour-intensive platinum group metals (PGMs) mines on particularly the western limb of the Bushveld Complex, Mining Weekly Online can today report. Well ahead of the latest... 

Hydrogen leap needed to aid platinum’s future

11th January 2019 A South African decision to step firmly into the hydrogen age, like so many other countries are doing, has great potential benefit for the country. Because South Africa has better combined solar and wind resources than just about any other country, it is well positioned to generate hydrogen using... 

Value-chain relationship rebuild essential for platinum group metals’ survival – Ritchken

10th January 2019 The rebuilding of key strategic relationships across the value chain of the platinum group metals (PGMs) sector is essential for the survival of the industry, Mining Phakisa coordinator Edwin Ritchken states in the book The Future of Mining in South Africa: Sunset or Sunrise, published by the... 

On-The-Air (14/12/2018)

14th December 2018 Platinum demand received a colossal boost this week when Japanese giant Mitsubishi decided to back its use in exciting new technologies. Transnet this week saved South Africa a fortune by getting the Sishen-Saldanha iron-ore line back in working order in record time. Botswana this week stole a... 

Japanese trading giant Mitsubishi throws weight behind platinum

13th December 2018 The Japanese trading giant Mitsubishi has thrown its weight behind technologies that harness the high-performance characteristics of platinum group metals (PGMs) by joining Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation (PIC) as an investor in AP Ventures,... 

Enable meaningful participation, pleads Women in Mining chair

12th December 2018 The Mining Charter has significant room for improvement to enable meaningful participation of women in mining, says Women in Mining South Africa (WiMSA) chairperson Lindiwe Nakedi. Soweto-born Nakedi, who owns Gubhani Exploration – a surface exploration drilling company that is currently the only... 

Transnet praised for rapidly restoring stricken Saldanha iron-ore line

7th December 2018 State rail transport enterprise Transnet has earned praise by pulling out all the stops to rapidly restore a railway bridge on South Africa’s crucial Sishen–Saldanha iron-ore line. The line came to a halt on November 28 after a truck carrying heavy equipment at excessive height on a public road... 

On-The-Air (07/12/2018)

7th December 2018 The giant global mining company Glencore is going all out to help Eskom meet all its coal needs. Gauteng provincial government approval has been obtained for a special economic zone to manufacture fuel cells. Soweto-born entrepreneur Ruli Diseko is taking the world by storm with the development... 


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