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Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer

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On-The-Air (24/03/2017)

24th March 2017 With Anglo American now in danger of being canabalised, the South African economy needs a big new corporate champion to step into the breach; From now on, mining’s role as an economic transformation lever must be used to the full and A new online market place has been launched for the buying,... 

Sibanye’s Stillwater deal to come under April 25 spotlight

20th March 2017 The proposed acquisition by Sibanye of Stillwater Mining will come under the spotlight on April 25, when shareholders will be asked to consider resolutions to give effect to the transaction, with or without amendment. The Johannesburg- and New York Stock Exchange-listed Sibanye, headed by CEO... 

Vedanta already turning Anglo’s discarded zinc assets to account

17th March 2017 Diversified mining company Vedanta, which is being associated with the acquisition of 13% of the equity of Anglo American by Volcan Investments because of the link both these entities have with Indian billionaire Anil Agarwal, has done well with the South African assets it acquired from Anglo... 

On-The-Air (17/03/2017)

17th March 2017 Business leader Patrice Motsepe yesterday gave a stern warning to the mining industry to take mining communities extremely seriously; The State-owned IDC is supporting a new low-cost, low-energy technology that could be a massive cost saver for struggling platinum mines; and the Canadians this... 

Take community engagement seriously, ARM’s Motsepe advises

16th March 2017 The South African mining industry must take community engagement extremely seriously to prevent this country’s global competitiveness from being negatively impacted, African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) executive chairperson Patrice Motsepe urged on Thursday. Speaking at question time after ARM... 

Impairments drag ARM into narrowed loss

16th March 2017 Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) on Thursday reported a narrowed basic earnings loss of R254-million in the six months to December 31. The loss resulted mainly from attributable impairments of the Nkomati nickel and Modikwa platinum mines totalling R1.4-billion after tax... 

IDC supporting entry of superior platinum processing route – Malinga

15th March 2017 A bankable feasibility study has been completed on a new platinum processing method that slashes electricity consumption by eliminating the power-guzzling smelting step in the processing of platinum-group metals (PGMs), Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) divisional executive: mining and... 

High Q1 ferrochrome price settled at lower Q2 level – Merafe

15th March 2017 The European benchmark ferrochrome price has been settled at US$1.54/lb for the second quarter (Q2) of 2017, a decrease of 6.7% on the high-flying US$165/lb first quarter (Q1) price, Merafe Resources announced on Wednesday. The settled Q2 price is well up on the average 2016 European benchmark... 

Lowest-cost physical platinum marketplace launched

14th March 2017 Platinum has been added to BullionVault’s online trading marketplace, marking a first for the metal on the world’s largest online precious metals marketplace for buying, selling and storing physical gold and silver bullion. The improvement in liquidity, accessibility and pricing is expected to... 

Magara seizes Lonmin COO opportunity as he grasps low-price nettle

13th March 2017 It’s 7 am. Ben Magara walks in bang on time for our interview. He left home at 4.15 am to be in the gym at 5 am and the office at 6 am. He has a nice spring in his step as he tells me that he has grasped the COO opportunity in addition to his role as CEO of platinum mining company Lonmin,... 

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